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A passed baH, one of Walsh's spit
ters, following a single and the
game's only error, defeated Chicago
Oct. 2, 1908.
The stakes were tremendous. De
troit, Cleveland and Chicago were
The heroes of the greatest pitchers'
battle in baseball: Addie Joss (above)
and Ed Walsh (below).
grouped in a mad pennant rush. The
season ended in five days and the
team that lost needs must win the
four remaining games to get the flag
GAMES EVER PLAYED
Chicago lost and then won threa
straight from Detroit, , losing the
game that would have taken the
Joss and Walsh were equally bril
liant in different ways. Joss using a
baffling curve, forced the Sox to hit
easy infield chances, or flies the out
fielders gobbled without effort. But
two balls were hit hard all afternoon.
Walsh's spit ball broke fiendishly and
finally one broke out of Ossie
Joss began by throwing out Hahn;
Perring and Hinchman retired Jones
and Isbell. Walsh fanned Goode and
threw out Bradley. Isbell threw out
Second Joss threw out Dough
erty; Davis flew to Hinchman and
Perring threw out Parent. Walsh
fanned Lajoie, tossed out Stovall and
Third Schreck popped; Lajoie
threw out Tannehill and Walsh. Bir
mingham singled to right and reach
ed second as. Walsh caught him off
first, going to third when Isbell's
throw escaped Davis. Parent tossed
out Perring. Joss fanned. With
Goode at bat, a spitter escaped
Schreck, Birmingham scoring. Goode
Fourth Lajoie threw out Hahn
and Jones. Isbell lofted to Hinch
man. Walsh struck out Bradley and
Hinchman. Lajoie singled and stole.
Walsh tossed out Stovall.
Fifth Joss fanned Dougherty and
threw out Davis and Parent. Walsh
struck out the entire side.
Sixth Lajoie threw out Schreck;
Tannehill was easy for Joss "and
Walsh filed to Goode. Walsh fanned
Goode and threw out Bradley. Hahn
took Hinchman's liner.
Seventh Hahn out, Joss to Sto-,
vail; Jones whiffed; Isbell out, Lajoie
to Stovall. Walsh fanned Lajoie
(second time), took Stovall's pop and
Eighth Lajoie threw out Dough