Obamas 17-12, X-Giants 15-14
Pitcher use update: Jones needs four games, Johnson and Dihigo three games, Plank two games, McDonald and Gomez one game each. Willis pitched two innings in finale.
Game One: Obamas 2, X-Giants 1
WP: Walsh (1-1)
LP: Dihigo (2-5)
HR: Mantle (9)
Game Two: Obamas 4, X-Giants 3 (12 innings)
WP: Gomez (1-2)
LP: McDonald (0-1)
HR: Boudreau (2)
The Obamas had to come from behind twice in the late innings to get the two-game sweep.
In the first game, Martin Dihigo held the Obamas hitless through five innings, but Eddie Plank matched him scoreless inning for scoreless inning until the sixth, when Double Duty Radcliffe singled home Rap Dixon. The Obamas tied it in the eighth after Dihigo walked the first two hitters, and Mickey Mantle put the Obamas ahead in the ninth with a leadoff homer.
Plank and Ed Walsh combined to allow seven hits, three more than Dihigo allowed.
The X-Giants took advantage of a rare error by Charlie Gehringer in the first inning to put up three unearned runs against Walter Johnson, but they could do nothing more against the Big Train. The Obamas picked up an unearned run of their own in the fourth against Slim Jones and tied it with two runs in the eighth.
The bullpens -- Vic Willis and Lefty Gomez for the Obamas, Webster McDonald for the X-Giants -- put up zeros into the 12th inning, when the Obamas scored another unearned run. The winning tally scored on a wild pitch.
The normally outstanding X-Giant defense was charged with four errors in the second game. The X-Giants left runners on third base in the 11th and 12th innings.