Joe Wood ties Cy Young for the most wins in a season
by a Red Sox pitcher with his 33rd victory

JOE WOOD

ON THIS DATE (September 25, 1912) ... The Red Sox made it an even 100.  Joe Wood made the skeptics, who thought he might spiral downward after his record setting pace, quiet down.  Joe was cheerful as a lark and smoked the ball over the plate wonderfully, striking out ten batters, walking one, and only giving up two singles. 

One of the great plays of the season happened on the last play of the game.  With Bob Williams on third and Dutch Sterrett on first for New York, Hal Chase hit a high fly to right field which Harry Hooper lost in the sun.  He made a couple of quick strides toward the infield, rubbernecking to try and pick up the ball in the sun.  He finally saw it, and realizing it was going deep, broke toward center field at a full gallop.  He made the catch at full reach, whirled and doubled up Sterrett at first, with a pin-point throw to Jake Stahl, to end the game. 

Boston sewed up the game in the first inning.  Speaker walked, Lewis singled, and Engle reached on an error, allowing Speaker to score.  Lewis and Engel then worked a double steal to perfection and Jake Stahl brought them in with a double into the new seats on the left field bank.  Wagner then doubled to left bringing in Stahl with the fourth run. 

The Sox put up two more runs later in the game, thus sewing up Joe Wood’s 33rd win, tying Cy Young for the Red Sox record for wins in a season (Note: Joe Wood will win his 34th game at Philadelphia, setting the Red Sox record for single season wins. It is Wood's 18th win at Fenway Park, also a record that stands to this day)

 

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W-Joe Wood (33-5)
L-Al Schulz
Attendance – 4000

2B-Stahl (Bost), Wagner (Bost), Speaker (Bost)
3B-Cady (Bost)