Babe Ruth returns to Fenway Park as a Yankee

BABE RUTH

ON THIS DATE (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 George 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.

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.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

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BALLS

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OUTS

 
 
 

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GAME #1

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2

3

4

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6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

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NEW YORK YANKEES

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

   

0

5

3

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

2

0

0

4

0

0

x

   

6

8

0

 

 

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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0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

   

3

7

2

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

1

0

0

0

1

2

4

x

   

8

10

3

 

 

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

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