“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

CARL MAYS

THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
Carl Mays takes the Sox to the brink of winning it all

August 30, 1918 ...  It was Carl Mays day at Fenway Park yesterday, and almost 5000 fans saw his submarine ball dominate the Athletics. The first game was a romp, the Sox registering a 12 to 0 victory. The second game they copped 4 to 1. It was plain to see before the first game got going, that the Macks would never catch the boys from Fenway and Mays just stuck the ball over the plate, taking it easy, and grooming himself for the encore in the afternoon, when he faced Scott Perry.

Mays had a fine day, pitching and hitting well, fielding his position with his normal class. He now has turned 21 victories and will probably not work anymore games between now and the World Series. Ed Barrow is reserving him to battle Hippo Vaughn in the opening joust in Chicago.

The first game was a crazy sort of an affair, with Philly making eight errors and numerous mental slips. Young Roy Johnson pitched the first two innings and then Connie Mack commandeered right fielder Charlie Jamieson for pitching service. After Scott Perry worked seven innings in the second game, he was sent to the showers and Johnson was again called upon.

Babe Ruth returned today and his double in the first inning of the first game pushed two runs over. He made some good catches, and in fact, the entire Sox club played smartly in the field all day. Everett Scott had his usual particular shining performance.

In the first game it was just one run after another and between the wildness of the A's pitchers and the errors, the Sox did not have to hit the ball to win, but they smashed the ball safely 11 times.

One more Red Sox victory or Cleveland loss will give them the American League pennant. Baseball is picking up in its contribution prominent players for war service, with men such as Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Tris Speaker, and Eddie Collins, going into the service recently joining Hank Gowdy, Grover Alexander, Hal Janvrin and the many others who are doing their bit over there.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

GAME #1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

   

0

9

8

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

2

3

3

0

0

2

2

0

x

   

12

11

1

 

 

W-Carl Mays (20-13)
L-Roy Johnson (0-5)
Attendance - 4644

2B-Ruth (Bost)
3B-Oldring (Phil)

 

P

C

GAME #2

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

   

1

4

1

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

3

0

1

0

0

0

x

   

4

5

2

 

 

W-Carl Mays (21-13)
L-Scott Perry (20-19)

2B-Acosta (Phil), Hooper (Bost)
3B-Strunk (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #1

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 1 0 .290

 

 

George Whiteman

rf

1 0 1 .255

 

 

Dave Shean

2b

3 2 1 .265

 

 

Amos Strunk

cf

4 0 0 .254

 

 

Babe Ruth

lf

4 0 2 .301

 

 

Hack Miller

lf

0 0 0 .333

 

 

Stuffy McInnis

1b

4 0 0 .271

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

4 3 2 .224

 

 

George Cochran

3b

1 0 0 .104

 

 

Jack Coffey

3b

4 1 0 .178

 

 

Wally Schang

c

4 3 2 .243

 

 

Carl Mays

p

3 2 3 .277

 

               
    IP H ER SO ERA  
  Carl Mays 9 9 0 2 2.25  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #2

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

1 2 1 .292

 

 

Dave Shean

2b

4 1 1 .264

 

 

Amos Strunk

cf

3 0 1 .255

 

 

Babe Ruth

lf

2 0 0 .299

 

 

Stuffy McInnis

1b

4 0 0 .268

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 0 0 .222

 

 

George Cochran

3b

4 0 0 .096

 

 

Wally Schang

c

1 0 0 .242

 

 

Carl Mays

p

3 1 2 .288

 

               
    IP H ER SO ERA  
  Carl Mays 9 4 1 3 2.21  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

73

49

-

 

 

Cleveland Indians

71 54 3 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

69 55 5

 

 

New York Yankees

59 60 12 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox

57 63 15

 

 

St. Louis Browns

56 63 15 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers

52 69 20 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

50 74 24

 

     
 

Number to clinch - 1