THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
Heilmann's 13th inning walk-off beats the Sox
June 1, 1918 ...
Playing the first game of their Western trip, the Red Sox had the usual luck of teams that come to Detroit. They were forced to play over time, but did not have the good luck of winning. Every Saturday contest in Detroit this year has gone into extra innings. Today's game went 13 rounds and the Sox
were on the short end of a 4 to 3 score.
Carl Mays, who went in the ninth, after the Red Sox had tied it in their half, was pulled out of the bad spots. In that inning, with the bases loaded and none down, a doubleplay was made on a ball hit to Stuffy McInnis, who threw home from the fence.
The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning, when Donie Bush walked, reached third on Bobby Veach's double, and scored on Bob Jones's infield out. Frank Walker topped a slow grounder that bounced off Fred Thomas and bounced past Everett Scott, scoring two
more runs in the inning. The Tigers didn't score again until the walkoff in the 13th.
The Red Sox started scoring in the fourth inning. Amos Strunk reached base and scored on a single by Stuffy McInnis. Harry Hooper and Dave Sheen manufactured the other runs. One came in the seventh when both singled, Harry Hooper stole second and
scored on Shean's base hit. The other run came in the ninth when Hooper hit safely, made third on a wild pitch, and registered on Shean's safe drive to tie up the game.
Carl Mays weakened in the 13th. Ralph Young reached second after a single and an infield out. He scored on Harry Heilmann's walk-off far over Amos Strunk's head.
The feature of the game was the all-around work of Dave Shean. As is frequent when these two teams meet, and a certainty when Mays pitches, there was a lot of verbal battling with Shean and Ty Cobb, mixing it up in today's main argument. Babe Ruth went in as
a pinch-hitter in the ninth and fanned. George Cunningham finished for Detroit, striking out Fred Thomas, Everett Scott, and Wally Schang in succession to end the game.