TIGERS RETURN TO POLITE FANS WITH VALIANT 4-2 COMEBACK WIN
By Calvin J. Butterworth
May 27, 1924
After a seemingly endless five-city jaunt, our boys were welcomed back with ample cheers and responded by pulling out a fine victory against the wanting but still dangerous Browns.
St. Louis hurler Ray Kolp is likely their worst, but the Tigers could only manage three hits against him through the first six frames. Meanwhile, Browns slugger Ken Williams returned from a lengthy injury, singled in his first appearance and scored the first run of the contest on a Collins single.
Rip Collins was pining for win number six, but it didn't seem to be in the cards early on. St. Louis amassed nine hits off of him but with the help of three double plays could only score twice.
Then in the last of the 7th, Lady Luck made her welcome appearance on the Navin stage. A walk by Bassler, single by Jones and plunking of O'Rourke filled the sacks with one retired. Up stepped Del Pratt, batting for Collins, who promptly cracked a shot to Ken Williams' left. The Brownie stalwart failed to chase it down, then dropped it at the fence trying to scoop it up, clearing the bases for the 4-2 lead that decided the game. It was Del's first winning blow of the year, and made up for a few of the fielding gaffes in his noted repertoire.
Whitehill takes the hill tomorrow versus the always-tough Urban Shocker on the Tigers' first Ladies Day ball game of the season. All female fans will be admitted for 25 cents, and only 15 cents if accompanied by a man.
STL 020 000 000 - 2 11 2
DET 001 000 30x - 4 6 0
Other American League contests today:
at SENATORS 3-8-1, YANKEES 1-8-0
The good Yanks fortune they enjoyed against us evaporates once they reach the Nation's Capitol. Mogridge goes the entire distance, inducing three key double play balls, while the Nats score twice against ace Herb Pennock on a two-out single from manager Harris and double by McNeely.
WHITE SOX 1-8-1 at INDIANS 0-5-0
Chicago keeps pace with another game they have no business winning. With Hooper and Collins still out, they get a solitary homer from Barrett off Sherry Smith, and it's enough to silence the League Park gathering because the Tribe fails to mount even a shred of an attack against lackluster Sox hurler Blankenship. To make the horrific afternoon complete, Tris Speaker goes out with a foot injury and will miss an entire week, including all four Decoration Day weekend skirmishes with Detroit.
at ATHLETICS 12-18-0, RED SOX 6-15-1
As forewarned in these pages yesterday, Connie Mack's rampaging beasts claim fifth place with another pounding, this time of Boston's Curt Fullerton, as they lose an early 3-0 lead, then plate six runs in the 7th to win rather easily. Hale and Galloway collect three safeties apiece, and Bing Miller chimes in with four.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Tuesday, May 27|
|Chicago White Sox||25||15||.625||1|
|New York Yankees||23||18||.561||3.5|
|St. Louis Browns||17||23||.425||9|
|Boston Red Sox||17||23||.425||9|