As the game starts Cleveland pitcher, Jim Bagby, doesn't allow a run in the top half of the first. We watch the bottom of the first inning, the first three batters get on base. Up comes the right-fielder Elmer Smith. Well cyber paw pals, Elmer hits a home run, a grand salami. This is the first grand slam in World Series history. The stadium is buzzing. We smile at Dad.
The game continues and it is the bottom of the fourth inning. Two runners on base and the pitcher Jim Bagby comes up to bat. Ka-Pow, the ball goes over the fence for a three run shot. This is the first homer by a pitcher in the World Series. Bowsers, Dad these two offensive gems have to be why you brought us to this game. Dad just smiles.
It is now the top of the fifth and the bottom of the order comes up for Brooklyn. Kilduff the second baseman singles to left. Next Otto Miller, the catcher, singles to center. The relief pitcher for Brooklyn, Clarence Mitchell is up. The man next to us tells Dad, Mitchell is a good hitter, and was six for sixteen as a pinch hitter that season. The count reaches 1-1 and we are chewing our tails. Brooklyn puts on the hit-and-run play, runners are in motion. Mitchell hits the ball hard toward center field, just several feet to the right of second base. The Cleveland second baseman, Bill Wambsganss moves a little to his right, jumps a little, stretches out his glove and oh my dog, he has caught the ball. Wamby continues to second and tags the base for out number two. As he turns around he sees Miller, who has just pulled up short and is only about five feet away. Wamby goes over and tags Miller for out number three. We blink in amazement and there is a dead silence in the park. As the crowd realizes what they have seen they break out into a thunderous applause.
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