BILL BARRETT

The Red Sox come back for
a walk-off win in extra innings

August 2, 1929 ... The Red Sox beat the White Sox, 3 to 2, in a 10 inning battle at Fenway. Outfielder Bill Barrett got a lot of satisfaction by being the one who beat his former team.

With the score knotted at 1-1, Doug Taitt, who went to the White Sox in the Barrett trade, led off the first half of the 10th inning with a double, and then scored what at the moment, seemed to be the winning run.

For nine innings the game was a pitchers duel between Jack Russell and the White Sox veteran, Red Faber.

The White Sox were the first to get on the board in the first inning, on a hit by the first batter, Alex Metzler, a sac bunt and a base hit by Carl Reynolds. The Red Sox tied thing up in the third, when Hal Rhyne reached  on a bobbled ball and scored on Wally Gerber's drive to right field that went for a triple. Then the battle settled in between Russell and Faber.

In the 10th, Taitt doubled to left off the Sox new pitcher, Milt Gaston. After Bill Hunnefield struck out, Moe Berg scored Taitt of a single to right. Faber ended the inning by grounding into a doubleplay.

In the home half of the tenth, Jack Rothrock was tossed out by Faber. Johnnie Heving batted for Wally Gerber and struck out, but made if to first when Berg, the catcher, let the pitch get away and threw the ball to first pulling first baseman Art Shires off the bag. Russ Scarritt forced Heving at second and up came Barrett looking to punish the team that gave up on him. He sent a ball off the left field wall to score Scarritt and tie things up again. Bill Regan's single up the middle ended the game, bringing home Barrett 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

 

R

H

E

 
     

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

2

7

3

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

 

3

10

1

 

 

W-Milt Gaston (6-13)
L-Red Faber (10-9)
Attendance: 2000

2B-BiBarrett (Bost), Reynolds (Chi), Faber (Chi),
Hunnefield (Chi), Taitt (Chi)
3B-Gerber (Bost), Todt (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Jack Rothrock cf 5 0 1 .286  

 

Wally Gerber 2b 4 0 1 .185  

 

Johnnie Heving ph 1 0 0 .333  

 

Bill Narleski pr 0 0 0 .279  

 

Russ Scarritt lf 5 1 2 .302  

 

Billy Barrett rf 5 1 2 .275  

 

Bill Regan 3b 5 0 2 .263  

 

Phil Todt 1b 4 0 2 .241  

 

Bobby Reeves pr 0 0 0 .228  

 

Alex Gaston c 0 0 0 .246  

 

Charlie Berry c 3 0 0 .240  

 

Ken Williams ph/1b 0 0 0 .349  

 

Hal Rhyne ss 4 1 0 .234  

 

Jack Russell p 3 0 0 .149  

 

Elliot Bigelow ph 1 0 0 .285  

 

Milt Gaston p 0 0 0 .234  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Jack Russell 9 5 1 0 1  

 

Milt Gaston 1 2 1 0 1  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1929 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 74 26 -

 

 

New York Yankees 60 35 11 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 53 46 20 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians 53 47 21

 

 

Detroit Tigers 47 52 26 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals 38 57 33 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 39 62 35 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 30 69 43 1/2