Rube Foster pitches his fourth shutout in a row
May 22, 1914 ... One of the most interesting games of the season was played at Fenway Park today and it resulted in a victory for the Red Sox over a good White Sox team, by a score of 1 to 0.
It was a pitcher's battle between Eddie Cicotte, the knuckleball artist, and Rube Foster. Cicotte appeared to be a shade better, so far as they hits went, but Foster got the credit for another victory, his fourth straight shutout and 37 innings in succession, without a run being scored against him.
The Red Sox played a perfect and brilliant game in the field. Tris Speaker made one phenomenal catch that stopped the visitors from tying the score in the seventh inning. Catches are often made that are very difficult, but the catch he made was absolutely a lifesaver, made by a man who was
willing to take a desperate chance and put it all on the line.
While the home team won the game in part with perfect fielding, Chicago lost as a result of a misplay in the first inning. With a man at third and to out, Speaker drove a sharp line drive right into Lena Blackburne's hands at second base. The ball fell to the ground and it allowed Harry
Hooper, who was on base to score the only run. The run did not look so large at the time, but as inning after inning closed without Chicago getting a player as far as third-base, it became larger and larger.
The Red Sox were finding Eddie Cicotte a puzzle and he was receiving superb support from his infield. The home team began to realize that making additional runs might be out of the question.