By Calvin J. Butterworth
May 3, 1924
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—The first road loss of the season was bound to be a memorable one for the Tigers, and this one cost them a chance to share second place with Chicago.
Dixie Davis improved to 3-1 by scattering eight singles while St. Louis was lambasting Ed Wells all over the yard. The Brownies rapped out five doubles, a triple and another homer by Ken Williams to bloody the Bengals in every corner of the Sportsman house.
MacMillan's double plated Gerber and Williams in the 1st, and St. Louis followed that up by spreading out 1-run daggers in four straight innings. Bert Cole replaced Wells in the 7th and instantly served up the piping hot homer to Williams, but the fate of the game was long decided.
Manager Cobb kicked over a collection of chairs and the entire sandwich table after the game, as he clearly despises losing to the second division Browns. "We should beat these palookas' brains in every time, no matter who's hitting and no matter who's pitching! We're a better club than they are and even they know it! Why do you think Baby Doll Jacobson is called Baby Doll? Huh?? Because he wees in his uniform every time he sees us take the field!" Cobb explained.
The Sunday series finale will pit Ken Holloway against the Browns' Ray Kolp, and the Tigers would be wise to procure a win before heading up to Comiskey Park.
DET 000 010 100 - 2 8 0
STL 200 111 10x - 6 13 2
Other American League contests:
at INDIANS 15-19-1, WHITE SOX 5-13-2
The Tribe gets back on their warpath and bludgeons Chicago to death before three innings are played. Sarge Connally bears the brunt of the murder as Speaker homers in the 1st before a six-run 3rd inning and five-run 6th.
SENATORS 9-13-2, at YANKEES 4-10-0
Washington shakes off their 22-run clobbering of the day before with an inspired late victory here. The Nats get three in the 6th to break up a Zachary/Jones pitching duel, but the Yanks get four right back, all with two outs. The Nats then say oh shucks and score twice in the 8th and four more in the 9th off the shabby New York relief squad.
RED SOX 5-11-0, at ATHLETICS 3-11-1
Boston may not win the American pennant, but they sure have the skill to spoil other people's parties. Jack Quinn toughed out a tight game after the Sox scored four times in the 1st and lowered the team's earned run average to 3.92, the best in the league.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Saturday, May 3|
|Chicago White Sox||11||7||.611||0.5|
|New York Yankees||11||8||.579||1|
|Boston Red Sox||9||10||.474||3|
|St. Louis Browns||8||11||.421||4|