By Calvin J. Butterworth
May 24, 1924
NEW YORK CITY—After being flummoxed by Joe Bush in the opener, Cobb's boys responded in kind today by silencing the Bronxian Boo-gang with a 9-run lambasting.
Rigney singled off Hoyt with one retired in the 1st before the esteemed Herr Manush chose an offering and ripped it to the deepest portion of the Yankee yard for a triple and 1-0 lead. Blue singled two batters later and the 2-0 score held until the 4th. Blue singled, Bassler doubled, O'Rourke singled, Wells and Cobb singled after a wild pitch and it was 5-0.
Pipp got home the long Gotham run with a fly the same inning, but then Hoyt was sent packing in short order in the 5th. His royal Manushness whacked another Hoyt pill into the right field upper seat heavens, where it landed in the shocked and awed hands of a ragamuffin Yankee fan, who for some odd reason hurled it back onto the field in anger. Two singles and a walk followed the mighty blow, and a pitching tag team of Gaston, Beall and Al Mamaux followed to receive their lumps.
Wells finished with only one extra-base safety allowed, a double in the 4th from shortstop Scott. The belching Bambino gave New York nothing again, whiffing twice in three official jaunts plateward. Despite the win, most of the Detroit players and writers present seemed to long for a game with equal swatting dexterity. Perhaps tomorrrow's match between Holloway and Sad Sam Jones will be such a tilt.
DET 200 341 000 - 10 13 1
NYY 000 100 000 - 1 5 0
Other American League contests today:
at SENATORS 6-9-2, WHITE SOX 1-7-0
Goose Goslin cracks his eight game-winning hit of the season and pipes back in late with a grand slam shot off Red Faber, who is 6-1 when the game begins. Already without Hooper, the Pale Hose lose Earl Sheely for the final two games as Zachary wins his 5th in an erstwhile effort.
at ATHLETICS 5-12-2, BROWNS 4-5-0
Ernie Wingard seems headed for his fifth win, but the Mackmen ditch that notion by plating three runs in the last of the 9th off reliever Pruett. Galloway's 2-run single proves the decider.
INDIANS 15-19-0, at RED SOX 3-9-1
It is a Joe Sewell holiday, as the previously slumping Tribe shortstop collects five hits in five attempts, three of them doubles, and knocks in six to win it for George Uhle.
FEATURED STATISTICAL NUMBERS!!
AL TEAM BATTING
.307 St. Louis
.292 New York
AL TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE
4.96 New York
5.18 St. Louis
NL TEAM BATTING
.306 St. Louis
.283 New York
NL TEAM EARNED RUN AVERAGE
4.52 New York
5.78 St. Louis
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Saturday, May 24|
|Chicago White Sox||23||14||.622||1|
|New York Yankees||21||17||.553||3.5|
|St. Louis Browns||17||21||.447||7.5|
|Boston Red Sox||16||22||.421||8.5|