IN COMES QUINN ...
THE RED SOX SINK TO THE BOTTOM
Wamby's 11th inning walk-off
hit breaks the Sox losing streak and gives Buster Ross his first win
July 22, 1924 ... The Red Sox ended their losing streak
with a dramatic 4 to 3 defeat of the Cleveland Indians. With two
runners on base and two outs, the Indians decided to walk Homer
Ezzell intentionally and face Bill Wambsgnass, who had gone hitless.
But Wamby came through with a base hit over second base that brought
Howie Shanks home with the walk-off winning run.
The game marked the first major league victory for Buster Ross. He
had relieved Curt Fullerton after a pinch hitter batted for him. He
held the Indians in check for the rest of the game. And in the 11th
inning, his base hit to right allowed Howie Shanks to scoot over to
third base. Ezzell then drew the free pass and Wambsgnass' base hit
gave him the win.
The Indians had jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning. But in
the sixth inning, Ezzell slammed a double to left and scored on a
base hit by John Collins.
Cleveland added another run in the seventh and in the Sox' last at
bat in the ninth inning, Ira Flagstead led with a base hit and Val
Picinich hit a line drive to center that got by Tris Speaker who
slipped and fell. Flaggy scored easily and Picinich was able to leg
it out all around the bases for an inside-the-park home run to tie
the game at 3-3.