THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
The Sox get quietly trimmed by Chicago, 4-2
July 25, 1918 ...
The Chicago White Sox gave the proud Red Sox a neat and precise trimming, 4-2. It was about as quiet a victory as there has ever been at Comiskey Park. The 2000 fans present seemed that it all was for no use, for they didn't just know how Secretary of War Baker would decide. Under such a strain,
baseball has lost its chief merit, for it can't even furnish mental relaxation and recreation to the tired citizens.
While the timely and frequent hitting of chick Gandil was a stirring feature, Reb Russell gained a worthy share of that honor by superb and steady pitching. A pitcher must be at the top of his form if he can limit the mighty Babe Ruth to just one single in a whole
In the second inning, when Gandil led off with a single, Chicago produced their first run. A sacrifice by Collins and a single by Weaver, put Gandil over the plate. In the sixth, after one was out, singles by Eddie Murphy, Nemo Liebold, and Gandil produced another run.
And in the eighth inning. Eddie Murphy singled, Liebold sacrificed, Eddie Collins walked, and Gandil's two bagger sent two men home.
Successive singles by Amos Strunk, Ruth, and Stuffy McInnis, after one was out in the seventh, gave the Red Sox one run. In the ninth, Strunk came around again, beating out a bunt and going the rest of the way on an infield out and Everett Scott's single.
Former Tiger pitcher Jean Dubuc was obtained by the Red Sox. Dubuc played for Salt Lake City in the Pacific Coast League this year.
Babe Ruth has been offered a contract which for the Hibbing, Minnesota team of the head of the Lakes League. It is said he will accept it Secretary Baker closes down big-league baseball. The report of Provost Marshal Gen. Crowder, on the baseball question, and the
briefs submitted yesterday by representatives of the baseball industry were understood to have been considered by Sec. Baker during the day. No indication of when the decision will be announced was available.