Eddie Cicotte leads Ballbusters past Crypt Kickers, 3-2


The 100 Hottest Ballbusters 3, Caldwell Crypt Kickers 2
Game 62

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Ballbusters 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 ? 7 ? 0 ?
Crypt Kickers 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 ? 9 ? 1 ?
W: Cicotte, E. (5-10)
L: Clemens, R. (9-6)
S: Eckersley, D. (4)
HR: none


27,879 fans were treated to a fine game at Royals Stadium '78 as only one run separated the combatants at game's end. The The 100 Hottest Ballbusters won by the slimmest of margins, 3 to 2.

The 100 Hottest tallied 2 runs in the 5th inning when they had 3 base hits. The critical plate appearance was by Johnny Evers, who helped quiet the crowd when he doubled bringing in two baserunners. Caldwell made it exciting in the 9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across.

Eddie Cicotte(5-10) allowed 2 runs in 8 innings, and picked up the victory. Dennis Eckersley gained credit for his 4th save. Roger Clemens(9-6) ended up with the loss.

'Just one or two mistakes were all it took to beat us today' Alice Ghostley said. 'We take these games one day at a time, but this one was hard to take.'


at Royals Stadium '78


The 100 Hottest Ballbusters

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
M. Wills SS 5 1 1 0 .250
J. Evers 2B 4 1 2 2 .238
R. Colavito LF 3 0 0 0 .214
I. Rodriguez C 4 0 1 1 .247
H. Killebrew 1B 4 0 1 0 .191
   A - P. Todt 1B 0 0 0 0 .154
B. Robinson 3B 4 0 1 0 .223
E. Flick CF 3 0 0 0 .228
W. Post RF 4 1 1 0 .207
B. Thurman DH 3 0 0 0 .207
Totals 34 3 7 3

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
E. Cicotte (W, 5-10) 8 9 2 2 1 3 0 122 3.86
D. Eckersley (S, 4) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.89
Totals 9 9 2 2 1 3 0

Caldwell Crypt Kickers

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
J. Kelley LF 4 1 1 0 .285
W. McGee CF 3 0 0 0 .276
D. Mattingly 1B 4 0 1 0 .290
L. Walker RF 4 0 2 1 .266
E. Alfonzo 2B 4 0 0 0 .288
B. Jacobson DH 4 0 0 0 .280
D. Groat SS 4 1 3 0 .314
   C - C. Gipson PR 0 0 0 0 .176
J. Kling C 2 0 1 0 .285
   B - A. Oliver PH 1 0 0 0 .000
C. Beck 3B 3 0 1 1 .203
   D - T. Lampkin PH 1 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 2 9 2

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
R. Clemens (L, 9-6) 9 7 3 1 3 9 0 136 2.73
Totals 9 7 3 1 3 9 0


A-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Killebrew In 8th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Kling In 9th Inning
C-Pinch Ran For Groat In 9th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Beck In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 27,879
T- 2:41
LEFT ON BASE- Ballbusters: 7 Crypt Kickers: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Ballbusters: 1 Crypt Kickers: 0
ERRORS- J.Kling
DOUBLES- J.Evers(8th), H.Killebrew(7th), D.Groat(9th)
STOLEN BASES- J.Evers-2(14th), E.Flick(10th)
SACRIFICE HITS- W.McGee
WALKS- R.Colavito, E.Flick, B.Thurman, J.Kling
STRIKE OUTS- M.Wills, J.Evers, R.Colavito, H.Killebrew, B.Robinson-2, E.Flick,
W.Post, B.Thurman, J.Kelley, B.Jacobson, D.Groat
GIDP- T.Lampkin










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