THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
The Red Sox beat Washington
in their first meeting
April 30, 1918 ...
The Red Sox beat Washington 8 to 1 in their first meeting of the year. Harry Harper started for the Nats and took flight in the third inning after getting nailed for four runs. Babe Ruth pitched for the Red Sox and up until the sixth inning,
allowed only one hit. The Babe fielded his position superbly, starting a great double play with the bases loaded and one out.
Other players made great plays also, including Amos Strunk who came up with a diving catch off Clyde Milan on the dead run coming in toward the infield.