1958 East-West Game - First Game (Negro League)

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The first 1958 East-West Game was the thirty-first East-West Game, in its twenty-sixth consecutive year. Played on Sunday August 24, 1958, it was held in its traditional venue, Comiskey Park in Chicago. Attendance was 9,527, and former Negro Leaguer and Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson threw out the first pitch.

The East squad, with players from the Birmingham Black Barons and Detroit Clowns and managed by Ed Steele, beat the West, made up of players from the Memphis Red Sox and Kansas City Monarchs and managed by Rufus Ligon, 4-3.

The East scored all four of its runs in the sixth inning, Black Barons left fielder Brown Jackson hitting a home run with two on to overcome a 2-0 West lead. The fourth run was socred on a single, a passed ball, and a second single.

The West team scored in the first inning on two full-count walks, a force play, and a wild pitch. They scored in the third on a walk and a triple, and got their final run in the seventh on Monarchs second baseman Ozzie Tidmore's home run into the lower left field stands.

Both squads employed three pitchers, each man going three innings

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
East 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 5 1
West 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0


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