THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
Dutch Leonard no-hits the Tigers
June 3, 1918 ...
Dutch Leonard pitched a no-hit, no run game, the second of his major league career, shutting out the Tigers 5-0 at Navin Field.
Boston had no great trouble with Hooks Dauss, bunching their blows when it mattered. Babe Ruth played centerfield to replace Amos Strunk, and duplicated his home run from yesterday again, poking the ball into the right field bleachers.
Only 28 Tigers faced Leonard and all but Bobby Veach reached first base. This was in the first inning, when he was passed after two men were out and of course he got no further.
The fielding by the Red Sox was perfect and Babe Ruth did his part in making the no-hit game possible. Three hard drives were hit to Ruth and George Whiteman, and one tough ball, that Fred Thomas grabbed near the stands after a hard run.
Ty Cobb, who hasn't played in a week, was sent in the bat for George Cunningham in the ninth, after one was out. He tried hard to spoil Leonard's perfect day, but fouled out and Donie Bush followed by striking out to end the game.
Dauss retired after six innings and Cunningham, who relieved him, held the visitors hitless in the last three frames.
The first time, the Babe came to bat, he hit his home run. The Red Sox added another run in the fourth on hits by Stuffy McInnis and Everett Scott followed by a steal and a wild pitch sandwiched in. In the fifth, Harry Hooper smashed the ball over Harry
Heilmann's head, and pulled up at third base. He scored when Ralph Young dropped Dave Shean's fly ball. Dauss was found for two more runs in the sixth inning. Fred Thomas drove one to center and Everett Scott also singled. So did Wally Schang, scoring Thomas and putting
Everett Scott on third. Scott scored when Ossie Vitt fumbled Leonard's grounder.