THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
spoil a no-hitter with
a walk-off win in the ninth
April 23, 1918 ...
Hank Thormahlen's no hitter was spoiled by a ninth inning walk-off victory by the Red Sox this afternoon at Fenway Park in a 1 to 0 thriller. It was Amos Strunk who slapped a single between Frank Baker and Roger Peckinpaugh to spoil it for Thormahlen
with one out in the ninth inning. At the time it was a 0-0 pitching duel between him and Joe Bush.
The Red Sox had hit Thormahlen hard, but nothing they hit got past the Yankees tight defense. It was who Peckinpaugh made a great play behind second base on Dick Hoblitzell in the sixth that cut off a hit and run to keep the no-hitter.
As the Sox were being turned back batter after batter, Babe Ruth sat in the dugout and watched. It was Babe who shouted to manager Ed Barrow to let him pinch hit. Barrow sent in Babe to hit for Hobby, who is mired in a slump. It was after
Strunk's hit that Babe knocked the ball into center field, the speedy Strunk scampering around to third, beating Elmer Miller's throw. George Whiteman then knocked an easy fly ball out to Ping Bodie, who dropped it, letting Strunk in with the winning run.
Bullet Joe Bush can't be overlooked. He held the Yankees to just three hits and whenever he was in a jam, pulled the right strings to get out of it. Just seven hit have been made off him in two games. The Sox left for Philadelphia after the