The Brewers came into their second game of the minor league championship series one up on the Denver Grizzlies. They had hit hard and well the previous day, pulling out the game when weather had threatened to shut it down early (and with a Denver lead).
The second game was very different. It was played under clear, beautiful skies, and where 3500 fans had showed up for the first game over 10,000 were in attendance at the second. They filled the stands and overflowed on to the field, filling the foul territory and lining the field with a living outfield wall.
Those ten thousand Colorado "bugs" saw a great show. It was a strong defensive affair, with only one error (the two teams had combined for 8 in the first game). As valiant as Milwaukee's glove work was, their couldn't get a handle on Denver's pitching.
Joe Hovlik got the start for the Brews. He pitched a fine game, allowing only nine hits, but the luck just wasn't going Milwaukee's way this day. Pitcher Cy Slapnicka, still filling in for Pep Clark at third, was caught leading off first base in the ninth inning. When the umpire called the final out, it was Milwaukee 2 and Denver 3. The Grizzlies had tied the series.