The 1925 Hilldale Project: Games 3 and 4 - Darby take pair in NYC


By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
November 13, 2015, 5:00 PM EST.
@PGordonPBR

This article is the third in a lengthy series chronicling the 1925 Hilldale baseball club and their journey through the Eastern Colored League.

For an explanation of 'The '25 Hilldale Project' and links to other articles within the series, please click here.

Game Date: May 3, 1925 (doubleheader) 
Hilldale 6, Lincoln 4  | Game 3 of 58 | Protectory Oval, New York
Hilldale 12, Lincoln 9 | Game 4 of 58 | Protectory Oval, New York
Best Press Coverage: Afro-American, (1925, May 9) & Chicago Defender (1925, May 9)
Starting Pitchers: GM 1 - Nip Winters vs. Ben Taylor | GM 2 - Rube Currie vs. William Evans

New York, N.Y. – A capacity crowd turned out at the Protectory Oval Sunday, to witness the season’s first doubleheader between the Lincoln Giants and Hilldale.

The Darby team proved that they are still the champions, winning both games handily – the first by a score of 6-4, and the other, 12-9.

Heavy batting was the feature of both games and a total of eight home runs were garnered in the two games. Carr and Hudspeth, the two first basemen, led their teammates at bat with a home run in each game. Others who made circuit lots were: Winters, Warfield Jules Thomas and George Johnson.

The Lincolns were very much handicapped by the lack of good pitchers. John Taylor, their best pitcher, was used in the first game and practically the whole remaining pitching staff was used in the other.

Nip Winters, Currie and Ryan did the honors for Hilldale.

Note: The box scores are listed below, but take note of how it appears. Unlike today's box scores, newspapers prior to the 1940s normally would include only runs scored, hits, outs recorded as a fielder, assists, and errors. This makes stat tracking extremely difficult, but this is how it was done in 1925.

Additional Note: The Chicago Defender box scores from the doubleheader included at-bats instead of errors, but the Afro-American box score included errors (there were a ton on both sides), so the boxes below are a compilation. Neither paper printed assists.

Further Note: I know fielding was a bit suspect, but after reviewing this further I can't see the two teams combining for 25 errors in a single game,  I'm making an educated guess here that though the  Afro-American included "e" in the box score, it meant to be an "a". The only mention of an error in the Defender box is on Frank Warfield.

GAME 1        R  H  E
Hilldale      6 14  1 (3-0)
Lincoln       4  6  0

HILLDALE        AB  R  H  O  A    LINCOLN         AB  R  H  O  A
Briggs, RF       5  1  2  2  0    Pryor, 2B        4  0  0  2  4
Warfield, 2B     4  1  0  5  1    Dean, 3B         4  0  0  0  2
Carr, 1B         3  2  3  7  0    Singer, RF       3  2  2  1  0  
Mackey, C        4  0  2  7  0    Scales, SS       4  0  1  2  3
J. Johnson, 3B   5  0  3  0  2    Thomas, LF       4  1  0  2  1
Thomas, LF       5  0  0  3  0    Hudspeth, 1B     4  1  1 14  0
Robinson, SS     2  0  0  0  1    Fiall, CF        4  0  0  0  0
G. Johnson, CF   2  0  0  2  0    Gee, T. C        4  0  2  6  1
Washington, SS   4  1  2  1  5    Taylor, P        3  0  0  0  5
Winters, P       4  1  2  0  0 
Santop, PH       1  0  0  0  0 
                 -  -  -  -  -                     -  -  -  -  -
TOTALS          39  6 14 27  9    TOTALS          34  4  6 27 16
E: Warfield
SH: Thomas                        2B: Singer
2B: Briggs, Winters               HR: Hudspeth
HR: Carr (1), Winters (1)         SH: Fiall                 
Winters: CG, 1BB, 7K, 6H, 4RA    Taylor: CG, 4BB, 3K, 14H, 6RA  


    
GAME 2        R  H  E
Hilldale     12 17  4 (4-0)
Lincoln       9 13  2

HILLDALE        AB  R  H  O  A    LINCOLN         AB  R  H  O  A
Briggs, RF       5  0  1  1  0    Pryor, 2B        4  0  1  1  4
Warfield, 2B     6  4  4  0  2    Dean, 3B         5  1  1  1  1
Carr, 1B         5  1  1 11  1    Singer, RF       5  2  3  1  0
Mackey, C        4  3  3  4  0    Scales, SS       5  1  2  7  2
J. Johnson, 3B   4  2  3  0  0    Thomas, LF       5  3  3  3  0
Thomas, LF       5  0  1  2  0    Hudspeth, 1B     5  2  2  8  0
G. Johnson, CF   5  2  3  7  0    Fiall, CF        5  0  0  0  0
Washington, SS   3  0  1  2  3    Gee, T., C       2  0  1  3  0
Currie, P        1  0  0  0  2    Gee, R., C       2  0  0  3  0
Ryan, P          3  0  0  0  0    Evans, P         2  0  0  0  1
Winters, PH      1  0  0  0  0    Gans, P          2  0  0  0  0
                 -  -  -  -  -                     -  -  -  -  -
TOTALS          42 12 17 27  8    TOTALS          42  9 13 27  8
E: Warfield, Carr, Mackey,        E: Scales, Thomas
Washington                        SB: Singer
SB: Warfield 2, Thomas, Wash'ton  SH: Fiall, Gee ?
SH: Thomas                        2B: Dean, Scales 2, Thomas
2B: Warfield, Mackey, J. Johnson  HR: Thomas, Hudspeth            
HRCarr, G. Johnson, Warfield                        
Currie: 3IP, 8H, 1K, 6RA
Ryan: 6IP, 5H, 3K, 3RA    


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