By Calvin J. Butterworth
June 10, 1924
On the eve of the Yankees' first foray into Navin Field, the Athletics had a great chance to keep Detroit off-balance, but the inconsistent Mackmen were never to taste from a victory mug.
Starter Eddie Rommel, who has regained the flawed form he possessed early in the season, was punched repeatedly in the first two frames for seven hits, two walks and five Tiger runs. A foolish botch at third by Pratt led to a two-run A's rally in the 3rd, and the score stalled at 5-2 until the top of the 8th, when Miller and Hale singled off Collins and Chick Galloway shot a triple to score both of them and finish the Ripper for the afternoon.
Herm Pillette rode in to vanquish pinch-batter Welch and keep the game at 5-4. Roy Meeker then did Rommel no favors, plunking Burke to begin the Tiger 8th, before Pillette, Cobb and Manush singled for a valuable crumb of insurance.
In the top of the 9th, though, Dykes got his fourth single of the contest with one out, and Bert Cole came on to face lefty Lamar. Bill grounded into a harmless force, but then Hauser walked, and with the lefty-mashing Miller due at the plate, Hooks Dauss (pictured) entered the action. Now Dauss tends to either save games like a singing angel or dynamite them into oblivion like a bearded anarchist, and all 23,000 Navin nabobs could be seen praying beneath their straw boaters. Dauss wound, threw...and Bing dribbled the ball to Bob Jones at third, who stepped on the bag for Detroit's deliverance.
Rumors are afoot that fans are already congregating outside the Statler Hotel to catch a glimpse or signature of the Bambino when the Yankees arrive for their four-game set tomorrow. I would meet him for another game of billiards, but am afraid my stick-work needs polishing.
PHA 002 000 020 - 4 11 0
DET 320 000 01x - 6 15 2
Other American League games today:
RED SOX 8-13-3, at WHITE SOX 2-6-0
The miracle sweep by Boston is complete, as Curt Fullerton stymies the ivory hosiery after enduring a Collins triple and Mostil homer to begin their 1st inning. The Red Sox group doubles from Clark and Harris for a run off Connally in the 5th, then lambaste him in the 6th for six straight hits to begin the inning and win going away. New Englanders surely hope this will ignite their team for the weeks ahead, as they've already climbed over Philadelphia into fifth place.
SENATORS 6-13-2, at INDIANS 5-6-2
Zachary outpitches Smith in a back-and-forth affair, won on triples from McNeely and Leibold in the 7th and 9th innings. The first-place Nats head out to St. Louis now to face a Brownie team lacking McManus, but nothing is ever assured against that venomous bunch.
at BROWNS 4-11-1, YANKEES 2-11-0
As they prove again by shutting down the Yanks for the second straight day, knocking them into fourth place. Urban Shocker slams the door this time, Herschel Bennett knocks in three of the four Brown runs with a triple and single off Shawkey, and Bob Meusel wears the Yankee dunce cap. Just when it appeared he had found his swatting stroke, Meusel fans his last three trips to the dish, stranding five runners in the process.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Tuesday, June 10|
|Chicago White Sox||33||21||.611||2.5|
|New York Yankees||27||27||.500||8.5|
|Boston Red Sox||24||29||.453||11|
|St. Louis Browns||24||30||.444||11.5|