“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

HUGH BEDIENT

FENWAY'S FIRST TEAM
The Red Sox slam Jack Warhop and New York
behind a good game from Hugh Bedient

June 19, 1912 ... The Speed Boys of Boston made their second appearance of the season at the Hilltop Park in New York today and with some good hitting, beat the New York Highlanders by a score of 5 to 2.

Jack Warhop bothered the Red Sox at times, but failed to eliminate some good hitting especially by Duffy Lewis and Larry Gardner. For the Red Sox, Hugh Bedient pitched a good game, holding the home team to six base hits and would have scored a shutout except for a wild throw by Jake Stahl over Gardner's head, and a fumble and wild throw by Steve Yerkes. Bedient was never really in trouble, passing only one man and sending ten to the bench at one time in order. Clyde Engle played in place of Heinie Wagner at shortstop and did a good job covering second on thrown balls, taking three chances for ordinary doubleplays.

Hal Chase was missing from the New York lineup as he slipped and was hit in the chest by a thrown ball and may be out for several days. The day was ideal for a baseball game and the crowd was fairly good-sized considering the position of the home team.

The Red Sox started off with a single and another single, but failed to score as Harry Hooper was caught napping at second and Duffy Lewis hit into a doubleplay. The Highlanders scored the first run of the game in the third inning when Jeff Sweeney singled and was forced at second by Warhop. Pat Maloney was thrown out at first and Warhop kept on going for third, but Stahl threw the ball over Gardner's head into the bleachers, allowing him the score.

The Red Sox came back in the next inning and scored two runs after one batter was out. Lewis smashed the ball into the bleachers for a home run and then Larry Gardner reached first on a fumble. Stahl was then hit by a pitch ball and Bill Carrigan knocked in Gardner in with a base hit. Then the Highlanders tied up the score in their half of the fourth, 2-2.

In the sixth inning the Red Sox went back out front. With one out Larry Gardner lined one for three bases and scored on Stahl's infield single. Jake then stole second and went to third on Sweeney's wild throw, later scoring on Engle's long fly ball, which put the Sox up 4 to 2. They added one more in the seventh on singles by Bedient and Yerkes, followed by a double off the bat of Tris Speaker.

New York went out in order for the next three innings and the Red Sox ended up on the winning side of a 5 to 2 score. Charles Dooin and the Philadelphia Phillies are staying at the same hotel as the Red Sox . His the first time that the players had seen each other since spring training in Hot Springs. Meanwhile Joe Kelly and his Toronto players are staying at a hotel nearby.

 

at Hilltop Park (New York) …

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

2

0

2

1

0

0

 

5

10

2

NEW YORK HIGHLANDERS

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

2

6

3

W-Hugh Bedient (8-2)
L-Jack Warhop
Attendance - 5000

2B-Speaker (Bost)
3B-Gardner (Bost), Sweeney (NY)
HR-Lewis (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3

0

1

.236

 

 

Olaf Henriksen

rf

1

0

0

.000

 

 

Steve Yerkes

2b

4

0

1

.256

 

 

Tris Speaker

cf

3

0

1

.288

 

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

4

1

2

.273

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4

2

2

.305

 

 

Jake Stahl

1b

3

1

1

.260

 

 

Clyde Engle

ss

3

0

0

.255

 

 

Bill Carrigan

c

4

0

1

.256

 

 

Hugh Bedient

p

4

1

1

.300

 

               

 

 

IP H ER BB SO

 

 

Hugh Bedient

9

5

2

1

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1912 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 

36

19

-

 

 

Washington Nationals

34

23

3

 

 

Chicago White Sox

34

24

3 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 

30

22

4 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 

27

31

10 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Naps

24

29

11

 

 

New York Highlanders 

17

32

16

 

 

St Louis Browns 

16

38

19 1/2