& BABE RUTH
THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
St. Louis shuts out the Sox in a close one
August 22, 1918 ...
The Browns turned around and licked the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Big Dave Davenport shaded Joe Bush in an interesting tilt. The Browns put up their best game of the season here, and were up and doing everything in every turn. Carelessness and failure to produce in the pinch, hurt the Sox and the defeat
yesterday knocked them out of an opportunity to gain a little ground on the Indians were plastered in Washington 7-1.
Everett Scott was everywhere for the Red Sox, while Stuffy McInnis had six assists at first base, which is something one doesn't read about very often. Joe Bush held the Browns to one blow in the fifth inning, when they threatened to knock the foundation out from under
him, yet they only scored one run, however, it was enough to win the game. Tim Hendryx opened with a double to left for St. Louis and moved to third on Joe Gedeon's sacrifice. He scored when Jimmy Austin laced a double past Babe Ruth.
Ruth opened the second by laying down the bunt toward right and crossing up the opposition. An infield out, put them at second, and he tried to score when Scotty beat out an infield hit. Davenport covered the base on the grounder to Sisler and Babe kept going. Davenport
threw him out at the plate.
In the sixth inning and in the ninth inning, the Red Sox had good chances to win, but the Browns defense tightened and the Sox came up empty and lost the game 1 to 0.
In Cincinnati, President Ban Johnson of the American League, told the National Commission tonight, that he received approval from the War Department and Secretary Baker for the playing of the World Series, as scheduled. The National Commission is considering cabling,
detailed stories of the games to the American and Canadian forces overseas.