WASHINGTON ROARS THROUGH NAVIN FIELD LIKE FECAL MATTER THROUGH A GOOSE AS GOSLIN AND BLUEGE SHINE
By Calvin J. Butterworth
June 3, 1924
Any dreams of our Tigers righting their leaky ship against the league's best took a deadly blow today as the Senators vetoed Detroit off their own home field, 7-1.
Tom Zachary notched his seventh victory with a sterling complete game performance, and despite injuries to Joe Judge and catcher Rule, Earl Whitehill was unable to quell their persnickety batsmen. The incredible Goose Goslin began the scoring with a two-out 2-run single in the 3rd, which proved to be his 12th game-winning dagger of the season, accounting for over a third of his team's wins! Woodall singled to begin the Tiger 5th, and when Ossie Bluege hurled a double play grounder into the stands, it became second and third, leading to the first and only Detroit tally when Whitehill grounded out.
Yet these rude Diplomats are in first place for a reason, and Bluege proved it in the very next frame by catapulting a Whitehill offering high and far over the left field fence to redeem his gaffe. Matters remained calm until the 8th, when all fell apart for the home club. Manager Bucky Harris doubled, Rice and Goslin singled, Bluege knocked another home with a deep fly, and Peckinpaugh doubled to chase Whitehill to the locker room hinterlands.
And the news became worse after the game, when the Tigers learned Walter Johnson would throw in tomorrow's affair against Ed Wells. The Train leads the league in victories and shows no signs of advanced age despite all pre-season rumors to the contrary. Cobb's one consolation is that his club was able to defeat the Senators the last time Walter hurled in a thrilling extra-inning affair, and lightning has been known to strike the same ground twice.
WAS 002 001 031 - 7 13 2
DET 000 010 000 - 1 5 0
Other American League games today:
at WHITE SOX 4-10-1, YANKEES 2-14-1
It has become official: the Yankees will have no place in this pennant race unless they re-discover how to score runs. Today they soil Sloppy Thurston for 14 hits, four of them doubles, yet manage just two scores by grounding into three critical double plays and leaving 12 runners on base. Meanwhile, Chicago's deadly top four lineup spots go 2-for-16 against ace Herb Pennock and they still pull out the win on a pop fly 3-run homer from shortstop Bill Barrett in the bottom of the 6th. Ruth gets three singles and actually drives in a run for a change, but the god-awful Gothams simply have no knack for doing anything correctly at key junctures.
ATHLETICS 9-16-2, at INDIANS 7-14-0
Baumgartner bests Shaute in a battle of portsiders, as the still-lethall Mackmen outlast the Speakerless Tribe. Tris will return for tomorrow's game with his dreadful team now 14 games below the .500 mark.
RD SOX 12-22-1, at BROWNS 3-7-0
A rare batting explosion by the Bostons, with five doubles and two triples stirred into their 22-hit broth. Curt Fullerton is the jolly beneficiary, getting his fourth win in a complete game, while Urban Shocker lives up to his bloodied name.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Tuesday, June 3|
|Chicago White Sox||31||16||.660||1.5|
|New York Yankees||24||23||.511||8.5|
|St. Louis Browns||20||27||.426||12.5|
|Boston Red Sox||19||27||.413||13|