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Appendix 1: Babe Ruth games needing R/RBI details

By Herm Krabbenhoft

This article was published in the Spring 2013 Baseball Research Journal.

Here is the online Appendix to Herm Krabbenhoft's article, "The Accurate RBI Record of Babe Ruth," in the Spring 2013 Baseball Research Journal.

Babe Ruth Games Needing R/RBI Details

# Year Mon Date G OPP R RBI
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1 1923 SEP 28 -- BOS* 24 --- --- 3 NYT-NYHT-NYET-BG-BH-BP
2 1924 JUL 27 -- CHI* 6 --- --- 0 NYT-NYHT-CHT
3 1929 JUL 4 2 WAS* 14 11 0 0 NYT-NYHT-WP
4 1930 MAY 22 2 PHI* 20 20 2 2 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
5 1931 SEP 7 1 PHI* 15 14 0 0 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
6 1931 SEP 20 1 CLE 7 6 2 2 NYT-NYHT-CLPD
7 1931 SEP 20 2 CLE 10 10 3 3 NYT-NYHT-CLPD
8 1932 MAY 21 1 WAS 14 14 6 6 NYT-NYHT-WP
9 1932 MAY 21 2 WAS 8 8 0 0 NYT-NYHT-WP
10 1932 MAY 28 2 WAS* 5 5 1 1 NYT-NYHT-WP
11 1932 JUL 9 2 DET 14 14 2 2 NYT-NYHT-DFP-DN-DT
12 1932 JUL 10 1 STL 9 9 0 0 NYT-NYHT-SLGD
13 1932 JUL 10 2 STL 7 7 0 0 NYT-NYHT-SLGD
14 1932 SEP 5 2 PHI 6 5 1 1 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
15 1932 SEP 9 1 DET* 13 13 DNP DNP NYT-NYHT-DFP-DN-DT
16 1932 SEP 22 -- PHI* 8 8 0 0 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
17 1933 APR 25 -- WAS* 16 13 2 3 NYT-NYHT-WP
18 1933 MAY 31 2 WAS* 9 8 2 2 NYT-NYHT-WP
19 1933 AUG 12 1 PHI* 9 9 1 1 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
20 1933 AUG 12 2 PHI* 8 6 0 0 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
21 1933 AUG 20 1 CHI* 14 13 0 0 NYT-NYHT-CHT
22 1933 AUG 27 2 DET* 12 12 DNP DNP NYT-NYHT-DFP-DN-DT
23 1934 SEP 3 1 PHI 11 9 1 1 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
24 1934 SEP 3 2 PHI 3 3 0 0 NYT-NYHT-PINQ

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1920

April 19 – New York at Boston (second game) –New York scored 3 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yanks went to the front in the first inning this afternoon, Peck scoring after a pass, when Pipp doubled to centre. “

NYHT – “In the first inning, with one out, Peck walked and scored on Pipp’s double.”

BG – “The Yankees broke into the run column first as in the opening inning with one out Peckinpaugh was passed and galloped around the remainder of the circuit when Pipp poked a liner-double between Hendryx and Menosky.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – “Bush began rather dubiously, as he walked Peck in the opening frame with only one gone. Pipp slammed out a double and the first run counted. Ruth was an easy out at first, and Lewis died just as easily.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Lewis doubled to the left field fence and went to third on an infield hit by Meusel. The latter reached second on a passed ball, but Lewis held third, only to be thrown out at the plate when he failed to slide a moment later on Pratt’s grounder to Foster. Meusel reached third on the play and scored when Ruel grounded to Scott.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

BG – “Lewis opened with a double to the fence and took third on a left field hit by Meusel. Pratt then hit a high bounder to Foster, whose high throw to the plate nipped Lewis because Duffy did not slide. Ruel hit to Scott, who got him at first, a momentary fumble having prevented as easy play to head off Meusel at home.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – “Lewis opened the fourth with a double against the scoreboard. A bad bounding ball gave Meusel a lucky single. A wild pitch advanced the latter. Lewis was caught at home on Pratt’s sharp slam at Foster, but a run scored while Scott was disposing of Ruel. Mays was passed, and Bush filled the sacks by hitting Vick. Menosky pulled his pitcher out of a bad hole by getting under Peck’s fly.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Hits by Peck, Ruth, and Lewis gave the Yanks their last run in the ninth.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

BG – “In the ninth Bush lobbed ‘em up and the Yankees got a valueless run on hits by Peckinpaugh, Ruth and Lewis.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – “Hits by Peckinpaugh and Ruth gave the Yankees their last run in the ninth.”

SUMMARY: Two accounts (NYT and BG) state that the Yankees 9th-inning run resulted from hits by Peckinpaugh, Ruth and Lewis. According to the boxscore, all of these hits were singles. From this (limited) information it can be deduced that Peckinpaugh singled, advanced to scoring position (second or third) on Ruth’s single, and scored on the single by Lewis. Nothing is mentioned about what Pipp (the batter immediately following Peckinpaugh) did after Peckinpaugh singled. Since Pipp had only one hit (a 1st-double according to several accounts), he was put out in the ninth. However, it is not known if Peckinpaugh advanced to second when Pipp was retired in the ninth. One account (BP) states that the 9th-inning run resulted from hits by Peckinpaugh and Ruth. This suggests that Peckinpaugh singled, advanced to scoring position (second base) on Pipp’s putout, and scored on Ruth’s single. So, who batted in Peckinpaugh in the ninth inning?

CONCLUSION: Because there is no definitive statement in any of the accounts that Peckinpaugh scored on Ruth’s single or on the single by Lewis, one is obligated to resort to the official DBD record – which shows that Ruth was credited with 1 RBI.

May 05 – New York at Washington – New York scored 7 runs

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Ruth walked and Lewis singled. Duffy was caught off first base. As they started to chase him down the Babe lit out for third. He kept right on for the plate, Ellerbe’s throw to Picinich was poor and Ruth scored, Lewis hauling back safely to first meanwhile. Pratt hit to Shannon and Bodie fanned. Again Lewis was trapped, this time off second. A moment later Pratt was caught off first.”

NYET – “Ruth walked. Lewis singled to left, Ruth stopping at second. Lewis was caught in a run up off first base, Ruth going to third. Ruth broke for the plate and when Ellerbe’s throw pulled Picinich off the rubber, Ruth scored and Lewis got back to first in safety. Pratt scratched a hit to Shannon, Lewis taking second. Podie fanned. Lewis was caught in a run up off second and was thrown out, Picinich to Ellerbe to Harris. Pratt was also caught in a run up and was thrown out, Johnson to Judge to Ellerbe.”

WP – “Lewis singled to left after Ruth walked. Picinich then let a ball get away from him. Ruth and Lewis broke from their base moorings, but thought better of it. Picinich threw to Judge to get Lewis straggling back to first. As he did so Ruth broke for third, rounded it and watched the Griffs run Lewis up and down between second and third. Finally Babe darted for home, having been allowed too long a lead, and he beat Ellerbe’s throw. Lewis got back to first in safety, but even after Pratt beat out a hit to Shannon there was no more scoring.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Peck opened with a single and Pipp was safe on Rice’s muff. The runners advanced on Ruth’s out. Duffy Lewis squeezed home Peck with a pretty sacrifice bunt to Judge.”

NYET – “Peck slashed on into left field for a single. Pipp was safe when Rice muffed his fly in centre, Peck taking second. Johnson threw out Ruth, the runners advancing. Lewis and Peck worked a perfect squeeze play, Lewis being thrown out, Judge to Harris, while Peck scored and Pipp took third. Harris threw out Pratt.”

WP – “Peckinpaugh opened with a single. Pipp flied to Rice’s beat, and with the ball in his hands Sam dropped it, to start the visitors toward another run. There was an infield out and the squeeze play to follow and score Peck.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Ward singled and advanced on a wild pitch. Peck grounded to Johnson. Walter threw to Shannon in order to catch Ward on the paths. But Shannon pulled a Heinie Zim. He tagged third, thinking he had a force out and then threw to first trying for Peck. Both men were safe. Pipp’s scratch hit filled the bases. Ruth got his second double off Judge’s shins, scoring Ward and Peck. With the infield drawn in Shannon threw out Lewis. Pipp bluffed as if to go home and Judge hurried a throw that got past Picinich to the Yankee bench. Pipp and Ruth tallied on this error.” Pratt singled. Johnson threw wild on Bodie. Judge tried for Pratt, who had overrun second, and threw wild. Pratt moved to third and Bodie to second on this second error. Pratt was doubled at the plate when Ruel flied to Rice.”

NYET – “Ward singled to left. Ward took second on a wild pitch. Shannon pulled the old American bone when Johnson threw Peck’s easy grounder to him, making no effort to tag the runner, Shannon stepped on third base and then threw to first base trying for Peck. Both men were safe. Ellerbe was painfully injured fielding Pipp’s grounder and the bases were filled. Ruth bounced a double off Judge’s shins, scoring Ward and Peck. With the infield pulled in Lewis grounded to Shannon and was thrown out at first. Trying for a double play Judge threw to the Yankee bench and Pipp and Ruth both scored. Pratt singled to left. Bodie grounded to Johnson, whose wild throw pulled Judge off the bag. Judge tried to catch Pratt and threw wild to Shannon, Pratt taking third and Bodie going to second. Ruel flied to Rice and Pratt was called out at the plate, Rice to Picinich.”

WP – “With Ward on second through a single and a wild pitch, Peckinpaugh bunted. Johnson fielded the ball and threw to Shannon in time to get Ward. The youngster did the phantom force act. He thought it was a force play and neglected to tag Ward. He kept his foot on the bag and made a peg to Judge thinking he had a double play in sight. That put two on. Then Ellerbe booted Pipp’s grounder. The bases were full when Ruth hove in sight. Babe didn’t hit a home run, but he was only two degrees removed. He doubled past Judge, scoring two runs. Lewis’ infield out scored Pipp and Pratt’s single let Ruth count.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “With two out in the ninth Peck got his third hit, a single. He scored on Pipp’s triple.”

NYET – “Mays flied to Roth. Johnson threw out Ward. Peck got his third hit, a single to left. Pipp tripled to right centre, scoring Peck. Ruth walked. Lewis lined to Milan.”

WP – “Peck’s single and Pipp’s triple made a run in the ninth to which the Yanks were really entitled.”

SUMMARY of runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (fourth inning) – Ruth scored on a fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop during a rundown.

2 (sixth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice bunt by Lewis.

3 (eighth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI double by Ruth.

4 (eighth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 2-RBI double by Ruth.

5 (eighth inning) – Pipp, after holding at third with the infield in, scored on a fielding error (wild throw) by the first baseman after the batter, Lewis, had been retired at first base.

6 (eighth inning) – Ruth, after holding at second with the infield in, scored on a fielding error (wild throw) by the first baseman after the batter, Lewis, had been retired at first base.

7 (ninth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI triple by Pipp.

CONCLUSION: Babe Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official DBD records.

June 10 – New York at Detroit – New York scored 7 runs

Second Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “He [Okrie] gave Babe a pass. Pratt sacrificed and Bodie was patient and ambled. After Lewis fouled to Ellison Hannah got a ticket from Okrie and filled the bases. Mays slapped a three-bagger over Heilmann’s roof to the right field fence, sweeping the bases clean of inhabitants, Ruth, Bodie, and Hannah scoring. Mays was marooned at third for Peck fanned.”

NYHT – “The Babe drew a base on balls from Okrie in his first appearance, which came in the second inning. Pratt sacrificed Ruth to second. Bodie also got a base on balls and so did Hannah. This brought up Mays, who gave himself a nice lead by punching a triple to right, scoring the three runs.”

NYET – “Ruth walked. Pratt sacrificed, Ellison to Young, Ruth taking second. Bodie walked. Lewis fouled to Ellison. Bodie and Ruth pulled a double steal. Hannah walked, filling the bases. Mays tripled to right, clearing the bases. Peck fanned.”

DFP – “Frank lost thee runs in the first inning this way, as, with the bases filled, on passes and two down, he grooved the ball to Mays, who hit to deep right for three bases and as many counters.”

DN – “New York made three runs in the second frame on Okrie’s lack of control coupled with a generous slice of luck. Three passes filled the sacks. Then, with two out, Mays shut his eyes and swung at one. He drove it to right field for a triple scoring the three runners.”

DT – “In the second inning, when the Yankees made three runs, they got but one hit, but it was a triple by Mays and scored three men who had filled the bases on passes.”

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Meusel jammed a single to left and Pipp sacrificed. Babe caught one on the end of his club and thumped a home run into the right field bleachers, propelling Meusel over the plate ahead of him.”

NYHT – “Ruth knocked out his first home run in eight days in the third inning. Meusel had singled to left, as is his wont. Then the Babe got one where he wanted it and drove it on a line into the corner of the right field bleachers, scoring Bob ahead of him.”

NYET – “Meusel singled to left. Pipp was thrown out by Okrie, Meusel taking second. Ruth hit into the right field stands for a home run, scoring Meusel before him. Pratt was hit by a pitched ball. Bodie flied to Heilmann. Lewis fouled to Ellison.”

DFP – “Two more stared Okrie in the face in the third inning, where Ruth crashed the ball into the right field section with a runner on the sacks ahead of him.”

DN – “Two more materialized in the third. Meusel singled. A right fielder named Ruth lumbered to the plate and dumped one into the center-field bleachers for a home run.”

DT – “New York got a pair in the third. After Meusel had singled, Okrie threw out Pipp. Okrie put one over for the big fellow and Babe slammed it into the right field bleachers.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Pinelli tossed out Meusel at first on a fast play and Pipp crashed a triple to the center field fence. Ruth took it easy this trip and rolled a bounder to second. As Young was tossing Babe out at first, Pipp crossed the plate.”

NYHT – “Pipp opened the fifth with a triple to center field and scored when Ruth was thrown out by Young.”

NYET – “Pinelli threw out Meusel. Pipp triple to right. Young retired Ruth, Pipp scoring. Pratt flied to Pinelli.”

DFP – “New York scored in the fifth on Pipp’s triple and an out.”

DN – Nothing at all.

DT – “The Yanks added another in the fifth. Pipp tripled to center and scored while Young was tossing out Ruth.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Bodie walked in the eighth and went to third on Lewis’ double. Hannah walked and again filled the bases. Mays fouled to Pinelli but Peck’s single scored Bodie. The sacks were still crowded when Meusel and Pipp went out.”

NYHT – “Bodie got a base on balls and went to third on a double by Lewis. Hannah walked, but Mays this time popped out. Peck scratched a hit past Pinelli and Bodie scored. Meusel lifted a fly to left, but Lewis stayed on third. Pip was thrown out by Young.”

NYET – “Bodie walked. Lewis doubled. Mays out. Peck singled, scoring Bodie. Meusel flied out. Pipp out.”

DFP – “New York picked up another run in the eighth, where Lewis’ double behind a base on balls [to Bodie] sired it.”

DN – Nothing at all.

DT – “Bodie walked and Lewis doubled, Bodie going only to third. Hannah walked, filling the bases and Mays popped out. Peck then got a lucky infield hit, upon which Bodie scored.”

SUMMARY of runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Ruth scored on a 3-RBI triple by Mays.

2 (second inning) – Bodie scored on a 3-RBI triple by Mays.

3 (second inning) – Hannah scored on a 3-RBI triple by Mays.

4 (third inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

5 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

6 (fifth inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

7 (eighth inning) – Bodie scored on a 1-RBI single by Peckinpaugh.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 4 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Mays actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Bodie actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

     

July 02 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 7runs

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth singled to centre to begin with. Harris showed his teeth and struck out Meusel and Bodie. Ruth stole second and tallied on Pratt’s single to left. Hannah was the third out, his grounder being fielded by Thomas.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Ruth singled to centre. Meusel struck out after two attempts to sacrifice had gone foul. Bodie also fanned. Ruth stole second and scored on Pratt’s single to left. Thomas threw out Hannah at first.”

PINQ – “Babe poled a lusty single to open the second, stole a base, and then scored on Pratt’s base blow to left field.”

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “After Thormahlen had popped to Dugan, Gleich was passed. He went to second on Ward’s single to left field. Pipp slapped another single into the same territory, scoring Gleich and advancing Ward to third. Wally went down to second on the throw to head off Ward. Ruth was purposely passed and the bases were full. Meusel singled through second and Ward scored. Bodie hit into a double play.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Thormahlen popped to Dugan. Gleich walked. Ward singled to left, Gleich stopping at second. Pipp singled to left, scoring Gleich and putting Ward on third, Pipp advancing to second on the throw to head off Ward. Ruth was purposely passed, filling the bases. Meusel singled past Witt, Ward scoring. Bodie hit into a double play, Witt to Dugan to Griffin.”

PINQ – “In the third they gathered two on a pass to Gleich, Ward’s single, Pipp’s single that scored Gleich, a pass to Ruth and Meusel’s single.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “In that conclusive sixth Pratt opened with a single past Witt, and stole second. Hannah got a pass. Thormahlen forced Pratt at third. Gleich walked and the bases were full. Ward forced Hannah at the plate and the bags were still occupied. Then came Walker’s muff of Pipp’s fly and Thormahlen, Gleich, and Ward trooped homeward, Pipp going to second. Ruth’s single to right scored Pipp. Meusel ended the parade by a fly to Walker.”

NYHT – “Pratt singled and stole. Hannah walked. Thormahlen forced Pratt at third. Gleich walked for the second time. Ward forced Hannah at the plate for the second out. Then Walker dropped Pipp’s fly and Thormahlen, Gleich, and Ward all scored on the error. Ruth singled to right, scoring Pipp.”

NYET – “Pratt singled past Witt. Pratt stole second. Hannah walked. Thormahlen forced Pratt at third, Perkins to Thomas. Gleich walked, filling the bases. Ward forced Hannah at the plate, Witt to Perkins. Walker dropped Pipp’s fly, Thormahlen, Gleich, and Ward scoring and Pipp reaching second. Ruth singled to right, scoring Pipp. Meusel flied to Walker.”

PINQ – “With two down in the sixth and the bases crowded, Tillie let Pipp’s sizzling liner crash through his hands and all three Yankees scored. Ruth then batted in Pipp and four runs came over.”

SUMMARY of runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Pratt.

2 (third inning) – Gleich scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

3 (third inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

4 (sixth inning) – Thormahlen scored (from third base) on a 2-out fielding error (dropped flyball) by the left fielder; Pipp was the batter.

5 (sixth inning) – Gleich scored (from second base) on a 2-out fielding error (dropped flyball) by the left fielder; Pipp was the batter.

6 (sixth inning) – Ward scored (from first base) on a 2-out fielding error (dropped flyball) by the left fielder; Pipp was the batter.

7 (sixth inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

CONCLUSION: Ruth 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 26 – New York vs. Chicago – New York scored 4 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “In their half of the first Peckinpaugh tripled to left and scored on Pipp’s single off Kerr. Pipp went to second on a wild pitch and finished the journey ahead of Ruth when the slugger plastered his homer into the right field stand. Pratt singled, but Lewis hit into a double play. Bodie and Ward both singled to centre, and Ruel ended the inning by forcing Bodie at third, Weaver unassisted.”

NYET – “Peckinpaugh slashed a triple past Jackson. Pipp beat out an infield single to Eddie Collins, scoring Peckinpaugh. Pipp went to second on a wild pitch. Ruth hit into the lower right field stand for his forty-fourth home run of the season, scoring Pipp ahead of him. Pratt beat out an infield single to Risberg. Lewis hit to Eddie Collins, who tagged Pratt on the line and threw to J. Collins, doubling up Lewis. Bodie drove a long single to left centre. Ward singled to centre, sending Bodie to second. Ruel grounded to Weaver, who tagged third base, forcing Bodie.”

CHT – “The first time up he [Kerr] had a lead of three runs with one man on and nobody out and Ruth whaled a liner over Strunk’s head for what would have been a two or three bagger anywhere else.” [There was nothing at all about the other run New York scored in the first inning.]

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth’s walk, a sacrifice and Lewis’s single to left enabled the Yanks to tie the score in the third.”

NYET – “Ruth walked. Pratt sacrificed, Schalk to J. Collins, Ruth going to second. Lewis singled to left, scoring Ruth. Bodie fouled to Schalk. Kerr tossed out Ward.”

CHT – “It was the home half of the third with nobody out and nobody on, and Kerr tried to make Babe hit at bad ones, the result being a pass which resulted in a run that tied the score.”

SUMMARY of runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

2 (first inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

3 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Lewis.

CONCLUSION: Ruth had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1921

April 16 – New York vs. Philadelphia – New York scored 3 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Fewster laid the ball down toward third for a single and galloped all the way around to the far corner when Harris, fielding the tap, threw wildly to Brazill. Chick got easy transportation home on Peckinpaugh’s fast roller to Dykes, which the latter got over to first in time to retire Peckinpaugh. Babe Ruth cracked the ball high and far toward the centre field screen, but Welch gathered in the flying sphere. Pipp flied to Tillie Walker.”

NYHT – “He [Harris] chucked Brewster’s safe bunt into right field, putting Chick on third. The lead-off man tallied while Dykes was throwing out Peckinpaugh.”

NYET – “Fewster laid down a beautiful bunt and raced to third when the lanky Harris threw the ball a mile into right field. Fewster scored a moment later when Dykes threw out Peckinpaugh. Ruth hit one among the clouds into deep centre and Welch snared it. Pipp sent a long fly to C. Walker.”

PINQ – “Fewster tapped the second ball pitched to him down the third base line, and Harris, forced to make a hurried throw, threw wild to first. Fewster reached third and came home while Dykes was throwing out Peckinpaugh.”

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel picked out a nice shoot from the digits of Harris, as the Hugmen went to bat in the second period, and banished it far from the scene by way of the left-field fence. That slam was good for the circuit.”

NYHT – “… in the second inning. Meusel drove the ball a mile out of the lot and thirty feet fair from the left field foul line.”

NYET – “Meusel caught one of Harris’ shoots flush on the nose and lifted it twenty feet over the left field fence for one of the longest home runs ever made on the Polo Ground. Harris seemed suddenly to lose all his stuff and Bodie banged him for a single to right. Harris got a good break here, however. Ward lined to Dykes, whose snap throw to Brazili doubled Bodie off first base. Schang pulled away from a third strike that curved right over the plate and was called out.”

PINQ – “Harris laid one in the groove for Meusel in the second inning. The big New York outfielder got a toe hold on the ball and drove it over the left field fence. It was one of the longest home runs ever made at the Polo Grounds.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “He [Ruth] propelled the ball into the right field upper deck in the sixth inning after two men had perished and made his rather leisurely way around the paths.”

NYHT – “There were two down when Ruth came to bat in the sixth. The count was 3 and 2 when he finally hoisted the pellet into the upper right-hand tier.”

NYET – “Fewster fanned. Dugan made a one-hand stop of Peckinpaugh’s smash and threw him out. With the count two and three, Ruth leaned over for a wide one and smacked it into the upper tier for a home run. Dugan caught Pipp’s foul.”

PINQ – “In the sixth, with the count three and two, Harris served up a twister, low and on the outside of the plate. It was a ball, but the Babe reached over, swung heavily and the next instant the leather sailed into the stand.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Fewster scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Peckinpaugh.

2 (second inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

3 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

July 17 – New York at Detroit – New York scored 8 runs

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel had been called out on strikes before Pipp doubled into the crowd in centre-field. Then Ward singled to centre and Pipp checked in at the plate.”

NYHT – “In the second inning the slugging first sacker [Pipp] banged one to left center for a two-bagger and counted on Ward’s single.”

NYET – “Meusel was called out on strikes. Pipp doubled into the crowd in centre field. Ward singled to centre, scoring Pipp. Schang hit into a double play, when Flagstead took his grounder, forced out Ward and threw to Blue in time to catch the runner at first.”

DFP – “Pipp waited for Meusel to strike out, then hit into the crowd for two bases. Ward singled Walter home, then with Schang, he died in a double play, on which Flagstead made a neat play.”

DN – “Ward’s single, coming after Pipp’s two-bagger, scored one in the second.”

DT – Microfilm not available.

Fifth Inning – New York scored 7 runs

NYT – “Fewster started the inning by doubling to left. Peckinpaugh walked and Ruth was purposely passed, filling the bases. Baker hit the first ball pitched to him past Bush for a single, Fewster and Peckinpaugh scoring and Ruth arriving at third. Meusel drew a pass and the bases were loaded again. Parks was then sent to the showers and Middleton was hustled into the pastime. Pipp greeted him with a single to the middle garden that sent the tying runs scampering across the plate in the persons of Ruth and Baker, and put Meusel on third. Ward popped to Jones. Schang walked and the bases were filled for the third time in the inning. Quinn helped his own cause along by singling to centre. Meusel and Pipp both scored and Schang perched on third. Fewster then went to bat for the second time in the round and walked. The bases were jammed again and there was but one out. Peckinpaugh, however, fanned. With Ruth at bat Schang scored on a short passed ball. Ruth ended the riot by flying to Shorten.”

NYHT – “Fewster started with a double to left and the bases were speedily filled on successive passes to Peckinpaugh and Ruth. Baker’s smashing sizzler to Bush nearly felled the little fellow, and both Fewster and Peckinpaugh hotfooted home, Ruth taking second. Meusel walked, and that was the end of Parks. Middleton then assumed the mound. He faced Pipp with the bases filled. Pipp busted one on the nose into center field for his second hit, and Ruth followed Baker across the plate. Ward broke the sequence of paraders to first and other way stations to the plate. He popped to Jones. But Schang got a base on balls and Quinn swung a devastating mace of a single, scoring [Meusel and] Pipp while Schang ran to third. Fewster walked, filling the bases. Schang had his head up, and when Bassler let a ball go through him Wallie slid over the plate, while Quinn took third. Peckinpaugh fanned and Ruth ballooned to Shorten.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

DFP – Nothing at all.

DN – “Fewster opened the fifth with a two-bagger to the left field crowd. Peckinpaugh and Ruth walked, filling the bases. Baker smashed one at Bush. The ball bounded off the second sacker’s shins and rolled into right field, Fewster and Peckinpaugh scoring. Meusel walked and the bases were once more filled. Here, also, Middleton relieved Parks. Pipp, first batter to face Middleton, singled to center, Ruth and Baker scoring. Ward popped to Jones, but Schang walked and the bases were jammed for the third time during the inning. Quinn drove to center field for a single, Meusel and Pipp scoring. Fewster drew a base on balls, packing the sacks for the fourth time during the round. Middleton struck out Peckinpaugh and Ruth came up with the sacks loaded. Middleton started pitching to Ruth. A fast ball got away from Bassler and Schang started for home. Middleton was slow in getting to the plate to cover and Bassler had to try to make the play himself. He did not get away with it, Schang scoring. Ruth then flied to Shorten in short center.”

DT – Microfilm not available.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI single by Ward.

2 (fifth inning) – Fewster scored on a 2-RBI single by Baker.

3 (fifth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 2-RBI single by Baker.

4 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

5 (fifth inning) – Baker scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

6 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Quinn.

7 (fifth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI single by Quinn.

8 (fifth inning) – Schang scored on a passed ball.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Quinn actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Baker actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Fewster actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

July 20 – New York at Cleveland – New York scored 7 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Schang walked and beat Coveleskie’s (sic) throw to second when Shawkey bunted. Fewster sacrificed the pair along and Peckinpaugh bounded to Gardner, Schang being run down between third and home. While the execution was under way Shawkey arrived at third and Peckinpaugh at second. Ruth was passed as per custom under such conditions, and Baker slapped a single to right which scored Shawkey and Peckinpaugh and put Babe on third. Baker was trapped off first, but while Johnston and Wambsganss were fishing for him Ruth dusted home. Baker reached second on the throw to the plate and was left.”

NYHT – “Schang opened with a base on balls, and Shawkey laid down a bunt. Coveleskie swooped down on the ball, and then carefully wound up before throwing. Schang reached second in safety, and Bob beat the throw to first. Fewster’s bunt advanced the men. Peckinpaugh grounded to Gardner, and Schang was run down at the plate, Shawkey going to third and Peckinpaugh to second. Ruth was intentionally passed, and then Baker crashed to right for a single, scoring Shawkey and Peckinpaugh. Meusel could not help.” [Nothing at all was stated about the third (last) run scored by New York in the third inning.]

NYET – “After getting two strikes on him, Coveleskie walked Schang. On Shawkey’s attempted sacrifice, Coveleskie wound up and was too late to catch Schang at second, and both runners were safe. Fewster sacrificed, Johnston to Wambsganss, both runners advancing. On Peckinpaugh’s tap, Schang was run down between third and home, Gardner to O’Neill to Gardner to Johnston. Shawkey went to third and Peckinpaugh to second. The crowd razzed Coveleskie as he purposely passed Ruth, filling the bases. Baker singled through Johnston, scoring Shawkey and Peckinpaugh and sending Ruth to third. On a double steal Ruth scored and Baker reached second. Meusel grounded out to Johnston, unassisted.”

