THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
The Yankees win in the 11th inning
May 3, 1918 ...
In one of the most sharply played games in both fielding and pitching, it was the Yankees who outlasted the Red Sox in 11 innings, by a score of 3 to 2 at the Polo Grounds. It was a pitcher's duel with Slim love beating Joe Bush.
It was the Yankees, however, who got to Bush in the 11th inning, with three singles in a row to score a walk-off win. But it was the 10th inning where the game was decided for Joe Bush. The Yankees had three men on base with no outs. Ping
Bodie had doubled, Elmer Miller had sacrificed and reached safely on a misplay and then Truck Hannah was passed. It was Slim Love who smashed a liner right at Joe Bush. Joe quickly put up his pitching hand and the ball hit him. He quickly pounced on the ball and turned a
doubleplay. With a sore hand, Joe continued, but it was clear that he was hurt and the zip was gone from his fastball.
The Sox started off quickly scoring two runs in the first two innings. Up until the seventh, the Yankees only had managed three hits, and he was working well up until his accident in the 10th.