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" when I found you had only 15,000 blacks here."
--Calvin Griffith, racist owner of the Twins on why he decided to move the team to Minnesota.

 
Boston Red Sox 1, Chicago Cubs 0

Boston Red Sox 1, Chicago Cubs 0

Day

World Series Game Played on Thursday, September 5, 1918 (D) at Comiskey Park

BOS A    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  0
CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  0
BATTING
Boston Red Sox        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hooper rf              4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Shean 2b               2   1   1   0       2   1       0   3
Strunk cf              3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Whiteman lf            4   0   2   0       0   1       5   0
McInnis 1b             2   0   1   1       1   0      10   0
Scott ss               4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Thomas 3b              3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Agnew c                3   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Ruth p                 3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Totals                28   1   5   1       3   6      27   8
BATTING - 
SH: McInnis (1,off Vaughn); Strunk (1,off Vaughn).
IBB: McInnis (1,by Vaughn).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Hooper (1,2nd base by Vaughn/Killefer).
Chicago Cubs          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Flack rf               3   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Hollocher ss           3   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Mann lf                4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Paskert cf             4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Merkle 1b              3   0   1   0       1   0       9   2
Pick 2b                3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  O'Farrell ph         1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Deal 3b                4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  McCabe pr            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Killefer c             4   0   0   0       0   0       7   2
Vaughn p               3   0   0   0       0   1       3   5
Totals                32   0   6   0       1   4      27  14
BATTING - 
SH: Hollocher (1,off Ruth).
HBP: Flack (1,by Ruth).
Team LOB: 8.
PITCHING
Boston Red Sox        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Ruth W(1-0)            9     6   0   0   1   4   0
Chicago Cubs          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Vaughn L(0-1)          9     5   1   1   3   6   0
HBP: Ruth (1,Flack).
IBB: Vaughn (1,McInnis).
Umpires: Hank O'Day (NL), George Hildebrand (AL), Bill Klem (NL), Brick Owens (AL)
Time of Game: 1:50   Attendance: 19274
Starting Lineups:

   Boston Red Sox                Chicago Cubs             
1. Hooper              rf        Flack               rf
2. Shean               2b        Hollocher           ss
3. Strunk              cf        Mann                lf
4. Whiteman            lf        Paskert             cf
5. McInnis             1b        Merkle              1b
6. Scott               ss        Pick                2b
7. Thomas              3b        Deal                3b
8. Agnew               c         Killefer            c
9. Ruth                p         Vaughn              p

RED SOX 1ST: Hooper grounded out (first to pitcher); Debut
game for Hippo Vaughn; Shean singled to right; Debut game
for Dave Shean; Strunk forced Shean (third to second);
Strunk was out trying to advance to second; Debut game for
George Whiteman; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Flack was called out on strikes; Debut game for Max
Flack; Hollocher grounded out (second to first); Debut
game for Charlie Hollocher; Mann singled to left; Paskert
singled to left [Mann to third, Paskert to second (on throw to
3b)]; Merkle walked; Pick made an out to left; Debut game for
Charlie Pick; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Cubs 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Whiteman singled to center; McInnis out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Whiteman to second]; Scott
made an out to right; Thomas grounded out (first to pitcher);
Debut game for Fred Thomas; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox
0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Deal grounded out (pitcher to first); Killefer
grounded out (second to first); Vaughn popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Cubs 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Agnew popped to catcher in foul territory; Debut
game for Sam Agnew; Ruth lined to center; Hooper singled to
left; Hooper was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Flack singled to center; Hollocher out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Flack to second]; Mann grounded out
(second to first) [Flack to third]; Paskert grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Cubs 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Shean walked; Strunk made an out to pitcher;
Whiteman singled to left [Shean to second]; McInnis singled to
left [Shean scored, Whiteman to second]; Scott made an out to
third; Thomas struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs
0.

CUBS 4TH: Merkle made an out to right; Pick struck out; Deal
made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

RED SOX 5TH: Agnew grounded out (third to first); Ruth struck
out; Hooper grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 5TH: Killefer made an out to left; Vaughn struck out; Flack
was hit by a pitch; Hollocher made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

RED SOX 6TH: Shean was called out on strikes; Strunk grounded
out (pitcher to first); Whiteman flied to right in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 6TH: Mann made an out to right; Paskert singled to center;
Merkle singled to center [Paskert to second]; Pick grounded out
(first unassisted) [Paskert to third, Merkle to second]; Deal
made an out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

RED SOX 7TH: McInnis flied to center; Scott grounded out
(shortstop to first); Thomas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 7TH: Killefer made an out to center; Vaughn grounded out
(shortstop to first); Flack grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

RED SOX 8TH: Agnew grounded out (third to first); Ruth struck
out; Hooper grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 8TH: Hollocher grounded out (first unassisted); Mann made
an out to left; Paskert was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

RED SOX 9TH: Shean walked; Strunk out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Shean to second]; Whiteman struck out;
McInnis was walked intentionally; Scott grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 9TH: Merkle made an out to left; O'FARRELL BATTED FOR PICK;
O'Farrell popped to third; Debut game for Bob O'Farrell;
Deal singled to third; MCCABE RAN FOR DEAL; Killefer made an out
to right; Debut game for Bill McCabe; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Red Sox 1, Cubs 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Red Sox          1   5   0    5
 Cubs             0   6   0    8

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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