THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
Harry Harper sets back the Sox again
July 2, 1918 ...
Harry Harper turned back the Red Sox today, blanking them 3 to 0, pitching his second victory of the series and giving Washington, and even split. He struck out Babe Ruth two times in succession. The Babe had a chance to drive in runs each time.
Harry Hooper was the only Red Sox player to make it to third base, and just three others reached second base. This coupled with the fact that Joe Bush did not pitch up to his usual effectiveness, put the Sox out of the running.
Hooper made it to third in the first inning, on a pass and was stranded at there. Stuffy McInnis walked in the second inning, Joe Bush opened the third with a hit, George Whiteman made a hit with one out in the fourth, Stuffy McInnis got a hit in the sixth, and
Joe Bush got a hit with one out in the seventh.
Kid Foster's double, Joe Judge's single, Howie Schulte's double, and Babe's error, gave Washington their two runs in the opening inning. A pass to Kid Foster, Judge's sacrifice, and Milan's hit, netted the other Washington run in the third inning. Joe Bush was in
trouble in three of the other innings, but averted scoring, with the help of his infield.
Babe Ruth's hand, which was injured in Philadelphia, while sliding into a base, has been bothering him. It may keep him from pitching for a while. Heinie Wagner replaced Dave Shean at second base and put up a good game in the field. Joe Bush got two clean singles and
walked once and is four times at bat. The Nationals got six of their seven hits in the first three innings.
Harry Frazee may have to add another star to the Fenway service flag. Fred Thomas left the team in Washington to go to his home in Wisconsin, where he will undergo a physical exam, and should he qualify, could be inducted into the Army.