SAM AGNEW

GAMBLING WITH HARRY FRAZEE ...
The Sox win it on a muff in the 10th inning

June 29, 1917 ... The Red Sox are asking why they should burn up energy trying to drive in runs, when the Yankee catchers are accommodating them by presenting them with baseball games. The 10 inning bout between the Red Sox and Yankees at Fenway Park was decided in the Red Sox favor, when Yankee catcher Roxie Walters dropped a thrown ball from Roger Peckinpaugh who had an easy chance to retire pinch runner Jimmy Walsh. The muff gave the Red Sox again by a score of 2 to 1.

Rube Foster pitched a good game yesterday allowing the Yankees one run on 11 hits. He made the pitches when he needed to, and his support in the field was perfect, giving him the confidence he needed. Yankee pitcher George Mogridge was just as effective, letting the Red Sox beat him for the first time this year. It was no fault of his that the game was lost, as Wally Pipp's poor throw in the fourth inning allowed the Sox to score their first run and the muffed at the plate by Walters gave the Sox their other one.

One run was all the Yankees could develop and he came on a pass and three hits in the second inning off Foster. Reckless base running by Tim Hendryx cost the Yankees another possible run in the third. In the fifth inning Duffy Lewis went up the bank in left, with his back against the fence, and dragged down a Paddy Baumann line drive that could have been another run.

From the fifth inning on, Foster did some great work in every frame, tightening up with men on, but a great play by Everett Scott in the 10th with two out, and Roger Peckinpaugh at third, saved him. Frank Baker cracked a hard one which Foster tried to knock down, but deflected it instead. Scotty came over fast scooped the ball up barehanded, and retired Baker by a thread.

Sam Agnew, who had been playing great all day opened up for the Red Sox in the 10th inning with a double, his third hit, to the bank in left centerfield. Manager Jack Barry decided to have Jimmy Walsh run for him. He scampered to third on Foster's sacrifice bunt, although it appeared as if Frank Bakers throw was in time. Harry Hooper then punched one down toward Peckinpaugh, as the New York infield was playing in. Peck handled the ball well and fired it perfectly into Walter's glove, who was blocking the plate, but he dropped the ball as he took his eyes off the throw, to try and tag Walsh sliding in toward him and the ball bounced out of his glove.

Both catchers hit safely three times in the game, with Roxie Walters having a fine game until the last play.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

1

11

2

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

2

7

0

 

 

W-Rube Foster (1-2)
L-George Mogridge (5-3)
Attendance - 3183
2B-Magee (NY), Agnew (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper rf 3 0 0 .233  

 

Jack Barry 2b 4 1 1 .181  

 

Del Gainor 1b 2 0 0 .288  

 

Larry Gardner 3b 4 0 0 .281  

 

Duffy Lewis lf 4 0 1 .275  

 

Tillie Walker cf 4 0 1 .259  

 

Everett Scott ss 4 0 1 .233  

 

Sam Agnew c 4 0 3 .239  

 

Jimmy Walsh pr 0 1 0 .355  

 

Rube Foster p 2 0 0 .200  
               
    IP H R BB SO  
  Rube Foster 10 11 1 3 1  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1917 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Chicago White Sox 43 22 -

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

40 24 2 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 35 28 7

 

 

Detroit Tigers 31 30 10

 

 

Cleveland Indians 33 34 11

 

 

Washington Nationals 25 37 16 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 24 39 18

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 21 38 19