By Calvin J. Butterworth
Detroit Free-Enterprise

June 26, 1924

ST. LOUIS—Where would the Tigers be without one Warren "Rip" Collins? On the heels of three days of sketchy work by their questionable mound artists, Detroit turned to their erstwhile pitching lord and was rewarded with another regal performance.

Our recent habit of launching 1st inning salvos was also in evidence. Rigney, Haney and Heilman all singled off Danforth after an initial Cobb roll-out, and after a Manush walk and single by Les Burke, the score was 3-0 Tigers. Ken Williams clouted a solo homer in the St. Louis 2nd, and the way our player's heads spun to watch the ball soar over the right field pavilion, it was as if they hadn't seen one of their own fly away in over a month—perhaps because they haven't.

Manush sliced a triple into the gap to begin the Detroit 5th, but after he was forced at home plate seconds later, Burke and Pratt singled to put the score at its final resting place, 4-1. From there it was simply Collins at his finest, keeping the Brownie hitters off balance all day and scattering five singles to run his season record to an extraordinary 11-2, best in either league.

It would be a marvelous thing for Collins to share his hitter knowledge and twirling tips with the other throwers on the staff, but one cannot teach donkeys to sing, and no two people are necessarily born with the same abilities. So because Cobb is unable to place Collins on the pitching slab without the customary three days of rest, the burden is on his mates to keep us afloat in the pennant chase.

We are noww off to Lake Erie, and a stay at League Park against the Indians, where Earl Whitehill faces Sherry Smith in tomorrow's opener.

DET 300 010 000 - 4 10 1
STL 010 000 000 - 1 6 0

at SENATORS 5-8-0, ATHLETICS 0-3-3
The Big Train hasn't had much luck of late, but George Mogridge is finding the shiny clovers in the field for him. Aided by Goose Goslin game-winner no. 17 on the year, a sacrifice fly in the 4th, "Mo" stifles the injured Elephants from start to finish, allowing three singles and a walk and nothing else.

at RED SOX 8-8-1, YANKEES 7-10-1
As dark a tragedy as ever staged by Shakespeare, the Yanks take a 7-0 lead into the 5th at Fenway, only to have Waite Hoyt impale himself on his sword. Boston scores four times in the 5th, four more times in the 7th, and takes the game in shocking fashion. Ruth, the proud owner of two game-winning hits all season, singles with no one on base his second time up, goes zero-for-four with men on base his other times up. Out, out, damned madness!

The White Sox and Indians enjoyed a day off, I gather.

AMERICAN LEAGUE through Thursday, June 26
Washington Senators 4725.653
Chicago White Sox 4227.6093.5
Detroit Tigers 3932.5497.5
New York Yankees 3435.49311.5
St. Louis Browns 3139.44315
Boston Red Sox 3039.43515.5
Philadelphia Athletics 3042.41717
Cleveland Indians 2842.40018


  1. The White Sox and Indians probably got stuck playing exhibition games in some small town somewhere en route to their next destination.

  2. Yup, no doubt. Probably against the Akron Buckeyes or Des Moines Demons, or some colored nine that beat the pants off them.