By Calvin J. Butterworth
July 10, 1924
WASHINGTON, D.C.—There is little to say, and even less to report. As I forewarned in our last edition, the magnificent Walter Johnson would not likely bow down to the Detroit lineup a third straight time. And now we must pay tribute to His Hurling Highness.
Four lonely singles and four walks, all of them separated by wide avenues in the scorecard, were all the Tigers could produce against Walter this afternoon, while the lesser Johnson, one Sylvester wearing the Detroit colors, pitched mostly well but had little to brag about in the end.
McNeely, Judge and the unstoppable Goslin touched him for consecutive singles in the 1st, and a Rice scoring fly made it 2-0, the only runs the Big Train would need. A second single from Goose added a third tally in the 8th, but the denizens of Griffith Stadium had long assumed their smug, reclined victory postures. Goslin, by the way, now has 18 game-deciding blows, which is six times more than the three turned in by a certain corpulent swatter in the New York metropolitan area.
And so the Washington first-place lead has been buffeted to nine full games, with the often challenging Mogridge slated to throw in tomorrow's finale. In short, it has become clearly evident that any compressing of the American League chase will have to be attained with the help of other foes.
DET 000 000 000 - 0 4 0
WAS 200 000 01x - 3 8 0
Other American League contests today:
at YANKEES 9-14-0, WHITE SOX 5-10-0
Chicago's record for July sinks to 1-9 as even the disappointing Waite Hoyt defeats them. They actually provide Ted Lyons a 3-0 lead with four singles and two walks in the top of the 3rd, only to have the Yanks plate six in the bottom of the same frame on three singles, three doubles, a walk and two scoring flies. True to form, the Bambino collects two hits with no one on base and drives in nobody. I do not mean to disparage Mr. Ruth daily, but his fascinatingly pathetic production leaves me no choice.
at ATHLETICS 3-6-1, INDIANS 2-9-1
Heimach bests Shaute, with Bishop, Miller and Lamar stringing together a winning single-rally in the 8th.
BROWNS 5-13-0, at RED SOX 0-5-1
The Bostons drop back into last as Wingard mows them down, Gene Robertson amassing a triple, home run and two singles off Ehmke. St. Louis has slightly pulled ahead in the genuinely scintillating race for the second division crown.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Thursday, July 10|
|Chicago White Sox||44||39||.530||10.5|
|New York Yankees||43||39||.524||11|
|St. Louis Browns||39||45||.464||16|
|Boston Red Sox||35||48||.422||19.5|