CLPD – “Schang walked. On Shawkey’s sacrifice, Coveleskie threw too late to second to retire Schang and Shawkey beat Wambsganss’s relay to first, both runners going safe. Fewster sacrificed, Johnston to Wambsganss. On Peckinpaugh’s bounder Schang was run down, Gardner to O’Neill to Gardner to Johnston. Ruth was purposely walked, filling the bases. Baker singled through Johnston, scoring Shawkey and Peck, Ruth taking third. Babe and Baker pulled a delayed double steal, Ruth scoring with ease, Baker took second. Meusel grounded to Johnston.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “With two gone in the fifth, a pitched ball grazed Ruth’s shirt and the next pitched ball crashed into Baker’s bat, then into the right-field wall for a double, Ruth scoring.”

NYHT – “With two out in the fifth, Ruth was tickled by a pitched ball and Baker hit the center field fence for a double, scoring the Babe.”

NYET – “Gardner was credited with an error when he dropped Fewster’s pop foul. Fewster was thrown out by Coveleskie. Peckinpaugh grounded out, Gardner to Johnston. Ruth went to first, hit by a pitched ball. On the hit and run Baker doubled to the fence in right centre and on pretty base running Ruth scored. Meusel popped to Wambsganss.”

CLPD – “Gardner muffed Fewster’s easy foul. Coveleskie fumbled Fewster’s easy bounder, but recovered in time to get him at first. Gardner threw out Peckinpaugh. Ruth was hit by a pitched ball. On the hit-and-run, Baker doubled to right center, scoring Ruth. Meusel flied to Wambsganss.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “With one out Peckinpaugh walked and reached third on Ruth’s single to right. Baker again hit the wall for a double, scoring Peckinpaugh and putting Ruth on third. Meusel’s single to right sent the last two runs over.”

NYHT – “With Fewster set down on strikes, Peckinpaugh walked and Ruth busted one to right for a base, putting Peckinpaugh on third. Baker’s double scored Peckinpaugh and sent Ruth to third. Then, with the Cleveland infield pulled in, Meusel rolled one to short right, scoring Babe and Baker.”

NYET – “Fewster fanned, but the third strike was dropped and he was thrown out at first. Peckinpaugh walked. Ruth smashed a hard single off the right field fence, sending Peckinpaugh to third. Baker hit the first ball pitched for a double to the fence in right centre, scoring Peckinpaugh, but Ruth stopped at third. Meusel singled to right, scoring Ruth and Baker. Meusel was caught napping off first, but was safe at second on Johnston’s bad throw. Pipp flied to Jamieson. Ward grounded out, Sewell to Johnston.”

CLPD – “Fewster fanned, Johnston getting the putout. Peckinpaugh walked. Gardner misjudged Ruth’s high foul. Ruth drove a single against the wall, Peckinpaugh taking third. Baker hit the first ball against the wall in right center, scoring Peckinpaugh. With the infield pulled in, Meusel singled past Wambsganss, Ruth and Baker scoring. Meusel was caught off first, Coveleskie to Johnston, but was safe at second when Johnston threw low to Sewell. Pipp flied to Jamieson. Sewell threw out Ward.”

SUMMARY of the runs the Yankees scored:

1 (third inning) – Shawkey scored on a 2-RBI single by Baker.

2 (third inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 2-RBI single by Baker.

3 (third inning) – Ruth scored on stolen base.

4 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Baker.

5 (seventh inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI double by Baker.

6 (seventh inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

7 (seventh inning) – Baker scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Meusel actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Baker actually had 4 RBIs – not 5 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

September 26 – New York vs. Cleveland – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “… and the skilled Coveleskie had retired the first two New York batsmen in order. Ruth poled his fifty-seventh home run of the season over the top corner of the right field stand.”

NYET – “With a count of two strikes and three balls, Miller raised a high foul to O’Neill. With one strike and two balls, Peckinpaugh slapped a hot grounder to Sewell, who threw him out. After taking one ball, Ruth knocked Heinz’s fifty-seven variety by driving far over the furthest corner of the upper stand for his fifty-seventh home run of the season. Meusel hit the first pitch and singled to left. Pipp took three straight balls after which Coveleskie served in a strike. Pipp hit the next and raised a fly to Wambsganss in short field.”

CLPD – “Miller fouled to O’Neill. Sewell threw out Peckinpaugh. Ruth hit into the runway between the grand stand and the right field bleachers for his fifty-seventh home run of the season. Meusel popped a single to left. Wambsganss went out to right center for a nice catch of Pipp’s high fly.”

Third Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “A pass to Peckinpaugh with one gone was the stage which Coveleskie set for the mighty slugger in the third inning. Speaker moved to deep right centre to play for Ruth, and Babe hit all the way to the fence in left centre, scoring Peckinpaugh. Singles by Meusel and Pipp followed Ruth’s double and Babe was over with the tying run. Soon Meusel followed with the run which put the Yanks in front. … After Miller had gone out on strikes, Peckinpaugh drew a pass, and Ruth followed with a tremendous drive to the fence in left centre for two bases, scoring Peckinpaugh. Meusel’s single to deep short sent Babe to third, and Pipp tied up the game with a single to right, scoring Ruth and sending Meusel to third. Ward popped to short centre and Wambsganss made the catch, but was in poor position for a throw, and Meusel raced home. The throw got away from O’Neill and Pipp dashed for second, which he made safely. Uhle tossed out McNally for the third out.”

NYET – “Miller struck out. Peckinpaugh walked. The Babe hit the first pitch for a terrific drive to the left field fence. Peckinpaugh scored easily but Ruth’s leg again went bad on him and he only limped down to second. Meusel also hit the first pitch and singled to deep short, sending Ruth to third. Pipp whistled a hot drive past Burns, scoring Ruth and sending Meusel to third. Ward hit the first pitch and with the infield playing in he hit a short fly. Wambsganss ran out and made a good catch. As Wambsganss had his back to the stand Meusel took a chance to come in from third. Wambsganss was obliged to make a hurried throw to the plate and Meusel slid in under O’Neill with a run which put the Yanks ahead. The throw was low and got away from O’Neill, Pipp taking second. The play was scored as a sacrifice fly and an error by Wambsganss. Uhle threw out McNally on an easy chance.”

CLPD – “Miller struck out. Peckinpaugh walked. Ruth hit the first ball pitched to the center field wall for two bases, scoring Peckinpaugh. Meusel scratched a hit to deep short, Ruth reaching third. Pipp singled to right, scoring Ruth and sending Meusel to third. Uhle replaced Coveleskie. Wambsganss ran to right center for a beautiful catch of Ward’s high fly, Meusel beating Wambsganss’s wide throw to the plate and Pipp taking second. Uhle threw out McNally.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Peckinpaugh opened the inning with a single past third and Babe followed with a clout over the roof of the big stand for another home run which sent Peckinpaugh in ahead. Then the Yankees subsided quietly and quickly on strikeouts by Meusel and Pipp and Ward’s pop fly to Gardner.”

NYET – “Peckinpaugh hit the first pitch and lined it between Gardner and the third base bag for a long single. Ruth hit over the grand stand for his fifty-eight home run, scoring Peckinpaugh ahead of him. Meusel fanned. Pipp fanned. Ward popped to Gardner.”

CLPD – “Peckinpaugh singled down the first base line. Ruth took two balls and then hit over the right field bleachers for his fifty-eighth home run, scoring Peckinpaugh ahead of him. Meusel struck out. Pipp also fanned. Ward popped to Gardner.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “McNally opened with a single to left and Schang hit into the right field stand for a homer, scoring McNally ahead. The next three went out in order, Hoyt on a grounder to Sewell, Miller on a roller to Wambsganss, and Peckinpaugh on a pretty catch by Wambsganss in short right field.”

NYET – “McNally cuffed a hot single to left. Schang slapped a home run into the lower right field stand, scoring McNally ahead of him.”

CLPD – “McNally singled to left. Schang hit the second ball pitched into the lower deck of the right field stands for a home run, scoring McNally ahead of him. Sewell whipped out Hoyt. Miller was out, Wambsganss to Burns. Wambsganss ran out for a nice catch of Peckinpaugh’s fly.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) –Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (third inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI double by Ruth.

3 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

4 (third inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Ward.

5 (fifth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

6 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

7 (sixth inning) – McNally scored on a 2-RBI homer by Schang.

8 (sixth inning) – Schang scored on a 2-RBI homer by Schang.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Pipp actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 5 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1922

May 28 – New York at Washington – New York scored 3 runs

Fifth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Scott flied out to Goslin for a starter, but Schang got the second hit of the game off Johnson, a single to right. Schang took second on a short passed ball. Jones singled to left and Schang scampered home. Witt thumped the ball into left for two bases and Jones counted.”

NYHT –“With Scott out on a line drive to Goslin, Schang poled a wallop to right and took second on a short passed ball. Jones singled to left, Schang sliding home under Goslin’s fine throw, which followed a spectacular recovery of a hard wallop. Witt dropped the ball in left field for a double, but tried for third and was out, Goslin to Peckinpaugh to Lamotte. Jones scored easily on the shot.”

NYET –“Scott drove a long fly to Goslin. Schang got the second hit off Johnson, a single to right. Schang went to second on a short passed ball. Jones singled to left, scoring Schang. Witt sliced the ball into left field for two bases, scoring Jones. Witt tried to make third but was out, Goslin to Peckinpaugh to Lamotte. Ward flied to Rice.”

WP – “With Scott out of the way, Schang singled, took second on a passed ball, and counted on Jones’ single to left-center. Witt followed with a double over the third sack. Goslin played with the balling enough to allow Jones to score, but nailed the batter at third base.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Witt opened the round with a single through shortstop. He advanced to third on Ward’s sacrifice and from there he was able to score while Johnson was throwing Ruth out.”

NYHT – “Witt opened the eighth frame with a single to Peckinpaugh and worked to third on Ward’s sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch. Babe rolled a slow roller to Johnson, dying at first, and Witt crossed the plate.”

NYET – “Witt singled to short. Ward sacrificed, Johnson to Harris. Ruth out, Johnson to Judge, Witt scoring. Baker fouled to Picinich.”

WP – “The Yankees added their final tally in the eighth, when Witt opened with a grounder to Peckinpaugh which was too hot for him to handle and went for a single. Ward sacrificed him to second and he went all the way home on Ruth’s infield out – a slow hit ball on which Johnson made a pretty play, scooping the ball up as it was passing him and throwing to Judge while falling.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (fifth inning) – Schang scored on a 1-RBI single by Jones.

2 (fifth inning) – Jones scored on a 1-RBI double by Witt.

3 (eighth inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Jones actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ward actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Witt actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

June 07 – New York at Chicago – New York scored 9 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Miller hit to Mulligan who threw him out at first. Ward drew a pass and Ruth drove one that struck the screen in front of the right field seats for a two-bagger, Ward getting to third. Baker drove on a line to the fence in right centre for another two-bagger, on which Ward and Ruth came across the plate. A third two-bagger was Meusel’s drive past third base, Baker coming home. Pipp flied out to Mostil and Scott fouled to Sheely.”

NYHT – “Miller gave Mulligan a chance for a good play, which was accepted. Ward, however, drew a pass, and Ruth doubled to right center, the ball hitting the screen in front of the bleachers, and Ward stopped at third. Baker then doubled to right center, scoring Ward and Ruth, Meusel walloped to left for a pair of bases and Baker scored. With one out, further scoring seemed in order, but neither Pipp nor Scott could get the ball into safe grounds.”

NYET – “Mulligan made a nice stop and throw of Miller’s high bouncer. Ward walked. Ruth doubled over Strunk’s head, sending Ward to third. Baker doubled to right centre, scoring both Ward and Ruth. Meusel doubled down the left field line, scoring Baker. Pipp flied to Mostil. Scott fouled to Sheely.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Seventh Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “… in the seventh. Then the champions broke loose, Miller starting the pyrotechnics by beating out a hit to Mulligan. After Schupp had passed both Ward and Ruth, Freddie was requested to retire, to be replaced by McCabe. Miller scored when Johnson threw out Baker, and Ward and Ruth came over the plate on Meusel’s single over second. Pipp flied to Mostil, but Scott doubled down the left field line. Falk juggled the ball around and Meusel scored, Scott going third on the left fielder’s error, but died there when Schang popped to Schalk.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Miller bounced a hit off Mulligan’s glove. Ward walked. Schupp walked Ruth, filling the bases. Schupp was taken out and McCabe replaced him. Johnson tossed out Baker, Miller scoring on the play. Ward went to third and Ruth to second. Meusel singled, scoring Ward and Ruth. Pipp flied to Mostil. Scott doubled, scoring Meusel and went to third base when Falk fumbled the ball. Schang popped to Schalk.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “With one down, Witt batted for Miller, getting a single to centre and going to third on Ward’s single to left. The latter went to second on Falk’s throw to Mulligan. Hodge came in to pitch for the Sox and Ruth landed on the first ball he pitched for a single to centre that turned in the two tallies.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Bush popped to Johnson. Witt, batting in place of Miller, singled. Ward singled to left, Witt reaching third and Ward went to second on Falk’s throw to third. McCabe was taken out at this juncture and Hodge sent in to pitch. Ruth singled, scoring Witt and Ward. Baker forced Ruth at second, Sheely to Johnson. Hodge tossed out Meusel.”

CHT – “… in the eighth he [Ruth] drove in two runs with a single.”

SUMMARY of the runs the Yankees scored:

1 (first inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI double by Baker.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Baker.

3 (first inning) – Baker scored on a 1-RBI double by Meusel.

4 (seventh inning) – Miller scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Baker.

5 (seventh inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

6 (seventh inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

7 (seventh inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI double by Scott.

8 (eighth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

9 (eighth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Baker actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

June 19 – New York at Cleveland – New York scored 2 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “With two out and none on and two strikes on him in the initial inning, the Bambino lifted the next ball over the right field wall for his seventh home run of the season.”

NYHT – “With McMillan and McNally out of the way in the first inning … Ruth just met it [a fast one chest high] clean and arched it over the fence, across Lexington Avenue for his seventh home run of the year.”

NYET – “Wamby tossed out McMillan. O’Neill dropped McNally’s third strike, but recovered the ball and tossed him out. After biting on two bad balls outside, Mails grooved one for Ruth, and he drove it over the right field wall for his seventh home run of the season. Meusel was called out on strikes.”

CLPD – “Wamby fumbled McMillan’s bounder, but recovered in time to throw him out. McNally fanned, McInnis getting the out. Ruth connected for a home run over the right field screen. Meusel fanned.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yanks broke into the lead in the opening of the eighth after Mays had been retired. McMillan drew a pass and a moment or two later was caught off first. He eluded the run up and got safely back to the bag, going down to second on McNally’s single to right field. Ruth fanned somewhat ignominiously. Meusel came through, however, with the required single which scored McMillan. McNally went to third on the hit but was left there when Pipp flied to Jamieson.”

NYHT – In the first half of the eighth frame, with one out, McMillan walked and McNally singled. Ruth fanned for the second time, but Meusel singled, McMillan crossing the plate.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

CLPD – “Mails worked fast on Mays’ bunt and got him at first. McMillan walked. McMillan was caught off first, but Sewell ran him back to first and threw to O’Neill too late and McMillan slid safely back. McNally lined a single to right, McMillan stopping at second. Ruth fanned for the second time. Meusel singled to center, scoring McMillan and sending McNally to third. Pipp flied high to Jamieson.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (eighth inning) – McMillan scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 06 – New York at Detroit – New York scored 11 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “With one out Dugan was safe on Pillette’s error. Ruth hit a fly to the centre field flag pole, a normal home run. Ground rules, however, limited the drive to two bases. Pipp doubled to centre, scoring Dugan and Ruth.”

NYHT – “Pillette’s low toss to first gave Dugan a life, and the big Bambino pounded a long liner over Cobb’s head that was held to a two-bagger by ground rules only. Pipp then doubled into the crowd, scoring both runners.”

NYET – “Jones made a fine stop and threw out Witt. Dugan was safe at first when Blue dropped Pillette’s throw. Babe hit the first ball pitched for a double past the centrefield flag pole, ground rules robbing him of a home run. Pipp continued his batting rampage with a double to centre, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Schang walked. Meusel lifted to Cutshaw. Ward flied to Cobb.”

DFP – “Pillette disposed of Witt on a grounder to Jones and he had Dugan set for a killing, but threw the ball wide of Blue and Joe was safe. Ruth doubled to center, far over Cobb’s head. That put men on second and third and their rescue up to Pipp, who delivered a double to the middle garden, scoring them both.”

DN – “Dugan, second batsman up, hit to the box and Pillette made a wild throw to first. Two-baggers by Ruth and Pipp followed. Two runs scored.”

DT – “Witt, the first man up was easy, but Dugan grounded along the third base line. Pillette got it in time, but threw low to Blue. Then Ruth doubled to center, Pipp doubled to left and Schang walked. Those incidents, together with a couple of outs, permitted two runs to count.”

Second Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “With one out Bush beat out a hot wallop to Jones. Witt walked, and Dugan forced Bush at third. Ruth got an infield hit, filling the bases. Pipp drew a pass, forcing home Witt. Schang then came through with a drive to the right centre field crowd, scoring Ruth and Dugan. Meusel singled, scoring Pipp and Schang. Cobb made a good catch of Ward’s drive near the fringe of the crowd in centre field, and the inning was over.”

NYHT – “A scratch hit by Bush, a walk to Witt, and a short single by the Babe after Dugan had forced Bullet Joe, filled the bases. Cobb was wild, but Pillette was wilder and four balls to Pipp forced Witt across the pan. Schang doubled into the right field crowd, while Dugan and Ruth rushed home and Pipp reached third. An error by Cutshaw on Meusel’s hard drive let Pipp and Schang score.”

NYET – “Scott flied to Jones. Bush beat out a hot grounder to Jones. Witt walked. Dugan forced Bush at third, Jones unassisted. Ruth beat out a slow roller to Cutshaw, filling the bases. Pipp walked, Witt scoring. Schang then doubled into the right field crowd, Dugan and Ruth scoring. Meusel was safe on Cutshaw’s error, Pipp and Schang scoring. Ward flied to Cobb.”

DFP – “Joe Bush beat out a mean bounder for a base after Scott popped to Rigney, then Pillette walked Witt. Dugan forced Bush at third base where Jones took his slam and stepped on the bag. Ruth got a single past Cutshaw, filling the bases. Pipp walked and forced Witt in with a run. Schang doubled over Heilmann’s head, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Meusel jammed the ball at Cutshaw, who got it in both hands but then let it out. Pipp scored on that. Cuttie recovered the ball and passed it to Blue and in that operation Schang followed Pipp over the plate. To close the inning Cobb went to deep center and took Ward’s drive off the fringe of the crowd.”

DN – “In the second, with one out, Bush cracked a single off Jones’ shins. Witt walked. Dugan hit to Jones who touched third and forced out Bush. That made two out. Ruth hit to Cutshaw, who was handcuffed by the drive and it went for a single, filling the bases. Pipp walked, forcing in Witt. Schang doubled to right, Dugan and Ruth scoring. Cutshaw fumbled Meusel’s grounder and Pipp and Schang scored.”

DT – “Pillette was wobbly and permitted Joe Bush to single after Scott had flied out to Jones. Then he passed Witt after [which] Dugan forced Bush. Ruth singled to right and Pipp was passed. As the bases were full Witt naturally was forced home with a score. Schang doubled and a couple more scored and when Cutshaw erred on Meusel’s drive still another [pair] came home.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Witt opened the inning by lifting a foul to Jones. Dugan slid one through the infield for a single to right, and then Ruth followed with his homer.”

NYHT – “Johnson was tossing right-handed shoots when the Bambino poled out his circuit clout. Dugan had singled just prior to the big blow and rode the rest of the way around the bases in style.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

DFP – “In that [sixth] inning Ruth made his twentieth circuit poke of the season with Dugan on the bases.”

DN – “New York got two more in the sixth when Dugan’s single was followed by Ruth’s twentieth home run drive of the season, a smash into the right-center field bleachers.”

DT – “Dugan singled to right and Ruth got his 20th home run.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Bush opened fire with a two base hit to left field, and Witt beat out a roller along the left field line. Dugan singled to short, filling the bases. Ruth hit into a double play, Cole to Bassler to Blue. Pipp, however, smashed a double to the right centre field crowd, scoring Witt and Dugan.”

NYHT – “… but a double by Bush, a safe bunt by Witt, and a scratch hit by Dugan filled the bases in the ninth. Ruth hit into a double play by way of pitcher, catcher, and first base, but Pipp immediately doubled into the crowd in right center, scoring Witt and Dugan.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

DFP – “Bush opened the Yankees’ ninth with a double to left and Witt beat a perfect bunt along the third base line. [Dugan got an infield single], Bush electing to hold third. Ruth in that situation bounded to Cole, who snuffed Bush out at the plate and in turn Bassler’s throw beat Ruth to first base. Pipp had the punch, however, his double scoring Witt and Dugan. Schang grounded to Rigney for the third out.”

DN – “…but in the ninth Bush rapped out a two-bagger. Witt got an infield single and so did Dugan. Ruth hit into a double play, but Pipp made his third two-bagger, scoring another pair of runs for the Yanks.”

DT – “In the ninth Bush opened with a double to left and Wit and Dugan singled in succession, filling the bases, with Babe Ruth up, the latter finally tapping to the box. Cole got the ball home ahead of Bush and Bassler doubled Ruth at first. But then Pipp doubled to right and Witt and Dugan pattered over the plate with the final Yankee tallies of the afternoon.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

3 (second inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI walk to Pipp.

4 (second inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Schang.

5 (second inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Schang.

6 (second inning) – Pipp scored (from third base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumble) by the second baseman; Meusel was the batter.

7 (second inning) – Schang scored (from second base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumble) by the second baseman; Meusel was the batter.

8 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (ninth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

11 (ninth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Pipp actually had 5 RBIs – not 4 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Schang actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 18 – New York vs. Chicago – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Witt slapped one at Mulligan and perished at first. Dugan’s sharp bounder tangled Mulligan up sufficiently so that Jumping Joe got on the paths and was credited with a single. Ruth performed the extraordinary feat of bouncing a triple off the first baseman’s palm, the ball being deflected to the right field boxes. Dugan strolled across the plate on this punch and Ruth followed him home a little later on Schang’s long sacrifice fly which, for an instant, bade fair to become a four-bagger so near did it come to entering the right field bleachers. Meusel closed the act by flying to Strunk.”

NYET – “Witt bunted and was thrown out on a close play by Mulligan. Dugan beat out a hot smash to Mulligan. Ruth smashed the first pitch past Sheely and when the ball bounded badly off the right field wall Babe made a triple out of it, Dugan scoring. Pipp walked. Schang drove a long sacrifice fly to Hooper, sending in Ruth with the tying run. Meusel flied to Strunk.”

CHT – “The Yanks came right back in the home half with a pair on a single, a triple by Ruth, and a long fly by Schang.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “It all happened after two Yankees had expired. Pipp drew a pass and took second on Schang’s infield single. Meusel blazed the ball into the left field bleachers and formed the rearguard of a happy procession of three across the plate. McClelland took Ward’s bounder and disposed of him at first.”

NYET – “Dugan bunted and was thrown out by Schalk. Ruth was called out on strikes. Pipp walked. Schang singled past Collins, Pipp taking second. Meusel slammed a home run into the left field bleachers, scoring Pipp and Schang ahead of him. McClellan tossed out Ward.”

CHT – “Then Blankenship proceeded to blow in the home half, Meusel crowding a homer on top of a pass and single to put the champs ahead by 5 to 4.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Witt got on the paths by forcing Scott, who had singled. A pass to Dugan followed, and the two runners were advanced by a wild pitch. Both scored on Ruth’s sharp single to right.”

NYET – “Strunk’s fine stop in left centre held Scott’s long drive to a single. Jones struck out. Witt forced Scott, Collins to McClellan. Dugan walked. The first pitch to Ruth was a wild pitch, Witt reaching third and Dugan second. Ruth singled to right on the next pitch, scoring Witt and Dugan. Pipp struck out, but had to be thrown out, Schalk to Sheely.”

CHT – “Ruth horned in with a single in this round and drove two across.”

Tenth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth was the first batter for the local array, and he scooped the first offering of Davenport from its lowly position at his kneecap and hoisted it into the upper deck of the right field grandstand.”

NYET – “Ruth hit the first pitch into the upper right field stands for his twenty-third homer of the season, winning the game.”

CHT – “What Bambino did was to step up in the tenth, crack the first ball pitched by Davenport into the right upper tier, and thereby elevate the Yankees to an 8 to 7 triumph.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI triple by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Schang.

3 (sixth inning) – Pipp scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

4 (sixth inning) – Schang scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

5 (sixth inning) – Meusel scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

6 (seventh inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

7 (seventh inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

8 (tenth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Schang actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 5 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

September 30 – New York at Boston – New York scored 3 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Witt opened with a slam to centre field and Dugan, after an attempt to bunt, hit toward right field and his Texas Leaguer dropped safe in front of Collins. Ruth wanted to drive for the wall, but shifted and proceeded to beat out a bunt. This filled the bases. Pipp continued the fusillade against Ferguson, cracking a line single to right field, on which both Witt and Dugan scored. The other runners moved to third and second, and Ruth soon counted on Meusel’s deep fly to Miller in centre field.”

NYHT – “Witt maced a single to center and Dugan came through with a single to right. When Ruth came to bat the Red Sox shifted their defense and played the Bambino for a long smash to right field. But the Babe played team baseball and bunted. He was safe by eight or nine steps and the bases were jammed to capacity. Who could ask for a better man than Pipp in this emergency? The steel-nerved pickler shot a rousing single through the infield and Witt scored with Dugan right on his heels. Ruth took third, and Pipp went to second on the throw. That ended Ferguson and Pennock entered the game. Meusel flied to Miller, scoring Ruth.”

BG – “Whitey led off with a single. Dugan humped a dinky Texas Leaguer to right for a single. Ruth, attempting to sacrifice, beat out his bunt toward third, and the bases were full, with none out. Pipp singled to right, scoring Witt and Dugan, and putting Ruth on third. Ferguson was pulled out and Pennock sent in. Meusel hit a fly to deep center, Ruth scoring after the catch. Schang grounded out to Burns and Ward was thrown out at first by Pratt.”

BH – “Witt singled just too wide for Pratt to handle and it was rated a base hit. Dugan looped a single to short right field and fell too short for Collins. Then Ruth bunted well down the third base line. It was a good bunt, but not good enough to be a hit. It became a hit, however, when O’Rourke stumbled and fell as he was about to wing the ball over to first. Pipp then singled to right field and Witt and Dugan scored, Ruth going to third on the throw home. Here Ferguson was derricked and Pennock was sent in. Meusel hoisted a sacrifice fly to center fielder Miller and Babe scored, with the third and last Yank run of the game. Then Herbie retired two more Yanks.”

BP – “Witt led off with a single to right centre and Dugan was lucky in dropping a Texas Leaguer between second base and right field. Ruth came up to bunt and caught O’Rourke napping, beating the peg to first. Pipp’s clean hit to right sent in two men and put a runner on third and chased Ferguson to the showers. Pennock gave Meusel to drive a long fly on which the third marker counted.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

2 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

3 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Pipp actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

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April 30 – New York at Washington – New York scored 17 runs

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth walked and went to third on Pipp’s single. Meusel grounded to Peckinpaugh, whose low throw to second prevented another double play, and Ruth scored.”

NYHT – “A walk to the Babe in the fourth, a single by Pipp and an infield out brought the score to 3 to 1.”

WP – “The Yanks did not break through until the fourth, when Ruth, leading off, coaxed Lefty for a walk, going to third on Pipp’s single over second and counting on Meusel’s grounder to Peckinpaugh.”

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 4TH: B.Ruth walked; W.Pipp singled to center field [B.Ruth to third]; B.Meusel reached on a fielder's choice [B.Ruth scored, W.Pipp to second (error by R.Peckinpaugh)]; W.Schang out on unknown play; A.Ward out on unknown play; E.Scott out on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 3”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Jones opened the fifth with a double. Witt walked and Dugan beat out a bunt. Ruth grounded out to Harris, Jones slipping through on the play. Pipp then flied to Rice and Witt was doubled.”

NYHT – “Jones spanked a double to left, and after lingering around until the bases were filled, he scored as Ruth expired at first on a grounder to Harris.”

WP – “Jones greeted Warmoth with a questionable double to start things off. This could have been charged as an error against Goslin just as well as not, but the official scorer was in a charitable frame of mind. Witt walked and the bases were full on jumping Joe Dugan’s scratchy infield tap, which neither Warmoth nor Judge could get to in time. Things looked rather dark for Washington as Ruth came up with none down and the bases loaded. He brought Jones in on an out, Harris to Judge, Rice then saving the day by nailing Witt at the plate on a good throw, after catching Pipp’s long looper.”

