Pitcher use: Mendez needs four games, Ford and Jones need three games, Roberts needs two games. Bunning and Radcliffe worked 1.6 innings in finale, Newhouser and Lemon one each, Smith .3
Game One: X-Giants 5, Ikes 3
WP: Jones (4-1)
LP: Roberts (0-3)
HR: Banks 2 (9)
Game Two: X-Giants 9, Ikes 7
WP: Mendez (3-0)
LP: Ford (3-3)
S: Smith (6)
HR: Mays 2 (4), Snider (6), T. Williams (4), Dihigo (4)
Slim Jones ran his record to 4-0 with a complete game five-hitter in the opener,blemished only by a pair of homer runs by Ernie Banks.
The X-Giants scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a scoreless tie. It might have been an even bigger inning, but Willie Mays threw out Ben Taylor trying to score and Ted Williams threw out Pop Lloyd at third on Lloyd's two-run double.
The Ike hammered four homers in the second game to the X-Giants' one, but a six-run outburst chased Whitey Ford in the fifth inning. The Ikes made the game close by scoring three times off Double Duty Radcliffe in the eighth and ninth innings before Hilton Smith came in to get Banks for the final out with a man on.
Bill Monroe had three RBIs in the second game, and Mays drove in three with his two homers.