DETROIT HURLER GETS PALTRY SUPPORT IN 3-1 DEFEAT
By Calvin J. Butterworth
May 21, 1924
BOSTON, MASS—For a twirler as marginally talented as Lil Stoner, every run scored by his teammates is a blessing. Thus it was especially galling today when the Tiger lineup could produce basically nothing for him, stranding ten runners in the process, as the Red Sox danced away with a 3-1 win to knot the season series at two games apiece.
Curt Fullerton hurled for Boston and the Fenway faithful were enamored with his effort, even though he gave out eight free passes for the afternoon. Detroit simply could not string any two of their six hits together, and the game stayed scoreless until the last of the 8th. His frustration doubtlessly reaching the boiled point, he plunked Ira Flagstead with a ball to begin the inning. Clark walked, and Harris promptly tripled up Duffy's Cliff for a 2-0 lead. Veach got Harris home with a deep fly, and that seemed to be it.
But Boston gave us a gift with one gone in the 9th, as Dud Lee muffed a grounder. Rigney and Cobb both walked, and after Manush singled in the first Tiger run, Buster Ross was hailed from afar to quell the disturbance. It was like picking apples off a waist-high tree. First Heilman flied lazily to left and then Woodall did the same, and our brave, weak men slunk back to their clubhouse for another night of dour reflection.
Collins will finish off the series tomorrow against the often-foul Oscar Fuhr, a mismatch that favors us to the extreme. Cobb knows his squad can use a win before heading down to Yankee Stadium, and I wouldn't want to be within a thousand yards of him should they not obtain it.
DET 000 000 001 - 1 6 0
BOS 000 000 03x - 3 5 1
Other American League contests today:
at YANKEES 3-9-1, INDIANS 2-10-0
A shocker from Shawkey, as Bob pitches rather well for him, yet is still down 2-0 going to the 9th against Sherry Smith due to the usual Yankee non-offense. Shags Horan doubles with one out, Ward singles to make it 2-1, Schang doubles, and then Shawkey bats for himself and rips a single for the winning two runs! Both New York fans that are left in the stands are beside themselves with glee.
WHITE SOX 17-16-3, at ATHLETICS 7-11-3
This one has the score of a Chicago Cardinals vs. Rochester Jeffersons football game, and it's the Sox's turn to produce the pummeling. Hooper reaches base all six times up and Kamm contributes a 3-run homer, which helps offset the amazing fact that Eddie Collins went 0-for-6.
at SENATORS 10-15-1, BROWNS 3-8-3
It is never wise to anger the Judge, meaning one Joe Judge of the Washington club. After he boots a ball with two outs in the top of the 1st leading to two unearned St. Louis runs, Joe collects three singles, a walk and a double and powers the Nats to six runs in the last of the 1st and another big win for Walter Johnson, now 6-2 on the year. In tomorrow's finale they'll send Mogridge up against Urban Shocker before welcoming the dastardly White Sox to their Griffith home.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Wednesday, May 21|
|Chicago White Sox||22||12||.647||1|
|New York Yankees||19||16||.543||4.5|
|St. Louis Browns||16||19||.457||7.5|
|Boston Red Sox||15||20||.429||8.5|