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 5TH: S.Jones doubled to left field; W.Witt walked; On a bunt J.Dugan singled to on the grass between first and second [S.Jones to third, W.Witt to second]; B.Ruth grounded out (B.Harris to J.Judge) [S.Jones scored, W.Witt to third, J.Dugan to second]; W.Pipp flied into a double play (S.Rice to P.Gharrity) [W.Witt out at home]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Senators 4.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 6 runs

NYT – “Meusel started with a homer. Schang was out at first but Ward drew a pass and went to third on Scott’s single. Russell then relieved Warmoth. Jones rolled to Harris and Ward beat the throw to the plate. Russell fumbled Witt’s grounder, filling the bases and Dugan brought Scott across with a long fly to Rice. Russell filled the bases again by walking Ruth. Pipp singled, Jones and Witt scoring. Evans tried to get the hit on a short bound but came up without it and Ruth scored all the way from first with the sixth run of the inning. Pipp went to second on Evans’s throw to the plate and was left stranded there when Meusel, at bat for the second time in the inning, fanned for the third out.”

NYHT – “Meusel started the parade with a home run drive to center which Evans chased out to the flagpole and then chased back again when the ball hit the pole and rebounded.” [Note: only partial details for the other 5 runs score by the Yankees – “It was Russell who made the mistake of passing Ruth to fill the bases and get at Pipp. Pipp’s single and a boot by Evans let in a trio of runs.”]

WP – “The visitors counted off six runs in the sixth, which Meusel opened with a drive which had whiskers on it and did not stop until it hit the center field flagpole. It was a terrific swat and the first four-baser made here this year. Two hits wrapped around a walk, a sacrifice and a couple of miscues accounted for the other five runs.”

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 6TH: B.Meusel hit an inside the park homer to center field; W.Schang out on unknown play; A.Ward walked; E.Scott singled [A.Ward to third]; A.RUSSELL REPLACED C.WARMOTH (PITCHING); S.Jones reached on a fielder's choice [A.Ward scored, E.Scott to second]; W.Witt reached on an error by A.Russell [E.Scott to third, S.Jones to second, W.Witt to first]; J.Dugan out on a sacrifice fly to S.Rice [E.Scott scored (unearned), S.Jones to third, W.Witt to second]; B.Ruth was walked intentionally; W.Pipp singled to center field [S.Jones scored (unearned), W.Witt scored (unearned) (error by J.Evans),

B.Ruth scored (unearned) (no RBI) (error by J.Evans), W.Pipp to second (on throw home)]; B.Meusel struck out; 6 R (2 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. Yankees 8, Senators 4.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “Jones led off with a single and after Witt and Dugan had been retired the Babe smacked a double down the left field line. Both runners scored on Pipp’s scratchy double past Harris. Pipp counted on Meusel’s single to centre. Meusel stole both second and third and scored the fourth run of the inning on Schang’s single. Ward lined to Peckinpaugh for the third out.”

NYHT – “Jones, Schang and Meusel singled, and Pipp and Ruth doubled. The net result was … four tallies for the Hugmen.”

WP – Nothing at all.

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 8TH: S.MCGREW REPLACED S.FISHER (PITCHING); S.Jones singled; W.Witt out on unknown play; J.Dugan out on unknown play; B.Ruth doubled to left field [S.Jones to third]; W.Pipp doubled to second base [S.Jones scored, B.Ruth scored]; B.Meusel singled to center field [W.Pipp scored]; B.Meusel stole second; B.Meusel stole third; W.Schang singled [B.Meusel scored]; A.Ward

lined to R.Peckinpaugh; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Yankees 12, Senators 4.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “McGrew filled the bases in the ninth by passing Jones, Witt, and Dugan and five runs resulted when Pipp singled to centre, Meusel doubled to right and McGrew cuffed the ball to the grandstand wall after intercepting the throw in on Meusel’s drive.”

NYHT – “After McGrew filled the bases on free tickets, Pipp more than half emptied them with a single. Meusel doubled and came all the way home while McGrew was cuffing a relay throw around the infield”

WP – Nothing at all.

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 9TH: E.Scott out on unknown play; S.Jones walked; W.Witt walked [S.Jones to second]; J.Dugan out on unknown play; B.Ruth walked [S.Jones to third, W.Witt to second]; W.Pipp singled to center field [S.Jones scored, W.Witt scored, B.Ruth to second]; B.Meusel doubled to right field [B.Ruth scored, W.Pipp scored, B.Meusel to third (error by S.McGrew)]; F.Hofmann singled [B.Meusel scored (unearned)]; A.Ward out on unknown play; 5 R (4 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Yankees 17, Senators 4.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (fourth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI safe-on-fielder’s-choice by Meusel.

2 (fifth inning) – Jones scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

3 (sixth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

4 (sixth inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI safe-on-fielder’s-choice by Jones.

5 (sixth inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Dugan.

6 (sixth inning) – Jones scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

7 (sixth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

8 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored (from first base) on a fielding error (booted ball) by the second baseman coupled with a single by Pipp.

9 (eighth inning) – Jones scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

10 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

11 (eighth inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

12 (eighth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Schang.

13 (ninth inning) – Jones scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

14 (ninth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

15 (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Meusel.

16 (ninth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI double by Meusel.

17 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Hofmann.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Dugan actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 10 – New York at Cleveland – New York scored 13 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “After Ward had been called out on strikes, Scott poked a single to centre and Pennock smashed one to left. Witt filled the bases by beating out a bunt towards third and Dugan drove two runs across with a single past Guisto. Edwards passed Ruth, filling the bases again, and after Witt slipped home with the tying run when Pipp escaped being doubled at first after forcing Ruth at second.”

NYHT – “Ward fanned to start the third. The first Yankee hit of the game was followed by three more just like it. Scott, Pennock, Witt, and Dugan hit safely, three runs resulting.”

NYET – “Ward was called out on strikes. Scott singled to left centre. Pennock singled to left, Scott stopping at second. Witt beat out a bund down the third base line, filling the bases. Dugan singled down the right field foul line, scoring Scott and Pennock and sending Witt to third. Ruth walked. Pipp forced Ruth, Wamby to Sewell, Witt scoring and Dugan moving to third. Meusel struck out.”

CLPD – “Ward fanned. Scott singled to center. Pennock singled to left, Scott stopping at second. Witt beat out a bunt towards third, filling the bases. Dugan singled past Guisto, scoring Scott and Pennock, Witt taking third. Ruth walked, filling the bases. Pipp forced Ruth, Wamby to Sewell, Witt scoring with the tying run. Meusel fanned.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT –“Hofmann was the first man up in the fourth and he blazed a single to centre. Ward followed with another just like it and in a belated effort to stop Hofmann at third, Speaker threw the ball to the grandstand, Hofmann scoring and Ward advancing to third on the error. With Scott coming to bat Speaker ordered Edwards off the hill and Morton, who replaced him, passed the Yankees shortstop. Pennock then singled to centre for his second hit of the game and Ward trotted home from third. Witt laid down a sacrifice bunt , but neither Dugan nor Ruth could hit the ball out of the infield and there was no further scoring this inning.”

NYHT – “After Hofmann and Ward had planted solid shots to center, Morton came to replace the fallen lefthander [Edwards]. Two runs came over on Pennock’s single.” [NOTE: the following was stated in a sidebar – “Speaker made a devastating wild chuck to third base in the fourth inning. It gave the Yanks a run, drove Edwards to the showers and resulted in Hofmann wrenching his knee as he slid into the plate.”]

NYET – “Hofmann singled to centre. Ward singled to centre, Hofmann going to third on the hit. Speaker in an attempt to get Hofmann going to third threw the ball over Lutzke’s head under the tarpaulin on the side line, Hofmann scoring and Ward taking third. Morton replaced Edwards. Scott walked. Pennock lined a single to centre, scoring Ward, Scott stopping at second. Witt sacrificed, O’Neill to Wamby. Dugan hit to Sewell and Scott was nailed at the plate, Sewell to O’Neill, Pennock going to third. Ruth grounded out Guisto, unassisted.”

CLPD – “Hofmann singled to center on the first pitch. Ward also hit the first ball for a single to center, Hofmann taking third on the hit and scored when Speaker threw over Lutzke’s head, Ward reaching third on the error. Morton replaced Edwards. Scott walked. Pennock hit the first ball for a line single to center, scoring Ward. Witt sacrificed. On Dugan’s bounder, Scott was out at the plate, Sewell to O’Neill. Ruth rolled weakly to Guisto.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT –“… but with one out in the sixth Witt drove a triple into deep left centre and Dugan lined a homer into the left field bleachers.”

NYHT – “After Witt had tripled in the sixth the Winsted walloper [Dugan] lofted the ball into the left field bleachers for the circuit.”

NYET – “Speaker made a sensational one handed catch over his head of Pennock’s drive. Witt tripled to deep left center. Dugan lifted one into the concrete bleachers in left field for a home run scoring Witt ahead. Ruth was called out on strikes. Morton tossed out Pipp.”

CLPD – “Speaker made a spectacular running catch of Pennock’s long drive, knocking the ball down with his gloved hand while dashing toward the scoreboard and grabbing it in midair. Witt’s drive between Speaker and Jamieson counted for a triple. Dugan smacked one into the left field open pavilion for a home run, scoring Witt ahead of him. Ruth fanned. Pipp tapped to Morton.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “Meusel started the drive with a single to right, Schang doubled to right and both runners scored on Ward’s single to centre. Scott singled over second and Pennock reached first in safety, filling the bases, when Morton fumbled his bunt in front of the plate. Witt ripped a single to right, Ward and Scott scoring. Following a force out at third on Dugan’s bunt to Morton, Ruth spun a single past Guisto, scoring Witt. Pipp took a called third strike for the second out and Meusel ended the rally with a foul fly to Guisto.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Meusel singled to right. Schang singled to right. Both runners advanced an extra base when Summa allowed the ball to deflect off his shins into right field. Ward lined a single to centre, scoring Meusel and Schang. Scott hit safely through Sewell. Pennock bunted and Morton fumbled the ball, filling the bases. Witt singled to right, scoring Ward and Scott. Dugan’s bunt forced Pennock at third, Morton to Lutzke. Ruth singled to right, Witt scoring. Pipp struck out. Meusel lifted a high foul to Guisto.”

CLPD – “Meusel singled to right. Schang singled to right and both runners advanced when Summa fumbled the ball. Ward’s hot single to center scored Meusel and Schang. Scott bounced a single through Sewell. Morton fumbled Pennock’s sacrifice and the bases were filled. Witt singled to right, scoring Ward and Scott. Dugan bunted, but Pennock was forced at third, Morton to Lutzke. Ruth singled to right, scoring Witt. Pipp fanned. Meusel fouled to Guisto.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “In the eighth the Yankees scored a run off Boone on Ward’s triple to centre and Scott’s sacrifice fly.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Jamieson mad a good running catch of Schang’s high fly in left centre. Ward tripled over Jamieson’s head. Scott’s sacrifice fly to Jamieson scored Ward. Pennock struck out.”

CLPD – “Jamieson made a brilliant catch of Schang’s long fly. Ward tripled to the bleachers in left center. Scott’s sacrifice fly to Jamieson scored Ward. Pennock fanned.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Scott scored on a 2-RBI single by Dugan.

2 (third inning) – Pennock scored on a 2-RBI single by Dugan.

3 (third inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Pipp.

4 (fourth inning) – Hofmann scored (from first base) on fielding error (wild throw) by the center fielder following a single by Ward.

5 (fourth inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI single by Pennock.

6 (sixth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI homer by Dugan.

7 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI homer by Dugan.

8 (seventh inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Ward.

9 (seventh inning) – Schang scored on a 2-RBI single by Ward.

10 (seventh inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI single by Witt.

11(seventh inning) – Scott scored on a 2-RBI single by Witt.

12 (seventh inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

13 (eighth inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Scott.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 17 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 9 runs

Second Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Pipp led off with a single to left, advanced to third on Meusel’s hit to short right centre, and scored on Schang’s sacrifice fly. Ward struck out but Scott, Bush, and Witt weighed in with singles, two more runs scoring.”

NYHT – “He [Pipp] opened the second stanza with a single to left and went to third on Meusel’s blow to right. Schang’s sacrifice fly scored the Grand Rapids merchant. Wardie succumbed on strikes, but Scott, Bush, and Witt kept the ball rolling to the outfield and three runs were chalked up for the inning.”

NYET – “Pipp singled to left. Meusel singled to centre, Pipp taking third. Schang sent a long sacrifice fly to Williams and Pipp scored. Ward fanned. Scott singled to right, Meusel taking third. Bush singled to centre, Meusel scoring. Witt singled to left, Scott scoring. Dugan flied to Jacobson.”

SLGD – “Leading the ruckus, Pipp singled. So did Meusel, Wallie going to third. Williams robbed Schang of an extra sacker by spearing the catcher’s line drive with his upflung glove. Pipp scored easily on the catch. Shocker found someone he could tame in Ward, who fanned. Scott singled, Bush also, and Witt. The three runs were secure.”

SLPD – “Pipp opened the second with a single to left. Meusel put one to center. Schang sent a line drive to left on which Williams made a spectacular leaping catch, Pipp scoring. Ward struck out but Scott, Bush, and Pipp singled and three runs crossed the plate.”

SLST – “Pipp singled to left. Meusel singled to center, Pipp stopping at third. Williams ran into deep left center for a spectacular gloved catch of Schang’s sacrifice fly, Pipp scoring. Ward fanned. Scott popped a single in back of Foster, sending Meusel to third. Bush singled to center, scoring Meusel, Scott stopping at second. Witt singled to left, scoring Scott, Bush stopping at second. Dugan flied to Jacobson.”

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Ruth was the first man up in this inning, and, with Third Baseman Robertson creeping up for a possible bunt, the Babe deliberately chopped one into left field for a single. Pipp sacrificed and Meusel brought the run across with a single to left. The lanky Californian went to second on Williams’s throw to the plate and scored a moment later on Schang’s hit to centre. Shocker was taken out of the box, Pruett replacing him, and Ward saluted the young left-hander with the fourth hit of the inning. Schang went to third on the hit and Ward took an extra base on the throw to head off Schang, but neither Scott nor Bush could hit the ball out of the infield.”

NYHT – “Soaring singles by Ruth, Meusel, and Schang, aided by Pipp’s sacrifice bunt, put over a pair of tallies.”

NYET – “Ruth singled. Meusel singled, Ruth scoring. Schang singled, Meusel scoring. Shocker was relieved and Pruett went in. Ward singled. Scott hit to Robertson, who threw to first too late to catch the runner. Schang attempted to score and was run down. Gerber tossed out Bush.”

SLGD – “Ruth opened Shocker’s last round with a single. Pipp sacrificed. Meusel liked a spot in left and Schang one in center for two more singles. Bob’s scored Ruth. Williams’ futile effort to flag Babe placed Meusel on second, from which sector he counted on Schang’s blow. Shocker abdicated. Ward greeted Pruett with a single to left, Schang taking third. Aaron reached second when Williams elected to attempt to head off Schang. Scott bounced to Robertson, who ‘pulled one’ when he heaved to McManus instead of tagging Ward, who was about 2 feet away. Marty just did spear the high heave and raced over to third where he had Ward and Schang cornered. The play eventually wound up with Severeid tagging out Schang. Bush rolled to Gerber.

SLPD – “Ruth opened the third with a single past Robertson. Robertson was expecting a bunt and came in as Ruth swung. Pipp sacrificed. Meusel singled and Schang singled. Two more runs were accounted for and Fohl summoned Pruett to relieve Shocker.”

SLST – “Ruth singled to left. Pipp sacrificed, Robertson to McManus. Meusel singled to left, scoring Ruth and took second on Williams’ throw to the plate. Schang singled to center, scoring Meusel. That was enough for Shocker and Pruett took his place on the hill. Ward singled to left, putting Schang on third and Ward reached second on Williams’ throw to the far corner. Robertson knocked down Scott’s hot grounder and Schang was trapped off third, Robertson to McManus to Severeid. Gerber threw out Bush.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Meusel singled to left for his third hit of the game. Schang also singled to left, sending Meusel to third. Schang took an extra base on Williams’s belated throw to Robertson. Meusel scored on an infield hit by Ward, and Schang completed the circuit while the Browns were engineering a double play on Scott’s rap to Gerber.”

NYHT – “… in the fifth inning, when the Bronchos from the Bronx slipped over two more tallies. Singles by Meusel, Schang, and Ward did the damage.”

NYET – “Meusel singled. Schang singled. Ward beat out a hit to third, Meusel scoring. Scott hit into a double play, Gerber to McManus, Schang scoring. Bush out, Robertson to McManus.

SLGD – “The Yankees marked time until the fifth when one-baggers by Meusel, Schang and Ward and a double play netted the sixth and seventh tallies.”

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – “Meusel singled to left. Schang singled past Robertson, sending Meusel to third and took second on the return throw. Ward beat out a tap to Pruett, Meusel scoring and Schang going to third. Scott grounded to Gerber who stepped on second, forcing Ward, and threw to McManus for a fast double play, Schang scoring. Robertson threw out Bush.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Ruth started the drive by hitting the first ball pitched to him for his fifth homer of the season. Pipp passed out on an infield fly, but Meusel tripled to right and scored on Schang’s double to left. Ward then grounded to Robertson, who tagged Schang going to third and doubled the batter at first.”

NYHT – “… until the ninth, when the eminent Mr. Ruth crowned the first ball pitched for his fifth home run, a lofty drive into the right center stand. Meusel’s fourth hit, a triple to right, and Schang’s double scored the last Yankee tally.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “It was in the ninth that Ruth hit into the right-field open-air gods and in the same round that Meusel got his fourth hit out of four trips, this last a triple down the right field line. Also in the ninth Schang smeared the ball down the left field line for two sacks and his third safety.”

SLPD – “Ruth’s home run, Meusel’s triple, and Schang’s double brought the Yankees total to nine runs.”

SLST – “Ruth hit into the right field bleachers for his fifth home run of the season. Pipp sent a pop to Gerber. Meusel drew a three-base hit when his fly fell safely on the right field line. Schang doubled to left, scoring Meusel. Ward tapped to Robertson, who tagged Schang out and threw to McManus for a double play.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Schang.

2 (second inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Bush.

3 (second inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI single by Witt.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

5 (third inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Schang.

6 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Ward.

7 (fifth inning) – Schang scored on a 1-RBI groundout double play by Scott.

8 (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI double by Schang.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 27 – New York at Washington – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “A boot by Stanley Harris and an error of judgment by Evans enabled the Yanks to scored three runs in the first. Witt and Dugan were easy outs, buy Harris kicked Ruth’s grounder into short right field and the Babe reached second ahead of Rice’s throw. Pipp drew a pass and Meusel followed with a smash to deep centre field. Evans misjudged the ball, and after coming in for it was forced to reverse and go back. He couldn’t get back quite far enough and it cleared his upreaching glove for a home run, with Ruth and Pipp preceding him over the plate.”

NYHT – “With two out Harris was all set for Ruth’s roller and then fumbled it. Pipp walked and Meusel hit the ball flush on the nose. Evans in center field looked into the blinding rays of the sun and lost the ball for a minute and finally tried to make a running catch. He failed and the ball rolled into the corner of center field, clearing the bases. Meusel made the round easily.”

NYET – “Witt opened the game with an easy roller to Harris, who threw him out at first. Dugan flied to Goslin. Ruth went to second on Harris’ error on his roller. Pipp walked. Evans misjudged Meusel’s long drive and the ball went into the centre field corner for a home run. This wallop was made on a hit and run play with Ruth and Pipp in full motion. Schang popped to Peckinpaugh.”

WP – “The trio in the first came after Harris missed Ruth’s easy grounder for what would have been a sure out. Pipp then drew a frank, and both came in ahead of Meusel when he sent a long one to Evans, which went for a homer when the doctor diagnosed the drive incorrectly, running forward and then starting back for the ball too late, it sailed over his head.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “… but in the third inning Ruth was responsible for a balk by Warmoth which added another run to the Yankees collection. After Witt and Dugan had been retired Ruth singled down the right field foul line and took third on Pipp’s single past Judge. With Meusel at bat and Warmoth preparing to pitch, Ruth made a sudden dash off third as though to steal home but stopped after going twenty feet and doubled back to the bag. Warmoth stopped and stepped off the rubber, however, and Umpire Owens called a balk on him, Ruth scoring and Pipp advancing to second. Meusel drew a pass but Schang ended the inning by striking out.”

NYHT – “Babe Ruth tricked Warmoth into making a balk that cost the Senators a run in the third inning. With two down the Bambino cracked a sizzling drive down the first base line and only the skilled work of Sam Rice in fielding the ball right cut off a double. Pipp pelted one that bounced off Judge’s glove and Ruth went to third. As Warmoth wound up Babe started for the plate, but doubled back to third and yelled at the pitcher. Warmoth broke his motion and Ruth at once claimed balk, which was allowed.”

NYET – “Warmoth tossed out Witt. Dugan popped to Peckinpaugh. Ruth singled. Pipp singled. Ruth scored on a balk. Meusel walked. Schang fanned.”

WP – “Ruth was balked across in the third. …The Griffmen’s gift to the Yanks in the third came after two had been retired. The Behemoth of Busts singled pass Judge, went to third on Pipp’s scorcher to Judge, which was too hot for Joe to handle, and counted on Warmoth’s balk, Pipp being advanced to second, where he died.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “With one out in this inning, Warmoth passed both Meusel and Ward, the former scoring on Schang’s double to right. Warmoth was taken out of the box, and Hollingsworth, his successor on the mound, was reached for a double by Scott which scored both Schang and Ward. Hollingsworth then settled down and the next two men were easy outs, Jones on strikes and Witt on a fly to Goslin.”

NYHT – “With Pipp out of the running Meusel and Schang drew passes and Ward slashed one down the line to Harris, who was all set for a double play. But the rabbit was friendly and the ball leaped fiercely at Harris, attacking him on the shoulder and leaping into right field for a double. Meusel scored and Schang went to third. Scott then doubled along the right field foul line, scoring Schang and Ward.”

NYET – “Pipp out, Harris to Judge. Meusel and Schang walked. Ward’s grounder scored Meusel. Hollingsworth replaced Warmoth. Scott doubled, scoring Schang and Ward. Jones fanned. Witt flied to Goslin.”

WP – “With one eliminated, Lefty walked both Meusel and Schang. Ward’s tap took a bad bounce, caromed off Harris’ shoulder, and went for a double, Meusel counting. Hollingsworth was then trotted in. With the infield playing close, Scott tapped a dinky little one which would have been easy for Judge under ordinary conditions, and both Schang and Ward trotted in, Everett reaching second and dying there.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The champions made their total eight by scoring a run in the ninth on Witt’s single to centre and Dugan’s triple to right. Ruth drew a pass but was doubled stealing second for the third out as Pipp struck out.”

NYHT – “In the ninth the Yankees made another run, with Witt hitting a single and Dugan poling a triple.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

WP – “That [run] in the ninth was an earned one, Jumping Joe Dugan tripling after Witt had singled.”

SUMMARY of the runs the Yankees scored:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

2 (first inning) – Pipp scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

3 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a balk.

5 (sixth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI double by Ward.

6 (sixth inning) – Schang scored on a 2-RBI double by Scott.

7 (sixth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI double by Scott.

8 (ninth inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI triple by Dugan.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

July 09 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 9 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Elmer Smith led off with a base on balls and lingered on first while Dugan flied to Jacobson. Ruth then came to bat and on a count of two knocked a home run. Pipp drew a pass, but Meusel struck out and Ward’s grounder to Gerber, for a force-out at second, retired the side.”

NYHT – “Homer 19 flew off Ruth’s bat in the first inning. Smith had walked and he scored ahead of the Babe. “

NYET – “Smith drew a pass. Dugan sent a high one to Jacobson. Ruth hit into the left field bleachers for his nineteenth home run of the season, scoring Smith ahead of him. Pipp walked. Meusel fanned. Ward forced Pipp, Gerber to McManus.”

SLGD – “Wild at the outset he [Davis] walked the lead-off batter, Smith, who scored in front of Ruth when the Babe dropped a high ball deep into the left center seats. There was another pass to Pipp in the frame, but no further damage.”

SLPD – “Ruth came up in the first inning with Smith on base and, after taking two strikes and two balls, hit a high fast pitch outside into the left-field bleachers.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth was the first man up and singled down the right field line, advancing to third on Pipp’s hit past Schliebner. Hendrick lifted an easy fly to Williams, but Ward came through with a double to centre, Ruth scoring and Pipp going to third on the hit. Davis filled the bases by hitting Scott, but Williams collared Hofmann’s fly in short left field, and Pipp was doubled up trying to score.”

NYHT – “Ruth and Pipp each hit the first ball in the third and each lined a single to right. Hendrick borrowed their base hit recipe and dished up a feeble fly. Ward doubled and sent Ruth in, and though it was a long double, Pipp was held at third. Hofmann popped faintly to Williams, whose volley throw doubled Pipp at the plate.”

NYET – “Ruth singled. Pipp singled, Ruth going to third. Hendrick flied to Williams. Ward doubled, Ruth scoring. Scott was hit by a pitched ball, filling the bases. Hofmann flied to Williams and Pipp was out at the plate, Williams to Severeid.”

SLGD – “Ruth, topping round three, singled to right. Pipp slashed a hit through Schliebner, the Babe ambling to third. Hendrick flied to death, but Ward doubled to left center, Ruth scoring, Pipp going to third. Davis placed himself further in the hole by hitting Scott to fill the bases, but a double play saved him from more misery. Hofmann flied to Williams, and when Pipp tried to score from the far corner he was cut down at the plate.”

SLPD – “He [Ruth] opened the third inning with a single and scored on Ward’s double.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “Pennock led off with a grounder to McManus and was safe on the latter’s boot. Smith singled to right and Dugan filled the bases by beating out a bunt toward third. Davis was taken out of the box, Kolp replacing him. Kolp forced in a run by walking Ruth and another filtered through on Pipp’s infield out. Hendrick singled to centre, scoring Dugan and Ruth. He completed the circuit on Scott’s double to right after Kolp had fanned Ward. Hofmann’s fly to Williams ended the inning.”

NYHT – “Sharp stabs by Pennock and Smith and Dugan’s bunt slapped Davis to the settee, and a pass off Kolp to Ruth, and some slamology from Hendrick and Scott brought the inning’s increment up to five [runs].”

NYET – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “Pennock, first to face Davis in the fourth, drew life when McManus booted Herb’s grounder. Smith singled to right and Dugan bunted safely to jam the runways. Kolp replaced Davis. Ruth walked, forcing across Pennock. McManus tossed out Pipp, Smith scoring. Hendrick singled to right center admitting Dugan and Ruth. Ward fanned and Hendrick counted on Scott’s double to right. Hofmann flied to Williams.”

SLPD – “Then he [Ruth] came up in the fourth with the bases filled and on one out. Kolp game him a pass and forced in a run.” [NOTE; no description of the other runs score in the fourth inning.]

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “With one out in the eighth, however, he [Root] tried to sneak a fast one past Smith, but the batter scattered the spectators in the right field bleachers with a homer. Dugan flied to Jacobson, but Ruth drew a pass and sprinted around to third when Williams fumbled Pipp’s single to left. Hendrick sent a long high fly to deep centre field, but Jacobson was playing just right for him and robbed him of an extra base hit.”

NYHT – “Smith broke the spell by lifting a home run into the right field bleachers in the eighth inning.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “… until the eighth, when Smith, up after Pennock died, slammed out his homer. Dugan lined to Jake and Ruth walked. Pipp singled to left. When Williams fumbled Ruth continued on to third. He was marooned along with Pipp on Hendrick’s fly to Baby Doll.”

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Smith scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

3 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Ward.

4 (fourth inning) – Pennock scored on a 1-RBI walk to Ruth.

5 (fourth inning) – Smith scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Pipp.

6 (fourth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI single by Hendrick.

7 (fourth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Hendrick.

8 (fourth inning) – Hendrick scored on a 1-RBI double by Scott.

9 (eighth inning) – Smith scored on a 1-RBI homer by Smith.

CONCLUSION: -- Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

July 16 (second game) – New York at Cleveland – New York scored 11 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Smith lasted only one inning this time, being taken out between innings after singles by Ruth, Pipp, and Ward had given the Yanks one run in the first.”

NYHT – “Ruth scored in the first inning on swift drives by himself, Pipp and Ward.”

NYET – “Witt fanned. Dugan was out, Smith to Brower. Ruth singled to centre on first pitch. Pipp singled to right. Ruth tried for third, but stumbled and fell down. He recovered his feet in time to get back to second safely. Ward singled to center, scoring Ruth, Pipp stopping at second. Smith grounded to Brower and was out unassisted.”

