BOB BARRETT

The Red Sox pull out a 5-4 win over the A's

May 28, 1929 ... The league leading Athletics, after winning 11 straight, ran into a snag at Fenway Park. The Red Sox staged a stubborn uphill fight and came away a winner, by a score of 5 to 4.

Bob Barrett, who came into the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning, drove in a run with a single and in the next inning drove in the tying and winning runs with another hit.

The A's had gotten away to a four run lead. Although he was hit freely, Sox pitcher, Milt Gaston, pitched clutch ball when he needed to except in the fourth inning. There, with the bases loaded, Mule Haas slammed a triple, driving in three runs.

The Sox scored their first run when Al Simmons tried to make a shoestring catch on Charlie Berry with two outs and a man on first. He missed and it allowed Bobby Reeves to come all the way around from first to score, making the score 4 to 1.

Rube Walberg was driven out of the game in the seventh inning, when Grant Gillis opened with a double and Bob Barrett drove him home with a base-hit. Barrett then stole second and moved on to third when nobody covered second to take Mickey Cochrane's throw. He scored on a sacrifice fly, to cut the A's lead to one run, 4 to 3.

Then in the eighth, Jack Rothrock beat out an infield hit and both Billy Barrett and Elliott Bigelow drew free passes. Then Bob Barrett drove a single to center and both Rothrock and Billy Barrett scored the tying and go-ahead runs. Gaston put down the A's in ninth and the Sox claimed a satisfying win that got them out of the American League's cellar.

 
 
 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS

1

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

   

4

12

1

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

2

x

   

5

8

3

 

 

W-Milt Gaston (1-5)
L-Bill Shores (2-1)
Attendance: 3500

2B-Berry (Bost), Gillis (Bost), Haas (Phil)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Bill Narleski ss 4 0 1 .365  

 

Jack Rothrock cf 3 1 1 .268  

 

Russ Scarritt lf 4 0 1 .263  

 

Billy Barrett rf 3 1 0 .143  

 

Grant Gillis 2b 3 1 1 .314  

 

Elliot Bigelow ph 0 0 0 .263  

 

Wally Gerber 2b 0 0 0 .111  

 

Phil Todt 1b 2 0 0 .215  

 

Bob Barrett ph/3b 2 1 2 .296  

 

Bobby Reeves 3b 3 1 1 .175  

 

Jerry Standaert 1b 0 0 0 .176  

 

Charlie Berry c 2 0 1 .205  

 

Milt Gaston p 3 0 0 .214  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Milt Gaston 9 12 4 1 4  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1929 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 25 9 -

 

 

St. Louis Browns 24 13 2 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 20 13 4 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 22 19 6 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians 17 19 9

 

 

Chicago White Sox 15 24 12 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 11 24 14 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals 10 23 14 1/2