TIGERS RETURN TO NAVIN TO TAKE A 9-6 BEATING BY WHITE SOX
By Calvin J. Butterworth
April 26, 1924
While this reporter journeyed home from Cleveland in his bouncing roadster, the Detroit team evidently enjoyed a bit too much revelry in their train car, for they were ill-equipped to take on the White Sox today in their first 1924 meeting with the deadly Chicagoans.
Earl Whitehill turned in a hideous showing, giving them 11 hits and 8 runs in less than five innings, while Faber kept the Bengals at bay until the 6th, when Cobb singled in a run for the second of his three uninspiring hits. Mostil and Barrett struck homers for the visitors, who seem whole bent on ridding the nation's minds of their 1919 betting scandal. The elegant Eddie Collins failed to get a hit five times in the leadoff slot, but he was ably assisted by Ike Davis, Earl Sheely, Bibb Falk, Harry Hooper and Mostil. Chicago leads the circuit in fielding, which should also help them abundantly in their pennant battle.
The Navin rooters were clamoring for Whitehill's head by the 3rd inning, and one hopes they will show a bit more patience in the next three days, because they will need it. Detroit will then take a day off to head out to the far west and play a series with the St. Louis Browns.
CHI 031 130 010 - 9 13 1
DET 000 203 010 - 6 13 2
After tomorrow's contest, and following every Sunday game, the Free-Enterprise will post some interesting team statistic numbers along with the daily standings.
Other American League games:
RED SOX 4-11-1, YANKEES 3-6-3
The Yanks suffer the indignity of losing three out of four home games to their New England rivals, and one can surmise their management not allowing them to slip any further in the race before calling for players' heads. Ruth homers late in this one with no one on base, just his third in the first 12 games, but their pitching has also gotten shabby, on this occasion by Joe Bush. A Danny Clark triple early on gives Boston the advantage they would never relinquish.
SENATORS 3-5-1, ATHLETICS 0-6-3
It was a day of flip-flopping pitchers, as the previously abysmal Mogridge allows 12 Athletics to reach base but strands each and every one and the Nats beat Rommel with a small flurry of timely singles.
INDIANS 15-22-2, BROWNS 9-15-3
Furious over being swept by the Tigers in their home openers, Speaker collects five hits in six tries, Homer Summa homers twice, and Jamieson and Joe Sewell add additional swats in a carnage-filled romp at Sportsman's Park. An incredible six homers are hit in the game, as starters Shaute and Danforth bring nothing to the affair.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Saturday, April 26|
|Chicago White Sox||8||4||.667||—|
|New York Yankees||7||5||.583||1|
|Boston Red Sox||5||7||.417||3|
|St. Louis Browns||3||9||.250||5|