CLPD – “Witt fanned. Smith tossed out Dugan. Ruth singled. Pipp singled to center and Ruth stumbled and fell when he rounded second and was lucky to scramble back to the bag. Ward singled to center, Ruth scoring. Smith grounded to Brower.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “Ruth led off with a pass. Pipp singled, and both men scored on Ward’s triple. Smith followed with a homer over the right field screen, and two more runs were added to the Yankees total, Shaute then pulled himself together and the next three men were easy outs.

NYHT – “This inning netted four runs. Ruth promenaded, Pipp singled, Ward tripled, and Smith hit for the whole distance.”

NYET – “Ruth walked. Pipp lined a single to left, Ruth stopping at second. Ward tripled, scoring Ruth and Pipp. Smith drove the ball over the left field screen for a home run, scoring Ward ahead of him. Sewell threw out Scott. Shaute tossed out Bengough. Bush fanned.”

CLPD – “Ruth walked. Pipp line singled to left. Ward tripled to the right field corner, scoring Ruth and Pipp. Smith hit a home run over the right field screen, scoring Ward ahead of him. Sewell threw out Scott. Shaute tossed out Bengough. Bush fanned.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “With one out Dugan beat out an infield hit and went to second on a wild pitch. Ruth was passed purposely, and Pipp brought Dugan home with a single. Edwards, another left hander, then made his appearance on the mound. Ward doubled for his fourth hit of the game, and Ruth and Pipp scored. Smith walked, but Scott batted into a force-out at second, and then was caught stealing for the third out.”

NYHT – “Shaute was knocked out in the sixth by Dugan and Pipp, and Ward plastered Edwards for a two-bagger.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

CLPD – “Witt flied to Sewell. Brower and Shaute let Dugan’s fly fall between them for a single, and after he took second on a wild pitch, Ruth was purposely passed. Pipp singled, scoring Dugan. Edwards replaced Shaute. Ward doubled, scoring Ruth and Pipp. Smith walked. Scott forced Smith, Sewell to Wamby. Scott was out stealing, Myatt to Wamby.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Pipp singled for his fourth hit and following Ward’s popup to Myatt, Smith singled. Pipp scored and Scott reached first on a squeeze play and Bengough batted in another run with a single. Scott was caught trying for third on the hit. Jones grounded to Lutzke for the third out.”

NYHT – “Pipp, with his fourth hit of the game; Smith with a two-base smash, the squeeze play, with Scott bunting, and a single by Bengough caused suffering to Metevier (sic) in the eighth and caused two Bronxonians to pass the plate.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

CLPD – “Pipp’s fourth hit was a bounding single past Sewell. Ward fouled to Myatt. Smith hit the ball in right for a single, Pipp taking third. Scott worked a perfect squeeze bunt, scoring Pipp on his sacrifice roller, Metevier’s throw to the plate being too late. Bengough singled to center, scoring Smith, but Scott was out at third, Speaker to Lutzke. Lutzke threw out Jones.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The champions bagged their eleventh run after two were out in the ninth. Ruth beat out an infield hit and scored on Pipp’s double off the right field screen.”

NYHT – “Ruth made an infield single in the ninth and Pipp with hit No. 7 for the day fetched him home.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

CLPD – “Witt flied to Jamieson. Dugan out, Sewell to Brower. Ruth beat out a slow roller towards Lutzke. Pipp doubled off the screen in right, Ruth scoring, while Pipp reached third when Sewell threw wild to the plate. Ward walked. Smith flied to Wamby.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Ward.

2 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI triple by Ward.

3 (fifth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI triple by Ward.

4 (fifth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI homer by Smith.

5 (fifth inning) – Smith scored on a 2-RBI homer by Smith.

6 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

7 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Ward.

8 (sixth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI double by Ward.

9 (eighth inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI safe-on-fielder’s-choice by Scott.

10 (eighth inning) – Smith scored on a 1-RBI single by Bengough.

11th (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Pipp.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Pipp actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not the 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

July 25 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 5 runs

Eighth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “After Dugan was thrown out by Galloway, Ruth drew his third pass, and following Pipp’s single to centre Hasty filled the bases by walking Smith. Ward tripled off the centre field wall and three runs clattered over the plate. Hasty was taken out, Heimach replacing him. Meusel, batting for Scott, brought the tying run across with a double over Hauser’s head. Meusel tried to stretch his hit and was thrown out at third.”

NYHT – “New York’s parade in the eighth began with a pass to Ruth. Then Pipp singled. Smith walked and Ward brought in the three with his three-bagger. Meusel doubled off Heimach and brought in Ward, and if Meusel hadn’t been guilty of sloppy base running the inning might have yielded another run.”

NYET – “Galloway made a nice stop and throw of Dugan’s bounder over the mound, and retired him at first. Smith walked, filling the bases. [NOTE: the details of Ruth and Pipp getting on base after Dugan’s at bat and before Smith’s plate appearance were inadvertently omitted.] Ward tripled off the left centre bleacher wall, scoring Ruth, Pipp, and Smith. Meusel batted for Scott. Hasty was taken out and Heimach was sent in. Meusel doubled, scoring Ward, but was out trying for third. Galloway threw out Schang.”

PINQ – “To start the disastrous eighth Hasty purposely walked Ruth. Pipp came through with a single to centre which put the Bambino on second. Smith worked Hasty for a free ticket. Then came Ward’s tremendous blow which hit the scoreboard and went for three bases, scoring Ruth, Pipp and Smith. Meusel was sent up to the plate to bat for Scott and found Heimach for a length doubled which scored Ward with the tying tally. Meusel was out at third as he tried to stretch his hit into a triple. Galloway tossed out Schang, ending the frame.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “After Shawkey had been retired in the ninth, Witt and Dugan singled. Matthews tried to scoop Dugan’s hit on the run and juggled the ball just long enough to permit Witt to score, Dugan going to second on Matthews's belated throw to the plate. He went to third on Ruth’s drive to Dykes and was left there when Pipp rolled to Dykes.”

NYHT – “The fifth tally came in the ninth from Witt’s single to center and Dugan’s liner to the same suburb. Matthews fumbled, kicked, and otherwise maltreated the ball long enough and frequently enough for Witt to come around, and Witt is no snail afoot.”

NYET – “Galloway retired Shawkey. Witt singled. Dugan singled, sending Witt to third, but when Matthews fumbled the ball, Witt scored. Dykes threw out Ruth, Dugan going to third. Dykes threw out Pipp.”

PINQ – “With one out in the ninth, Witt secured his third hit of the afternoon when he socked one of Heimach’s fast balls into centre for a single. Dugan came through with a timely rap to the same locality and when Matthews fumbled the ball, Witt raced home from third with the winning marker. The next two batsmen to face Heimach went out in order.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 3-RBI triple by Ward.

2 (eighth inning) – Pipp scored on a 3-RBI triple by Ward.

3 (eighth inning) – Smith scored on a 3-RBI triple by Ward.

4 (eighth inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI double by Meusel.

5 (ninth inning) – Witt scored (from first base) on a fielding error (fumble) by the center fielder following a single by Dugan.

CONCLUSION: -- Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

September 27 – New York at Boston – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Gehrig made his home run in the first, the hit following an error by Piercy and a triple by Ruth.

NYHT – “Piercy took an unfair advantage in fumbling Witt’s bunt as a starter. He allowed McNally to sacrifice peacefully enough, but tossed a triple up against the Bambino’s bat. With the Behemoth puffing and panting at third, Gehrig gave him an easy ride home with his circuit drive into the right-field bleachers.”

NYET – “Piercy fumbled Witt’s bunt. McNally sacrifice, Picinich to Burns. Ruth tripled, scoring Witt.

Gehrig hit into the right field bleachers for a home run. Meusel safe on McMillan’s fumble, but died stealing, Picinich to Mitchell. Ward fanned.”

BG – “He [Piercy] mishandled a bunt by Witt, the first batter to face him. McNally sacrificed. Ruth tripled, scoring Witt, and then preceded Gehrig over the plate when the latter knocked the ball into the right-field bleachers.”

BH – “He [Gehrig] slugged a homer into the right field stands in the first inning, with Big Babe on base. … At bat the first time up the Big Bam sent a sharp drive to center field for three bases.” [NOTE: Nothing was stated that Witt was on base and scored on Ruth’s triple.]

BP – Nothing at all.

Third Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Piercy walked both Ruth and Gehrig in the third and three more runs resulted when Meusel singled, Ward tripled, and Schang singled.”

NYHT – “Ruth and Gehrig started the drive by accepting free transportation. Meusel singled. Ruth scored, but Gehrig was trapped between bases. He finally landed on second base in the company of Meusel, and the latter, having no right there, was tagged out. Ward followed with a triple, scoring Gehrig. Ward rode home on a single by Schang. Schang went all the way to third when Collins fumbled his drive, but was caught off that base by Picinich. Johnson flied out to Donahue.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

BG – “In the third inning Piercy passed Ruth and Gehrig, the first two batters up, and a single by Meusel scored Ruth. A triple by Ward and a single by Schang were good for two more runs, Meusel having been eliminated before Ward came to bat.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – Nothing at all.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “In the eighth, however, Ruth led off with a double, went to third on Meusel’s infield single and scored on Ward’s sacrifice fly. Schang singled, sending Meusel to third, but Wally overran first and was trapped between the bases. Meusel made a mad dash for the plate, however, and a masterly hook slide carried him safely under Mitchell’s throw to Picinich.”

NYHT – “Three singles gave the Yankees their last two runs in the eighth.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

BG – “Ruth’s double, an infield single by Meusel, a sacrifice fly by Ward and a single by Schang were good for two Yankee runs in the eighth.”

BH – “He went from first to home plate on Schang’s single to centre. The ball was intercepted after Meusel had made sure of getting to third. Schang overran first and the ball was thrown to Burns. Meusel took a lead off third and when Burns pegged to Mitchell at second to corner Schang, Meusel made a dash for the plate, took a big slide in, beat the throw, but hurt his leg.” [NOTE: Nothing at all about how the Yankees scored their first run in the eighth inning.]

BP – Nothing at all.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI triple by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Gehrig.

3 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Gehrig.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

5 (third inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI triple by Ward.

6 (third inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI single by Schang.

7 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Ward.

8 (eighth inning) – Meusel scored (from first base) during a rundown after advancing to the third base on a single by Schang (who was trapped after overrunning first base).

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ward actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Witt actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1924

July 06 – New York at Washington – New York scored 7 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth’s double in the first inning produced the Yanks’ first run, Meusel’s single sending the Babe home.”

NYHT – “The Yankees got away winging when Ruth doubled and Meusel singled for one run in the opening round.”

WP – “They [the Yankees] rang up one counter in the first, after two were dead, on Ruth’s double and Meusel’s single.”

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “In the second the Yanks got another off Martina when Ward doubled and Scott tripled.”

NYHT – “Ward’s double and Scott’s triple gave the Yanks another [run] in the second, but neither Shawkey nor Witt was able to bring Scott home.”

WP – “… while Ward’s two-bagger was turned into another [run] in round two when followed by Scott’s triple.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “This homer [by Ruth] came in the eighth, the ball landing in the centre field bleachers.”

NYHT – “Then in the Yankee eighth came Ruth’s home run, his twenty-second of the season.”

WP – “Ruth got one of these back when he lashed out the second drive to hit the left center stands, in the eighth, which was good for the circuit.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “Schang beat out a slow tap just out of reach of Pitcher Martina. The next moment saw Matthews race into deep centre and pull down Ward’s terrific drive. Manager Huggins sent Johnson in to bat for Scott. Ernie tapped one gently to Peckinpaugh and Schang was forced at second. Huggins countered with a second pinch hitter, Hendrick batting for Shawkey. Hendrick came across with a neat single, sending the ball just over Judge’s head. The ball rolled out into right field and while it was being retrieved the speeding Johnson circled the bags and crossed the home plate. Hendrick tried for second and for a moment seemed to have been plucked by Rice’s quick throw, but Peckinpaugh dropped the ball and Hendrick was safe. With the score tied, Martina lost hope and control at the same time, walking Witt, and Marberry was called in to save the contest if he could. Dugan hit to Harris, and it appeared as if the show was over. But Harris let the ball roll through his legs and Hendrick raced home, sliding into the plate on a clean play. Ruel had his man blocked neatly and was in the act of applying the tag to the runner when the force of Hendrick’s giant form hurtling through the air upset Ruel and sent him spinning to one side and the ball slipped out of his grasp. Witt came home on the play. Ruth followed with a double at this juncture and Dugan scored. Ruth was caught wandering around the base paths.”

NYHT – “With two men out in the ninth and Johnson on first, Hendrick, batting for Shawkey, lined a single to right, but Rice’s snap throw to Peckinpaugh caught him at second, but Peckinpaugh failed to hold the ball. Johnson had already crossed the plate and Peckinpaugh’s error made his run legal, tying the score. Witt then walked. Martina was removed and Marberry came in. Harris allowed Dugan’s roller to skip between his legs. Hendrick was nailed at the plate, but he crashed into Ruel so hard that Muddy was knocked unconscious. The ball rolled toward the stand, and Witt followed Hendrick across the plate. Dugan reached third and came home on Ruth’s double. The Babe surveyed the skies and decided it would be good business to be put out. The Senators were looking hopefully at the rain, however, and refused to accommodate him at third base. Tate, who relieved Ruel, finally touched Ruth out at the plate.”

WP – “When Schang singled to open the visitors’ ninth and was forced midway by Johnson, who relieved Scott at the tee, after Matthews had come through with a brilliant catch of Ward’s drive almost to the stands in deep left-center, it looked as though the home boys would get the decision. Then came Hendrick’s masterly ‘boot.’ It might very probably called a ‘mutual drop-kick,’ he doing the kicking and Peckinpaugh doing the dropping. Hendrick, who hit for Shawkey, singled to right and tried to make a double out of it, Rice’s peg to Peckinpaugh catching him easily for what would have ended the game. Ormsby called him out, but did not see him gently kick Peckinpaugh on the hand in which the ball was held and reversed his decision. Meanwhile, Johnson had scampered over with the tying run. Martina then walked Witt, Harris promptly walking Martina and rushing Marberry to the mound. Dugan’s best was a grounder to Harris, which Bucky let get away from him, Rice retrieving the ball and pegging to catch Hendrick at the plate. The throw beat him a mile, but Ruel blocked Harvey and the latter plowed into him, knocking him head over heels and the ball out of his hands all the way to the stands. The blow dazed Muddy so that he did not even see Marberry’s throw to stop Witt coming in after Fred had run the horsehide down. Dugan got to third during the excitement and registered on Ruth’s double to center. The Bambino purposely allowed himself to be put out.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

2 (second inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI triple by Scott.

3 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

4 (ninth inning) – Johnson scored (from first base) on a single by Hendrick coupled with a fielding error (dropped ball) by the shortstop.

5 (ninth inning) – Hendrick scored (from second base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumble) by the second baseman coupled with another fielding error (dropped throw) by the catcher; Dugan was the batter.

6 (ninth inning) – Witt scored (from first base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumble) by the second baseman coupled with another fielding error(dropped throw) by the catcher; Dugan was the batter.

7 (ninth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI double by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ward actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

July 10 (second game) – New York vs. Chicago – New York scored 18 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “This was accomplished easily enough when Dugan singled with one down and Ruth walked. Meusel fanned, but Pipp doubled to centre and Dugan rode home. Collins took the relay from Mostil and made a bad toss to the plate, the ball rolling to the screen, and Ruth raced home. Pipp ran around to third on the play and counted from there when Hofmann slashed a double into right.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Witt flied to Hooper. Dugan singled. Ruth walked. Dugan stole third. Meusel fanned. Pipp doubled, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Hofmann doubled, scoring Pipp. Ward popped to Sheely.”

CHT – “A single by Dugan and doubles by Pipp and Hofmann with a pass to Ruth scored three.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “… the Yanks worried along, pecking here and there at Cvengros without any effect until Scott caught one in the fourth and dropped it into the left field stands.”

NYHT – “It is hardly worth while mentioning that Scotty got a homer in the fourth.”

NYET – “Scott hit a home run. Shawkey flied to Hooper. Collins tossed out Witt. Dugan grounded to Sheely.”

CHT – “Scott hung up one more by planting one of Cvengros’ floats in the left field seats in the fourth.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 9 runs

NYT – “Ruth opened the fifth with a three-bagger into left-centre. Cvengros passed Meusel. Pipp singled to left and Ruth went home under wraps. Manager Evers decided that Cvengros had had enough and derricked him in favor of Leverette (sic). Meusel and Pipp welcomed Leverette by executing a double steal of third and second, respectively. Schang batted for Hofmann and fouled to Crouse. Then Ward collected a triple that scored Meusel and Pipp. Leverette cut loose a wild pitch and Ward scored. Shawkey doubled and Scott, who had [previously walked and] gone to second on the wild heave, registered. Witt drove a single off Barrett’s glove, Shawkey going to third. Dugan attempted to sacrifice, bunting to Kamm. Shawkey tore for home and though Crouse caught Kamm’s throw he dropped the ball as he was about to tag Shawkey and the runner was safe [on the error]. Crouse stood looking bewildered and Witt raced around to third. Ruth tapped gently down the third base line and beat out the blow, but Kamm tossed to get Witt going home and Whitey slid neatly under Crouse. It might be well to mention that Barnes had relieved Leverette when Witt batted. After Witt had scored, Evers took Crouse out from behind the plate and sent in Schalk. Dugan had gone around to third when Witt vacated that spot and, with Ruth on first, Meusel fouled to Sheely. Pipp still had another hit left in his bat and tripled to deep centre, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Fortunately, Barrett got under Schang’s lift or the inning might have gone on indefinitely.”

NYHT – “A triple by Ruth, a walk to Meusel, and a solid single by Pipp chased Mike [Cvengros] from the scene. Leverette came slowly and solemnly from the bullpen to the mound. After Schang had fouled out, Ward tripled, Scott walked, and Shawkey doubled to right. Exit Leverette. Barnes then took a hand in the mix-up. Witt beat out a hit, Crouse made an error on Dugan’s bunt. Ruth laid down a safe bunt, and after Meusel had been erased Pipp tripled to deep right center. Somehow or other the riot was finally quelled with nine runs over the plate.”

NYET – “Ruth tripled. Meusel walked. Pipp singled, scoring Ruth. Leverette relieved Cvengros. Schang batted for Hofmann. Meusel and Pipp worked a double steal. Schang fouled to Crouse. Ward tripled, scoring Meusel and Pipp. Ward scored on a wild pitch. Scott walked. Shawkey doubled, scoring Scott. Leverette was taken out, Barnes taking his place. Witt singled. Dugan bunted on a squeeze play and Shawkey was safe on Crouse’s error. Ruth bunted safely on another squeeze play, Witt scoring. Meusel fouled to Sheely. Pipp tripled, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Schang popped to Barrett.”

CHT – Nothing significance.

Sixth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “In the following [sixth] inning Barnes was damaged to the extent of five more runs on six hits, starting with a triple by Wardie and ending with a home run by Hendrick with the bases filled. Hendrick’s drive skidded by Falk in left field and Gink completed the round trip.”

NYET – “Ward tripled. Scott singled, [Ward holding third]. Shawkey hit to Sheely, who threw out Ward at the plate. Witt bunted [safely, filling the bases]. Dugan singled, Scott scoring. Hendrick hit a home run, scoring Shawkey, Witt, and Dugan ahead of him. Meusel singled. Pipp sacrificed, McClellan to Sheely. Schang fouled to McClellan.”

CHT – Nothing significant.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored (from first base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the second baseman coupled with a double by Pipp.

3 (first inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI double by Hofmann.

4 (fourth inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI homer by Scott.

5 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

6 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI triple by Ward.

7 (fifth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI triple by Ward.

8 (fifth inning) – Ward scored on a wild pitch.

9 (fifth inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI double by Shawkey.

10 (fifth inning) – Shawkey scored (from third base) on a 1-out fielding error (dropped ball) by the catcher; Dugan was the batter.

11 (fifth inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

12 (fifth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI triple by Pipp.

13 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI triple by Pipp.

14 (sixth inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI single by Dugan.

15 (sixth inning) – Shawkey scored on a 4-RBI homer by Hendrick.

16 (sixth inning) – Witt scored on a 4-RBI homer by Hendrick.

17 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 4-RBI homer by Hendrick.

18 (sixth inning) – Hendrick scored on a 4-RBI homer by Hendrick.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Dugan actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Pipp actually had 4 RBIs – not 5 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 02 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “Witt was removed on a liner to Tobin, but Dugan, Ruth, Meusel, and Pipp singled and Davis was taken out. An error by Tobin was mixed with these hits to bring in two runs and a third run went across when Schang greeted Vanglider with a single.”

SLPD – “Witt was retired because Tobin ran far into right center for his liner. Then Dugan, Ruth, Meusel, and Pipp singled in succession and Davis was on his way, Vangilder going to the hill. Schang greeted the right-hander with a single and the Yanks’ third run of the round was across.”

SLST – “Tobin hauled down Witt’s fly to right center after a long run. Dugan singled to center. Ruth singled to right and when Tobin let the ball go through him, Dugan went to third and Ruth to second. Meusel singled to left, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Pipp singled to right, sending Meusel to third. Vangilder relieved Davis. Schang singled to left, scoring Meusel, Pipp stopping at second. Ward sacrificed, Vangilder to Sisler. Scott bounced to Robertson.”

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “In the second Van was touched up some more, Shawkey doubling and Dugan singling to give the Yanks their fourth run.”

SLPD – “Vangilder was found for another tally in the second, when Shawkey doubled and rode home on Dugan’s single.”

SLST – “Shawkey doubled to left. Witt fouled to Severeid. Dugan singled past Robertson, scoring Shawkey. Ruth sent a high fly to Gerber. Meusel lifted to Tobin.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “They got the fifth in the third on singles by Pipp and Schang and a sacrifice fly by Scott.”

SLPD – “In the third, singles by Pipp and Schang, a sacrifice by Ward and Scott’s long fly gave the Yankees their fifth run.”

SLST – “Pipp singled to left. Schang singled through the box, Pipp stopping at second. Ward sacrificed, Robertson to McManus. Scott lined to Jacobson and Pipp scored after the catch. Gerber whipped out Shawkey.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “The Yanks went over on singles by Dugan and Ruth and an infield out.”

SLPD – “The Yanks got to Pruett for a marker in the sixth on singles by Dugan and Ruth and an infield out by Meusel.”

SLST – “Witt lined to McManus. Dugan singled through short for his fourth hit. Ruth singled to right, sending Dugan to third and on the throw to the far corner Ruth took second. McManus pegged out Meusel, Dugan scoring. Pipp was called out on strikes.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “In the eighth, Pruett walked two men, after which Ruth singled to drive in the Yanks’ seventh run. Danforth came to Pruett’s rescue, got Meusel on a fly and Pipp on strikes.”

SLPD – “In the eighth, Bush, [batting] for Mamaux, walked. Horan went up for Witt, but struck out. Dugan walked and when Ruth singled for his fourth safety, Johnson, who was sent in to run for Bush, scored and Danforth was called in to replace Pruett. He stopped the assault.”

SLST – “Bush batted for Mamaux and walked. Horan batted for Witt and Johnson ran for Bush. Horan was called out on strikes. Dugan strolled. Ruth singled to right, Johnson scoring, Dugan stopping at second. Danforth relieved Pruett. Meusel lifted to Jacobson, Pipp struck out.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “A pass to Schang, a perfect bunt by McNally and Horan’s single gave the Yanks their last tally in the ninth.”

SLPD – “In the ninth, the Yanks added another [run] against Danforth. Schang walked and reached second when McNally bunted safely down the third base line. Horan’s single to left counted the Yankee catcher.”

SLST – “Schang walked. Ward popped to McManus. McNally bunted safe towards third. Hofmann batted for Gaston. Hofmann hoisted to Jacobson, Schang taking third after the catch. Horan singled to left, scoring Schang. Dugan flied to Tobin.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

3 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Schang.

4 (second inning) –Shawkey scored on a 1-RBI single by Dugan.

5 (third inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Scott.

6 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Meusel.

7 (eighth inning) – Johnsons scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

8 (ninth inning) – Schang scored on a 1-RBI single by Horan.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1925

July 01 – New York at Boston – New York scored 11 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Dugan’s single, a sacrifice, Ruth’s strikeout, Meusel’s walk and Gehrig’s two-bagger went into the making of two runs in the first inning.”

NYHT – “The Yankees scored twice in the opening round on Dugan’s single, a pass to Meusel, and Gehrig’s double.”

NYET – “Dugan singled to centre. Combs sacrificed, Prothro to Todt. Ruth fanned. Meusel walked. Gehrig lined a double over Vache’s head, scoring Dugan and Meusel. Bengough was tossed out by Fuhr.”

BG – “In the first inning Dugan, lead-off man for the Yankees, cracked out a single to center. Combs sacrificed and Ruth struck out. Meusel drew a base on balls. Gehrig poled the ball to deep left. Vache in making a play on it fell as he undertook to negotiate the bank and as a result of the slow handling of the ball both Dugan and Meusel scored and Gehrig reached third on the throw to the plate.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – “Vache let Gehrig’s drive get away from him, go for two bases and send in two runs.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth’s fourth homer of the year was a glorified bunt that hit the very edge of the bleacher fence in right and bounded into the laps of the customers. This happened in the third inning.”

NYHT – “… in the third, Ruth, who had fanned on his first appearance, jostled the ball into the right field seats with nobody on.”

NYET – “Dugan struck out. Lee made a fast pick up and throw, retiring Combs. Ruth hit a long fly that dropped just over the front wall of the right field bleachers. Meusel fanned.”

BG – “It was the third and, after two were out, that Ruth connected for his first home run [of the game]. Then Fuhr struck out Meusel.”

BH – “The first [Ruth homer] was made while Fuhr was pitching for the Red Sox. It was detonated in the third inning with two out and none on base.”

BP – “The Yankees added to their count in the third when Ruth sent a long smash into the right field seats.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “Gehrig singled. Bengough ditto. A pass to Ward filled the bases, and Wanninger’s scratch hit emptied one. Exit Fuhr. This introduced Zanhiser (sic), who was smacked by Pennock for a single, scoring Bengough and Ward. Wanninger rolled over the plate on Combs’s base hit and Pennock, escaping to third on a passed ball, registered on Ruth’s out.”

NYHT – “After Gehrig and Bengough had singled, Ward walked, cramming the bases. Wanninger tapped a single off Todt’s shin, Gehrig scoring and bringing Zanhiser to the box. Pennock brought Bengough and Ward in with a hit, and after Dugan’s futile lift Combs singled Wanninger across the pan. A passed ball advanced Pennock to third and he counted on Ruth’s grounder to the first baseman.”

NYET – “Gehrig singled through the box. Bengough singled over second. Ward walked. Wanninger singled to right, Gehrig scoring. Zanhiser replaced Fuhr. Pennock singled to centre, Bengough and Ward scoring. Dugan popped to Lee. Combs singled past short, scoring Wanninger. Pennock went to third, and Combs to second on a passed ball. Ruth grounded to Todt, unassisted, Pennock scoring. Prothro whipped out Meusel.”

BG – “Gehrig led off with a single and went to third on a single by Bengough. Ward was passed filling the bases. Wanninger singled through Todt, scoring Gehrig. With one run in, the bases full, and none out, Zanhiser relieved Fuhr. Pennock popped a Texas Leaguer to center, putting Bengough and Ward over the plate. Dugan flied to Lee for the first out. Combs singled, scoring Wanninger, and Pennock trotted home with the fifth run of the inning on Ruth’s out at first by Todt, unassisted. Meusel was thrown out at first by Prothro.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – Nothing at all.

Seventh Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Ruth’s second homer, following Combs’s single, restored the lost runs in the seventh.”

NYHT – “A hit by Combs opened the seventh and Ruth smashed his second [homer].”

NYET – “Combs singled. Ruth dropped another home run into the right field bleachers. Meusel bounded out to Prothro. Gehrig singled to right. Bengough hit a low liner to right which Boone could not hold and Gehrig ran to third, but failed to touch second on his way and was out, Boone to Flagstead to Lee, and Bengough’s hit was called a fielder’s choice. Ward was safe on Lee’s fumble. Wanninger flied to Flagstead.”

BG – “Ross came in to pitch in the seventh, and Combs led off with a single, then Ruth put on his specialty, driving the ball high into the right field bleachers.”

BH – “The second Ruthian four-sacker was made off Ross in the seventh, with Combs on base ahead of Bam.”

BP – “In the seventh Combs led off with a hit, and Ruth swung so hard that it went out of sight in the right field bleachers.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel lashed one over the fence in left centre at the outbreak of the ninth.”

NYHT – “In the ninth Meusel stroked a magnificent drive over the lofty left field wall. Nobody, unfortunately, was on base.”

NYET – “Meusel hit over the left centre field fence for his nineteenth home run of the season. Gehrig was safe when Todt dropped Rogell’s toss. Bengough was safe on Lee’s fumble. Ward hit into a double play, Lee to Rogell to Todt. Wanninger popped to Prothro.”

BG – “In the ninth Meusel, the first batter up, eased one over the left field fence.”

