THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
Reb Russell trips up the Sox once again
July 28, 1918 ...
White Sox hurler Reb Russell once more blocked the road of progress the Red Sox today, the result was an 8-0 defeat, and three games out of four lost at Comiskey Park. Reb was at his best, to the dismay of the Sox, not only keeping them from reaching third, but he struck out six, turning the trick on
Mr. Babe Ruth, twice.
Carl Mays opposed Russell and came back for revenge in the trimming he took during the first game of the series, but Russell failed to show in the proper respect and he, himself, pulled out a couple of two baggers, one with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. All
three men scored and it was more than enough to spill Boston's hopes. Mays finished the inning, but new addition, Jean Dubuc came fourth and finished the game.
The White Sox hammered out ten base hits and they didn't waste any of them, nine being utilized in the production of the eight runs. The Red Sox had six fruitless hits to their credit.
Russell started the first successful attack in the third inning with a double. After one was out, he moved to third on Wilbur Goode's groundout and scored on Nemo Liebold's single.
In the fourth inning, when three runs were rushed over, Russell started by being hit by a pitch ball, followed by Shano Collins and Wilbur Goode's singles, a walk by Eddie Collins, and a rare error by Everett Scott. A well executed squeeze play netted the third run of
the inning. In the sixth, Buck Weaver and Frank McMullen singled and Ray Schalk walked to fill the bases. Russell lined out his second double of the game, sending them both home. Singles by Eddie Collins Swede Risberg, along with a couple of stolen bases, produced the final tally of the
game. The final score White Sox 8, Red Sox 0.
The Red Sox signed George Cochran. Cochran played third base with the Kansas City Blues of the American Association, which ended their season a week ago. Cochran batted .284 with eleven stolen bases.