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Friday returns from the Christmas break with the details of Game Two of the
1942 Wisconsin State League Playoff Series between the Appleton Papermakers and
the Green Bay Bluejays.
The Bluejays won Game One in Green Bay on a ninth inning rally. Game
Two was held in Green Bay on September 4. Future
Major League pitcher - and member of the Appleton Professional Baseball Hall
of Fame - Mike Garcia took the hill for the Papermakers to try and even the
Dick Davis has the (brief) story in the September 5, 1942 edition of The
Garcia Shuts Out Bays To Even Playoff Series
Resume Battles Tonight With Rest of Games at Spencer Park
Green Bay - Poor support behind Jim Daublender's 4-hit pitching cost
the Green Bay Bluejays a 4 to 0 shutout from the Appleton Papermakers here
Friday night, making it one game apiece in the opening round of the Wisconsin
State league playoffs.
Mike Garcia, the winning hurler, was in fine form as he allowed six bingles and
whiffed 10 in critical spots. The
Bluejays committed five errors and three of Appleton's runs were unearned.
Daublender made a shaky start, loading the bases in the first inning with two
walks and an infield single by Bill Pardo, but Ken Manarik grounded to Vince
Oddo at second to end the threat. One
argument enlivened the game. In the
eighth inning, Bluejay Ordie Timm drove a liner directly at Kowalski in left
field. The entire Appleton outfield
claimed that Kowalski had caught the ball, but base umpire Pepper Chapman
insisted that it had touched the ground.
After five scoreless innings, the Papers came through with two markers in the
sixth. Grant Dunlap fanned and
Pardon walked. Manarik flied out to
Bob Perther in center and Red Squier was safe on shortstop Jim Delsing's muff,
going to second as Pardon made third. Russ
Adams was safe on Earl Gillespie's bobble at first scoring Pardon and Squier.
Appleton got two more in the ninth when Adams was safe on Delsing's bobble and
advanced to second on Garcia's sacrifice.
Andy Anderson was safe on a fielder's choice while Adams beat the throw
to third. Adams and Anderson scored
when Bill Elliott singled to right and he gained third on Art Allendorf's bad
Rest of Tilts Here
The third and fourth games of
the Wisconsin State league Shaughnessy playoff will be played at 8 o'clock
tonight and Sunday night at Spencer park. Ernie
Groth will be on the mound for Appleton tonight and Green Bay's probable
pitcher will be Hendrichs. Ken
Duncan more than likely will get the starting assignment Sunday night.
Ken is hankering to show the hometown fans how he stands them on their
ear when on the road. Ed Kowalski
also is ready for duty.
If a fifth game is required, it will stay in Appleton and would be played at 8
o'clock Labor day night. The team
winning three out of five games will tangle with the winner of the
Sheboygan-Fond du Lac series in 4-out-of-7
series for the playoff championship. Fond
du Lac, which finished third in the regular season, squared its series with the
league champions by scoring an 8 to 2 win last night.
Green Bay's attendance has been rather slim and Appleton fans are expected to
turn out in full force both to support the now brilliant Papermakers and show up
the meager Bluejay following.
Appleton - 4
Bay - 0
002 - 4
Green Bay 000 000
000 - 0
Errors - Delsing 3, Gillespie, Allendorf.
Runs batted in - Elliott 2. Two base hits - Anderson, Perthel. Earned
run - Appleton 1. Bases on balls
- off Garcia 5, off Daublender 0. Struck out - by Garcia 10, by Daublender
9. Hit by pitcher - Allendorf (Garcia). Wild
pitch - Daublender. Sacrifice hit - Garcia. Umpires - LaFond, Chapman.
Attendance - 432. Time - 1:54.
Week: Game Three, Game Four, and Shock at
treatment of an Umpire!
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One 1942 Playoffs
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