BH – “The Meusel homer accounted for the last run off Ross.”

BP – “Meusel’s mighty home run in the ninth was the finishing touch to the Yankees’ artillery practice.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Gehrig.

2 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI double by Gehrig.

3 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

4 (fourth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Wanninger.

5 (fourth inning) – Bengough scored on a 2-RBI single by Pennock.

6 (fourth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI single by Pennock.

7 (fourth inning) – Wanninger scored on a 1-RBI single by Combs.

8 (fourth inning) – Pennock scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

9 (seventh inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (seventh inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

11 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – note 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

     

  • Ruth actually scored 2 runs – not 3 runs as shown in the official baseball records.

     

  • Wanninger actually scored 1 run – not 0 runs as shown in the official baseball records.

     

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1926

May 15 – New York vs. Chicago – New York scored 10 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Combs’ safe bunt was followed by Gehrig’s triple to right centre. The Babe fanned, but Meusel pushed a feeble hit down the third base line, scoring Gehrig.”

NYHT – “Hunnefield made a nice play on Koenig’s bunt, but Combs rolled a safe one to Collins and scored on Gehrig’s line triple to the right-center terrace. Faber struck out Ruth, but Meusel trundled a slow, safe one over the grass to Hunnefield and scored Gehrig.”

CHT – “… after one man had been retired in the first round. The initial contribution was a single by Combs; Gehrig immediately hopped on one of Faber’s twisters and straightened out for a triple to right center, Combs scoring. Ruth took three healthy swings and missed but Meusel came through with a single that permitted Gehrig to ramble home with the second run of the chapter.”

Third Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “In the third they drove Faber away from there with five straight singles, the last four of which each sent a runner to third. With nobody out Faber gave way to Thomas, who was tapped for a single and a sacrifice fly before the inning ended. … Koenig lined a single through the box and jogged it to third when Combs hit to centre. Koenig scored and Combs took third on Gehrig’s smash past Collins. Ruth drilled a single through Sheely, scoring Combs and advancing Gehrig to third. Meusel stepped up and steamed a hit to centre. Gehrig came over and Ruth went to third and while Hunnefield was pawing vainly at George Herman, Meusel moved up to second. Manager Collins took him [Faber] out in favor of Thomas. Lazzeri’s fly scored Ruth and Gazella’s single did the same for Meusel.”

NYHT – “Koenig ripped a single past Faber’s left ear. On a hit and run play Combs singled through a vacancy left by Scott’s going over to cover, Koenig taking third. Seething singles by Gehrig, Ruth, and Meusel rushed in three runs and Lazzeri’s long fly to Mostil sent in a fourth. Faber retired after Meusel’s hit, Thomas taking his place. Gazella singled off Thomas and brought in Meusel with the fifth run.”

CHT – “Koenig lighted the fuse with a single to center. Combs prodded him to third with another single. Gehrig, Ruth, and Meusel kept it up with more singles. After the fifth hit in a row and with three runs across Faber went his disconsolate way. Thomas managed to end the agony after a fly by Lazzeri and single by Gazella had scored two more, making it five for the round.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Gehrig and Ruth singled to right in the sixth and Gehrig arrived safely at third when Hunnefield dropped the throw. Lou scored after Meusel’s hoist to Mostil.”

NYHT – “Hits by Gehrig and Ruth and Meusel’s fly to Mostil gave the Yankees a run in the sixth.”

CHT – “… but they cut loose in the sixth and collected one tally. Gehrig’s single, Ruth’s single, and Meusel’s fly did it.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “A second deft hit by Combs and Ruth’s homer put the Yanks into two figures in the eighth.”

NYHT – “Ruth swung his pestle in the eighth inning and in rolled two more tallies. Combs had bunted himself to first when the Babe breezed a liner into the right-field stand.”

CHT – “… until Ruth pulled his homer into the right field seats with Combs on first as the result of a safe bunt in the eighth.”

SUMAMRY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI triple by Gehrig.

2 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

3 (third inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (third inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

5 (third inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

6 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Lazzeri.

7 (third inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Gazella.

8 (sixth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Meusel.

9 (eighth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Combs actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

May 24 – New York at Boston – New York scored 4 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Combs singled with one out, and after Gehrig had fanned Ruth singled to centre, sending Combs to third. Meusel walked, filling the bases. Lazzeri cracked a single between third and short. Combs and Ruth scored, and when Gaston toyed with Jenkins’s throw-in Meusel turned third and dashed over the plate with time to spare.”

NYHT – “Combs made a single in the first inning and Gehrig struck out. Ruth singled to deep center and sent Combs to third. The Babe stole second. Meusel’s base on balls filled the bases, and Lazzeri did just the right thing under the enticing circumstances. He singled forthwith. Combs and Ruth scored and Meusel reached third. Gaston let the throw-in get away and Meusel scored.”

BG – “Koenig was tossed out by Rigney, but Combs plastered a neat single to left center. Gehrig fanned. Ruth singled to center and [Combs] moved to the dizzy corner. Babe then stole second. Meusel was patient and he was rewarded with free transportation. Tony [Lazzeri] swung and connected with a one-shot into the left garden, while Combs and Ruth trotted homeward. Jenkins, on the gallop, grabbed the rap and hurled the sphere to Gaston in an effort to cut down the Babe. The ball bounded merrily away and Meusel scampered across the home dish, while Tony romped to third. Gazella whiffed to close out the session.”

BH – “Combs singled to centre with one out. Gehrig fanned. Ruth singled through the box and Combs raced to third. The Bam stole second and then Wiltse walked Meusel. Lazzeri bounced the ball between short and third base to left field, scoring Combs and Ruth, and Meusel long-legging it all the way home as Jenkins’’ peg to the plate bounced off Gaston’s shin guards to the grand stand.”

BP – “Here Combs had singled with one man gone, yet had to hold his base while Gehrig was compelled to swing three times and sit down. But Ruth provided a shrieking single to left that sent Combs galloping to third. Ruth trotted lazily down to second [i.e., he stole second]. Wiltse decided it was safer to walk Meusel and he passed him, filling the sacks. Lazzeri then crashed out his only hit of the afternoon and two runs ambled over, Jenkins’ fairly accurate peg home got through Gaston and a third run was chalked up. Gazella was the second man of the inning to strike out.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Shocker opened with a single to right and was sacrificed to second by Koenig. Urban tarried at third on Combs’s hit to left and scored while Gehrig was forcing out Combs.”

NYHT – “Shocker in the fifth started a one-run rally. He singled between Todt and Herrera, and Koenig bunted him to second. Combs’s single put him on third, and Gehrig’s force of Combs brought him home.”

BG – “Nothing stirring in the run line till the Yanks’ fifth, when Shocker opened with a single, took second on Koenig’s sacrifice, went to third on Combs’ one-ply wallop and rode in when Gehrig forced Combs.”

BH – “That was in the fifth when Shocker singled to right, took second on a bunt and then Urban scored when Combs bounced another one of those hippity-hop singles to left field.

BP – “This was in the fifth, where Shocker dropped a lucky hit in right. Koenig’s sacrifice, Combs’ second single and a forceout at second let the veteran pitcher hang up the run for his side.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Lazzeri.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Lazzeri.

3 (first inning) – Meusel scored (from first base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumbled throw) by the catcher coupled with a single by Lazzeri.

4 (fifth inning) – Shocker scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Gehrig.

CONCLUSIONS

  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

June 12 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 5 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yankees retrieved one run in the third when Combs singled and Gehrig tripled to left centre. Ruth had a chance to tie the score, but Gerber ate up his grounder.”

NYHT – “The Yankees weren’t doing anything until Combs jabbed a single to Melillo in the third and Gehrig bumped the left field wall with a triple.”

SLGD – “… until the third, when Gehrig made it 2-1 by tripling to left center after Combs scratched a hit off Melillo’s glove.”

SLPD – “The Yanks scored their first run in the third when Combs singled with two down and scored on Gehrig’s triple to center.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ward, hitting for Hoyt, walked with one out, went to third on Koenig’s single and counted on Combs’s sacrifice fly. Gehrig cajoled a pass out of Zachary, but Ruth again disappointed by grounding to Melillo.”

NYHT – “Hoyt was taken out for a pinch hitter in the seventh. Ward batted and he walked, went to third on Koenig’s single and scored on Combs’s fly to Durst. Ruth, for the third time, rolled an easy chance to an infielder and left base-runners.”

SLGD – “A pass to Ward, batting for Hoyt, Koenig’s single to center and Combs’ sacrifice fly did the work.”

SLPD – “He [Zachary] walked Ward, a pinch hitter, in the seventh. Koenig singled to center, sending Ward to third, and Ward scored on Combs’ sacrifice fly to Durst.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “In the ninth, with the Metropolitans four runs behind, Paschal doubled and Koenig singled and Gehrig hit a home run. In the interim, however, Combs came up and bunted one straight to the pitcher. … In the Yankee ninth Paschal, pinch hitting for McQuaid, doubled to left centre and scored on Koenig’s single. Combs was out trying to beat out a bunt. Gehrig smashed a homer on the roof of the right field stand, but Ruth fanned and Jacobson caught Meusel’s fly at the edge of the left-field bleachers.”

NYHT – “However, Paschal, batting for McQuaid, started a rally which netted three runs. Koenig followed with a single and Gehrig spilled a home run into the right-field stand. Ruth struck out and Jacobson went to the center field fence for Meusel’s gallant bid for a home run.”

SLGD – “Heading the Yanks to their three ninth inning runs, Paschal, batting for McQuaid, doubled to left center. He finished his base sojourn on Koenig’s single to left. Then Combs bunted for a sacrifice, although his team was three runs in arrears, after which Gehrig hit for the circuit.”

SLPD – “Paschal started the ninth by batting for McQuaid. Paschal shot a double to center and scored when Koenig shot a single to left. Combs bunted and laid down a little tap. Zachary pounced on it and tossed out Combs. Gehrig then brought the Yanks within a run of a tie by hitting into the right field pavilion for a home run, scoring behind Koenig.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI triple by Gehrig.

2 (seventh inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Combs.

3 (ninth inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI single by Koenig.

4 (ninth inning) – Koenig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Gehrig.

5 (ninth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Gehrig.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

June 28 –New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 1 run

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yankee run in the first was a gift, Lamar making a two-base muff of Gehrig’s fly and Ruth driving the run in with a single to right.”

NYHT – “Lamar muffed Gehrig’s fly, and Ruth scored Gehrig with a single to the right field fence wall.”

PINQ – “Those Yanks put together an odoriferous run in the first inning. Combs flied to Simmons and Koenig was thrown out by Bishop. Gehrig hit a boyish fly to left on which Lamar made a devastating two-base muff. Sure enough the round distance duke [Ruth] clapped a long single to right admitting Gehrig with the lone Yank marker of the day. Bishop stopped Paschal’s dangerous grounder on the grass and tossed to Galloway for the force.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

CONCLUSION: -- Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

July 20 – New York vs. St. Louis – New York scored 6 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yanks scored a run in the first on singles by Paschal and Gehrig and Gerber’s wild throw past Sisler.”

NYHT – “They gave the Yankees a run in the first inning when Gerber made a good stop but a bad throw with Gehrig’s grounder, and Paschal scored.”

SLGD – “The Yanks scored a run in the first on singles by Paschal and Gehrig and Gerber’s wild throw past Sisler.”

SLPD – “Paschal’s hard single knocked McManus down. Ballou threw out Koenig, Paschal going to second. Ruth sent a short fly to Rice. Gehrig beat out a slow roller to Gerber, [and] when the latter threw past first, Paschal scored. Combs forced Gehrig.”

SLST – “Paschal smashed a hot grounder at McManus and beat it out for a single. Ballou threw out Koenig, Paschal going to second. Ruth flied sky high to Rice in short right centre. Gehrig beat out a hit to short, and when Gerber threw wild to first Paschal scored. Combs forced Gehrig, Gerber to Melillo.”

RETROSHEET (unproofed) PBP account – “YANKEES 1ST: B.Paschal singled; M.Koenig grounded out (W.Ballou to G.Sisler) [B.Paschal to second]; B.Ruth flied to H.Rice; L.Gehrig singled to shortstop [B.Paschal scored (unearned) (no RBI) (error by W.Gerber)]; E.Combs forced L.Gehrig (W.Gerber to S.Melillo) [E.Combs to first]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Browns 0, Yankees 1.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “… and the Hugmen made another tally in the third when Ruth hit his twenty-eighth homer of the season into the right field bleachers.”

NYHT – “They made an error in the third, which they promptly covered up with a snappy double play, after which Ruth knocked the ball into the right field stands.”

SLGD – “… and the Hugmen made another tally in the third when Ruth hit his twenty-eighth homer of the season into the right field bleachers.”

SLPD – “Schang let a third strike go by him on Paschal, the batter reaching first on the error. Koenig hit into a fast double play, Melillo to Gerber to Sisler. Ruth hit his twenty-eighth homer into the right field bleachers. Gehrig singled over second. Gehrig went to second on a passed ball. Melillo made another good play on Combs’ hard grounder, getting his man at first.”

SLST – “Schang allowed the third strike on Paschal to get away from him and Paschal reached first. Koenig hit into a fast double play, Melillo to Gerber to Sisler. Ruth hit his twenty-eighth home run of the season into the right field bleachers. Gehrig singled through the box and took second on a passed ball. Melillo tossed out Combs.”

RETROSHEET (unproofed) PBP account – “YANKEES 3RD: B.Paschal struck out while [B.Paschal to first];

M.Koenig grounded into a double play (S.Melillo to W.Gerber to G.Sisler) [B.Paschal out at second]; B.Ruth homered to rightfield; L.Gehrig singled; W.Schang allowed a passed ball [L.Gehrig to second]; E.Combs grounded out (S.Melillo to G.Sisler); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Browns 0, Yankees 2.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “The Yanks started their half with a bang when Collins walked and Paschal tripled after Carlyle had fanned. Koenig walked, then Ruth singled to right, fetching in Paschal. This was enough for Ballou, and Wingard fooled Gehrig and Combs into hitting easy grounders.”

NYHT – “In the Yankees half of the seventh he [Ballou] walked Collins, struck out Carlyle, who was pinch hitting for Braxton, and let Paschal knock a triple out to the left center field stands to score Collins. Then he walked Koenig and Ruth drove a single into right field, scoring Paschal.”

SLGD – “The Yanks started their half with a bang when Collins walked and Paschal tripled after Carlyle had fanned. Koenig walked, then Ruth singled to right, fetching in Paschal. This was enough for Ballou, and Wingard fooled Gehrig and Combs into hitting easy grounders.”

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – Nothing at all.

RETROSHEET (unproofed) PBP account – “YANKEES 7TH: P.Collins walked; R.CARLYLE BATTED FOR G.BRAXTON; R.Carlyle struck out; B.Paschal tripled [P.Collins scored]; M.Koenig walked; B.Ruth singled [B.Paschal scored, M.Koenig to third]; E.WINGARD REPLACED W.BALLOU (PITCHING); L.Gehrig grounded out (E.Wingard to G.Sisler) [B.Ruth to second]; E.Combs grounded out (S.Melillo to G.Sisler); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.

Browns 6, Yankees 4.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Paschal led off with a single and Koenig doubled off Melillo’s shoe. Ruth’s easy grounder to Sisler allowed Paschal to score, but the best Gehrig could offer in this crisis was a pop-up to Melillo. Combs singled, scoring Koenig, but Wingard bent to his labors with a will and fanned Lazzeri on a curve which Tony didn’t bother to offer at.”

NYHT – “Paschal started the ninth by shooting a hit at Melillo. Koenig hit one over second base, which Melillo tried hard to get, but which he only succeeded in kicking into left field. It went as a two-base hit and put Paschal on third. With two men on and none out Ruth rapped one at Sisler, who put him out, while Paschal came home. Then Gehrig popped up. But Combs sent a single singing into center field, scoring Koenig, and hope rose again, only to die when Wingard struck out Lazzeri.

SLGD – “Paschal led off with a single and Koenig doubled off Melillo’s shoe. Ruth’s easy grounder to Sisler allowed Paschal to score, but the best Gehrig could offer in this crisis was a pop-up to Melillo. Combs singled, scoring Koenig, but Wingard bent to his labors with a will and fanned Lazzeri on a curve which Tony didn’t bother to offer at.”

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – Nothing at all.

RETROSHEET (unproofed) PBP account – “YANKEES 9TH: B.Paschal singled; M.Koenig doubled to left field

[B.Paschal to third]; Melillo, trying to field the grounder, kicked the ball into lf for a freak double; B.Ruth grounded out (G.Sisler unassisted) [B.Paschal scored, M.Koenig to third]; L.Gehrig popped to S.Melillo; E.Combs singled [M.Koenig scored]; T.Lazzeri struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Browns 7, Yankees 6.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Paschal scored (from second base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop coupled with an infield single by Gehrig.

2 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

3 (seventh inning) – Collins scored on a 1-RBI triple by Paschal.

4 (seventh inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

5 (ninth inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

6 (ninth inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Combs.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Gehrig actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

NOTE: I mistakenly failed to include the correction of this Gehrig RBI-error in my previous “report” to Tom Ruane and Dave Smith (email correspondence – 1 September 2011) and in my BRJ article [Fall-2011 issue]. I will state this in my presentation at the Minneapolis SABR Convention and will send a correction to BRJ.

July 29 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 10 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “… in the third when Beall opened with his semi-annual single. Combs dashed a liner to right, but Rice prevented a peck of trouble by jumping for the ball with both hands. Melillo’s two-base fumble of Koenig’s grounder, which took a bad bounce and should have been scored as a hit, sent Beall to third, and both New York citizens scored on Gehrig’s single to left.”

NYHT – “They had picked up two in the third on Beall’s hit, Melillo’s two-base error on Koenig’s grounder and Gehrig’s single through short.”

SLGD – Nothing at all.

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – Nothing at all.

Fourth Inning – New York scored 7 runs

NYT – “Paschal started that stormy round by walking. Lazzeri singled to left and both runners moved up on Williams’s fumble. Dugan scored one with a fly. Then Severeid singled, bringing in Lazzeri. Severeid galloped to second when Miller fumbled. Beall set a new world’s record for himself by getting his second hit, scoring Severeid. Combs walked and the bases became very full when Koenig dropped a single against the right field screen, only a few inches away from a homer. Van Gilder (sic) was now invited to go out and Davis walked Gehrig, allowing Beall to stroll home. Ruth cracked a single down the midway, scoring two more, and the seventh run came in on Paschal’s sacrifice liner to Williams.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – Nothing at all.

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – Nothing at all.

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Nevers staggered in under a heavy handicap in the fifth and the only untoward event against him was Gehrig’s home run in the sixth.”

NYHT – “In that [sixth] inning Gehrig knocked the ball over the roof of the right field pavilion.”

SLGD – “The lone tally made off him [Nevers] was a lusty home run by Gehrig. This wallop came in the seventh inning.”

SLPD – “The only run off Nevers came as the result of Gehrig’s smash on top of the right field pavilion.”

SLST – Nothing at all.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Beall scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

2 (third inning) – Koenig scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

3 (fourth inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Dugan.

4 (fourth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 1-RBI single by Severeid.

5 (fourth inning) – Beall scored on a 1-RBI walk to Gehrig.

6 (fourth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

7 (fourth inning) – Koenig scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

8 (fourth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Paschal.

9 (sixth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI homer by Gehrig.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 4 RBIs – not 3RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Koenig actually had 0 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 11 (first game) – New York at Washington – New York scored 4 runs

Second Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Myer’s wild throw on Dugan, Severeid’s triple, and Pennock’s short single produced two runs in the second. Koenig’s single and Harris’s error filled the bases, and Coveleskie walked Ruth, forcing Pennock [home]. Paschal fanned.

NYHT – “An impetuous heave by Myer in the third inning started the Yankees on their way. Severeid smashed a triple into center field, scoring Dugan, the beneficiary of Myer’s error. Then Pennock looped a single to center to bring in Severeid. Koenig singled, and all that Harris needed to complete his juggling act with Gehrig’s grounder was a plate and an empty bottle. So, the bases were full when Ruth appeared, limping slightly, but sufficiently patient to wait for a walk which forced in a run.”

WP – “With one in the morgue, Dugan was given life on Myer’s boot and Severeid promptly scored him with a triple, Hank registering himself on Pennock’s Texas Leaguer to short left. After Combs had popped out, Koenig singled. Manager Harris’ error [on Gehrig’s grounder] filled the sacks and when Ruth coaxed a pass another [run] was forced over.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth doubled, but was out at third when Paschal hit to Myer. Benjamin scored on singles by Lazzeri and Severeid.”

NYHT – “Paschal scored in the fifth, getting aboard by a fielder’s choice and traveling under the impetus of singles by Lazzeri and Severeid.”

WP – “The Hugmen scored again in the fifth, making this marker from Ruth’s double, a fielder’s choice and one-baggers by Lazzeri and Severeid.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI triple by Severeid.

2 (second inning) – Severeid scored on a 1-RBI single by Pennock.

3 (second inning) – Pennock scored on a 1-RBI walk to Ruth.

4 (fifth inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI single by Severeid.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

September 21 – New York at Chicago – New York scored 14 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Earle [Combs] walked, moved down second on Meusel’s out, took third on Ruth’s long sacrifice fly to Harris and then caught Lyons napping with his theft of the plate.”

NYHT – “The Yankees began modestly, making one in the first when Combs stole home.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Two were out in the second inning when the Yanks scored again. Severeid drew a base on balls and pulled up at second when Hoyt dropped a single in left field. Combs blazed a single to right and Severeid counted.”

NYHT – “… [the Yankees got] another in the second when Severeid walked and Hoyt and Combs singled.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth opened the third with a drive to the bleachers in left centre for three bases and scored when Gehrig singled over Berg’s head. Subsequently the Yanks filled the bases but did no more scoring.”

NYHT … [the Yankees got] one more in the third when Ruth hit a ball against the center field bleachers for three bases [and then scored].

CHT – Nothing at all.

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Koenig led off with a double between Falk and Harris in left centre and Dugan smacked a single to centre, Koenig scoring.”

NYHT – “A double by Koenig and single by Dugan, another hit just over Collins’ head, gave the Yankees their fourth run in the fifth inning.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “Then, having filled the bases with none out in the eighth inning, the Yankees proceeded to clinch the game by scoring five runs. The filling of the bases was accomplished on a pass to Combs, Kamm’s fumble of Meusel’s grounder and a pass to Ruth. A single by Gehrig scored Combs and a single by Lazzeri scored Meusel and Ruth. A single by Koenig brought Gehrig in. Dugan moved Lazzeri and Koenig up with a sacrifice and Lazzeri scored while Koenig was being run down between second and third on Severeid’s poke to Berg.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

CHT – Nothing at all.

Ninth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “An error by Hunnefield put Meusel on base in the ninth inning and Ruth drove the ball into the right field bleachers. Then Gehrig walked, stole second and Lazzeri lost a ball in the left field bleachers. Koenig doubled to right centre and scored when Collins muffed Dugan’s high fly, Koenig being under the impression two were out.”

NYHT – “Babe introduced himself by knocking the ball into the right field bleachers, scoring Meusel, who had perched himself on second base through the wild courtesy of Hunnefield. After that life was just a nuisance for Cox. He walked Gehrig and then Lazzeri walloped his homer. Koenig cracked the ball for two bases and Collins dropped a fly, permitting him to score, because Mark had lost track of the fact that there was only one out and had kept right on coming. A lazy double play, with Severeid taking his time, brought the festivities of the Yankees and the misery of Cox to an end.”

CHT – “In the ninth inning, with Cox on the mound, Ruth poled his forty-fourth home run of the season, driving in Meusel ahead of him. A minute later, Lazzeri struck another blow for the Latin race when he socked one away up into the back of the left bleacher, his eighteenth [homer] of the year.’ [NOTE: Nothing was stated about Gehrig being on base when Lazzeri homered or about the other run scored by the Yankees in the ninth inning.]

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a stolen base.

2 (second inning) – Severeid scored on a 1-RBI single by Combs.

3(third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (fifth inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Dugan.

5 (eighth inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

6 (eighth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Lazzeri.

7 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Lazzeri.

8 (eighth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Koenig.

9 (eighth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 1-RBI safe-on-fielder’s-choice by Severeid.

10 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

11 (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

12 (ninth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

13 (ninth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

14 (ninth inning) – Koenig scored (from second base) on a fielding error (dropped flyball) by the second baseman; Dugan was the batter.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

September 25 (first game) – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 10 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “A base on balls to Ruth and Gerber’s low throw to second base of Gehrig’s grounder gave the Yankees a start in the third inning. Lazzeri pushed the runners up with a sacrifice and Koenig brought them in with a single to centre.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – “Ruth walked. Gehrig hit a grounder to Gerber and both runners were safe when Gerber threw poorly to second. Lazzeri sacrificed, Zachary to McManus, on first. Koenig singled to center, scoring Ruth and Gehrig. Dugan flied to Rice. Severeid singled to right, sending Koenig to third. McManus threw out Pennock.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Combs drew his third pass of the game in the fourth inning, and after Meusel had flied out, Ruth sent Combs to third with a single to right. Combs scored and Ruth reached third on Gehrig’s single to right, and Ruth scored when Lazzeri drove a sacrifice liner to Rice.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – “Combs drew his third straight walk. Meusel flied to Bennett. Ruth singled to right, sending Combs to third. Gehrig singled to right, Combs scoring and Ruth going to third. Lazzeri drove a sacrifice fly to Rice, Ruth scoring. Koenig fouled to Sister.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “In the fifth inning the game was clinched with the scoring of five runs. Dugan opened with a single to centre and when Severeid walked Zachary gave way to Van Gilder. Pennock’s sacrifice and Combs’s fourth pass filled the bases. Meusel hit to Gerber, who made a low throw to the plate, Dugan scoring. Here Ruth delivered his home run, the ball bounding on the top of the right field pavilion and landing in the street, while the Babe trailed Severeid, Combs, and Meusel over the plate.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “They scored again in the ninth when Meusel also bounced a ball over the right field pavilion.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Koenig.

2 (third inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Koenig.

3 (fourth inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (fourth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Lazzeri.

5 (fifth inning) – Dugan scored (from third base) on a 1-out fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop; Meusel was the batter.

6 (fifth inning) – Severeid scored on a 4-RBI homer by Ruth.

7 (fifth inning) – Combs scored on a 4-RBI homer by Ruth.

8 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 4-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 4-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Koenig actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Lazzeri actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Dugan actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Combs actually had 0 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Severeid actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

September 25 (second game) – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 10 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel singled to centre in the first inning and passes to Ruth and Gehrig filled the bases. Lazzeri blew a sacrifice fly to Williams and Meusel scored.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Dugan and Severeid walked in the second and advanced on a sacrifice by Hoyt. Combs sent a fly to Rice, Dugan barely beating Rice’s perfect throw to the plate.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Gehrig accounted for a run single-handed in the third inning when he drove a ball into the right field pavilion.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel walked and Ruth hammered a ball between Williams and Rice for two bases, Meusel legging it around to the plate.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Sixth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “Ballou entered the box for the Browns in this [sixth] inning and Dugan met him with a single to right. Severeid flied out, but Hoyt singled to left and he and Dugan moved up on a passed ball. Combs sent them over the plate with a double to left. Meusel popped to McManus, but a wild pitch put Combs on third and he trotted over the plate when the Babe hit No. 46, driving this ball over the right field pavilion with yards to spare.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “After Ruth had bounced No. 47 off the right field pavilion into the street in the ninth, Gehrig walked and scored on a double to left by Lazzeri.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Lazzeri.

2 (second inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Combs.

3 (third inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI homer by Gehrig.

4 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI double by Ruth.

5 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Combs.

6 (sixth inning) – Hoyt scored on a 2-RBI double by Combs.

7 (sixth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

8 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (ninth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI double by Lazzeri.

CONCLUSIONS

  • Combs actually had 3 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Lazzeri actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Dugan actually had 0 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 0 RBIs – not 2RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Hoyt actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1927

September 07 – New York at Boston – New York scored 12 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The first Ruthian smash came in the first inning with two out, nobody on base and MacFayden pitching.

NYHT – “Ruth made a home run in the first inning off MacFayden over the left-field fence.”

NYW – “Combs flied to Tobin. Regan tossed out Koenig. Ruth lifted the ball over the left field fence for his forty-eight home run of the season. Gehrig flied to Tobin.”

BG – “Ruth had made his homer in the first inning with nobody on.”

BH – “In the first inning the Bambino drove a MacFayden pitch over the left field fence. That was his 48th [homer] of the year.”

BP – “There were two down in the first when Big Babe ‘caught a holt’ of one and dropped the ball over on Landsdowne street for the circuit.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 6 runs

NYT – “In the sixth, however, Danny [MacFayden] walked two in a row. Both came in on a double by Ruth and the latter also tallied on a double by Gehrig.” [NOTE: Nothing mentioned about the other 3 runs scored by the Yankees in the sixth inning.]

