Sunday, October 7, 2012

October 7

1921 Exhibits (W461) #33 - Dickey Kerr

On this day in 1919, Dickey Kerr pitched ten innings against the Cincinnati Reds for the win.

Extra inning games are a nail-biting event in the World Series. At any moment, the game could be lost. Dickey Kerr pitched all ten innings of game six of the 1919 World Series. He even added a hit, when he was batting in the top of the fifth.

The tenth inning helps cast some doubt about what happened to eight players that suited up for this series. Buck Weaver doubled to start off the inning. Joe Jackson produced a bunt single that moved Weaver over to third. Happy Felsch then struck out. Chick Gandil grounded a single to center field, which scored Weaver and moved Jackson to second. Swede Risberg crushed the rally by lining out to the shortstop, who turned it into a double play to end the half inning. Dickey Kerr retired the Reds in order in the bottom half of the tenth to win the game for the Sox.

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