Whitey Ford and Mobsters beat Blue Moons, 8-2


Minnesota Mobsters 8, Champaign Blue Moons 2
Game

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Blue Moons 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 ? 5 ? 1 ?
Mobsters 0 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 - 8 ? 12 ? 0 ?
W: Ford, W. (1-0)
L: Bell, G. (0-1)
HR: none


Whitey Ford delivered 9 solid innings and Tom Pagnozzi had 2 base hits and 4 RBI at Forbes Field '57 as the Minnesota Mobsters beat the Champaign Blue Moons by the count of 8 to 2.

Minnesota brought 5 runs across the plate in the bottom of the 5th inning when they had 5 base hits. The critical plate appearance was by George Moriarty, who excited the crowd when he slapped a base-hit bringing in two baserunners. Minnesota banged out 12 hits on the afternoon.

Ford(1-0) allowed 2 runs on the game. The losing pitcher was George Bell(0-1). He was touched for 9 hits and 2 walks in 4 and 2/3 innings.


at Forbes Field '57


Champaign Blue Moons

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Kuntz LF 4 0 1 0 .231
K. Lofton CF 4 0 0 0 .217
S. Collins RF 4 1 1 0 .286
G. Brett 3B 4 1 2 1 .250
B. Tebbetts C 3 0 0 1 .261
R. Howard 1B 3 0 0 0 .250
T. Foli SS 2 0 1 0 .455
R. Scott 2B 3 0 0 0 .250
G. Bell P 2 0 0 0 .000
R. Face P 0 0 0 0 ----
   A - F. Taveras PH 1 0 0 0 .500
A. Brazle P 0 0 0 0 ----
Totals 30 2 5 2

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
G. Bell (L, 0-1) 4.2 9 7 5 2 1 0 89 5.91
R. Face 2.1 3 1 1 0 2 0 39 6.00
A. Brazle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1.69
Totals 8 12 8 6 2 3 0

Minnesota Mobsters

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
G. Beaumont LF 5 2 2 0 .571
F. Frisch 2B 4 0 0 0 .385
I. Suzuki RF 4 1 1 0 .367
P. Browning CF 3 1 3 1 .565
R. Fairly 1B 4 2 1 1 .160
G. Moriarty 3B 4 1 1 2 .407
B. Campaneris SS 4 1 2 0 .250
T. Pagnozzi C 4 0 2 4 .500
W. Ford P 4 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 8 12 8

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
W. Ford (W, 1-0) 9 5 2 2 1 6 0 110 1.17
Totals 9 5 2 2 1 6 0


A-Pinch Hit For Face In 8th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 46,740
T- 2:55
LEFT ON BASE- Blue Moons: 2 Mobsters: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Blue Moons: 0 Mobsters: 2
ERRORS- S.Collins
DOUBLES- G.Brett(2nd), P.Browning(4th)
TRIPLES- G.Brett(1st)
STOLEN BASES- B.Campaneris(1st)
SACRIFICE HITS- F.Frisch
WALKS- T.Foli, I.Suzuki, P.Browning
STRIKE OUTS- R.Kuntz, K.Lofton, R.Howard-2, T.Foli, R.Scott, R.Fairly, W.Ford-2
GIDP- R.Scott, F.Taveras
WILD PITCHES- G.Bell










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