LIL' STONER HURLS AS HIS NAME SUGGESTS IN 15-6 WHITE SOX BARRAGE
By Calvin J. Butterworth
May 5, 1924
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—In their first visit of the year to Chicago's south side, the Tigers turned in another inept showing against the second place Sox before a feisty Comiskey Park gathering of nearly 25,000. After five games with them, Detroit has bobbed up on the losing side of the lake four times.
Lil' Stoner's performance was worthy of a Greek tragedy from the first inning on, as Bibb Falk poled a triple and Hooper singled to put him behind out of the gate. "Hostile" Johnny Mostil singled to open the Chicago 3rd, and after Stoner induced a harmless Falk fly, a Hooper walk and Sheely single made it 2-0. A run-scoring force, Kamm walk, Schalk triple and homer by pitcher Blankenship counted for six tallies in the frame, and Cobb strode moundward to garrot the pathetic twirler.
Detroit made a few small dents in the Chicago juggernaut with two runs in the 4th and a single one in the 6th, but relief pitchers Leonard, Johnson and Pillette allowed eight more Sox digits to puncture the board in the last of the 6th to make the grandstand wobble with joy and sicken this writer to his toes.
For the game, the Tigers actually outhit their enemies by two and still managed to score nine less times, a feat few have mastered. Hopefully Rip Collins will be able to flip the submerged Tiger canoe back over tomorrow against the challenging Sloppy Thurston.
DET 000 201 003 - 6 15 1
CHI 106 008 00x - 15 13 1
Other American League contests:
BROWNS 6-13-1, at INDIANS 5-11-4
Cleveland has had the same amount of poor luck with their St. Louis rivals. Urban Shocker pitches to the end for his second win, as a hideous Sherry Smith outing and four Tribe gaffes help do them in.
SENATORS 9-11-0, at RED SOX 1-6-2
The startling first place Nats remain a half game better than Chicago as Walter Johnson chalks up win number four. Goose Goslin triples twice and drives in four to hush the Fenway crowd.
ATHLETICS 4-9-1, at YANKEES 3-9-1
Yankee center fielder Witt lets a Simmons hit drop in front of him for two late runs, beating Shawkey and handing the Gothamites their seventh home loss in nine tries. With a 9-2 record away from the Bronx, the Yanks might do well to petition the league for less Yankee Stadium contests.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Monday, May 5|
|Chicago White Sox||13||7||.650||0.5|
|New York Yankees||11||9||.550||2.5|
|Boston Red Sox||9||11||.450||4.5|
|St. Louis Browns||9||12||.429||5|