NYHT – “He [MacFayden] walked Giard and Combs, both of whom were advanced by Koenig’s clip to Todt. Ruth doubled to right and sent in two and Gehrig doubled to left and sent in Ruth. Meusel walked and then MacFayden was removed. Harriss passed Lazzeri and Durst batted for Wera. Durst sent a weak fly to Shaner which was n.g. for a run, but when Hofmann kicked Shaner’s throw-in Gehrig cantered home. The inning yielded six runs.” [NOTE: Nothing mentioned about the other 2 runs scored by the Yankees in the sixth inning.]

NYW – “Giard walked. Combs also walked. Koenig grounded out to Todt unassisted, the other runners advancing. Ruth doubled, scoring Giard and Combs. Gehrig doubled, scoring Ruth. Meusel walked. MacFayden was taken out and replaced by Harriss. Lazzeri also walked and the bases were filled. Durst batted for Wera. Durst flied to Shaner, the runners holding their bases, but when Shaner’s throw got away from Hofmann, Gehrig scored, Meusel going to third and Lazzeri to second. Bengough singled, scoring Meusel and Lazzeri. Giard struck out.”

BG – Nothing significant.

BH – Nothing significant.

BP – “He [MacFayden] walked the first two men up and Babe scored them with a double. Gehrig’s double sent Ruth in. Meusel was the third Yankee of the inning to be passed. This brought Harriss to the slab. A pass to Lazzeri filled the bases. Durst went to bat for Wera and lifted a short fly to Shaner and when Hofmann made a bad muff of his splendid return, one run came in and the base runners moved up. Bengough’s hit sent in two more runs. When Giard fanned the Yankees had scored six runs on three hits.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Harriss started the trouble himself by fumbling Combs’s grounder and hitting Koenig. He struck out the Babe, but then followed another double for Gehrig, a single by Meusel, an error, and three runs were over.”

NYHT – “Combs had been passed and Koenig had been hit and nobody was out, until Ruth struck out. Gehrig made a lucky double to the fence, Shaner slipping as he was getting under the ball. Combs came in with the tying run and Koenig tallied on a single by Meusel. Meusel and Gehrig hatched a plot for a double steal. Hofmann threw perfectly to [second baseman] Regan, but the latter dropped the throw and Gehrig registered on the error.”

NYW – “Combs was safe on Harriss’ fumble of his grounder. Koenig was hit by a pitched ball. Ruth struck out. Shaner stumbled and fell as he went for a long fly from Gehrig and it went for a double, scoring Combs and sending Koenig to third. Meusel [singled] scoring Koenig and putting Gehrig on third. Regan muffed Hofmann’s throw to break up a double steal, Gehrig scoring and Meusel reaching second on the error. As Lazzeri struck out Meusel stole third. Gazella walked. Gazella stole second with the aid of a short passed ball, Meusel remaining at third. Bengough flied to Tobin.

BG – “In the seventh Harriss fumbled Combs’ easy grounder for a starter, then he hit Koenig with a pitched ball. A double to left by Gehrig and a single by Meusel gave the visitors three runs.”

BH – Nothing significant.

BP – Nothing at all.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “The second [Babe Ruth homer] came in the eighth with one on base and Harriss pitching. … Then came the Babe’s second homer in the eighth, which preceded a single by Shawkey, and the Sox were about finished.”

NYHT – “… he [Ruth] made one [a home run] in the eighth off Harriss into the center-field seats. … Ruth, with two out in the eighth and Shawkey on base by virtue of a base hit, stabbed a screaming home run into the center field stand.”

NYW – “Shawkey singled. Combs sacrificed, Harriss to Todt. Koenig flied to Tobin. Ruth made his second home run of the game, scoring Shawkey ahead of him. Gehrig flied to Tobin.”

BG – “Shawkey singled in the eighth and was on second when with two out Ruth connected for home run No. 49.”

BH – “There were two out and Shawkey was on second base, with first base unoccupied [when Ruth homered to the center field bleachers].”

BP – “Babe got his second home run in the eighth. Only one man was on at the time, but there were two out.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (sixth inning) – Giard scored on a 2-RBI double by Ruth.

3 (sixth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI double by Ruth.

4 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Gehrig.

5 (sixth inning) – Gehrig scored (from third base) on a fielding error (muffed catch) by the catcher following a short flyout by Durst.

6 (sixth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Bengough.

7 (sixth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI single by Bengough.

8 (seventh inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI double by Gehrig.

9 (seventh inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

10 (seventh inning) – Gehrig scored (from third base) on a fielding error (dropped throw) by the second baseman during a double steal.

11 (eighth inning) –Shawkey scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

12 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 5 RBIs –not 4 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Gehrig actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1928

April 18 – New York at Boston – New York scored 10 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Koenig’s liner, a pass to Ruth, and hits by Gehrig and Meusel gave them three runs.”

NYW – “Combs hit in front of the plate and Berry threw him out. Koenig singled. Ruth walked. Gehrig doubled to right, scoring Koenig and putting Ruth on third. Meusel bounced a single between Myer and Rothrock, scoring Ruth and Gehrig. Meusel started a steal of second while Bradley held the ball but was caught and run down, Bradley to Todt to Regan. Dugan lined a single to left. Durocher forced Dugan, Rothrock to Regan.”

BG – Nothing at all.

BH – “Three runs came to the Yanks in their first on singles by Koenig, Meusel, and Dugan, with a vigorous Gehrig double and a Ruth pass in for variety.”

BP – Nothing at all.

Second Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “The Yankees gathered two in the second on hits by Hoyt, Combs, and Ruth.”

NYW – “Grabowski struck out. Hoyt singled to centre. Combs put Hoyt on third with a double. Koenig fouled to Berry. Ruth singled, scoring Hoyt and Combs. Gehrig singled, sending Ruth to third. Bradley was taken out and replaced by Russell. Meusel grounded to Todt, who made a nice play.”

BG – Nothing at all.

BH – “After Hoyt had singled in the second, Combs doubled and Ruth and Gehrig singled and two more runs crossed for the visitors.”

BP – Nothing at all.

Fifth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Ruth struck out to open the [fifth] inning but Gehrig and Meusel slapped stingers. Dugan walked. Durocher and Grabowski singled, in hearty sympathy with the rally, and Hoyt walked. Combs made an infield hit and Koenig pierced the infield with a single…. Two Yankees, Meusel and Combs, were thrown out at the plate in the fifth inning.”

NYW – “Ruth struck out. Gehrig singled. Meusel doubled, scoring Gehrig when Rothrock threw wild over Regan’s head, sending Meusel to third. Meusel tried to score, but was out, Todt to Berry. It was an error for Rothrock. Dugan walked. Durocher singled, Dugan pulling up at second. Grabowski singled, scoring Dugan and sending Durocher to third and on Flagstead’s wide return of the ball Durocher scored and Grabowski went to second. Hoyt walked. Combs beat out a hit, filling the bases. Simmons relieved Russell in the box for Boston. Koenig singled, scoring Grabowski and Hoyt, but Combs was out at the plate, Tarbert to Todt to Berry.

BG – Nothing at all.

BH – “… in the fifth, with Russell pitching, when after Ruth had fanned, Gehrig singled, Meusel doubled, Dugan walked, Durocher and Grabowski singled, Hoyt walked, and Combs singled. When Koenig came to bat Simmons replaced Russell and Koenig singled, and the run total of the frame was five runs for the outlanders.”

BP – Nothing at all.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI double by Gehrig.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

3 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

4 (second inning) – Hoyt scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

5 (second inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

6 (fifth inning) – Gehrig scored (from first base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop coupled with a double by Meusel.

7 (fifth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI single by Grabowski.

8 (fifth inning) – Durocher scored (from first base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the center fielder coupled with a single by Grabowski.

9 (fifth inning) – Grabowski scored on a 2-RBI single by Koenig.

10 (fifth inning) – Hoyt scored on a 2-RBI single by Koenig.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Gehrig, Grabowski, Koenig 2, Meusel 3, Ruth 2.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Grabowski actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Koenig actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 26 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 7 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “In the first inning Ruth walked with two out, Gehrig singled and Meusel drove the twin thrillers home with a double.”

NYHT – “The Yankees didn’t get going in the first inning until two were out. Ruth started the parade with a walk. Gehrig drove a single to left on a hit-and-run play, and Ruth, by splendid base running, made third on it while Gehrig went to second. Haas’s left reached but couldn’t hold Meusel’s liner and Ruth and Gehrig scored.”

PINQ – “Meusel’s one hit was a double that drove two runs home in the first inning. … Hale made a diving stop of Combs’ scorcher and threw him out. Durocher flied to Speaker. Ruth started trouble when he walked. The Babe took third on a close play on Gehrig’s single to left. Meusel’s low liner to left trickled under Haas for two bases, two scoring. Lazzeri rolled out to Hauser.”

Second Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “In the second a double by Dugan, a couple of infield singles by Combs and Durocher, an error by Cobb, who dropped Bengough’s fly, and another by Quinn, accounted for three more Yankee runs.

NYHT – “The Yankees leaped in with three more in the second, Dugan ignited that fuse when he doubled to the center-field wall. Bengough smacked a liner to right which Cobb muffed, Dugan taking third. Coveleskie forced Bengough and Combs hit a single back at Quinn and Dugan tallied. Durocher bunted and not only beat Quinn’s throw to first, but that throw was wild and Coveleskie scored. Ruth’s high fly to Speaker scored Combs.”

PINQ – “Dugan opened with a double to left and Bengough was safe when Cobb dropped his fly after a hard run. Coveleskie forced Bengough, Bishop to Boley, Dugan scoring. Combs bounced a single to Quinn. Durocher beat out his bunt for a single, and when Quinn threw wild, Coveleskie scored and Combs took third. On Ruth’s sacrifice to Speaker, Combs came home. Gehrig dropped a single in back of the keystone, Durocher taking third. On an attempted double steal, Boley returned Foxx’s throw and winged Durocher at the plate.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Hale booted Bengough’s grounder to start with and Benny progressed by slow stages around the bases, his means of transportation being Coveleskie’s sacrifice, Combs’s single, and Ruth’s infield out.”

NYHT – “Hale missed Bengough’s grounder, and Benny made the rounds on Coveleskie’s sacrifice, Combs’ hit, and Ruth’s force of Durocher, who beat a puny pat to Bishop.”

PINQ – “Bengough was safe on Hale’s fumble and Coveleskie sacrificed his battery mate. Combs pronged a single to left and took second on Haas’ wild throw to third. Durocher scratched a single to Bishop, filling the bases. Bishop tossed out Ruth, Bengough crossing and Gehrig fell on strikes.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Lazzeri fired his homer into the upper left field stands in the fifth.”

NYHT – “Tony [Lazzeri] laid one to rest in the upper tier of the leftfield stand.”

PINQ – “Lazzeri gave the Yank run kitty a kick in the fifth when he clicked on a four-base-smash into the upper tier in left. Dugan followed with a single, but there was no more scoring.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Meusel.

2 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI double by Meusel.

3 (second inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Coveleskie.

4 (second inning) – Coveleskie scored (from second base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the pitcher coupled with an infield single by Durocher.

5 (second inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Ruth.

6 (fourth inning) – Bengough scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

7 (fifth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 1-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Meusel 2, Coveleskie 1, Ruth 2, Lazzeri 1.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Meusel actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Coveleskie actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Lazzeri actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 28 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 11 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “In that [third] session singles by Grabowski, Combs, and Durocher filled the bases and a pass to Ruth forced in a run. Combs scored another on an infield out.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

PINQ – “Grabowski singled to left and Johnson flied to Simmons. Combs singled to centre and the bases were packed when Durocher singled against the wall in right. Ruth drew a pass and Grabowski was forced home. Gehrig forced Ruth, Bishop to Boley, Combs crossing. Meusel skied to Cobb.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “In the fifth singles by Johnson and Combs and an error on Durocher’s grounder to Hauser filled the bases. Ruth drove two of the occupants home with a single, tying the score. After Gehrig fanned, Meusel forced Babe at second while Durocher scored the third run of the inning. Then Lazzeri hit his homer over the scoreboard and Meusel rode home ahead of him.”

NYHT – “Johnson made a scratch hit to start, and Combs drilled a beauty through Grove. Hauser fumbled a grounder from Durocher and filled the bases. Ruth’s single scored two and sent Durocher to third. Gehrig struck out, but Durocher scored on Meusel’s force of Ruth. Lazzeri’s lofty homer followed and sent Meusel in ahead of [Lazzeri] as pathfinder.”

PINQ – “Johnson singled to third and Combs stabbed a single to centre. The bases were loaded when Hauser fumbled Durocher’s grounder. Ruth shoved a single to right, admitting two. Gehrig fanned and Meusel forced the Babe, Boley to Bishop [Durocher scoring]. Lazzeri slapped a home run into Twentieth street, also scoring Meusel. Dugan fanned.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “The Yankees touched Orwoll for hits by Dugan, Combs, and Durocher in the eighth, which, aided by Cobb’s fumble of a hit, helped our boys to two runs.”

PINQ – “Dugan clapped a single to left and Grabowski fanned. Campbell’s sacrifice advanced Joe. Combs whipped a single to right that Cobb fumbled, and Dugan scored. Durocher smacked a single to right admitting Combs. Ruth walked, but Gehrig whiffed.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “… and Powers was pried loose of a couple more in the ninth, Dugan doing the principal prying. He hit his third home run of the series with Lazzeri on first.”

NYHT – “Lazzeri’s walk off Powers in the ninth and Dugan’s homer to left gave the Yankees runs ten and eleven.”

PINQ – “Paschal flied to Simmons and Lazzeri walked. Dugan gave the ball a ride into the upper pavilion in left, scoring two. Grabowski walked, but the next two went out.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Grabowski scored on a 1-RBI walk to Ruth.

2 (third inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Gehrig.

3 (fifth inning) – Johnson scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

4 (fifth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

5 (fifth inning) – Durocher scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Meusel.

6 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

7 (fifth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

8 (eighth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI single by Combs.

9 (eighth inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI single by Durocher.

10 (ninth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI homer by Dugan.

11 (ninth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI homer by Dugan.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Gehrig 1, Ruth 3, Meusel 1, Lazzeri 2, Combs 1, Durocher 1, Dugan 2.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Durocher actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

June 28 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 10 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Ruth’s homer No. 1 was linked up with a single by Koenig in the first inning and produced two runs. Meusel parked one in the left field stand, upstairs, in the same chukker.”

NYHT – “Ruth flung a home run over the scoreboard in right center in the first just back of a single by Koenig and Meusel put one in the left field stand, his fifth home run this year.

PINQ – “After Combs flied to Miller, Koenig rammed a single to right. Ruth stepped into a Walberg pitch and socked it over the scoreboard for a home run, Koenig scoring. Walberg chucked out Gehrig, but Meusel plastered another homer into the upper deck in left. Lazzeri walked and Robertson broke off a single to centre, but Grabowski fouled to Foxx.”

Second Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “The Yanks harvested two more in the second on singles by Pipgras, Koenig, and Ruth and a fly by Gehrig.”

NYHT – “Pipgras, Koenig, Ruth, and Meusel made singles in the second inning and Gehrig flew a sacrifice fly. Two runs sprouted from all this industry, but there’d have been more if Ruth’s long liner to right hadn’t held up two base runners pending its ultimate fate. … Ruth hit the longest single he ever hit in the second stanza. It was a liner to the right field fence, but with men on first and second who had to wait to see whether Cobb would catch it, the Babe had no chance to go beyond first base.”

PINQ – “Pipgras singled to left. Combs flied to Simmons, but Koenig and Ruth singled and the bases were full. On Gehrig’s sacrifice [fly] to Simmons, Pipgras scored. Meusel shot a single to right, scoring Koenig, but Cobb with a deadly chuck winged Ruth trying for third.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “… but the champs hung up two more in the sixth when Earnshaw fanned two, walked two, made a wild pitch and gave up a single and double. Foxx helped out with a passed ball. It was baseball hash.”

NYHT – “Earnshaw’s wildness, to the extent of a walk and a wild pitch, hits by Gehrig and Lazzeri and a passed ball gave the Yanks two runs.”

PINQ – “One out in the sixth, Ruth walked and took third on Gehrig’s double to centre. On Earnshaw’s wild pitch, Ruth scored and Gehrig took third. Meusel gave up on strikes, but Lazzeri beat out a tap to Hassler for a single, Gehrig counting. Tony took second on a passed ball. Robertson was safe on Hale’s wild throw. Durst batted for Grabowski and fanned.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “The Babe started the grand finale in the eighth with a homer. Robertson’s bat drove in two more, Gehrig and Lazzeri, who had walked and singled.”

NYHT – “Ruth hit another ball out of the arena in the eighth. Lazzeri and Robertson peppered Earnshaw for runs in the same inning.”

PINQ – “Ruth flogged an Earnshaw pitch over the scoreboard for his second homer of the day. Gehrig walked and Meusel flied to Miller. Lazzeri stabbed a single to left, Gehrig taking third. Lazzeri stole second and two more runs floated home when Robertson singled to centre. Collins walked. Pipgras fanned. Combs skied to Simmons.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Koenig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

3 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

4 (second inning) – Pipgras scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Gehrig.

5 (second inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

6 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a wild pitch.

7 (sixth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Lazzeri.

8 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (eighth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Robertson.

10 (eighth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI single by Robertson.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Ruth 3, Meusel 2, Gehrig, Lazzeri 1, Robertson 2.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 4 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 07 – New York at Chicago –New York scored 6 runs

First Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “He [Combs] dashed a single to right, stole second and scored on Gazella’s single to left. Ruth banged a double to right, and the panic was on. Gehrig contributed two runs to the kitty with a single to centre, admitting Gazella and Ruth. Meusel’s double put Louis on third. They held their bases while Koenig grounded out, but Durocher singled and the score was 5-0.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

CHT – “Combs opened the game with a single off Hunnefield’s glove and stole second. Gazella singled to left, scoring Combs. Ruth doubled to right and Gazella stopped at third. Gehrig singled to center, scoring Gazella and Ruth. Meusel doubled to left and Gehrig stopped at third. Lyons knocked down Koenig’s drive and Cissell recovered in time for a putout at first. Durocher singled to center, scoring Gehrig and Meusel. Five runs were in when Cox relieved Ted.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “He [Cox] walked Ruth and Gehrig. The Babe was forced at third, but Lou scored when Koenig smacked one into center field. It was the first Yankee hit since the third inning.”

CHT – “Ruth walked and so did Gehrig. Meusel bunted and Cox threw out Ruth at third. Koenig singled to center, scoring Gehrig.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a1-RBI single by Gazella.

2 (first inning) – Gazella scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

3 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Durocher.

5 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Durocher.

6 (ninth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Koenig.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Gazella 1, Gehrig 2, Durocher 2, Koenig 1.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Durocher actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

September 27 (second game) – New York at Detroit – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Ruth’s second homer [of the day] was the first of the Yankee tallies but after that Gehrig walked and went to third when Sorrell threw wildly past first. He scored on Meusel’s single.”

NYHT – “Ruth hit the ball over the fence for his second home run of the day in the first inning. Gehrig walked, went to third when the pitcher threw the ball away trying to catch him napping, and came home on Meusel’s single.”

DFP – “Ruth hit his fifty-second home run of the season over the right field fence with two out and the bases empty. Gehrig waited for a pass and then raced to third when Sorrell threw wide to first base trying to catch him. Meusel contributed a single that scored Gehrig.”

DN – “His [Ruth’s] second home run was hit off Sorrell, in the first inning of the second game, with none out and nobody on.”

DT – “Ruth made this [first] inning interesting with his first inning homer. Then Gehrig walked and when Sorrell threw wild to first trying to catch him napping he moved along to third and scored on Meusel’s hit.”

Third Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “The other four tallies off Sorrell were collected in the third on a couple of singles, couple of passes and a couple of errors. The singles were furnished by Koenig and Gehrig. The passes were furnished by Sorrell and the errors by Tavener.”

NYHT – “Two bases on balls, two singles and two errors by Tavener let the Yankees collect four more runs in the third inning.”

DFP – “Koenig started with a single and Ruth walked. Gehrig singled, scoring Koenig and putting Ruth on second. Meusel walked, filling the bases. Lazzeri forced Meusel at second, but trying for a double play, Tavener threw the ball into the grand-stand, Ruth and Gehrig scoring, while Lazzeri went to second. Tavener fumbled Robertson’s grounder and Lazzeri reached third, from where he scored when McManus threw out Bengough.”

DN – Nothing at all.

DT – “Hits by Koenig and Gehrig, passes to Ruth and Meusel, with two errors by Tavener and a couple of infield outs gave the champions their runs.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “… when Durst walked and Koenig singled in the seventh. Durst scored while the Babe was forcing Koenig and Ruth scored when Meusel dumped a double into center field.”

DFP – “The Yanks scored two in the seventh on a pass to Durst, Koenig’s single, and after Ruth forced Koenig and Gehrig grounded out, Meusel’s double to center.”

DN – Nothing at all.

DT – “Durst walked and Koenig singled. Paschal forced Koenig. Both advanced when Gehrig was being thrown out and counted when Meusel got a Texas League double to center.”

NOTE (1): My interpretation of the NYHT description yields the following scenario – Durst walked and advanced to third on Koenig’s single. Ruth forced out Koenig at second base, Durst scoring. Gehrig grounded out, advancing Ruth to second base. Meusel doubled, scoring Ruth. Thus, for this inning, Ruth had 1 RBI and Meusel had 1 RBI.

NOTE (2): The DFP description does not allow me to assign credit for RBIs with irrefutable confidence.

NOTE (3): The DT description is clearly wrong with regard to Paschal – Ruth batted in the seventh and Paschal took over in left field in the bottom of the seventh. Moreover, the DT description does not make sense with regard to where Durst ends up after each batting event –

  1. Durst walked – Durst is on first base.
  2. Koenig singled – (a) Durst is on second base; (b) Durst is on third base.
  3. Paschal [should be Ruth] forced Koenig – (a) Durst is on third base; (b) Durst is on home plate.
  4. Gehrig thrown out (a groundout according to the DFP account) – (a) Durst is on home plate; (b) Durst is in the dugout.
  5. Meusel doubled – (a) Durst is in the dugout; (b) Durst is in the locker room.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

3 (third inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Lazzeri.

5 (third inning) – Gehrig scored (from second base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop to first after the runner on first had been retired on a force-out at second base for the second out of the inning; Lazzeri was the batter.

6 (third inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Bengough.

7 (seventh inning) – Durst scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Ruth.

8 (seventh inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Meusel.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Ruth 2, Meusel 1, Gehrig 1, Lazzeri 1, Bengough 1.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Bengough actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1931

 

April 21 – New York vs. Philadelphia – New York scored 12 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “In fact, they had Mahaffey on the run almost at the very outset when a pass to Combs, a double off the right field screen by Ruth and Gehrig’s single sent two tallies scampering over the plate.”

NYHT – “He [Mahaffey] walked Combs, fanned Lary, and was solidly smacked for two bases by Ruth and a shin-dusting single by Gehrig which sent two runs over the plate.”

NYWT – “Lary was called out on strikes. [Combs walked.] Ruth doubled off the right field bleachers, Combs stopping at third. Gehrig singled through Mahaffey, Combs and Ruth scoring. Lazzeri grounded into a double play, Bishop to Boley to Todt.”

PINQ – “Combs worked Mahaffey for a pass and then Lary fanned. Ruth planked a resounding double against the chicken wire in right. Gehrig scored both runners when he punched a clean single to centre. Lazzeri rolled to Bishop and two expired when Boley generated the speed to relay to first ahead of Tony.”

Second Inning – New York scored 8 runs

NYT – Nothing significant.

NYHT – “Chapman and Cooke opened up with singles and caused the removal of Mahaffey. Carter took over the pitching assignment and proceeded to give away passes like a new press agent. He walked two men and forced in a run; then Combs drove in two runs with a sing

Appendix 1 in Herm Krabbenhoft's research on Babe Ruth's RBI record.

Here is the online Appendix to Herm Krabbenhoft's article, "The Accurate RBI Record of Babe Ruth," in the Spring 2013 Baseball Research Journal.

Babe Ruth Games Needing R/RBI Details

# Year Mon Date G OPP R RBI
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1 1923 SEP 28 -- BOS* 24 --- --- 3 NYT-NYHT-NYET-BG-BH-BP
2 1924 JUL 27 -- CHI* 6 --- --- 0 NYT-NYHT-CHT
3 1929 JUL 4 2 WAS* 14 11 0 0 NYT-NYHT-WP
4 1930 MAY 22 2 PHI* 20 20 2 2 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
5 1931 SEP 7 1 PHI* 15 14 0 0 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
6 1931 SEP 20 1 CLE 7 6 2 2 NYT-NYHT-CLPD
7 1931 SEP 20 2 CLE 10 10 3 3 NYT-NYHT-CLPD
8 1932 MAY 21 1 WAS 14 14 6 6 NYT-NYHT-WP
9 1932 MAY 21 2 WAS 8 8 0 0 NYT-NYHT-WP
10 1932 MAY 28 2 WAS* 5 5 1 1 NYT-NYHT-WP
11 1932 JUL 9 2 DET 14 14 2 2 NYT-NYHT-DFP-DN-DT
12 1932 JUL 10 1 STL 9 9 0 0 NYT-NYHT-SLGD
13 1932 JUL 10 2 STL 7 7 0 0 NYT-NYHT-SLGD
14 1932 SEP 5 2 PHI 6 5 1 1 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
15 1932 SEP 9 1 DET* 13 13 DNP DNP NYT-NYHT-DFP-DN-DT
16 1932 SEP 22 -- PHI* 8 8 0 0 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
17 1933 APR 25 -- WAS* 16 13 2 3 NYT-NYHT-WP
18 1933 MAY 31 2 WAS* 9 8 2 2 NYT-NYHT-WP
19 1933 AUG 12 1 PHI* 9 9 1 1 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
20 1933 AUG 12 2 PHI* 8 6 0 0 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
21 1933 AUG 20 1 CHI* 14 13 0 0 NYT-NYHT-CHT
22 1933 AUG 27 2 DET* 12 12 DNP DNP NYT-NYHT-DFP-DN-DT
23 1934 SEP 3 1 PHI 11 9 1 1 NYT-NYHT-PINQ
24 1934 SEP 3 2 PHI 3 3 0 0 NYT-NYHT-PINQ

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1920

April 19 – New York at Boston (second game) –New York scored 3 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yanks went to the front in the first inning this afternoon, Peck scoring after a pass, when Pipp doubled to centre. “

NYHT – “In the first inning, with one out, Peck walked and scored on Pipp’s double.”

BG – “The Yankees broke into the run column first as in the opening inning with one out Peckinpaugh was passed and galloped around the remainder of the circuit when Pipp poked a liner-double between Hendryx and Menosky.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – “Bush began rather dubiously, as he walked Peck in the opening frame with only one gone. Pipp slammed out a double and the first run counted. Ruth was an easy out at first, and Lewis died just as easily.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Lewis doubled to the left field fence and went to third on an infield hit by Meusel. The latter reached second on a passed ball, but Lewis held third, only to be thrown out at the plate when he failed to slide a moment later on Pratt’s grounder to Foster. Meusel reached third on the play and scored when Ruel grounded to Scott.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

BG – “Lewis opened with a double to the fence and took third on a left field hit by Meusel. Pratt then hit a high bounder to Foster, whose high throw to the plate nipped Lewis because Duffy did not slide. Ruel hit to Scott, who got him at first, a momentary fumble having prevented as easy play to head off Meusel at home.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – “Lewis opened the fourth with a double against the scoreboard. A bad bounding ball gave Meusel a lucky single. A wild pitch advanced the latter. Lewis was caught at home on Pratt’s sharp slam at Foster, but a run scored while Scott was disposing of Ruel. Mays was passed, and Bush filled the sacks by hitting Vick. Menosky pulled his pitcher out of a bad hole by getting under Peck’s fly.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Hits by Peck, Ruth, and Lewis gave the Yanks their last run in the ninth.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

BG – “In the ninth Bush lobbed ‘em up and the Yankees got a valueless run on hits by Peckinpaugh, Ruth and Lewis.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – “Hits by Peckinpaugh and Ruth gave the Yankees their last run in the ninth.”

SUMMARY: Two accounts (NYT and BG) state that the Yankees 9th-inning run resulted from hits by Peckinpaugh, Ruth and Lewis. According to the boxscore, all of these hits were singles. From this (limited) information it can be deduced that Peckinpaugh singled, advanced to scoring position (second or third) on Ruth’s single, and scored on the single by Lewis. Nothing is mentioned about what Pipp (the batter immediately following Peckinpaugh) did after Peckinpaugh singled. Since Pipp had only one hit (a 1st-double according to several accounts), he was put out in the ninth. However, it is not known if Peckinpaugh advanced to second when Pipp was retired in the ninth. One account (BP) states that the 9th-inning run resulted from hits by Peckinpaugh and Ruth. This suggests that Peckinpaugh singled, advanced to scoring position (second base) on Pipp’s putout, and scored on Ruth’s single. So, who batted in Peckinpaugh in the ninth inning?

