MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
CINCINNATI PACKERS AT CLEVELAND BOBCATS
10/03/1961
 
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
CINCINNATI PACKERS AT CLEVELAND BOBCATS
GAME ID: 9579 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD , 1961 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati Packers 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 11 0
Cleveland Bobcats 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 7 9 0
Packers Edge Bobcats 8-7 to Open LCS
Cleveland shortstop Harold Batkin pounded Cincinnati Packers pitchers at Lakefront Stadium, but it was not enough to keep the Bobcats from falling, 8-7 in Game 1 of the League Championship Series. Batkin went 2-3 with 2 home runs and 2 walks. He scored 3 times and drove in 2, though he couldn't keep the Bobcats from slipping to a 1-0 deficit in the best-of-7 series.

Hershell Smith, the 31-year old center fielder , had a direct impact on the outcome. Smith contributed a run-scoring ground out in the top of the second inning to put Cincinnati up, 2-1.

"We had the game right there for the taking," said Cleveland manager Daniel Mays. "But we decided not to take it."

The next game is set to be played tomorrow at Lakefront Stadium in Cleveland.
CINCINNATI BATTING LINESCORE CLEVELAND BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
H. Smith CF 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .200 0 1
W. York LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .500 0 1
B. Sheridan RF 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 .600 1 2
R. King 1B 5 0 2 2 0 1 3 .400 0 2
A. Houston 3B 2 2 0 0 3 1 1 .000 0 0
D. Lyon 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .000 0 0
H. Abdala SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .250 0 0
K. Panico C 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .000 0 1
D. Fulton P 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 .500 0 1
   a-D. Toles PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0
   G. Medford P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   M. Ellison P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Totals 34 8 11 8 5 6 19      
a - D. Toles pinch hit for D. Fulton in the 8th

BATTING
Doubles: W. York (1, 4th Inning off S. Shannon, 0 on, 1 out) , D. Toles (1, 8th Inning off M. Rutledge, 0 on, 1 out) , R. King (1, 9th Inning off M. Rutledge, 0 on, 2 outs)
Home Runs: B. Sheridan (1, 4th Inning off S. Shannon, 0 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: H. Smith , W. York 3 , B. Sheridan 6 , R. King 3 , H. Abdala , D. Fulton , D. Toles 2
2-out RBI: W. York , B. Sheridan 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: R. King , D. Lyon
Sac Fly: K. Panico
Hit by Pitch: D. Lyon 2
Team LOB: 7
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
A. Stickel LF 5 1 1 3 0 1 0 .200 1 3
H. Batkin SS 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 .667 2 2
J. Downs 1B, CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 0 0
S. Patterson RF 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 .750 0 1
J. Rafferty 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 0 0
L. Tipton CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0
   c-G. James PH, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0
M. Everts C 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .000 0 0
J. Sublett 2B 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 .500 1 1
S. Shannon P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0
   a-J. Dooley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   V. Ciardullo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   b-T. Riley PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0 0
   M. Rutledge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   d-J. White PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0
Totals 35 7 9 7 4 6 11      
a - J. Dooley pinch hit for S. Shannon in the 5th
b - T. Riley pinch hit for V. Ciardullo in the 7th
c - G. James pinch hit for L. Tipton in the 8th
d - J. White pinch hit for M. Rutledge in the 9th

BATTING
Home Runs: H. Batkin 2 (2, 1st Inning off D. Fulton, 0 on, 1 out; 9th Inning off M. Ellison, 0 on, 2 outs) , J. Sublett (1, 3rd Inning off D. Fulton, 0 on, 0 outs) , A. Stickel (1, 7th Inning off D. Fulton, 2 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: A. Stickel 4 , H. Batkin 8 , S. Patterson 3 , J. Rafferty , J. Sublett 5
2-out RBI: A. Stickel , H. Batkin , S. Patterson
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: J. Rafferty , J. Sublett
Team LOB: 5

FIELDING
Double Plays: 1 (Tipton-Rafferty)
OF assists: 3 (Patterson(Abdala at home), Patterson(York at 3rd base), Tipton(Toles at 3rd base))
CINCINNATI PITCHING LINESCORE CLEVELAND PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
D. Fulton W (1-0) 7.0 6 6 6 4 4 3 114 7.71   
G. Medford H (1) 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 28 0.00   
M. Ellison SV (1) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 5 27.00   
PITCHING
Game Score: D. Fulton 41
Batters Faced: D. Fulton 30, G. Medford 7, M. Ellison 2
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: D. Fulton 8-8, G. Medford 0-3, M. Ellison 0-1
Pitches - Strikes: D. Fulton 114-66, G. Medford 28-22, M. Ellison 5-4
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
S. Shannon L (0-1) 5.0 7 6 6 3 3 1 88 10.80   
V. Ciardullo 2.0 2 2 2 1 3 0 32 9.00   
M. Rutledge 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 29 0.00   
PITCHING
Game Score: S. Shannon 29
Batters Faced: S. Shannon 25, V. Ciardullo 9, M. Rutledge 8
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: S. Shannon 6-4, V. Ciardullo 2-1, M. Rutledge 3-2
Pitches - Strikes: S. Shannon 88-51, V. Ciardullo 32-22, M. Rutledge 29-18
WP: S. Shannon
Hit Batsmen: S. Shannon 2
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Harold Batkin
Ballpark: Lakefront Stadium
Weather: Partly Cloudy (53 degrees), wind blowing right to left at 10 mph
Start Time: 1:35 PM ET
Time: 3:08
Attendance: 35604
Special Notes: RP George Medford was injured while pitching.
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