in“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

CARL MAYS

THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
Carl Mays dominates again with another shutout

June 21, 1918 ... Carl Mays was on the very threshold of baseball immortality today, but a dinky rap in front of the plate, in the fifth inning by, Jake Munch was all they kept him from becoming a member. It was an easy chance that Wally Schang should have made, but he permitted Mays to make the play and Munch beat the peg to first.  The Red Sox won the ballgame, however, 13 to 0.

While Carl Mays was seeking a place in the heavens and pitched well enough to deserve it. there were others who desired no such location. The later being Munch and then George Burns.  Fly balls that Harry Hooper and Dave Shean drove to the sun field in the first inning, Munch retreated from, and covered his head, fearing that his skull might be fractured. He swapped births with George Burns, who fared no better, also having a terrible afternoon playing in the sun. It seemed as if the Red Sox were hitting everything out that way. The Sox hit it and Burns and Munch ran away from it. The Fenway residents fattened up their batting averages in grand style, assembling fifteen hits.

Connie Mack played young Claude Davidson at third in the absence of Larry Gardner, and established Munch, purchased from Atlanta in the right-field son.  Bill Adams pitched the first four innings for the the Athletics, but the way things broke for him, at the very outset, his enthusiasm was knocked off, and he was replaced by Red Shea.

A triple by Harry Hooper, Dave Shean single, Amos Strunk's sacrifice, and doubles by Stuffy McInnis and Fred Thomas, gave the Sox three runs in the opening inning. 

Singles by Shean and Ruth, a pass to McInnis and Thomas' sacrifice fly, were the ingredients used in the development of the Sox run in the third inning.

Babe's sun kissed triple to Burns, drove in three of the Red Sox in the fourth inning, and Babe completed the circuit as Munch mishandled the relay.

In the fifth, Carl Mays registered a double into the sun in right field, Harry Hooper walked, and Shean singled, filling the bases.  Babe kicked in with another smash out into right field.

Ruth walked in the eighth and went to third when Munch lost the ball hit by Stuffy McInnis, and scored when the A's were reeling off a doubleplay, for the 13th run.

Only two of the A's got to second off Mays. Shean got four hits and scored four runs. It was Everett Scott's 28th consecutive errorless game and the fourth straight shutout game of the series.

It was a pity that Munch registered that scratch hit because Mays was indeed pitching unhittable ball. This is the second time this season, he has held the Macks to just one hit.  Joe Dugan smashed the one safety in the eighth inning of a game in April. In his last four starts now. Mays has given up just one run, that in a 3 to 1 loss to the Indians in Cleveland.  He beat the White Sox 7-0  in Chicago and last week and beat the Browns 8-0 in St. Louis. Today it was 13-0 against the Athletics.

Dutch Leonard spent the greater part of yesterday down at the Fore River Shipyard.  He was at Fenway Park today, after the game, and said that he has not arrived at any definite decision about his future.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

   

0

1

6

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

3

0

1

4

4

0

0

1

x

   

13

16

2

 

 

W-Carl Mays (12-4)
L-Willie Adams (4-5)
Attendance -
2037
2B-Mays (Bost), Thomas (Bost), McInnis (Bost), Shean (Bost)
3
B-Ruth (Bost), Hooper (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 3 2 .336  

 

George Whiteman

rf

1 0 1 .254  

 

Dave Shean

2b

5 4 4 .284  

 

Amos Strunk

cf

4 1 0 .262  

 

Babe Ruth

lf

4 2 2 .322  

 

Stuffy McInnis

1b

4 1 2 .267  

 

Fred Thomas

3b

4 1 2 .263  

 

Everett Scott

ss

5 0 1 .248  

 

Wally Schang

c

3 0 0 .230  

 

Carl Mays

p

4 1 2 .298  
               
    IP H ER SO ERA  
 

Carl Mays

9 1 0 5 2.11  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

36

24

-

 

 

New York Yankees

31 24 2 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

33 27 3

 

 

Chicago White Sox

27 25 5

 

 

Washington Nationals

30 30 6

 

 

St. Louis Browns

25 29 8

 

 

Detroit Tigers

20 30 11

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

21 34 12 1/2