FENWAY'S FIRST TEAM
is too good for the Red Sox hitters
June 13, 1912
Playing part of the time in a drizzling rain, Ed Walsh and the White Sox
took one from the Red Sox today. The White Sox jumped out to grab a 2-0
lead, on a gift from Steve Yerkes, who allowed a ground ball to pass
through his legs. It was the second inning and Chicago scored quickly on a
nice double by Jack Fournier with two outs and on Yerkes blunder' on a
ground ball by Ping Bodie. He made it to third on Jimmy Callahan single,
and scored on Shano Collins fly ball.
The Red Sox tied it up in the
fourth. Tris Speaker got the first hit of the game for Boston and was followed
by Duffy Lewis who got another hit. Larry Gardner sacrificed and clearly beat
out the ball to first as Walsh, who covered the bag, was slow to get there, but
umpire Ed Sheridan ruled him out. The Red Sox ran out and protested, but were
chased back to the dugout by the umpire. Jake Stahl then singled and the score
was tied at 2-2. Walsh finally got Heinie Wagner to end the threat.
The Red Sox had four base runners after this, but Bill Carrigan was the only
one who later crossed the plate, as Walsh was at his best.
The game was interrupted by rain a number of times after this. The White Sox
delivered the winning run in a ninth inning rally to take the game 3-2. Bodie
singled and was sacrificed to second. Walsh came up and hit a smash to left that
Duffy Lewis fumbled, allowing the winning run to scamper home. “Big” Ed Walsh
not only pitched a great game but also drove in the winning run.