On May 21, 1952, at Ebbets Field, the Brooklyn Dodgers put together an amazing record-setting first-inning rally.
Leadoff batter Billy Cox grounds out against Ewell Blackwell, The Dodgers then have 19 consecutive batters reach first base – 10 hits, 7 Walks, 2 HBP. The Dodgers will score 15 runs and set the record for most men to reach first base consecutively in a game.
Pee Wee Reese walks twice and singles reaching base safely three times and scores 2 runs.
The two outs came when Andy Pafko is thrown out trying to steal third base, and Duke Snider mercifully strikes out looking vs Frank Smith to end the barrage against the Reds. The will use 4 pitchers in the first inning to get 3 outs.
The Dodgers coast to 19 – 1 victory. Winning pitcher Chris Van Cuyk has the most hits with four and runs scored with 3, two in the 1st inning off Bud Byerly and Frank Smith, while Bobby Morgan has a pair of two-run homers in the 3rd and 5th. The Reds’ lone run is a homer by reserve catcher Dixie Howell.
Here is the recap of the inning –
Billy Cox vs Ewell Blackwell Groundout: 3B-1B
Pee Wee Reese vs Ewell Blackwell Walk
Duke Snider vs Ewell Blackwell Home Run; Reese Scores
Jackie Robinson vs Ewell Blackwell Double (LF-CF)
Andy Pafko vs Ewell Blackwell Walk
George Shuba vs Ewell Blackwell Single to RF (Line Drive); Pafko to 2B; Robinson Scores
Bud Byerly replaces Ewell Blackwell pitching and batting 9th
Gil Hodges vs Bud Byerly Pafko Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Shuba to 2B
Gil Hodges vs Bud Byerly Walk
Rube Walker vs Bud Byerly Single to RF (Line Drive); Hodges to 3B; Shuba Scores
Chris Van Cuyk vs Bud Byerly Single to LF (Line Drive); Walker to 2B; Hodges Scores
Billy Cox vs Bud Byerly Single to LF (Line Drive); Van Cuyk to 2B; Walker Scores
Pee Wee Reese vs Bud Byerly Single to LF (Ground Ball); Cox to 2B; Van Cuyk Scores
Herm Wehmeier replaces Bud Byerly pitching and batting 9th
Duke Snider vs Herm Wehmeier Walk; Cox to 3B; Reese to 2B
Jackie Robinson vs Herm Wehmeier Hit By Pitch; Cox Scores; Reese to 3B; Snider to 2B
Andy Pafko vs Herm Wehmeier Single to LF (Line Drive); Robinson to 2B; Snider Scores; Reese Scores
Frank Smith replaces Herm Wehmeier pitching and batting 9th
George Shuba vs Frank Smith Walk; Robinson to 3B; Pafko to 2B
Gil Hodges vs Frank Smith Walk; Robinson Scores; Pafko to 3B; Shuba to 2B
Rube Walker Vs Frank Smith Single to RF (Ground Ball); Hodges to 3B; Shuba Scores; Pafko Scores
Chris Van Cuyk Vs Frank Smith Single to CF (Line Drive); Walker to 2B; Hodges Scores
Billy Cox Vs Frank Smith Hit By Pitch; Walker to 3B; Van Cuyk to 2B
Pee Wee Reese Vs Frank Smith Walk; Walker Scores; Van Cuyk to 3B; Cox to 2B
Duke Snider Vs Frank Smith Strikeout Looking
15 runs, 10 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.