THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
Babe Ruth starts a rally but
the Red Sox lose to the Yankees
May 6, 1918 ...
The Yankees made it three games in a row from the Red Sox, winning this afternoon 10 to 3, in the most decisive defeat of the series for the Boston team. But for another four base clout by Babe Ruth, who played first base because of Dick Hoblitzell's sore hand, the
Sox might have been shut out. George Mogridge baffled the other Sox when he came to delivering the punch that would spell tallies.
It was in the fourth inning that the Red Sox had the consolation of putting a few hits to their credit and getting their only runs of the game. Wally Schang opened up this inning with a double to left and Stuffy McInnis bunted with the object of putting Schang on third.
But Mogridge got Schang on a quick toss to Frank Baker. Then Ruth sauntered up to the plate. After getting the range of Mogridge, he hammered the ball into the upper tier of the right-field stand. This yielded four bases and also drove in McInnis. Everett Scott then
contributed a double to left and scored on Sam Agnew's single. Agnew tried to make second on the play, but was nipped. Carl Mays flew to Miller and the rally was over.
For the greater part of the remainder of the game, the Sox were unable to do anything with the delivery of Mogridge, not only pitched gilt edged ball but received faultless support.
The gleam of hope came in the six, when the Babe clubbed the ball over the roof of the right field grandstand but it went foul. Carl Mays was hit so hard, that he was relieved by Sam Jones in the midst of a bombardment in the fifth
inning. Jones fared little better.