STONER AND DAUSS FAIL TO CONTAIN HAPLESS BROWNS IN 10-7 DEFEAT
By Calvin J. Butterworth
April 19, 1924
With the winless St. Louis nine primed for another pounding, the Tiger hurlers put on a truly odorous display as the Brownies relished their first victory of the campaign.
The first useless arm belonged to Ulysses Simpson Grant Stoner, who some call Lil but I shall call Ill until he pitches worthy of praise. Three Brownie walks, a single and 2-run double by pitcher Kolp gave them three runs in the 2nd, the rally neutered only by Gerber being tagged out at home. Detroit sticks were sharpened in the 3rd when Lu Blue plated three with a double and Manush singled him home for a brief 4-3 Tiger lead, but Stoner combusted once more and right away, allowing a McManus walk, Bennett and Collins single to fall behind 5-4. The Tigers closed to 6-5 by the 8th, before Cobb unfortunately handed the sphere to Hooks Dauss (pictured above), who instantly gave St. Louis four straight singles and a sacrifice fly to make the score 9-5.
When asked layer if Dauss was feeling poorly, Cobb explained "Shut up or I'll grind my glove in your face." The way the White Sox are playing, Detroit had better tighten up its mound staff before they have to face the Chicagoans.
STL 030 201 031 — 10 14 1
DET 004 000 120 — 7 9 0
Other American League results:
SENATORS 16-17-4, YANKEES 15-18-1
The first collision of the season between the Gothamites and Washingtonans was a barnburner extraordinaire. Bob Shawkey had nothing to offer and the Nats murdered him with eight runs in the 3rd to compile a 16-3 lead after six innings. That is when manager Harris removed regulars Goslin and Judge from the game, a decision for which he paid dearly. Five Yankee runs scored in the 5th off Marberry and Martina, and seven more came across in the 8th off Martina and Russell, including Babe Ruth's second homer, a disappearing object far over the house in center field. Clinging now to a 1-run advantage, reliever Russell retired the last five New Yorkers to give them their first loss. Walter Johnson will attempt to put things in calm order tomorrow.
ATHLETICS 7-13-2, RED SOX 6-12-1
RED SOX 4-10-0, ATHLETICS 1-3-2
Sorrow and pity were on display in the opening game, as Danny Clark thrice ended innings by leaving mates on the base paths. Howard Shanks took over for him but flied out the next time to end an inning with two aboard on a pitch Clark certainly would have diced toward the fence. Boston left 14 aboard as the Athletics had their way with Oscar Fuhr, and the Sox faithful were in no mood to sing "Tessie." Their first hero of the year finally surfaced in the closing act, as Buster Ross stifled the Philadelphians on just three hits and Ike Boone walloped a home run.
WHITE SOX 12-14-1, INDIANS 3-8-0
What can one say about these undefeated pale hose? With Hooper already sitting out with an ailment, Eddie Collins is struck by a ball in the 1st inning and knocked out for the game. Chicago has done nothing wrong yet, and scores six runs immediately on three walks, four miserly singles and a sacrifice fly ball. Such is their good fortune that Ray Morehart, projected to bat just .200, is on base all five times wth two walks, two triples and a double in the eighth slot, while hurler Blankenship collects three hits on his own.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Friday, April 18|
|Chicago White Sox||5||0||1.000||—|
|New York Yankees||4||1||.800||1|
|St. Louis Browns||1||4||.200||4|
|Boston Red Sox||1||5||.167||4.5|