CONCLUSION: Because there is no definitive statement in any of the accounts that Peckinpaugh scored on Ruth’s single or on the single by Lewis, one is obligated to resort to the official DBD record – which shows that Ruth was credited with 1 RBI.

May 05 – New York at Washington – New York scored 7 runs

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Ruth walked and Lewis singled. Duffy was caught off first base. As they started to chase him down the Babe lit out for third. He kept right on for the plate, Ellerbe’s throw to Picinich was poor and Ruth scored, Lewis hauling back safely to first meanwhile. Pratt hit to Shannon and Bodie fanned. Again Lewis was trapped, this time off second. A moment later Pratt was caught off first.”

NYET – “Ruth walked. Lewis singled to left, Ruth stopping at second. Lewis was caught in a run up off first base, Ruth going to third. Ruth broke for the plate and when Ellerbe’s throw pulled Picinich off the rubber, Ruth scored and Lewis got back to first in safety. Pratt scratched a hit to Shannon, Lewis taking second. Podie fanned. Lewis was caught in a run up off second and was thrown out, Picinich to Ellerbe to Harris. Pratt was also caught in a run up and was thrown out, Johnson to Judge to Ellerbe.”

WP – “Lewis singled to left after Ruth walked. Picinich then let a ball get away from him. Ruth and Lewis broke from their base moorings, but thought better of it. Picinich threw to Judge to get Lewis straggling back to first. As he did so Ruth broke for third, rounded it and watched the Griffs run Lewis up and down between second and third. Finally Babe darted for home, having been allowed too long a lead, and he beat Ellerbe’s throw. Lewis got back to first in safety, but even after Pratt beat out a hit to Shannon there was no more scoring.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Peck opened with a single and Pipp was safe on Rice’s muff. The runners advanced on Ruth’s out. Duffy Lewis squeezed home Peck with a pretty sacrifice bunt to Judge.”

NYET – “Peck slashed on into left field for a single. Pipp was safe when Rice muffed his fly in centre, Peck taking second. Johnson threw out Ruth, the runners advancing. Lewis and Peck worked a perfect squeeze play, Lewis being thrown out, Judge to Harris, while Peck scored and Pipp took third. Harris threw out Pratt.”

WP – “Peckinpaugh opened with a single. Pipp flied to Rice’s beat, and with the ball in his hands Sam dropped it, to start the visitors toward another run. There was an infield out and the squeeze play to follow and score Peck.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Ward singled and advanced on a wild pitch. Peck grounded to Johnson. Walter threw to Shannon in order to catch Ward on the paths. But Shannon pulled a Heinie Zim. He tagged third, thinking he had a force out and then threw to first trying for Peck. Both men were safe. Pipp’s scratch hit filled the bases. Ruth got his second double off Judge’s shins, scoring Ward and Peck. With the infield drawn in Shannon threw out Lewis. Pipp bluffed as if to go home and Judge hurried a throw that got past Picinich to the Yankee bench. Pipp and Ruth tallied on this error.” Pratt singled. Johnson threw wild on Bodie. Judge tried for Pratt, who had overrun second, and threw wild. Pratt moved to third and Bodie to second on this second error. Pratt was doubled at the plate when Ruel flied to Rice.”

NYET – “Ward singled to left. Ward took second on a wild pitch. Shannon pulled the old American bone when Johnson threw Peck’s easy grounder to him, making no effort to tag the runner, Shannon stepped on third base and then threw to first base trying for Peck. Both men were safe. Ellerbe was painfully injured fielding Pipp’s grounder and the bases were filled. Ruth bounced a double off Judge’s shins, scoring Ward and Peck. With the infield pulled in Lewis grounded to Shannon and was thrown out at first. Trying for a double play Judge threw to the Yankee bench and Pipp and Ruth both scored. Pratt singled to left. Bodie grounded to Johnson, whose wild throw pulled Judge off the bag. Judge tried to catch Pratt and threw wild to Shannon, Pratt taking third and Bodie going to second. Ruel flied to Rice and Pratt was called out at the plate, Rice to Picinich.”

WP – “With Ward on second through a single and a wild pitch, Peckinpaugh bunted. Johnson fielded the ball and threw to Shannon in time to get Ward. The youngster did the phantom force act. He thought it was a force play and neglected to tag Ward. He kept his foot on the bag and made a peg to Judge thinking he had a double play in sight. That put two on. Then Ellerbe booted Pipp’s grounder. The bases were full when Ruth hove in sight. Babe didn’t hit a home run, but he was only two degrees removed. He doubled past Judge, scoring two runs. Lewis’ infield out scored Pipp and Pratt’s single let Ruth count.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “With two out in the ninth Peck got his third hit, a single. He scored on Pipp’s triple.”

NYET – “Mays flied to Roth. Johnson threw out Ward. Peck got his third hit, a single to left. Pipp tripled to right centre, scoring Peck. Ruth walked. Lewis lined to Milan.”

WP – “Peck’s single and Pipp’s triple made a run in the ninth to which the Yanks were really entitled.”

SUMMARY of runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (fourth inning) – Ruth scored on a fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop during a rundown.

2 (sixth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice bunt by Lewis.

3 (eighth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI double by Ruth.

4 (eighth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 2-RBI double by Ruth.

5 (eighth inning) – Pipp, after holding at third with the infield in, scored on a fielding error (wild throw) by the first baseman after the batter, Lewis, had been retired at first base.

6 (eighth inning) – Ruth, after holding at second with the infield in, scored on a fielding error (wild throw) by the first baseman after the batter, Lewis, had been retired at first base.

7 (ninth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI triple by Pipp.

CONCLUSION: Babe Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official DBD records.

June 10 – New York at Detroit – New York scored 7 runs

Second Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “He [Okrie] gave Babe a pass. Pratt sacrificed and Bodie was patient and ambled. After Lewis fouled to Ellison Hannah got a ticket from Okrie and filled the bases. Mays slapped a three-bagger over Heilmann’s roof to the right field fence, sweeping the bases clean of inhabitants, Ruth, Bodie, and Hannah scoring. Mays was marooned at third for Peck fanned.”

NYHT – “The Babe drew a base on balls from Okrie in his first appearance, which came in the second inning. Pratt sacrificed Ruth to second. Bodie also got a base on balls and so did Hannah. This brought up Mays, who gave himself a nice lead by punching a triple to right, scoring the three runs.”

NYET – “Ruth walked. Pratt sacrificed, Ellison to Young, Ruth taking second. Bodie walked. Lewis fouled to Ellison. Bodie and Ruth pulled a double steal. Hannah walked, filling the bases. Mays tripled to right, clearing the bases. Peck fanned.”

DFP – “Frank lost thee runs in the first inning this way, as, with the bases filled, on passes and two down, he grooved the ball to Mays, who hit to deep right for three bases and as many counters.”

DN – “New York made three runs in the second frame on Okrie’s lack of control coupled with a generous slice of luck. Three passes filled the sacks. Then, with two out, Mays shut his eyes and swung at one. He drove it to right field for a triple scoring the three runners.”

DT – “In the second inning, when the Yankees made three runs, they got but one hit, but it was a triple by Mays and scored three men who had filled the bases on passes.”

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Meusel jammed a single to left and Pipp sacrificed. Babe caught one on the end of his club and thumped a home run into the right field bleachers, propelling Meusel over the plate ahead of him.”

NYHT – “Ruth knocked out his first home run in eight days in the third inning. Meusel had singled to left, as is his wont. Then the Babe got one where he wanted it and drove it on a line into the corner of the right field bleachers, scoring Bob ahead of him.”

NYET – “Meusel singled to left. Pipp was thrown out by Okrie, Meusel taking second. Ruth hit into the right field stands for a home run, scoring Meusel before him. Pratt was hit by a pitched ball. Bodie flied to Heilmann. Lewis fouled to Ellison.”

DFP – “Two more stared Okrie in the face in the third inning, where Ruth crashed the ball into the right field section with a runner on the sacks ahead of him.”

DN – “Two more materialized in the third. Meusel singled. A right fielder named Ruth lumbered to the plate and dumped one into the center-field bleachers for a home run.”

DT – “New York got a pair in the third. After Meusel had singled, Okrie threw out Pipp. Okrie put one over for the big fellow and Babe slammed it into the right field bleachers.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Pinelli tossed out Meusel at first on a fast play and Pipp crashed a triple to the center field fence. Ruth took it easy this trip and rolled a bounder to second. As Young was tossing Babe out at first, Pipp crossed the plate.”

NYHT – “Pipp opened the fifth with a triple to center field and scored when Ruth was thrown out by Young.”

NYET – “Pinelli threw out Meusel. Pipp triple to right. Young retired Ruth, Pipp scoring. Pratt flied to Pinelli.”

DFP – “New York scored in the fifth on Pipp’s triple and an out.”

DN – Nothing at all.

DT – “The Yanks added another in the fifth. Pipp tripled to center and scored while Young was tossing out Ruth.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Bodie walked in the eighth and went to third on Lewis’ double. Hannah walked and again filled the bases. Mays fouled to Pinelli but Peck’s single scored Bodie. The sacks were still crowded when Meusel and Pipp went out.”

NYHT – “Bodie got a base on balls and went to third on a double by Lewis. Hannah walked, but Mays this time popped out. Peck scratched a hit past Pinelli and Bodie scored. Meusel lifted a fly to left, but Lewis stayed on third. Pip was thrown out by Young.”

NYET – “Bodie walked. Lewis doubled. Mays out. Peck singled, scoring Bodie. Meusel flied out. Pipp out.”

DFP – “New York picked up another run in the eighth, where Lewis’ double behind a base on balls [to Bodie] sired it.”

DN – Nothing at all.

DT – “Bodie walked and Lewis doubled, Bodie going only to third. Hannah walked, filling the bases and Mays popped out. Peck then got a lucky infield hit, upon which Bodie scored.”

SUMMARY of runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Ruth scored on a 3-RBI triple by Mays.

2 (second inning) – Bodie scored on a 3-RBI triple by Mays.

3 (second inning) – Hannah scored on a 3-RBI triple by Mays.

4 (third inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

5 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

6 (fifth inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

7 (eighth inning) – Bodie scored on a 1-RBI single by Peckinpaugh.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 4 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Mays actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Bodie actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

     

July 02 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 7runs

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth singled to centre to begin with. Harris showed his teeth and struck out Meusel and Bodie. Ruth stole second and tallied on Pratt’s single to left. Hannah was the third out, his grounder being fielded by Thomas.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Ruth singled to centre. Meusel struck out after two attempts to sacrifice had gone foul. Bodie also fanned. Ruth stole second and scored on Pratt’s single to left. Thomas threw out Hannah at first.”

PINQ – “Babe poled a lusty single to open the second, stole a base, and then scored on Pratt’s base blow to left field.”

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “After Thormahlen had popped to Dugan, Gleich was passed. He went to second on Ward’s single to left field. Pipp slapped another single into the same territory, scoring Gleich and advancing Ward to third. Wally went down to second on the throw to head off Ward. Ruth was purposely passed and the bases were full. Meusel singled through second and Ward scored. Bodie hit into a double play.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Thormahlen popped to Dugan. Gleich walked. Ward singled to left, Gleich stopping at second. Pipp singled to left, scoring Gleich and putting Ward on third, Pipp advancing to second on the throw to head off Ward. Ruth was purposely passed, filling the bases. Meusel singled past Witt, Ward scoring. Bodie hit into a double play, Witt to Dugan to Griffin.”

PINQ – “In the third they gathered two on a pass to Gleich, Ward’s single, Pipp’s single that scored Gleich, a pass to Ruth and Meusel’s single.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “In that conclusive sixth Pratt opened with a single past Witt, and stole second. Hannah got a pass. Thormahlen forced Pratt at third. Gleich walked and the bases were full. Ward forced Hannah at the plate and the bags were still occupied. Then came Walker’s muff of Pipp’s fly and Thormahlen, Gleich, and Ward trooped homeward, Pipp going to second. Ruth’s single to right scored Pipp. Meusel ended the parade by a fly to Walker.”

NYHT – “Pratt singled and stole. Hannah walked. Thormahlen forced Pratt at third. Gleich walked for the second time. Ward forced Hannah at the plate for the second out. Then Walker dropped Pipp’s fly and Thormahlen, Gleich, and Ward all scored on the error. Ruth singled to right, scoring Pipp.”

NYET – “Pratt singled past Witt. Pratt stole second. Hannah walked. Thormahlen forced Pratt at third, Perkins to Thomas. Gleich walked, filling the bases. Ward forced Hannah at the plate, Witt to Perkins. Walker dropped Pipp’s fly, Thormahlen, Gleich, and Ward scoring and Pipp reaching second. Ruth singled to right, scoring Pipp. Meusel flied to Walker.”

PINQ – “With two down in the sixth and the bases crowded, Tillie let Pipp’s sizzling liner crash through his hands and all three Yankees scored. Ruth then batted in Pipp and four runs came over.”

SUMMARY of runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Pratt.

2 (third inning) – Gleich scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

3 (third inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

4 (sixth inning) – Thormahlen scored (from third base) on a 2-out fielding error (dropped flyball) by the left fielder; Pipp was the batter.

5 (sixth inning) – Gleich scored (from second base) on a 2-out fielding error (dropped flyball) by the left fielder; Pipp was the batter.

6 (sixth inning) – Ward scored (from first base) on a 2-out fielding error (dropped flyball) by the left fielder; Pipp was the batter.

7 (sixth inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

CONCLUSION: Ruth 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 26 – New York vs. Chicago – New York scored 4 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “In their half of the first Peckinpaugh tripled to left and scored on Pipp’s single off Kerr. Pipp went to second on a wild pitch and finished the journey ahead of Ruth when the slugger plastered his homer into the right field stand. Pratt singled, but Lewis hit into a double play. Bodie and Ward both singled to centre, and Ruel ended the inning by forcing Bodie at third, Weaver unassisted.”

NYET – “Peckinpaugh slashed a triple past Jackson. Pipp beat out an infield single to Eddie Collins, scoring Peckinpaugh. Pipp went to second on a wild pitch. Ruth hit into the lower right field stand for his forty-fourth home run of the season, scoring Pipp ahead of him. Pratt beat out an infield single to Risberg. Lewis hit to Eddie Collins, who tagged Pratt on the line and threw to J. Collins, doubling up Lewis. Bodie drove a long single to left centre. Ward singled to centre, sending Bodie to second. Ruel grounded to Weaver, who tagged third base, forcing Bodie.”

CHT – “The first time up he [Kerr] had a lead of three runs with one man on and nobody out and Ruth whaled a liner over Strunk’s head for what would have been a two or three bagger anywhere else.” [There was nothing at all about the other run New York scored in the first inning.]

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth’s walk, a sacrifice and Lewis’s single to left enabled the Yanks to tie the score in the third.”

NYET – “Ruth walked. Pratt sacrificed, Schalk to J. Collins, Ruth going to second. Lewis singled to left, scoring Ruth. Bodie fouled to Schalk. Kerr tossed out Ward.”

CHT – “It was the home half of the third with nobody out and nobody on, and Kerr tried to make Babe hit at bad ones, the result being a pass which resulted in a run that tied the score.”

SUMMARY of runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

2 (first inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

3 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Lewis.

CONCLUSION: Ruth had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1921

April 16 – New York vs. Philadelphia – New York scored 3 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Fewster laid the ball down toward third for a single and galloped all the way around to the far corner when Harris, fielding the tap, threw wildly to Brazill. Chick got easy transportation home on Peckinpaugh’s fast roller to Dykes, which the latter got over to first in time to retire Peckinpaugh. Babe Ruth cracked the ball high and far toward the centre field screen, but Welch gathered in the flying sphere. Pipp flied to Tillie Walker.”

NYHT – “He [Harris] chucked Brewster’s safe bunt into right field, putting Chick on third. The lead-off man tallied while Dykes was throwing out Peckinpaugh.”

NYET – “Fewster laid down a beautiful bunt and raced to third when the lanky Harris threw the ball a mile into right field. Fewster scored a moment later when Dykes threw out Peckinpaugh. Ruth hit one among the clouds into deep centre and Welch snared it. Pipp sent a long fly to C. Walker.”

PINQ – “Fewster tapped the second ball pitched to him down the third base line, and Harris, forced to make a hurried throw, threw wild to first. Fewster reached third and came home while Dykes was throwing out Peckinpaugh.”

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel picked out a nice shoot from the digits of Harris, as the Hugmen went to bat in the second period, and banished it far from the scene by way of the left-field fence. That slam was good for the circuit.”

NYHT – “… in the second inning. Meusel drove the ball a mile out of the lot and thirty feet fair from the left field foul line.”

NYET – “Meusel caught one of Harris’ shoots flush on the nose and lifted it twenty feet over the left field fence for one of the longest home runs ever made on the Polo Ground. Harris seemed suddenly to lose all his stuff and Bodie banged him for a single to right. Harris got a good break here, however. Ward lined to Dykes, whose snap throw to Brazili doubled Bodie off first base. Schang pulled away from a third strike that curved right over the plate and was called out.”

PINQ – “Harris laid one in the groove for Meusel in the second inning. The big New York outfielder got a toe hold on the ball and drove it over the left field fence. It was one of the longest home runs ever made at the Polo Grounds.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “He [Ruth] propelled the ball into the right field upper deck in the sixth inning after two men had perished and made his rather leisurely way around the paths.”

NYHT – “There were two down when Ruth came to bat in the sixth. The count was 3 and 2 when he finally hoisted the pellet into the upper right-hand tier.”

NYET – “Fewster fanned. Dugan made a one-hand stop of Peckinpaugh’s smash and threw him out. With the count two and three, Ruth leaned over for a wide one and smacked it into the upper tier for a home run. Dugan caught Pipp’s foul.”

PINQ – “In the sixth, with the count three and two, Harris served up a twister, low and on the outside of the plate. It was a ball, but the Babe reached over, swung heavily and the next instant the leather sailed into the stand.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Fewster scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Peckinpaugh.

2 (second inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

3 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

July 17 – New York at Detroit – New York scored 8 runs

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel had been called out on strikes before Pipp doubled into the crowd in centre-field. Then Ward singled to centre and Pipp checked in at the plate.”

NYHT – “In the second inning the slugging first sacker [Pipp] banged one to left center for a two-bagger and counted on Ward’s single.”

NYET – “Meusel was called out on strikes. Pipp doubled into the crowd in centre field. Ward singled to centre, scoring Pipp. Schang hit into a double play, when Flagstead took his grounder, forced out Ward and threw to Blue in time to catch the runner at first.”

DFP – “Pipp waited for Meusel to strike out, then hit into the crowd for two bases. Ward singled Walter home, then with Schang, he died in a double play, on which Flagstead made a neat play.”

DN – “Ward’s single, coming after Pipp’s two-bagger, scored one in the second.”

DT – Microfilm not available.

Fifth Inning – New York scored 7 runs

NYT – “Fewster started the inning by doubling to left. Peckinpaugh walked and Ruth was purposely passed, filling the bases. Baker hit the first ball pitched to him past Bush for a single, Fewster and Peckinpaugh scoring and Ruth arriving at third. Meusel drew a pass and the bases were loaded again. Parks was then sent to the showers and Middleton was hustled into the pastime. Pipp greeted him with a single to the middle garden that sent the tying runs scampering across the plate in the persons of Ruth and Baker, and put Meusel on third. Ward popped to Jones. Schang walked and the bases were filled for the third time in the inning. Quinn helped his own cause along by singling to centre. Meusel and Pipp both scored and Schang perched on third. Fewster then went to bat for the second time in the round and walked. The bases were jammed again and there was but one out. Peckinpaugh, however, fanned. With Ruth at bat Schang scored on a short passed ball. Ruth ended the riot by flying to Shorten.”

NYHT – “Fewster started with a double to left and the bases were speedily filled on successive passes to Peckinpaugh and Ruth. Baker’s smashing sizzler to Bush nearly felled the little fellow, and both Fewster and Peckinpaugh hotfooted home, Ruth taking second. Meusel walked, and that was the end of Parks. Middleton then assumed the mound. He faced Pipp with the bases filled. Pipp busted one on the nose into center field for his second hit, and Ruth followed Baker across the plate. Ward broke the sequence of paraders to first and other way stations to the plate. He popped to Jones. But Schang got a base on balls and Quinn swung a devastating mace of a single, scoring [Meusel and] Pipp while Schang ran to third. Fewster walked, filling the bases. Schang had his head up, and when Bassler let a ball go through him Wallie slid over the plate, while Quinn took third. Peckinpaugh fanned and Ruth ballooned to Shorten.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

DFP – Nothing at all.

DN – “Fewster opened the fifth with a two-bagger to the left field crowd. Peckinpaugh and Ruth walked, filling the bases. Baker smashed one at Bush. The ball bounded off the second sacker’s shins and rolled into right field, Fewster and Peckinpaugh scoring. Meusel walked and the bases were once more filled. Here, also, Middleton relieved Parks. Pipp, first batter to face Middleton, singled to center, Ruth and Baker scoring. Ward popped to Jones, but Schang walked and the bases were jammed for the third time during the inning. Quinn drove to center field for a single, Meusel and Pipp scoring. Fewster drew a base on balls, packing the sacks for the fourth time during the round. Middleton struck out Peckinpaugh and Ruth came up with the sacks loaded. Middleton started pitching to Ruth. A fast ball got away from Bassler and Schang started for home. Middleton was slow in getting to the plate to cover and Bassler had to try to make the play himself. He did not get away with it, Schang scoring. Ruth then flied to Shorten in short center.”

DT – Microfilm not available.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI single by Ward.

2 (fifth inning) – Fewster scored on a 2-RBI single by Baker.

3 (fifth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 2-RBI single by Baker.

4 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

5 (fifth inning) – Baker scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

6 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Quinn.

7 (fifth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI single by Quinn.

8 (fifth inning) – Schang scored on a passed ball.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Quinn actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Baker actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Fewster actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

July 20 – New York at Cleveland – New York scored 7 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Schang walked and beat Coveleskie’s (sic) throw to second when Shawkey bunted. Fewster sacrificed the pair along and Peckinpaugh bounded to Gardner, Schang being run down between third and home. While the execution was under way Shawkey arrived at third and Peckinpaugh at second. Ruth was passed as per custom under such conditions, and Baker slapped a single to right which scored Shawkey and Peckinpaugh and put Babe on third. Baker was trapped off first, but while Johnston and Wambsganss were fishing for him Ruth dusted home. Baker reached second on the throw to the plate and was left.”

NYHT – “Schang opened with a base on balls, and Shawkey laid down a bunt. Coveleskie swooped down on the ball, and then carefully wound up before throwing. Schang reached second in safety, and Bob beat the throw to first. Fewster’s bunt advanced the men. Peckinpaugh grounded to Gardner, and Schang was run down at the plate, Shawkey going to third and Peckinpaugh to second. Ruth was intentionally passed, and then Baker crashed to right for a single, scoring Shawkey and Peckinpaugh. Meusel could not help.” [Nothing at all was stated about the third (last) run scored by New York in the third inning.]

NYET – “After getting two strikes on him, Coveleskie walked Schang. On Shawkey’s attempted sacrifice, Coveleskie wound up and was too late to catch Schang at second, and both runners were safe. Fewster sacrificed, Johnston to Wambsganss, both runners advancing. On Peckinpaugh’s tap, Schang was run down between third and home, Gardner to O’Neill to Gardner to Johnston. Shawkey went to third and Peckinpaugh to second. The crowd razzed Coveleskie as he purposely passed Ruth, filling the bases. Baker singled through Johnston, scoring Shawkey and Peckinpaugh and sending Ruth to third. On a double steal Ruth scored and Baker reached second. Meusel grounded out to Johnston, unassisted.”

CLPD – “Schang walked. On Shawkey’s sacrifice, Coveleskie threw too late to second to retire Schang and Shawkey beat Wambsganss’s relay to first, both runners going safe. Fewster sacrificed, Johnston to Wambsganss. On Peckinpaugh’s bounder Schang was run down, Gardner to O’Neill to Gardner to Johnston. Ruth was purposely walked, filling the bases. Baker singled through Johnston, scoring Shawkey and Peck, Ruth taking third. Babe and Baker pulled a delayed double steal, Ruth scoring with ease, Baker took second. Meusel grounded to Johnston.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “With two gone in the fifth, a pitched ball grazed Ruth’s shirt and the next pitched ball crashed into Baker’s bat, then into the right-field wall for a double, Ruth scoring.”

NYHT – “With two out in the fifth, Ruth was tickled by a pitched ball and Baker hit the center field fence for a double, scoring the Babe.”

NYET – “Gardner was credited with an error when he dropped Fewster’s pop foul. Fewster was thrown out by Coveleskie. Peckinpaugh grounded out, Gardner to Johnston. Ruth went to first, hit by a pitched ball. On the hit and run Baker doubled to the fence in right centre and on pretty base running Ruth scored. Meusel popped to Wambsganss.”

CLPD – “Gardner muffed Fewster’s easy foul. Coveleskie fumbled Fewster’s easy bounder, but recovered in time to get him at first. Gardner threw out Peckinpaugh. Ruth was hit by a pitched ball. On the hit-and-run, Baker doubled to right center, scoring Ruth. Meusel flied to Wambsganss.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “With one out Peckinpaugh walked and reached third on Ruth’s single to right. Baker again hit the wall for a double, scoring Peckinpaugh and putting Ruth on third. Meusel’s single to right sent the last two runs over.”

NYHT – “With Fewster set down on strikes, Peckinpaugh walked and Ruth busted one to right for a base, putting Peckinpaugh on third. Baker’s double scored Peckinpaugh and sent Ruth to third. Then, with the Cleveland infield pulled in, Meusel rolled one to short right, scoring Babe and Baker.”

NYET – “Fewster fanned, but the third strike was dropped and he was thrown out at first. Peckinpaugh walked. Ruth smashed a hard single off the right field fence, sending Peckinpaugh to third. Baker hit the first ball pitched for a double to the fence in right centre, scoring Peckinpaugh, but Ruth stopped at third. Meusel singled to right, scoring Ruth and Baker. Meusel was caught napping off first, but was safe at second on Johnston’s bad throw. Pipp flied to Jamieson. Ward grounded out, Sewell to Johnston.”

CLPD – “Fewster fanned, Johnston getting the putout. Peckinpaugh walked. Gardner misjudged Ruth’s high foul. Ruth drove a single against the wall, Peckinpaugh taking third. Baker hit the first ball against the wall in right center, scoring Peckinpaugh. With the infield pulled in, Meusel singled past Wambsganss, Ruth and Baker scoring. Meusel was caught off first, Coveleskie to Johnston, but was safe at second when Johnston threw low to Sewell. Pipp flied to Jamieson. Sewell threw out Ward.”

SUMMARY of the runs the Yankees scored:

1 (third inning) – Shawkey scored on a 2-RBI single by Baker.

2 (third inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 2-RBI single by Baker.

3 (third inning) – Ruth scored on stolen base.

4 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Baker.

5 (seventh inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI double by Baker.

6 (seventh inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

7 (seventh inning) – Baker scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Meusel actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Baker actually had 4 RBIs – not 5 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

September 26 – New York vs. Cleveland – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “… and the skilled Coveleskie had retired the first two New York batsmen in order. Ruth poled his fifty-seventh home run of the season over the top corner of the right field stand.”

NYET – “With a count of two strikes and three balls, Miller raised a high foul to O’Neill. With one strike and two balls, Peckinpaugh slapped a hot grounder to Sewell, who threw him out. After taking one ball, Ruth knocked Heinz’s fifty-seven variety by driving far over the furthest corner of the upper stand for his fifty-seventh home run of the season. Meusel hit the first pitch and singled to left. Pipp took three straight balls after which Coveleskie served in a strike. Pipp hit the next and raised a fly to Wambsganss in short field.”

CLPD – “Miller fouled to O’Neill. Sewell threw out Peckinpaugh. Ruth hit into the runway between the grand stand and the right field bleachers for his fifty-seventh home run of the season. Meusel popped a single to left. Wambsganss went out to right center for a nice catch of Pipp’s high fly.”

Third Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “A pass to Peckinpaugh with one gone was the stage which Coveleskie set for the mighty slugger in the third inning. Speaker moved to deep right centre to play for Ruth, and Babe hit all the way to the fence in left centre, scoring Peckinpaugh. Singles by Meusel and Pipp followed Ruth’s double and Babe was over with the tying run. Soon Meusel followed with the run which put the Yanks in front. … After Miller had gone out on strikes, Peckinpaugh drew a pass, and Ruth followed with a tremendous drive to the fence in left centre for two bases, scoring Peckinpaugh. Meusel’s single to deep short sent Babe to third, and Pipp tied up the game with a single to right, scoring Ruth and sending Meusel to third. Ward popped to short centre and Wambsganss made the catch, but was in poor position for a throw, and Meusel raced home. The throw got away from O’Neill and Pipp dashed for second, which he made safely. Uhle tossed out McNally for the third out.”

