By Calvin J. Butterworth
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Following Manager Ty Cobb's rude entry and near-assault on my person following yesterday's game, the Detroit manager has hereby been banished from all press affairs, and extra security men have been assigned to this reporter and any others he chooses in his daft mind to harass. No tears will be shed on this stool, for I would just as soon interview a clubhouse boy than the likes of him again.
June 29, 1924
CLEVELAND—After two consecutive run-depleted performances, the Tigers were eager to leave their skirmish with Lake Erie's finest on a victorious note. Harry Heilman dutifully helped, cracking a 1st inning double to plate his Manager, and leading the Detroit 4th with a blustery triple and scoring on a Woodall double off Coveleski.
Speaker knocked in the first Indian tally with a double in the 5th, but a Lu Blue double in the Tiger 7th brought home two more for a seemingly insurmountable 4-1 lead. Yet Holloway was hurling for us, not Collins or Whitehill, and after fanning McNulty to begin the Tribe 9th, Jamieson lined a single. As did Brower. After Speaker drew a pass, the always unbalanced Bert Cole was summoned by the Manager to face portsider Glenn Myatt.
Luke Sewell pinch-hit, though, dribbled a single past Rigney, and the score was 4-2, still with only one retired. Then his brother Joe walked, and it was 4-3, still with only one retired. All looked lost. The infield inched up to the inner grass. Elmer Yoter stepped to the dish, having replaced the injured Riggs Stephenson, and snapped off a line drive that exploded at Rigney's feet. He scooped the sphere, fired it home for one out, Woodall whipped it to Blue at first for another, and the Tigers had won on a miracle double-play!
The Manager who I refuse to name had another in a recent series of bad showings, with four weak infield grounders before a lone uneventful single in the 9th, but as the club returns home to take on the tough second-place Chicago team, one would hope he has found a cheerful little closet in his heart.
DET 100 100 200 - 4 10 0
CLE 000 010 002 - 3 12 1
Other American League games today:
RED SOX 6-13-2, at SENATORS 4-9-0
After a key Peckinpaugh single in the 8th puts the Nats ahead 4-3, Firpo Marberry ruins the day again in the final frame. A single and pinch Veach double bring on Russell, who allows a sacrifice pop for one run, singles to Flagstead, Harris and Boone for two more, and Boston shocks the top-spotters to give the usually ill-fated Oscar Fuhr the win.
BROWNS 6-10-0, at WHITE SOX 3-9-1
If Chicago fails to catch Washington, it may be due to their inexplicable inability to beat the Browns. Even without their slugger Williams, they peck away at Robertson for seven innings, then at McWeeny for the last two, as Bill Bayne saves the contest for Urban Shocker and keeps the Sox from gaining ground in the race.
The Yankees and Athletics were busy traveling to Shibe Park, where New York will look for their third straight win versus a last-place club tomorrow that has lost nine in a row.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Sunday, June 29|
|Chicago White Sox||43||29||.597||4|
|New York Yankees||36||35||.507||10.5|
|St. Louis Browns||33||40||.452||14.5|
|Boston Red Sox||31||41||.431||16|