“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

HUGH BEDIENT

FENWAY'S FIRST TEAM
 1912 WORLD SERIES, GAME #5
Hugh Bedient pitches the game of his life
holding NY to three hits

October 12, 1912 ... The day began in a heavy drifting mist and an east wind.  Not until 10:30 was the decision to play the game made.  The crowd filtered into Fenway Park very slowly but by 2PM the park was filled. The “outside grandstands” on neighboring roofs and on construction scaffolding were filled with fans.  The Red Sox took practice with an air of confidence that was a far cry from the nervousness they displayed earlier in the week.  Being Columbus Day, and a day off from work, the crowd was in a jubilant mood.  They cheered and laughed like a college crowd, breaking into choruses of Sweet Adeline.  At 1:55, the Royal Rooters, led by Mayor Fitzgerald marched to their seats on Duffy’s bank in left field.  The crowd was not disappointed when the game started.  Christy Mathewson struck out only two men and allowed five hits, all of which came in the first three innings. 

Harry Hooper and Tris Speaker singled in the first and were stranded on base when Matty struck out Larry Gardner.  Heinie Wagner singled in the second inning and got nowhere. The cloudburst in the third inning won the game for the Red Sox, Harry Hooper started by ripping a triple down the third base line.  Steve Yerkes followed his cue and hit one between Josh Devore and Fred Snodgrass for another triple, scoring Hooper. Hooper scored on Tris Speaker’s easy tap to Larry Doyle which he fumbled.  That was it for the Red Sox getting on base.  When the last Sox player was out in the eighth inning, Matty had the distinction of completing 19 consecutive innings in the World Series without issuing a walk. 

 

Hugh Bedient deserved every bit of the glory and credit he earned.  He was wild in the previous games and McGraw gave orders to wait him out today. The Giants did just that and made him work hard, but when the command was issued to hit everything that looked good, the Giants woke up to the painful realization that they couldn’t hit Bedient.  For the first few innings, Bedient was in the hole all the time but only Devore and Murray coaxed passes out of him.  But Bedient kept pegging away at his task and never faltered.  In five innings he retired the side in order, and his hits were all well scattered.  He was in trouble only twice and got out of it once and the other time was victimized by a scratch bloop hit.  To show such poise in the World Series was remarkable for the rookie.
 

The Red Sox share for winning the World Series is $88,543 ($4024/player) … Giant’s share for the World Series 1s $59,028 ($2566/player). 

It was revealed that automobiles occupied by the Royal Rooters and the Red Sox were stoned by street urchins, as they were en route to the train station.  Buck O’Brien was hit in the face by a large stone.  Observers said that the New York police did nothing to stop the rowdy behavior of the youth.



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1912 WORLD SERIES

 

 

Boston Red Sox

2 Game

 

 

New York Giants

1 Game

 

 
 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

GAME #5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
  0  

NEW YORK GIANTS

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

   

1

3

1

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

x

   

2

5

0

 

 

W-Hugh Bedient (1-0)
L-Christy Mathewson (0-1)
Attendance – 34,683

2B-Merkle (NY)
3B-Hooper (Bost), Yerkes (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  RED SOX

 

AB

R

H

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4

1

2

 

 

Steve Yerkes

2b

4

1

1

 

 

Tris Speaker

cf

3

0

1

 

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

3

0

0

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

3

0

0

 

 

Jake Stahl

1b

3

0

0

 

 

Heinie Wagner

ss

3

0

1

 

 

Hick Cady

c

3

0

0

 

 

Hugh Bedient

p

3

0

0

 

 

         

 

 

PITCHING

IP

H

R

SO

 

 

Hugh Bedient

9

3

1

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIANTS

 

AB

R

H

 

 

Josh Devore

1f

2

0

0

 

 

Larry Doyle

2b

4

0

0

 

 

Fred Snodgrass

cf

4

0

0

 

 

Red Murray

rf

3

0

0

 

 

Fred Merkle

1b

4

1

1

 

 

Buck Herzog

3b

4

0

0

 

 

Chief Meyers

c

3

0

1

 

 

Art Fletcher

ss

2

0

0

 

 

Moose McCormick

ph

1

0

0

 

 

Tilly Shafer

ss

0

0

0

 

 

Christy Mathewson

p

3

0

1

 

             

 

PITCHING

IP

H

R

SO

 

 

Christy Mathewson

8

5

2

2