IN COMES QUINN ...
THE RED SOX SINK TO THE BOTTOM
Five Solid Hits beat the
Browns in the end
August 18, 1924 ...
The Red Sox defeated the Browns in a last ditch effort by a 3 to 2
score. For most of the game, the pitching of St. Louis' Ernie Wingard
kept the Sox bats mostly quiet.
Then in the ninth inning, down 2-0, Val Picinich came in as a pinch
hitter for Alex Ferguson to start the final inning. He laced a single
to right, and then Ira Flagstead flew out to left. Bill Wambsgnass
bombed a shot to right center and legged it all the way to third
base, scoring Picinich.
As the infield moved in to keep Wamby at third, Ike Boone laced a
single by them to score the tying run. Joe Harris next took his turn
and shot for the fences but fell short for the second out.
John Collins came up and then lined a base hit into center, leaving
things up to Homer Ezzell. His sizzling single to center brought
Boone home with the deciding run and a come-from-behind Sox win. Five
clutch hits had produced three runs in two-thirds of an inning, when
all that Wingard had allowed was four scattered Sox safeties for
Alex Ferguson had pitched a good game for the Red Sox and was helped
by sensational catches by Flagstead. The Browns first run came in the
second inning as the result of some infield hits and a wild throw to
first. The other St. Louis run counted when Baby Doll Jacobson
tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly.