THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
The Red Sox hit three Washington hurlers hard
May 2, 1918 ...
The Red Sox continuously hit the ball on the button in the final series game with Washington and walked away with an 8 to 1 laugher. Dutch Leonard was on the mound and since his teammates provided him with a big lead early in the contest, he had a lot of
room within to work.
The Nats provided a parade of pitchers, starting with Jim Shaw, who lasted five innings. George Dumont followed and "Molly" Craft completed the performance. Harry Hooper, Stuffy McInnis and Dave Shean did most of the hitting off the trio, with
Hooper collecting three doubles.
The Sox operated on Shaw in the first inning, with Hooper slamming a double to left center. A single by Shean, put Hooper on third, and Otis Strunk's double scored him. Wally Schang singled to center, scoring both Shean and Strunk. The Sox
got two more in the third and three in the sixth.
Everybody had a good time, including Nick Altrock. He laid off the umpires, mimicking Stuffy McInnis instead. The Red Sox left for New York after the game and George Whiteman, who had a fever, was left behind.