CHICAGO MYSTERY SOLVED WITH LATE BLUDGEONING, 15-3
By Calvin J. Butterworth
May 6, 1924
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—In one of their most valiant efforts of the young season, the hometown nine recovered from losing an early 3-0 lead on Sloppy Thurston by pulverizing said ace for eleven scores in the final two frames today.
A Bassler single and Heilman double in the 3rd gave Rip Collins a two-run advantage, before a wild pitch by Thurston added another Tiger tally in the 5th. Then the Chicago bugaboo took another victim, this time manager Cobb. After Mostil doubled in the 5th with one out, Hooper skied a ball out to Tyrus by the centerfield Comiskey fence. Cobb leaped but the ball kissed the pinnacle of his glove and fell over the board for an uncanny homer! Catcher Buck Crouse then singled after another single and walk, and the game was knotted at three.
Thurston retired the Bengals with ease in the 6th and 7th, but the 8th was a twisted tale. Cobb led with a free pass, Rigney, Bassler and Heilman singled for a 5-3 lead, Mostil dropped a ball for another, Blue reached when Crouse dropped and punted a third strike, and two singles later, Leverett had replaced His Sloppiness and the massive murder took its final form.
Detroit now sports a superb 7-2 mark away from Navin Field, which bodes well because in two days they invade the Nation's Capitol for a 4-game jousting match with the leading Senators.
DET 002 010 084 - 15 15 0
CHI 000 030 000 - 3 11 2
Other American League contests:
at INDIANS 7-14-3, BROWNS 5-7-1
Cleveland collects twice the number of hits but still has to hang on to a brittle lead in the 9th. Joe Shaute improves to 4-1 while Charlie Jamieson chips in with three hits and is now batting a robust .402.
SENATORS 10-17-0, at RED SOX 1-11-1
Mogridge notches his third straight win despite dishing out 11 safeties, and the Washingtonians move a game and a half in front. Goslin gets three more runs batted in and two hits and now leads the circuit with five winners.
at YANKEES 9-12-2, ATHLETICS 5-10-2
While Ruth does little, Bob Meusel continues to shine, sparking the Yanks with a double and homer here as Pennock is now 4-1 and New York stays even with Detroit in a tie for third place. One can only hope the Behemoth of Bust stays in hibernation until after the Tigers face him, which will occur later on their long eastern swing.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Tuesday, May 6|
|Chicago White Sox||13||8||.619||1.5|
|New York Yankees||12||9||.571||2.5|
|Boston Red Sox||9||12||.429||5.5|
|St. Louis Browns||9||13||.409||6|