FRED BRATSCHI

The Red Sox score three in the ninth
and walk-off with an 8 to 7 victory

May 21, 1926 ... The Chicago White Sox battled back from a 4-0 first inning deficit to the Red Sox, but fell in the ninth inning, when the Red Sox drove home three runs to walk-off with an 8 to 7 win.

Down 7-5, Ira Flagstead doubled to start off the ninth inning. The next two batters were retired before Phil Todt lined a single to center to score Flaggy. Then Fred Bratschi walloped a double over the head Johnny Mostil in center field and Todt sprinted home with the tying run.

Ted Lyons now took the mound to replace Ted Blankenship for Chicago, but Fred Haney lined one of his pitches to center and Bratschi dashed home with the game winner.

The Red Sox put up four runs in the first inning. Roy Carlyle singled with two outs and Todt brought him home with a triple. Old friend Everett Scott fumbled twice on grounders by Bratschi and Fred Haney to let Todt in. Mike Herrera's double to right next scored Bratschi and Haney.

In the second Chicago's Earl Sheely slammed the first of his three doubles and scored on a double by Bibb Falk. A ground ball and a sac fly then allowed Falk to score, to make the score, 4 to 2. The White Sox added their third run in the fourth inning on another double by Sheely and a base hit by Spence Harris.

The red hot Sheely next slugged two-run homer over the wall in the fifth inning, that put Chicago out front, 5 to 4. After Eddie Collins singled in the seventh inning, Sheely banged out another double off the fence to score him with the White Sox' sixth run.

The Red Sox cut Chicago's lead back to a single run in their half of the seventh. With two outs, Blankenship walked Todt and Bratschi doubled off the wall to score him, but the White Sox got that run back in the eighth to go up 7 to 5. That set the stage for the Red Sox dramatic rally in the ninth.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

0

2

0

1

2

0

1

1

0

   

7

12

3

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

3

   

8

12

0

 

 

W-Hal Wiltse (3-3)
L-Ted Blankenship (5-4)
Attendance: 9000


2B-Herrera (Bost), Flagstead (2)(Bost), Haney (Bost),
Bratschi (2)(Bost), Sheely (3)(Chi), Falk (Chi),
Hunnefield (Chi), Harris (Chi), Morehart (Chi)
3B-Todt (Bost)
HR-Sheely (Chi)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Ira Flagstead cf 5 1 2 .338  

 

Topper Rigney ss 5 0 0 .252  

 

Roy Carlyle rf 4 1 2 .286  

 

Phil Todt 1b 3 3 2 .317  

 

Fred Bratschi lf 5 2 2 .321  

 

Fred Haney 3b 5 1 3 .196  

 

Mike Herrera 2b 3 0 1 .310  

 

Alex Gaston c 3 0 0 .240  

 

Sy Rosenthal ph 1 0 0 .186  

 

John Bischoff c 0 0 0 .242  

 

Paul Zahniser p 2 0 0 .000  

 

Tom Jenkins ph 1 0 0 .189  

 

Hal Wiltse p 0 0 0 .100  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Paul Zahniser 8 11 7 2 1  

 

Hal Wiltse - 1 0 0 0  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1926 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees 24 9 -

 

 

Washington Nationals 21 16 5

 

 

Cleveland Indians 19 14 5

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 19 16 6

 

 

Chicago White Sox 19 17 6 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 17 17 7 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 10 22 13 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 8 26 16 1/2