FENWAY'S FIRST TEAM
Charley Hall leads the Sox to a victory
June 11, 1912
The Red Sox increased their league lead by making it three straight from
the Browns, 4-0. Charley Hall pitched a superb game, allowing only nine
Browns to reach first via five scattered hits, four walks and an error.
The Red Sox were never in trouble. Hall allowed only five singles and
three passes. The other man to reach got there is a result of Heinie
Wagner's fumble. This gave Boston not only three straight games here, but
6 out of 11 games played on the trip, after a poor start in Cleveland.
The Browns, for the third time in the series, sent a left-hander, Earl
Hamilton, in after the Speed Boys and the Red Sox hitters found him to their
liking. Steve Yerkes was there for three singles and a double in his first four
times up. Duffy Lewis, Larry Gardner, Bill Carrigan and Harry Hooper all turned
in the drives that developed the runs.
The Boston infield covered an immense amount of ground, as the fielding of
the team was the best they have shown since Jake Stahl joined the team in
Detroit. While St. Louis got nine meant to first base, only three reached second
and only one found his way to third. The Red Sox got 13 men to first on 12 hits
and a pass, ten to second base, seven to third, and four of them scored.
Steve Yerkes' double scored Harry Hooper in the first inning. For seven
innings the score was 1-0, with Hall pitching knowing a slip-up might be costly.
In the eighth inning, with two men down, and Yerkes on first, Duffy Lewis
knocked out a double to send Yerkes home. The next moment Gardner cracked the
ball against the right-field fence for two bases and the third run scored. In
the ninth-inning Carrigan doubled and Hooper tripled to score the fourth Boston
Catcher Les Nunamaker will be out for at least two weeks with a badly injured
hand. A foul tip from one of Charlie Hall's fast inshoots caught in between the
thumb and the forefinger of his right hand. He was sent to the hospital and
several stitches were taken to close the world. The Red Sox are lucky to have
three other catchers all in good shape and anxious to work.