THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
Carl Mays wild pitches the game away
2, 1918 ...
The Cleveland Indians were able to figure out submariner Carl Mays, as today they registered their third victory off him this season, and a 6 to 3, win at Dunn Field in Cleveland. It was first blood for the Tribe in the battle for first place, and tonight the Sox are only 4 1/2 games ahead of
Cleveland, who has not given up any hope of making it to the World Series.
The Indians jumped on Mays right from the start. The fact that the Red Sox jumped on starter Stan Coveleski in the opening round did not dampen spirit of the boys from Cleveland and they grabbed back two runs in their bottom half of the first inning. Rookie Walt Kinney
worked the last three innings of the game and each of the nine Indian players took a chance of him. None were able to reach first. Two struck out, two fouled out, two hit infield grounders and one lofted an easy fly ball. The fact that Kinney pitched so well is a plus in the Red Sox column
as the season spirals down to an end.
It was a peculiar game. Each team had six hits, including one double. Coveleski issued one more pass than Carl Mays did yet the pair of Boston hurlers struck out one more batsman then did Coveleski. Yet Cleveland scored twice as many runs.
The Indians did not waste a single hit, nor either of the passes they received. The Indians took advantage of mistakes. Mays shot wild the plate on two occasions that accounted for three Cleveland runs. The Tribe can also thank catcher Wally Schang for his poor aim on a
throw he made to third. It's a mistake that cost another run.
American League President Ban Johnson departed for Cleveland from Chicago to attend a special meeting of the league tomorrow. The American League executive has the vote of six of the eight club owners in favor of his plan to close the season on August 20 and then play a
World Series within the 11 days remaining before the first of the month.
The National League club presidents met in New York late today and league owners voted to end their season, no later than Labor Day, September 2. Immediately afterwards the winning club should participate in a World Series with the American League flag winner, providing
arrangements for such a contest can be made.
Pittsburgh Pirate president Barney Dreyfuss left for Cleveland to confer with American League officers. He was given full power to represent the National League, who will abide by any agreement he makes. All the National League club owners are in favor of a World
Series, and it is understood that American League club owners feel the same.