While going through the 1888 AA Cleveland lineups, I ran across an interesting ending to a game that I wanted to go ahead and post.
On June 2, Cleveland led 15-9 going to the bottom of the 9th (Cleveland chose to bat 1st) and was within 1 out of a 6 run victory before all heck broke loose, KC scored 7 runs and won 16-15.
Cleveland's Doc Oberlander was by no means having a smooth game in this battle of tail enders, having already given up 9 runs
This is how it went for KC against Oberlander in the fateful 9th:
1. Barkley singles to center
2. Davis pops to catcher Zimmer (1 out)
3 Phillips pops to shortstop Alberts (2 outs)
4 Rowe singles to right (Barkley to 2nd or 3rd)
5 Daniels singles to center (Barkley scores, Rowe to 2nd or 3rd) 10-15
6 Allen triples to left (Rowe and Daniels score) 12-15
7 Easterday walks
8 Toole doubles past shortstop (Allen and Easterday score) 14-15
9 McTamany triples over cf Hoteling's head (Toole scores) 15-15
10 Barkley singles along 3rd base line (McTamany scores) 16-15
Not sure where this stands in regards to comeback win probability (or whatever it is called), but I would think it would be up there - down 6 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th and winning.
As the saying goes, "it ain't over 'til it's over".
This would be Doc Oberlander's final game (of 4 total) of his major league career. He did pitch a couple more seasons in minors.
Will have my Cleveland review up in a few days.
- Jonathan Frankel
- I am a long time baseball fan who became interesting in documenting the "missing" batter strikeouts a few years back as an outgrowth of my interest in the 1899 Cleveland Spiders. Grew up w/ the Big Red Machine. I now follow them and my new hometown, Detroit Tigers. Member of SABR off and on since 1979.
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