Its Now Or Never defeat Baratheon Stags 6-5


Its Now Or Never 6, Baratheon Stags 5
Game 30

FINAL (12) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Never 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 ? 14 ? 2 ?
Stags 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 ? 9 ? 1 ?
W: Leonard, D. (4-3)
L: Arroyo, L. (2-2)
S: Henke, T. (2)
HR: T.Kluszewski(8th), D.Henderson(8th), C.Reynolds(1st), T.Simmons(7th)


22,330 fans were treated to a fine game at Polo Grounds '41 as only one run separated the combatants at game's end. The Its Now Or Never won by the slimmest of margins, 6 to 5.

Both teams were tied at 5 runs apiece after nine innings. Its Now Or won the hard fought contest in the 12th inning. Dave Henderson blasted a solo shot (his 8th of the season). Its Now Or rapped out 14 hits for the afternoon.

Dutch Leonard(4-3) got the win allowing 5 runs in 11 innings. Tom Henke gained credit for his 2nd save. Luis Arroyo(2-2) was given the loss in relief. He allowed 4 hits and no walks in 4 and 1/3 innings.

Its Now Or now has a record of 13-17. With the loss, Baratheon has a record of 5-5 lately, 12-18 overall.


at Polo Grounds '41


Its Now Or Never

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
N. Garciaparra SS 6 0 2 0 .350
B. Elliott 3B 5 0 1 0 .268
G. Brown DH 5 1 1 1 .267
T. Kluszewski 1B 6 1 2 2 .262
J. Torre C 4 0 1 0 .283
D. Henderson CF 6 1 2 1 .283
B. Grich 2B 6 1 2 0 .231
C. Reynolds RF 6 1 2 1 .267
S. Collins LF 5 1 1 1 .288
Totals 49 6 14 6

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
D. Leonard (W, 4-3) 11 8 5 3 2 5 1 151 4.06
T. Henke (S, 2) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 4.91
Totals 12 9 5 3 2 5 1

Baratheon Stags

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
R. Ashburn CF 6 0 1 0 .204
H. Greenberg 1B 6 0 1 0 .358
T. Williams LF 5 1 1 0 .288
F. Thomas DH 5 1 1 0 .281
A. Simmons RF 5 1 2 0 .331
G. Brett 3B 5 0 1 1 .309
T. Simmons C 4 1 1 3 .179
G. Beckert 2B 5 0 0 0 .174
T. Fernandez SS 5 1 1 0 .256
Totals 46 5 9 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
K. Higbe 5.2 7 4 4 3 4 1 119 7.85
D. McMahon 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 39 8.10
L. Arroyo (L, 2-2) 4.1 4 1 1 0 2 1 56 3.09
Totals 12 14 6 6 5 7 3



ATTENDANCE- 22,330
T- 4:07
LEFT ON BASE- Never:13 Stags: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Never: 1 Stags: 1
ERRORS- N.Garciaparra, B.Grich, G.Beckert
DOUBLES- N.Garciaparra-2(13th), G.Brown(3rd), A.Simmons(6th), T.Fernandez(7th)
HOME RUNS- T.Kluszewski(8th), D.Henderson(8th), C.Reynolds(1st), T.Simmons(7th)
STOLEN BASES- S.Collins(1st)
SACRIFICE FLIES- S.Collins
WALKS- N.Garciaparra, B.Elliott, G.Brown, J.Torre-2, T.Williams, T.Simmons
STRIKE OUTS- N.Garciaparra, G.Brown, T.Kluszewski, D.Henderson-3, B.Grich,
R.Ashburn, H.Greenberg, T.Williams, G.Brett, G.Beckert
GIDP- B.Grich, G.Beckert










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