ED MORRIS

Ed Morris delivers a walk-off double for a win

July 2, 1930 ... Big Ed Morris hammered a double off the left field wall in the last of the ninth, to send Otis Miller home with the walk-off run, enabling the Red Sox to beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-4.

Clint Brown held the Red Sox hitters to one run until the eighth inning, while his Indian teammates piled up a three run advantage. But a rally in the eighth inning, climaxed by  Phil Todt's two run homer, allowed the Sox to tie the game.

In the fourth inning, down 4-0, Tom Oliver scored the Sox first run after he doubled and came home on a ground out to second by Russ Scarritt.

Danny MacFayden had allowed Cleveland their four runs and was taken out for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. Bill Sweeney started the rally with a single up the middle and moved up to second when centerfielder Earl Averill bobbled the ball. Oliver next drove a liner to center that scored Sweeney. That brought up Phil Todt, who took one of Brown's pitches into the right field bleachers tying the game at four apiece.

Ed Morris took over for MacFayden and was able to pitch out of trouble in the ninth. Then in the bottom of the inning, Otis Miller drew a walk from Wes Ferrell, who had taken over for Brown. Miller was sacrificed over to second and Johnnie Heving was intentionally walked to set up a force. Morris was next and he lined a drive off the left field wall. Miller scampered around third and ended the game crossing the plate, for a 5 to 4 come-from-behind win.

Tom Oliver (.324 BA) had a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

CLEVELAND INDIANS

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

   

4

11

1

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

3

1

   

5

10

1

 

 

W-Ed Morris (4-6)
L-Wes Ferrell (11-8)
Attendance: 5000

2B-Oliver (Bost), Webb (Bost), Morris (Bost),
Falk (Clev), Brown (Clev)
HR-Todt (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Tom Oliver cf 4 2 4 .324  

 

Phil Todt 1b 4 1 1 .265  

 

Russ Scarritt lf 4 0 0 .286  

 

Earl Webb rf 3 0 2 .321  

 

Bill Regan 2b 4 0 1 .297  

 

Otis Miller 3b 2 1 0 .264  

 

Hal Rhyne ss 3 0 0 .224  

 

Johnnie Heving c 3 0 0 .260  

 

Danny MacFayden p 2 0 0 .136  

 

Bill Sweeney ph 1 0 1 .275  

 

Jack Russell pr 0 1 0 .205  

 

Ed Morris p 1 0 1 .313  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Danny MacFayden 8 10 3 1 0  

 

Ed Morris 1 1 0 1 1  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1930 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 48 26 -

 

 

Washington Nationals 44 25 1 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 43 26 2 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians 35 36 11 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 30 43 17 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 29 43 18

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 28 42 18

 

 

Chicago White Sox 25 41 19