GAMBLING WITH HARRY FRAZEE ...
The White Sox help the Red Sox sweep a doubleheader

June 18, 1917 ... By turning loose their bats loose at key moments, the World Champions won two great ball games from the Chicago White Sox today. More than 24,000 fans witnessed the combat. The scores were 6 to 4 and 8 to 7, the Red Sox taking the afternoon game in the last inning when they chalked up four runs.

Larry Gardner made the big noise in the morning with a triple that he unleashed in the seventh inning with the bases filled, snatching what looked like a certain victory away from Chicago. As great as the morning finish was, it failed to compare with the thrilling windup of the afternoon, when the Red Sox pulled the iron out of the fire in the ninth inning because of errors by Swede Risberg and Eddie Collins, accompanied by hits off the bats of Harry Hooper, Duffy Lewis, and Tilly Walker. It was a fine hit from Lewis who drove in the tying run and by Walker to the inexperienced Risberg who missed it, that put over the decisive tally.

The morning contest was a battle of strategy, the jockeying of pinch hitters and of pitchers. Carl Mays pitched for the Red Sox and got away poorly giving Chicago a 3-0 lead in the second inning. He steadied however holding the White Sox to just one hit in the last four innings. n the meantime the Red Sox faced Reb Russell who lasted until they put over two runs in the fourth inning. A single by Larry Gardner, a triple by Tilly Walker, and a sacrifice fly from Everett Scott gave the Red Sox a pair of runs to make the score 3-2.

Dave Danforth followed and his failure to get the ball anywhere near the plate in the seventh inning, brought about his removal. After Sam Agnew walked, Mike McNally ran for him, and scurried to second when Collins threw out Mays. Harry Hooper then drew an intentional pass and with the count two and nothing on Jack Barry.

Eddie Cicotte stepped in to pitch. Barry then took a seat and had Chick Shorten replace himself. Cicotte walked him to load the bases. Del Gainer was then pulled out of game by the Red Sox skipper who replaced him with the left-handed hitting Dick Hoblitzell. So manager White Sox manager Rowland brought in Lefty Williams to fave Hobby. Barry countered with right handed batter, Hal Janvrin. Janvrin knocked a ball down to Risberg who threw out McNally at the plate.

Larry Gardner then cleared the bases with a triple to take the lead. He was followed by Duffy Lewis, who drove him in with an insurance run, to make it 6-4. Mays held the lead by getting the White Sox out in the eighth and ninth innings and giving the Red Sox the come-from-behind win.

Larry Gardner not only won the morning game with his bat is cut off to White Sox runs in the fifth inning when he made a jumping catch and plucked a liner from Eddie Collins.

Dutch Leonard was supposed to pitch the afternoon game, but hurt his foot during morning batting practice, so manager Jack Barry selected Rube Foster to take the mound. The White Sox scored one run, and could have had two, except that Risberg left third-base early before Duffy Lewis had snared Jim Scott's fly ball in the second inning. They scored two more in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth inning on two base hits, an error, a hit batsman and a wild pitch to give themselves a 5 to 0 lead. That finished Foster and he gave way to Herb Pennock.

In the bottom of the fifth the Red Sox got busy on doubles by Everett Scott and Pinch Thomas, a single by Harry Hooper and Shorten 's infield out to notch two runs. Two more runs were earned in the sixth inning on a single by Duffy Lewis, a double by Tilly Walker and Chick Gandil 's fumble of a ground ball from Thomas. Pennock helped himself with a Texas leaguer to center field and the lead was cut to 5 to 4.

Two singles and a triple by Swede Risberg gave the White Sox a 7 to 4 advantage in the seventh inning. The Red Sox went down in the seventh and eighth, but Pennock led off in the ninth and reach first on a fumble by Collins. Harry Hooper singled and the bases were filled when Risberg booted Janvrin's ground ball. Hobby then hit a grounder down to Gandil at first base and he elected get Hobby rather than Pennock at the plate. That made the score 7 to 5 and brought up Duffy Lewis who hit a smash to center field that scored both Harry Hooper and Janvrin to tie up the game. He took second base on the throw in, took third on a passed ball and came in to score the winning run when Risberg failed again to gather in another ground ball, this one off the bat of Tilly Walker. Final score was a gift of 8 to 7.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

GAME #1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

0

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

   

4

8

0

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

2

0

0

4

0

x

   

6

8

2

 

 

W-Carl Mays (6-2)
L-Dave Danforth (2-2)
Attendance - 7,049

2B-Lewis (Bost)
3B-Walker (Bost), Gardner (Bost)

 

P

C

GAME #2

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

0

1

0

2

2

0

2

0

0

   

7

10

3

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

4

   

8

13

2

 

 

W-Herb Pennock (1-2)
L-Red Faber (3-4)
Attendance - 16,822

2B-Gandil (Chi), Thomas (Bost), Scott (Bost),
Walker (Bost), Hoblitzell (Bost)
3B-Leibold (Chi), Risberg (Chi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #1

 

AB

R

H

RBI

 

 

Harry Hooper rf 3 1 1 0  

 

Jack Barry 2b 3 0 0 0  

 

Chick Shorten ph 0 1 0 0  

 

Pinch Thomas c 0 0 0 0  

 

Del Gainor 1b 3 0 0 0  

 

Dick Hoblitzell ph 0 0 0 0  

 

Hal Janvrin 1b 1 1 0 0  

 

Larry Gardner 3b 4 2 2 3  

 

Duffy Lewis lf 4 0 3 1  

 

Tillie Walker cf 3 1 1 1  

 

Everett Scott ss 3 0 0 1  

 

Sam Agnew c 2 0 1 0  

 

Mike McNally pr/2b 1 0 0 0  

 

Carl Mays p 4 0 0 0  
               
    IP H R BB SO  
  Carl Mays 9 8 3 6 5  

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #2

 

AB

R

H

RBI

 

 

Harry Hooper rf 4 0 1 1  

 

Jack Barry 2b 3 0 0 0  

 

Olaf Henriksen ph 4 1 1 1  

 

Hal Janvrin 2b 3 0 0 0  

 

Dick Hoblitzell 1b 3 1 2 2  

 

Larry Gardner 3b 4 0 1 3  

 

Duffy Lewis lf 3 0 0 0  

 

Tillie Walker cf 4 1 2 2  

 

Everett Scott ss 3 0 0 1  

 

Babe Ruth ph 3 0 0 1  

 

Mike McNally ss 3 0 0 1  

 

Pinch Thomas c 2 1 1 1  

 

Rube Foster p 2 0 0 0  

 

Chick Shorten ph 2 1 1 1  

 

Herb Pennock p 2 0 0 0  
               
    IP H R BB SO  
  Rube Foster 5 6 3 5 1  
  Herb Pennock 4 4 1 0 3  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1917 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Chicago White Sox 35 19 -

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

32 19 1 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 28 22 5

 

 

Cleveland Indians 28 28 8

 

 

Detroit Tigers 24 25 8 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 22 30 12

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 18 30 14

 

 

Washington Nationals 18 32 15