New York Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates
July 5, 1918 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on July 5, 1918 at Forbes Field. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Giants and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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New York Giants 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 10

New York Giants ab r h rbi
Burns cf 5 0 2 2
Youngs rf 5 0 3 0
Fletcher ss 3 0 1 2
Doyle 2b 3 0 0 0
Sicking 2b 1 0 0 0
Zimmerman 3b 4 0 1 0
Holke 1b 3 0 0 0
Wilhoit lf 4 0 1 0
McCarty c 3 2 0 0
Schupp p 2 1 0 0
Thorpe ph 1 1 1 0
Totals 34 4 9 4
Pittsburgh Pirates ab r h rbi
Caton ss 2 2 1 0
Bigbee lf 1 2 0 0
Carey cf 3 2 1 0
Southworth rf 2 3 0 1
Cutshaw 2b 4 1 2 5
Mollwitz 1b 5 0 2 3
McKechnie 3b 4 0 0 0
Schmidt c 4 0 1 1
Slapnicka p 3 0 0 0
Totals 28 10 7 10
New York 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 9 3
Pittsburgh 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 3 x 10 7 2
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Schupp L(0-1) 8.0 7 10 7 10 6
Totals 8.0 7 10 7 10 6
Pittsburgh Pirates IP H R ER BB SO
Slapnicka W(1-0) 9.0 9 4 2 3 1
Totals 9.0 9 4 2 3 1

E –Zimmerman (9), Holke (9), McCarty (5), Caton (29), Slapnicka (1). DP –New York 2. Wilhoit-Doyle, Wilhoit-McCarty-Holke, Pittsburgh 3. Caton-Cutshaw-Mollwitz, McKechnie-Cutshaw-Mollwitz, Carey-Schmidt-Mollwitz. HR –Pittsburgh Cutshaw (3). SH –Fletcher (5); Carey (11); Cutshaw (16). HBP –Fletcher (10); McCarty (3); Caton (2); Slapnicka (1). Team LOB –9. Team –8. SB –Southworth (2); Cutshaw (14); Mollwitz (13). U –Cy Rigler, Charlie Moran.

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