DAUSS PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1 IN EIGHTH INNING MASSACRE
By Calvin J. Butterworth
April 17, 1924
No sooner had Tiger fans rejoiced in their rousing win of the day before, when they found themselves subjected to an exasperating display of late-inning ineptitude in a 9-5 loss pinned on them by the Indians.
Stan Coveleski proved tough in the early going, as the Ohioans compiled a 4-1 lead on our Ed Wells. It was then that Heilman hit a home run propelled by a strangely warm April breeze, and Del Pratt singled in two in the 7th to tie the game. But Hooks Dauss toed the slab in the 8th and threw like a honey-dipped grade schooler fighting off hornets. With two outs and an Indian on second base, Burns doubled, Joe Sewell doubled, Jamieson doubled, and Riggs Stephenson crushed the sphere to points unseen before Dauss was mercifully expunged from his labor.
Cobb tried to inspire his troops with a run-plating double in the 9th, but Edwards retired Heilman on an easy grounder to end things.
Holloway will get the Tiger ball in tomorrow's series final against George Uhle, before the still-winless Browns come to town.
CLEVE. 102 100 050 — 9 14 2
DETROIT 000 101 201 — 5 11 1
Other American League results:
YANKEES 1-10-1, RED SOX 0-2-1
Former Bostonian Waite Hoyt suffocates the also-winless Sox on a mere two singles, and the Yanks remain undefeated in the early going.
SENATORS 4-8-1, ATHLETICS 0-3-1
The day after Mogridge drubbing, Curly Ogden is an unmatched ball-chucker as the Nats break open a tight 1-0 contest with three runs in the 8th, capped by a McNeely pinch single for the last two scores.
WHITE SOX 4-12-0, BROWNS 3-17-1 (12 inn.)
Alas, poor Brownies. They tie the game 1-1 in the 6th, go ahead 2-1 in the 10th, lose that lead and go ahead 3-2 in the 12th on a Ken Williams homer—and lose that, as well. With a man aboard and two outs in the bottom of the frame, Bill Bayne allows doubles to Sheely and Grabowski for another disheartening failure. The Browns leave 15 mates adrift as the great Chicago-St. Louis rivalry gets more heated.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Thursday, April 17|
|New York Yankees||3||0||1.000||—|
|Chicago White Sox||3||0||1.000||—|
|St. Louis Browns||0||3||.000||3|
|Boston Red Sox||0||3||.000||3|