CARL MAYS

"CURSED" - BABE RUTH IS SOLD ...
The Sox welcome back their former
players by beating them

April 19, 1920 ... Carl Mays, Babe Ruth, Duffy Lewis and Ernie Shore came back to Fenway Park today and did not have much of a Patriot's Day holiday to make them happy. The Red Sox fought their way to a double victory over the Yankees, winning the first game 6 to 0, and then trouncing them 8 to 3 in the afternoon game.

A fine morning crowd witnessed a shutout, as Waite Hoyt executed a well pitched game and Mogridge had little with which to scare the Red Sox. In the afternoon game, with one of the biggest crowds at Fenway Park, the fans witnessed a great battle between Joe Bush and Carl Mays. The game, like many battles, became one-sided when the Yankees faltered under the strain, while Bush gained speed and power as the game advanced. Carl Mays proved hittable and the Red Sox breezed to an easy victory.

The afternoon game was bitterly contested and held the crowd's attention. The fans that were attracted to see Babe Ruth had the satisfaction of seeing him not be a hero. They were strong for the Babe except when he had chances to break up the ball games. He had three hits in the two games, but all in all, the Boston pitchers had him figured.

For Mays it was a day be remembered. He was ridden by the usually friendly fans unmercifully. He was jeered and booed from the beginning of the game until he was beaten in the seventh inning, when he was beaten by the timely hitting of Harry Hooper and Mike McNally. As he left the field, the crowd roared derisively, as he stood near the Boston dugout and tipped his cap.

Joe Bush looked so good for two innings yesterday, that he received the start today. Twice he saw the Yankees pull way to a one run lead, but there was timely hitting to put him back into the running. He had speed and control and his curveball worked better than in practice.

The morning game was not much of a contest. The Yankees had five hits against Hoyt which were scattered. The Red Sox scored two runs in the third inning and then knocked out five hits against Mogridge in the sixth, which netted four runs.

Not only did the Red Sox have good pitching in both games, but they had great and timely hitting. Everett Scott and two hits in each game, and Mike McNally connected twice in the opener and four times in the afternoon. Each player was responsible for three Boston runs.

In the morning, the Red Sox broke away in the third inning when Scott opened with a long triple over Sammy Vick's head, scoring when Roxy Walters sent a Texas Leaguer over Bob Meusel's head into left field. Harry Hooper reached first base and McNally lined a single to right which was fumbled by Vick. He went to third and then scored when Roger Peckinpaugh took Truck Hannah's throw to head off a double steal, and failed to tag McNally at second. That gave the Red Sox a quick 2 to 0 lead.

Then in the sixth, the game was put away for good. Hooper started the four-run inning with a hit to right and immediately stole second base. McNally sent him home with a hit up the middle and Mike Menosky's sacrifice bunt, proved to be a base hit, when it sailed over Meusel's head. Tim Hendryx hit one to right-field that brought McNally across and he then scored when Duffy Lewis dropped Stuffy McInnis' easy fly ball. Kid Foster popped out to Peckinpaugh, but Scotty singled to left, scoring Hendryx. When the dust cleared, the Red Sox had a 6 to 0 lead. The Yankees only saw second base three times, on doubles by Vick and Ruth, and when Wally Pipp sacrificed Peckinpaugh, who had walked.

The afternoon ballgame was much harder fought in the morning contest. Carl Mays was working every nerve and muscle to win against his old team, and to rub it into the face of the fans, who were so keenly showing their disapproval of him for deserting the club last summer. Joe Bush, as one would imagine, was in a similar frame of mind, keyed up to show that he had returned to his former pitching form. With the pitchers on edge, the ballplayers became no less so. For six innings it was a battle.

The Yankees broke into the run column in the opening inning and with one out, Peckinpaugh was passed and galloped around the bases when Pipp poked a line drive double between Hendryx and Menosky. In the next inning the Red Sox got this run back when Hendryx worked Mays for a pass and advanced on McInnis' sacrifice. He scored when Scott singled to left.

Bush got into a hole in the fourth inning, but pulled himself out after the Yankees had scored their second run. Duffy Lewis opened with a double to the fence and took third on a base hit by Meusel. Del Pratt then hit a high bouncer to Foster, whose throw to the plate was high, but Lewis was called out for not sliding and being able to be tagged. Muddy Ruel hit a ground ball to Scott, who got him at first after making a momentary fumble, and giving enough time for Meusel to score. Bush then filled the bases by passing Mogridge and Vick, but Peckinpaugh lined out to Menosky to end the threat.

In the sixth inning the Red Sox tied up the game again when McNally singled and was forced by Menosky, who advanced to third on Hendryx' ground out and raced home on McInnis' single to left. The Red Sox went ahead to stay in the seventh inning, when with one out, Mays passed Mickey Devine. After Mays struck out Bush, Devine stole second and came home on Hooper's line drive to center. Hooper moved up on the Babe's throw to home and then scored on McNally's third hit of the day. That ended the day for Mays and Ernie Shore came in. Shore was then taken out after Hendryx and McInnis both singled, Foster was passed, and two runs were driven in by Everett Scott.

Rip Collins was then brought in by Miller Huggins, but he got off to a bad start when Meusel threw wild to the plate, fielding a high bounding hit from Devine. Two runs scored on a throwing error and Scott later came in when McNally's fly ball that dropped safely in front of Vick and Ruth. With the score 8 to 2, the Yankees got a valueless run off Joe Bush in the ninth-inning.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

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GAME #1

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NEW YORK YANKEES

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BOSTON RED SOX

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W-Waite Hoyt (1-0)
L-George Mogridge (0-1)
Attendance - 22,000

2B-Vick (NY), Ruth (NY)
3B-Scott (Bost)

 

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GAME #2

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NEW YORK YANKEES

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7

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BOSTON RED SOX

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8

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W-Joe Bush (2-0)
L-Carl Mays (0-1)

2B-Pipp (NY), Lewis (NY), McNally (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #1

 

AB

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AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper rf 3 2 1 .333  

 

Mike McNally 2b 4 1 2 .231  

 

Mike Menosky lf 4 1 1 .231  

 

Tim Hendryx cf 4 1 1 .231  

 

Stuffy McInnis 1b 4 0 0 .143  

 

Kid Foster 3b 3 0 0 .000  

 

Everett Scott ss 3 1 2 .333  

 

Roxy Walters c 2 0 1 .375  

 

Waite Hoyt p 3 0 0 .000  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Waite Hoyt 9 5 0 1 2  

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #2

 

AB

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AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper rf 5 1 1 .286  

 

Mike McNally 2b 5 0 4 .389  

 

Mike Menosky lf 5 1 0 .167  

 

Tim Hendryx cf 3 2 1 .250  

 

Stuffy McInnis 1b 3 1 2 .235  

 

Kid Foster 3b 3 1 0 .000  

 

Everett Scott ss 3 1 2 .400  

 

Mickey Devine c 2 1 0 .333  

 

Joe Bush p 4 0 0 .000  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Joe Bush 9 7 3 5 5  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1920 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 4 0 -

 

 

Chicago White Sox 2 0 1

 

 

Cleveland Indians 3 1 1

 

 

St. Louis Browns 1 1 2

 

 

Washington Nationals 1 2 2 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 1 2 2 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 1 3 3

 

 

Detroit Tigers 0 4 4