TIGERS RECOVER AGAINST STAR-CROSSED ATHLETICS, 12-6
By Calvin J. Butterworth
July 12, 1924
PHILADELPHIA—After four frustrating days in the Nation's Capitol, the Bengals' relief was evident for all to witness in the first five minutes of this contest. Rigney and Blue cracked sharp singles off Eddie Rommel, and Cobb drew a free pass. Heilman drove home two with another safety, Manush and Bassler walked, Pratt flied a run across, O'Rourke doubled, Whitehill hit another sacrifice fly, and we were ahead 6-0, more runs than Detroit could even fathom at Griffith Stadium.
The good Tiger fortune continued all afternoon here at Shibe, and Whitehill was the chief beneficiary. The Earl gave the Mackmen nineteen hits but still finished the complete game, mainly because eighteen of them were singles. Rommel's equally foul showing was supplemented with numerous walks, a key Rigney triple and Bassler double, and the bloodletting was interminable.
Philadelphia's 50th loss was a thing of repulsive beauty, as they abandoned 11 runners on the sacks to Detroit's 17. For our sake, let's pray they stay benevolent hosts for our entire stay.
DET 600 013 011 - 12 16 0
WAS 002 010 120 - 6 19 3
Other American League contests today:
BROWNS 8-16-0, at YANKEES 3-12-0
It was bound to happen, the Yanks tripping over a team that isn't sliding into an abyss. If anything, the Brownie bats have been sugary sweet of late, as they come off a bashing of Boston with an utter dismantling of Yank ace Herb Pennock. New York actually leads 3-1 here into the 4th, but Pennock cannot keep St. Louis quiet, as Norm McMillan goes 5-for-5 and replacement outfielder Evans triples and doubles in the 8th spot. The Browns have given the Gothams trouble all season, and are now 5-4 against them as they surge toward the first division.
at SENATORS 14-22-0, INDIANS 2-9-2
Things look rosy for the Tribe in the 1st, as four singles off Zachary give them a 2-0 lead. They then become the latest victims to enter the Senatorial Chamber of Hell, and are never heard from again. Off Luther Roy and assorted wallahonies, Judge goes 5-for-6 and knocks in five runs. Harris goes 4-for-5, and Cleveland fielders spend the hot day chasing down killer knocks.
at RED SOX 9-12-3, WHITE SOX 8-11-1
Can it get any worse for the swan-diving Pale Sox? Methinks not. Their best pitcher Faber has a 7-0 lead on Fullerton when Boston bats become rabid. They plate four runs in the 6th, two in the 7th and three more in the 8th when Ike Boone pounds a bases-filled triple off reliever Cvengros with two outs. Chicago drops to 1-11 for the month and is nearly at the edge of the Browns' neighborhood.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Saturday, July 12|
|New York Yankees||44||40||.524||12|
|Chicago White Sox||44||41||.518||12.5|
|St. Louis Browns||41||45||.477||16|
|Boston Red Sox||36||49||.424||20.5|