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ctober 2,1919: the pitching matchup for Game 2 featured Lefty Williams (23-11) vs. Slim Sallee (21-7). 29,698 attended the game and saw the Reds beat the White Sox 4-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the Series.

The White Sox compiled 10 hits in the game, but could only score 2 runs as Slim Sallee went 9 innings for the victory.

Losing pitcher Lefty Williams was uncharacteristically wild, walking 6 in 9 innings. Williams allowed 3 runs in the third inning as he walked 3 and gave up 2 hits.


crossing him up. "Three times Williams shook off my signal for curve balls" he later told Kid Gleason. Frustrated over this, Schalk waited under the grandstands for Williams to exit. When Williams appeared, Schalk jumped his teammate until he was pulled away by other members of the team. Moments later, Kid Gleason would rush first baseman Chick Gandil over a comment Gandil made.

One of the dignitaries in attendance for Game 2 was Federal Judge Kensaw Mountain Landis. After the game Judge Landis described the Cincinnati ballclub as "the most formidable machine I have ever seen."

It was also at the conclusion of the game that White
Sox manager Kid Gleason commented on his teams performance: "We outhit them nearly 3 to 1, but the breaks of the game went against us. The Sox are far
from out of the race. We have the greatest come back ballclub in the world and these two beatings will make my players fight all the harder to even it up-Williams showed today that the Reds' hitting can be stopped.
In the fourth he walked 3 men. The Reds victory was almost given to them on a platter. They got 4 hits; we
got 10. We'll outhit them on the Series."

For the second straight game White Sox catcher Ray Schalk complained that the starting pitchers were

Chicago   
J.Collins,rf
E.Collins,2b
Weaver,3b
Jackson,lf
Felsch,cf
Gandil,1b
Risberg,ss
Schalk,c
Williams,p
McMullin,ph
Totals
AB
4
3
4
4
2
4
4
4
3
1
32

R
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
H
0
0
2
3
0
1
1
2
1
0
10
TB
0
0
3
4
0
1
1
3
1
0
12
P
2
2
3
1
5
7
2
2
0
0
24
A
0
3
0
0
1
0
2
2
2
0
10
E
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
Cincinnati
Rath,2b
Daubert,1b
Groh,3b
Roush,cf
Duncan,lf
Kopf,ss
Neale,rf
Rariden,c
Sallee,p
Totals
AB
3
3
2
2
1
3
3
3
3
23
R
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
4
H
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
4
TB
0
0
0
1
0
3
1
1
0
6
P
1
13
0
5
1
3
1
3
1
27
A
2
2
1
0
0
6
0
0
3
14
E
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1

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