Gotham Crusaders A defeat Milwaukee Bombers 5-4


Gotham Crusaders A 5, Milwaukee Bombers 4
Game 1

FINAL (12) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Bombers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 ? 8 ? 2 ?
Crusaders A 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 ? 19 ? 0 ?
W: Konstanty, J. (1-0)
L: Shawkey, B. (0-1)
HR: K.Griffey Jr.(1st), H.Greenberg(1st)


Hank Greenberg had 4 hits and scored 4 times at Anaheim Stadium '78 where the Gotham Crusaders A beat the Milwaukee Bombers in 12 innings 5 to 4.

The score was tied at 4 after nine. Gotham came out the victor in the 12th inning. After an out was recorded, Greenberg slapped a one-base hit. Rico Petrocelli stepped up next and he lined a base-hit. Brooks Robinson then drew a walk to load the bases. Bob Shawkey then was wild with a pitch giving Gotham the win much to the delight of the home town crowd. Gotham had 19 hits for the afternoon while Milwaukee had 8.

Jim Konstanty(1-0) was the winner allowing no runs in 1 inning. Shawkey(0-1) was the loser in relief. He gave up 1 run and 2 hits in 1/3 of an inning.


at Anaheim Stadium '78


Milwaukee Bombers

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
T. Williams LF 3 1 1 0 .333
J. Rollins SS 6 1 1 0 .167
M. McGwire 1B 5 0 0 0 .000
K. Griffey Jr. CF 6 1 3 3 .500
R. Jackson RF 6 0 0 0 .000
D. Johnson 2B 5 0 1 0 .200
M. Piazza C 3 1 1 0 .333
D. Murray P 0 0 0 0 ----
   D - J. Cassidy PH 0 0 0 0 ----
S. Frock P 0 0 0 0 ----
S. Consuegra P 0 0 0 0 ----
   I - J. Powell PH 1 0 0 0 .000
B. Shawkey P 0 0 0 0 ----
C. Ripken Jr. 3B 5 0 1 1 .200
R. Rhoden P 2 0 0 0 .000
   A - P. Garner PH 1 0 0 0 .000
E. Watt P 0 0 0 0 ----
   C - A. Ashby C 1 0 0 0 .000
Totals 44 4 8 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
R. Rhoden 6 9 2 2 3 5 0 121 3.00
E. Watt 1.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 21 5.40
D. Murray (BS, 1) 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 20 6.75
S. Frock 1.1 3 0 0 1 0 0 24 0.00
S. Consuegra 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.00
B. Shawkey (L, 0-1) 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 16 27.00
Totals 11 1/3 19 5 5 6 6 1

Gotham Crusaders A

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
E. Collins 2B 5 1 4 0 .800
F. Snodgrass LF 5 0 2 0 .400
A. Gould P 0 0 0 0 ----
R. Culp P 0 0 0 0 ----
   E - J. Vergez PH 1 0 0 0 .000
G. Caster P 0 0 0 0 ----
   G - H. Simmons PH 1 0 0 0 .000
J. Konstanty P 0 0 0 0 ----
V. Pinson CF 7 0 1 1 .143
H. Greenberg 1B 5 4 4 1 .800
R. Petrocelli SS 6 0 4 2 .667
B. Robinson 3B 6 0 1 0 .167
E. Battey C 5 0 2 0 .400
   F - J. Jackson PR 0 0 0 0 ----
   H - B. Lynn C 0 0 0 0 ----
V. Dimaggio RF 5 0 1 0 .200
C. Hubbell P 2 0 0 0 .000
A. McBean P 0 0 0 0 ----
   B - D. Cramer PH,LF 3 0 0 0 .000
Totals 51 5 19 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
C. Hubbell 7 5 3 3 3 5 0 123 3.86
A. McBean (BS, 1) 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 22 9.00
A. Gould 1.2 0 0 0 3 1 0 33 0.00
R. Culp 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0.00
G. Caster 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0.00
J. Konstanty (W, 1-0) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0.00
Totals 12 8 4 4 8 9 1


A-Pinch Hit For Rhoden In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For McBean In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Watt In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Murray In 10th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Culp In 10th Inning
F-Pinch Ran For Battey In 11th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Caster In 11th Inning
H-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Jackson In 12th Inning
I-Pinch Hit For Consuegra In 12th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 46,056
T- 4:29
LEFT ON BASE- Bombers:12 Crusaders A:21
DOUBLE PLAYS- Bombers: 1 Crusaders A: 0
ERRORS- M.McGwire, D.Johnson
DOUBLES- M.Piazza(1st), C.Ripken Jr.(1st), H.Greenberg-2(2nd),
R.Petrocelli-2(2nd)
TRIPLES- E.Collins(1st)
HOME RUNS- K.Griffey Jr.(1st), H.Greenberg(1st)
STOLEN BASES- F.Snodgrass(1st)
CAUGHT STEALING- E.Collins
SACRIFICE HITS- C.Hubbell
WALKS- T.Williams-3, M.McGwire, D.Johnson, M.Piazza, J.Cassidy, A.Ashby,
E.Collins, H.Greenberg-2, R.Petrocelli, B.Robinson, E.Battey
HIT BY PITCH- E.Collins, V.Dimaggio
STRIKE OUTS- M.McGwire-2, R.Jackson-5, D.Johnson, A.Ashby, F.Snodgrass-2,
V.Pinson, E.Battey, V.Dimaggio, C.Hubbell
GIDP- E.Battey
WILD PITCHES- B.Shawkey, R.Rhoden










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