PHIL TODT

Phil Todt smashes the Red Sox to a 6-5 victory
over the Yankees in extra innings

June 24, 1926 ... The Red Sox defeated the Yankees, 6 to 5 in an 11 inning battle, scoring the winning run with two outs. Hal Wiltse pitched a fine game for the Sox, with Tony Lazerri being the only one among the Yankee sluggers to do much damage to him. Lazerri nicked him for a single, a triple and a home run, making three of the six hits against him in nine innings.

Ted Wingfield worked the last two innings and didn't give up a hit, striking out both Lazerri and Pat Collins in the 11th.

Herb Pennock worked for the Yankees and had two bad innings. In the sixth, Baby Doll Jacobsen doubled, Howie Fitgerald singled and Topper Rigney slugged a home run. In the ninth, Fred Bratschi, batting for Wiltse, drove in the tying run with a single. Waite Hoyt then took over, but with the winning run on second and two outs, gave way to Garland Braxton in the 11th inning, to pitch to Phil Todt. Todt banged the ball by Lou Gehrig to bring home the deciding run.

The Yankees scored a couple of runs in the first inning. The Red Sox scored one in their half of the fourth, as Jacobsen beat out an infield roller, Fitgerald was passed and forced at second by Rigney. Jacobson moved over to third and scored on Alex Gaston's out at first.

In the sixth the Sox took the lead. Jacobsen doubled and went to third on Fitzgerald's base hit. Rigney drove a liner to center that Ben Paschal tried to make a shoestring catch of, but let it get by him and saw it roll to the flag pole. Rigney chased Jacobsen and Fitgerald over, to put the Sox up 4 to 3.

The Yanks tied up the score in the eighth, when Lou Gehrig reached on a two-base error and Babe Ruth knocked him in with a double to right center.

Lazerri was the first batter in the ninth and knocked the ball over the center field fence, near the clock, to put the Yanks back out front, 5 to 4. But the Sox tied the game again in the bottom of the ninth. Rigney drew a pass and Gaston moved him over to second with a sacrifice. Bratshi, batting for Wiltse, scored him with a single to left, sending the game into extra innings.

Gaston opened the 11th for the Sox with base hit and Bischoff was put in to run for him. Wingfield failed to sacrifice him over and with two strikes against him, Sy Rosenfeld was sent in, but struck out. Fred Haney popped to Lazerri and Ira Flagstead singled. Hoyt was taken out and Braxton came in to pitch to Todt. Phil hit a sharp ground at Gehrig, who partly checked the ball, which then shot over his head and bounced by Lazerri, allowing Bischoff to come home with the game winner.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

 

R

H

E

 
     

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

 

5

6

0

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

1

0

3

0

0

1

0

1

 

6

14

2

 

 

W-Ted Wingfield (6-6)
L-Waite Hoyt (11-5)
Attendance:
4500


2B-Jacobson (Bost), Ruth (NY)
3B-Lazzari (NY)
HR-Rigney (Bost), Lazzeri (NY)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Fred Haney 3b 6 0 1 .220  

 

Ira Flagstead cf 6 0 3 .286  

 

Phil Todt 1b 6 0 1 .301  

 

Bill Regan 2b 5 0 0 .345  

 

Baby Doll Jacobsn rf 5 2 3 .306  

 

Howie Fitzgerald lf 4 1 2 .282  

 

Topper Rigney ss 4 2 1 .274  

 

Alex Gaston c 4 0 2 .256  

 

John Bischoff pr 0 1 0 .293  

 

Hal Wiltse p 2 0 0 .083  

 

Fred Bratschi ph 1 0 1 .282  

 

Mike Herrera pr 0 0 0 .278  

 

Ted Wingfield p 0 0 0 .167  

 

Sy Rosenthal ph 1 0 0 .228  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Hal Wiltse 9 6 4 3 6  

 

Ted Wingfield 2 0 0 1 2  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1926 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees 44 20 -

 

 

Chicago White Sox 37 29 8

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 35 31 10

 

 

Cleveland Indians 35 31 10

 

 

Detroit Tigers 33 32 10 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals 31 32 12 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 25 39 19

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 18 44 25