NYET – “Miller struck out. Peckinpaugh walked. The Babe hit the first pitch for a terrific drive to the left field fence. Peckinpaugh scored easily but Ruth’s leg again went bad on him and he only limped down to second. Meusel also hit the first pitch and singled to deep short, sending Ruth to third. Pipp whistled a hot drive past Burns, scoring Ruth and sending Meusel to third. Ward hit the first pitch and with the infield playing in he hit a short fly. Wambsganss ran out and made a good catch. As Wambsganss had his back to the stand Meusel took a chance to come in from third. Wambsganss was obliged to make a hurried throw to the plate and Meusel slid in under O’Neill with a run which put the Yanks ahead. The throw was low and got away from O’Neill, Pipp taking second. The play was scored as a sacrifice fly and an error by Wambsganss. Uhle threw out McNally on an easy chance.”

CLPD – “Miller struck out. Peckinpaugh walked. Ruth hit the first ball pitched to the center field wall for two bases, scoring Peckinpaugh. Meusel scratched a hit to deep short, Ruth reaching third. Pipp singled to right, scoring Ruth and sending Meusel to third. Uhle replaced Coveleskie. Wambsganss ran to right center for a beautiful catch of Ward’s high fly, Meusel beating Wambsganss’s wide throw to the plate and Pipp taking second. Uhle threw out McNally.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Peckinpaugh opened the inning with a single past third and Babe followed with a clout over the roof of the big stand for another home run which sent Peckinpaugh in ahead. Then the Yankees subsided quietly and quickly on strikeouts by Meusel and Pipp and Ward’s pop fly to Gardner.”

NYET – “Peckinpaugh hit the first pitch and lined it between Gardner and the third base bag for a long single. Ruth hit over the grand stand for his fifty-eight home run, scoring Peckinpaugh ahead of him. Meusel fanned. Pipp fanned. Ward popped to Gardner.”

CLPD – “Peckinpaugh singled down the first base line. Ruth took two balls and then hit over the right field bleachers for his fifty-eighth home run, scoring Peckinpaugh ahead of him. Meusel struck out. Pipp also fanned. Ward popped to Gardner.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “McNally opened with a single to left and Schang hit into the right field stand for a homer, scoring McNally ahead. The next three went out in order, Hoyt on a grounder to Sewell, Miller on a roller to Wambsganss, and Peckinpaugh on a pretty catch by Wambsganss in short right field.”

NYET – “McNally cuffed a hot single to left. Schang slapped a home run into the lower right field stand, scoring McNally ahead of him.”

CLPD – “McNally singled to left. Schang hit the second ball pitched into the lower deck of the right field stands for a home run, scoring McNally ahead of him. Sewell whipped out Hoyt. Miller was out, Wambsganss to Burns. Wambsganss ran out for a nice catch of Peckinpaugh’s fly.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) –Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (third inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 1-RBI double by Ruth.

3 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

4 (third inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Ward.

5 (fifth inning) – Peckinpaugh scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

6 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

7 (sixth inning) – McNally scored on a 2-RBI homer by Schang.

8 (sixth inning) – Schang scored on a 2-RBI homer by Schang.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Pipp actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 5 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1922

May 28 – New York at Washington – New York scored 3 runs

Fifth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Scott flied out to Goslin for a starter, but Schang got the second hit of the game off Johnson, a single to right. Schang took second on a short passed ball. Jones singled to left and Schang scampered home. Witt thumped the ball into left for two bases and Jones counted.”

NYHT –“With Scott out on a line drive to Goslin, Schang poled a wallop to right and took second on a short passed ball. Jones singled to left, Schang sliding home under Goslin’s fine throw, which followed a spectacular recovery of a hard wallop. Witt dropped the ball in left field for a double, but tried for third and was out, Goslin to Peckinpaugh to Lamotte. Jones scored easily on the shot.”

NYET –“Scott drove a long fly to Goslin. Schang got the second hit off Johnson, a single to right. Schang went to second on a short passed ball. Jones singled to left, scoring Schang. Witt sliced the ball into left field for two bases, scoring Jones. Witt tried to make third but was out, Goslin to Peckinpaugh to Lamotte. Ward flied to Rice.”

WP – “With Scott out of the way, Schang singled, took second on a passed ball, and counted on Jones’ single to left-center. Witt followed with a double over the third sack. Goslin played with the balling enough to allow Jones to score, but nailed the batter at third base.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Witt opened the round with a single through shortstop. He advanced to third on Ward’s sacrifice and from there he was able to score while Johnson was throwing Ruth out.”

NYHT – “Witt opened the eighth frame with a single to Peckinpaugh and worked to third on Ward’s sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch. Babe rolled a slow roller to Johnson, dying at first, and Witt crossed the plate.”

NYET – “Witt singled to short. Ward sacrificed, Johnson to Harris. Ruth out, Johnson to Judge, Witt scoring. Baker fouled to Picinich.”

WP – “The Yankees added their final tally in the eighth, when Witt opened with a grounder to Peckinpaugh which was too hot for him to handle and went for a single. Ward sacrificed him to second and he went all the way home on Ruth’s infield out – a slow hit ball on which Johnson made a pretty play, scooping the ball up as it was passing him and throwing to Judge while falling.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (fifth inning) – Schang scored on a 1-RBI single by Jones.

2 (fifth inning) – Jones scored on a 1-RBI double by Witt.

3 (eighth inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Jones actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ward actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Witt actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

June 07 – New York at Chicago – New York scored 9 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Miller hit to Mulligan who threw him out at first. Ward drew a pass and Ruth drove one that struck the screen in front of the right field seats for a two-bagger, Ward getting to third. Baker drove on a line to the fence in right centre for another two-bagger, on which Ward and Ruth came across the plate. A third two-bagger was Meusel’s drive past third base, Baker coming home. Pipp flied out to Mostil and Scott fouled to Sheely.”

NYHT – “Miller gave Mulligan a chance for a good play, which was accepted. Ward, however, drew a pass, and Ruth doubled to right center, the ball hitting the screen in front of the bleachers, and Ward stopped at third. Baker then doubled to right center, scoring Ward and Ruth, Meusel walloped to left for a pair of bases and Baker scored. With one out, further scoring seemed in order, but neither Pipp nor Scott could get the ball into safe grounds.”

NYET – “Mulligan made a nice stop and throw of Miller’s high bouncer. Ward walked. Ruth doubled over Strunk’s head, sending Ward to third. Baker doubled to right centre, scoring both Ward and Ruth. Meusel doubled down the left field line, scoring Baker. Pipp flied to Mostil. Scott fouled to Sheely.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Seventh Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “… in the seventh. Then the champions broke loose, Miller starting the pyrotechnics by beating out a hit to Mulligan. After Schupp had passed both Ward and Ruth, Freddie was requested to retire, to be replaced by McCabe. Miller scored when Johnson threw out Baker, and Ward and Ruth came over the plate on Meusel’s single over second. Pipp flied to Mostil, but Scott doubled down the left field line. Falk juggled the ball around and Meusel scored, Scott going third on the left fielder’s error, but died there when Schang popped to Schalk.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Miller bounced a hit off Mulligan’s glove. Ward walked. Schupp walked Ruth, filling the bases. Schupp was taken out and McCabe replaced him. Johnson tossed out Baker, Miller scoring on the play. Ward went to third and Ruth to second. Meusel singled, scoring Ward and Ruth. Pipp flied to Mostil. Scott doubled, scoring Meusel and went to third base when Falk fumbled the ball. Schang popped to Schalk.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “With one down, Witt batted for Miller, getting a single to centre and going to third on Ward’s single to left. The latter went to second on Falk’s throw to Mulligan. Hodge came in to pitch for the Sox and Ruth landed on the first ball he pitched for a single to centre that turned in the two tallies.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Bush popped to Johnson. Witt, batting in place of Miller, singled. Ward singled to left, Witt reaching third and Ward went to second on Falk’s throw to third. McCabe was taken out at this juncture and Hodge sent in to pitch. Ruth singled, scoring Witt and Ward. Baker forced Ruth at second, Sheely to Johnson. Hodge tossed out Meusel.”

CHT – “… in the eighth he [Ruth] drove in two runs with a single.”

SUMMARY of the runs the Yankees scored:

1 (first inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI double by Baker.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Baker.

3 (first inning) – Baker scored on a 1-RBI double by Meusel.

4 (seventh inning) – Miller scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Baker.

5 (seventh inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

6 (seventh inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

7 (seventh inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI double by Scott.

8 (eighth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

9 (eighth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Baker actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

June 19 – New York at Cleveland – New York scored 2 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “With two out and none on and two strikes on him in the initial inning, the Bambino lifted the next ball over the right field wall for his seventh home run of the season.”

NYHT – “With McMillan and McNally out of the way in the first inning … Ruth just met it [a fast one chest high] clean and arched it over the fence, across Lexington Avenue for his seventh home run of the year.”

NYET – “Wamby tossed out McMillan. O’Neill dropped McNally’s third strike, but recovered the ball and tossed him out. After biting on two bad balls outside, Mails grooved one for Ruth, and he drove it over the right field wall for his seventh home run of the season. Meusel was called out on strikes.”

CLPD – “Wamby fumbled McMillan’s bounder, but recovered in time to throw him out. McNally fanned, McInnis getting the out. Ruth connected for a home run over the right field screen. Meusel fanned.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yanks broke into the lead in the opening of the eighth after Mays had been retired. McMillan drew a pass and a moment or two later was caught off first. He eluded the run up and got safely back to the bag, going down to second on McNally’s single to right field. Ruth fanned somewhat ignominiously. Meusel came through, however, with the required single which scored McMillan. McNally went to third on the hit but was left there when Pipp flied to Jamieson.”

NYHT – In the first half of the eighth frame, with one out, McMillan walked and McNally singled. Ruth fanned for the second time, but Meusel singled, McMillan crossing the plate.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

CLPD – “Mails worked fast on Mays’ bunt and got him at first. McMillan walked. McMillan was caught off first, but Sewell ran him back to first and threw to O’Neill too late and McMillan slid safely back. McNally lined a single to right, McMillan stopping at second. Ruth fanned for the second time. Meusel singled to center, scoring McMillan and sending McNally to third. Pipp flied high to Jamieson.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (eighth inning) – McMillan scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 06 – New York at Detroit – New York scored 11 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “With one out Dugan was safe on Pillette’s error. Ruth hit a fly to the centre field flag pole, a normal home run. Ground rules, however, limited the drive to two bases. Pipp doubled to centre, scoring Dugan and Ruth.”

NYHT – “Pillette’s low toss to first gave Dugan a life, and the big Bambino pounded a long liner over Cobb’s head that was held to a two-bagger by ground rules only. Pipp then doubled into the crowd, scoring both runners.”

NYET – “Jones made a fine stop and threw out Witt. Dugan was safe at first when Blue dropped Pillette’s throw. Babe hit the first ball pitched for a double past the centrefield flag pole, ground rules robbing him of a home run. Pipp continued his batting rampage with a double to centre, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Schang walked. Meusel lifted to Cutshaw. Ward flied to Cobb.”

DFP – “Pillette disposed of Witt on a grounder to Jones and he had Dugan set for a killing, but threw the ball wide of Blue and Joe was safe. Ruth doubled to center, far over Cobb’s head. That put men on second and third and their rescue up to Pipp, who delivered a double to the middle garden, scoring them both.”

DN – “Dugan, second batsman up, hit to the box and Pillette made a wild throw to first. Two-baggers by Ruth and Pipp followed. Two runs scored.”

DT – “Witt, the first man up was easy, but Dugan grounded along the third base line. Pillette got it in time, but threw low to Blue. Then Ruth doubled to center, Pipp doubled to left and Schang walked. Those incidents, together with a couple of outs, permitted two runs to count.”

Second Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “With one out Bush beat out a hot wallop to Jones. Witt walked, and Dugan forced Bush at third. Ruth got an infield hit, filling the bases. Pipp drew a pass, forcing home Witt. Schang then came through with a drive to the right centre field crowd, scoring Ruth and Dugan. Meusel singled, scoring Pipp and Schang. Cobb made a good catch of Ward’s drive near the fringe of the crowd in centre field, and the inning was over.”

NYHT – “A scratch hit by Bush, a walk to Witt, and a short single by the Babe after Dugan had forced Bullet Joe, filled the bases. Cobb was wild, but Pillette was wilder and four balls to Pipp forced Witt across the pan. Schang doubled into the right field crowd, while Dugan and Ruth rushed home and Pipp reached third. An error by Cutshaw on Meusel’s hard drive let Pipp and Schang score.”

NYET – “Scott flied to Jones. Bush beat out a hot grounder to Jones. Witt walked. Dugan forced Bush at third, Jones unassisted. Ruth beat out a slow roller to Cutshaw, filling the bases. Pipp walked, Witt scoring. Schang then doubled into the right field crowd, Dugan and Ruth scoring. Meusel was safe on Cutshaw’s error, Pipp and Schang scoring. Ward flied to Cobb.”

DFP – “Joe Bush beat out a mean bounder for a base after Scott popped to Rigney, then Pillette walked Witt. Dugan forced Bush at third base where Jones took his slam and stepped on the bag. Ruth got a single past Cutshaw, filling the bases. Pipp walked and forced Witt in with a run. Schang doubled over Heilmann’s head, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Meusel jammed the ball at Cutshaw, who got it in both hands but then let it out. Pipp scored on that. Cuttie recovered the ball and passed it to Blue and in that operation Schang followed Pipp over the plate. To close the inning Cobb went to deep center and took Ward’s drive off the fringe of the crowd.”

DN – “In the second, with one out, Bush cracked a single off Jones’ shins. Witt walked. Dugan hit to Jones who touched third and forced out Bush. That made two out. Ruth hit to Cutshaw, who was handcuffed by the drive and it went for a single, filling the bases. Pipp walked, forcing in Witt. Schang doubled to right, Dugan and Ruth scoring. Cutshaw fumbled Meusel’s grounder and Pipp and Schang scored.”

DT – “Pillette was wobbly and permitted Joe Bush to single after Scott had flied out to Jones. Then he passed Witt after [which] Dugan forced Bush. Ruth singled to right and Pipp was passed. As the bases were full Witt naturally was forced home with a score. Schang doubled and a couple more scored and when Cutshaw erred on Meusel’s drive still another [pair] came home.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Witt opened the inning by lifting a foul to Jones. Dugan slid one through the infield for a single to right, and then Ruth followed with his homer.”

NYHT – “Johnson was tossing right-handed shoots when the Bambino poled out his circuit clout. Dugan had singled just prior to the big blow and rode the rest of the way around the bases in style.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

DFP – “In that [sixth] inning Ruth made his twentieth circuit poke of the season with Dugan on the bases.”

DN – “New York got two more in the sixth when Dugan’s single was followed by Ruth’s twentieth home run drive of the season, a smash into the right-center field bleachers.”

DT – “Dugan singled to right and Ruth got his 20th home run.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Bush opened fire with a two base hit to left field, and Witt beat out a roller along the left field line. Dugan singled to short, filling the bases. Ruth hit into a double play, Cole to Bassler to Blue. Pipp, however, smashed a double to the right centre field crowd, scoring Witt and Dugan.”

NYHT – “… but a double by Bush, a safe bunt by Witt, and a scratch hit by Dugan filled the bases in the ninth. Ruth hit into a double play by way of pitcher, catcher, and first base, but Pipp immediately doubled into the crowd in right center, scoring Witt and Dugan.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

DFP – “Bush opened the Yankees’ ninth with a double to left and Witt beat a perfect bunt along the third base line. [Dugan got an infield single], Bush electing to hold third. Ruth in that situation bounded to Cole, who snuffed Bush out at the plate and in turn Bassler’s throw beat Ruth to first base. Pipp had the punch, however, his double scoring Witt and Dugan. Schang grounded to Rigney for the third out.”

DN – “…but in the ninth Bush rapped out a two-bagger. Witt got an infield single and so did Dugan. Ruth hit into a double play, but Pipp made his third two-bagger, scoring another pair of runs for the Yanks.”

DT – “In the ninth Bush opened with a double to left and Wit and Dugan singled in succession, filling the bases, with Babe Ruth up, the latter finally tapping to the box. Cole got the ball home ahead of Bush and Bassler doubled Ruth at first. But then Pipp doubled to right and Witt and Dugan pattered over the plate with the final Yankee tallies of the afternoon.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

3 (second inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI walk to Pipp.

4 (second inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Schang.

5 (second inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Schang.

6 (second inning) – Pipp scored (from third base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumble) by the second baseman; Meusel was the batter.

7 (second inning) – Schang scored (from second base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumble) by the second baseman; Meusel was the batter.

8 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (ninth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

11 (ninth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Pipp actually had 5 RBIs – not 4 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Schang actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 18 – New York vs. Chicago – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Witt slapped one at Mulligan and perished at first. Dugan’s sharp bounder tangled Mulligan up sufficiently so that Jumping Joe got on the paths and was credited with a single. Ruth performed the extraordinary feat of bouncing a triple off the first baseman’s palm, the ball being deflected to the right field boxes. Dugan strolled across the plate on this punch and Ruth followed him home a little later on Schang’s long sacrifice fly which, for an instant, bade fair to become a four-bagger so near did it come to entering the right field bleachers. Meusel closed the act by flying to Strunk.”

NYET – “Witt bunted and was thrown out on a close play by Mulligan. Dugan beat out a hot smash to Mulligan. Ruth smashed the first pitch past Sheely and when the ball bounded badly off the right field wall Babe made a triple out of it, Dugan scoring. Pipp walked. Schang drove a long sacrifice fly to Hooper, sending in Ruth with the tying run. Meusel flied to Strunk.”

CHT – “The Yanks came right back in the home half with a pair on a single, a triple by Ruth, and a long fly by Schang.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “It all happened after two Yankees had expired. Pipp drew a pass and took second on Schang’s infield single. Meusel blazed the ball into the left field bleachers and formed the rearguard of a happy procession of three across the plate. McClelland took Ward’s bounder and disposed of him at first.”

NYET – “Dugan bunted and was thrown out by Schalk. Ruth was called out on strikes. Pipp walked. Schang singled past Collins, Pipp taking second. Meusel slammed a home run into the left field bleachers, scoring Pipp and Schang ahead of him. McClellan tossed out Ward.”

CHT – “Then Blankenship proceeded to blow in the home half, Meusel crowding a homer on top of a pass and single to put the champs ahead by 5 to 4.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Witt got on the paths by forcing Scott, who had singled. A pass to Dugan followed, and the two runners were advanced by a wild pitch. Both scored on Ruth’s sharp single to right.”

NYET – “Strunk’s fine stop in left centre held Scott’s long drive to a single. Jones struck out. Witt forced Scott, Collins to McClellan. Dugan walked. The first pitch to Ruth was a wild pitch, Witt reaching third and Dugan second. Ruth singled to right on the next pitch, scoring Witt and Dugan. Pipp struck out, but had to be thrown out, Schalk to Sheely.”

CHT – “Ruth horned in with a single in this round and drove two across.”

Tenth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth was the first batter for the local array, and he scooped the first offering of Davenport from its lowly position at his kneecap and hoisted it into the upper deck of the right field grandstand.”

NYET – “Ruth hit the first pitch into the upper right field stands for his twenty-third homer of the season, winning the game.”

CHT – “What Bambino did was to step up in the tenth, crack the first ball pitched by Davenport into the right upper tier, and thereby elevate the Yankees to an 8 to 7 triumph.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI triple by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Schang.

3 (sixth inning) – Pipp scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

4 (sixth inning) – Schang scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

5 (sixth inning) – Meusel scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

6 (seventh inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

7 (seventh inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

8 (tenth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Schang actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 5 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

September 30 – New York at Boston – New York scored 3 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Witt opened with a slam to centre field and Dugan, after an attempt to bunt, hit toward right field and his Texas Leaguer dropped safe in front of Collins. Ruth wanted to drive for the wall, but shifted and proceeded to beat out a bunt. This filled the bases. Pipp continued the fusillade against Ferguson, cracking a line single to right field, on which both Witt and Dugan scored. The other runners moved to third and second, and Ruth soon counted on Meusel’s deep fly to Miller in centre field.”

NYHT – “Witt maced a single to center and Dugan came through with a single to right. When Ruth came to bat the Red Sox shifted their defense and played the Bambino for a long smash to right field. But the Babe played team baseball and bunted. He was safe by eight or nine steps and the bases were jammed to capacity. Who could ask for a better man than Pipp in this emergency? The steel-nerved pickler shot a rousing single through the infield and Witt scored with Dugan right on his heels. Ruth took third, and Pipp went to second on the throw. That ended Ferguson and Pennock entered the game. Meusel flied to Miller, scoring Ruth.”

BG – “Whitey led off with a single. Dugan humped a dinky Texas Leaguer to right for a single. Ruth, attempting to sacrifice, beat out his bunt toward third, and the bases were full, with none out. Pipp singled to right, scoring Witt and Dugan, and putting Ruth on third. Ferguson was pulled out and Pennock sent in. Meusel hit a fly to deep center, Ruth scoring after the catch. Schang grounded out to Burns and Ward was thrown out at first by Pratt.”

BH – “Witt singled just too wide for Pratt to handle and it was rated a base hit. Dugan looped a single to short right field and fell too short for Collins. Then Ruth bunted well down the third base line. It was a good bunt, but not good enough to be a hit. It became a hit, however, when O’Rourke stumbled and fell as he was about to wing the ball over to first. Pipp then singled to right field and Witt and Dugan scored, Ruth going to third on the throw home. Here Ferguson was derricked and Pennock was sent in. Meusel hoisted a sacrifice fly to center fielder Miller and Babe scored, with the third and last Yank run of the game. Then Herbie retired two more Yanks.”

BP – “Witt led off with a single to right centre and Dugan was lucky in dropping a Texas Leaguer between second base and right field. Ruth came up to bunt and caught O’Rourke napping, beating the peg to first. Pipp’s clean hit to right sent in two men and put a runner on third and chased Ferguson to the showers. Pennock gave Meusel to drive a long fly on which the third marker counted.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

2 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

3 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Pipp actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

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April 30 – New York at Washington – New York scored 17 runs

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth walked and went to third on Pipp’s single. Meusel grounded to Peckinpaugh, whose low throw to second prevented another double play, and Ruth scored.”

NYHT – “A walk to the Babe in the fourth, a single by Pipp and an infield out brought the score to 3 to 1.”

WP – “The Yanks did not break through until the fourth, when Ruth, leading off, coaxed Lefty for a walk, going to third on Pipp’s single over second and counting on Meusel’s grounder to Peckinpaugh.”

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 4TH: B.Ruth walked; W.Pipp singled to center field [B.Ruth to third]; B.Meusel reached on a fielder's choice [B.Ruth scored, W.Pipp to second (error by R.Peckinpaugh)]; W.Schang out on unknown play; A.Ward out on unknown play; E.Scott out on unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Yankees 1, Senators 3”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Jones opened the fifth with a double. Witt walked and Dugan beat out a bunt. Ruth grounded out to Harris, Jones slipping through on the play. Pipp then flied to Rice and Witt was doubled.”

NYHT – “Jones spanked a double to left, and after lingering around until the bases were filled, he scored as Ruth expired at first on a grounder to Harris.”

WP – “Jones greeted Warmoth with a questionable double to start things off. This could have been charged as an error against Goslin just as well as not, but the official scorer was in a charitable frame of mind. Witt walked and the bases were full on jumping Joe Dugan’s scratchy infield tap, which neither Warmoth nor Judge could get to in time. Things looked rather dark for Washington as Ruth came up with none down and the bases loaded. He brought Jones in on an out, Harris to Judge, Rice then saving the day by nailing Witt at the plate on a good throw, after catching Pipp’s long looper.”

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 5TH: S.Jones doubled to left field; W.Witt walked; On a bunt J.Dugan singled to on the grass between first and second [S.Jones to third, W.Witt to second]; B.Ruth grounded out (B.Harris to J.Judge) [S.Jones scored, W.Witt to third, J.Dugan to second]; W.Pipp flied into a double play (S.Rice to P.Gharrity) [W.Witt out at home]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Yankees 2, Senators 4.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 6 runs

NYT – “Meusel started with a homer. Schang was out at first but Ward drew a pass and went to third on Scott’s single. Russell then relieved Warmoth. Jones rolled to Harris and Ward beat the throw to the plate. Russell fumbled Witt’s grounder, filling the bases and Dugan brought Scott across with a long fly to Rice. Russell filled the bases again by walking Ruth. Pipp singled, Jones and Witt scoring. Evans tried to get the hit on a short bound but came up without it and Ruth scored all the way from first with the sixth run of the inning. Pipp went to second on Evans’s throw to the plate and was left stranded there when Meusel, at bat for the second time in the inning, fanned for the third out.”

NYHT – “Meusel started the parade with a home run drive to center which Evans chased out to the flagpole and then chased back again when the ball hit the pole and rebounded.” [Note: only partial details for the other 5 runs score by the Yankees – “It was Russell who made the mistake of passing Ruth to fill the bases and get at Pipp. Pipp’s single and a boot by Evans let in a trio of runs.”]

WP – “The visitors counted off six runs in the sixth, which Meusel opened with a drive which had whiskers on it and did not stop until it hit the center field flagpole. It was a terrific swat and the first four-baser made here this year. Two hits wrapped around a walk, a sacrifice and a couple of miscues accounted for the other five runs.”

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 6TH: B.Meusel hit an inside the park homer to center field; W.Schang out on unknown play; A.Ward walked; E.Scott singled [A.Ward to third]; A.RUSSELL REPLACED C.WARMOTH (PITCHING); S.Jones reached on a fielder's choice [A.Ward scored, E.Scott to second]; W.Witt reached on an error by A.Russell [E.Scott to third, S.Jones to second, W.Witt to first]; J.Dugan out on a sacrifice fly to S.Rice [E.Scott scored (unearned), S.Jones to third, W.Witt to second]; B.Ruth was walked intentionally; W.Pipp singled to center field [S.Jones scored (unearned), W.Witt scored (unearned) (error by J.Evans),

B.Ruth scored (unearned) (no RBI) (error by J.Evans), W.Pipp to second (on throw home)]; B.Meusel struck out; 6 R (2 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. Yankees 8, Senators 4.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “Jones led off with a single and after Witt and Dugan had been retired the Babe smacked a double down the left field line. Both runners scored on Pipp’s scratchy double past Harris. Pipp counted on Meusel’s single to centre. Meusel stole both second and third and scored the fourth run of the inning on Schang’s single. Ward lined to Peckinpaugh for the third out.”

NYHT – “Jones, Schang and Meusel singled, and Pipp and Ruth doubled. The net result was … four tallies for the Hugmen.”

WP – Nothing at all.

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 8TH: S.MCGREW REPLACED S.FISHER (PITCHING); S.Jones singled; W.Witt out on unknown play; J.Dugan out on unknown play; B.Ruth doubled to left field [S.Jones to third]; W.Pipp doubled to second base [S.Jones scored, B.Ruth scored]; B.Meusel singled to center field [W.Pipp scored]; B.Meusel stole second; B.Meusel stole third; W.Schang singled [B.Meusel scored]; A.Ward

lined to R.Peckinpaugh; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Yankees 12, Senators 4.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “McGrew filled the bases in the ninth by passing Jones, Witt, and Dugan and five runs resulted when Pipp singled to centre, Meusel doubled to right and McGrew cuffed the ball to the grandstand wall after intercepting the throw in on Meusel’s drive.”

NYHT – “After McGrew filled the bases on free tickets, Pipp more than half emptied them with a single. Meusel doubled and came all the way home while McGrew was cuffing a relay throw around the infield”

WP – Nothing at all.

Retrosheet unproofed PBP account – “YANKEES 9TH: E.Scott out on unknown play; S.Jones walked; W.Witt walked [S.Jones to second]; J.Dugan out on unknown play; B.Ruth walked [S.Jones to third, W.Witt to second]; W.Pipp singled to center field [S.Jones scored, W.Witt scored, B.Ruth to second]; B.Meusel doubled to right field [B.Ruth scored, W.Pipp scored, B.Meusel to third (error by S.McGrew)]; F.Hofmann singled [B.Meusel scored (unearned)]; A.Ward out on unknown play; 5 R (4 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Yankees 17, Senators 4.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (fourth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI safe-on-fielder’s-choice by Meusel.

2 (fifth inning) – Jones scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

3 (sixth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

4 (sixth inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI safe-on-fielder’s-choice by Jones.

5 (sixth inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Dugan.

6 (sixth inning) – Jones scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

7 (sixth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

8 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored (from first base) on a fielding error (booted ball) by the second baseman coupled with a single by Pipp.

9 (eighth inning) – Jones scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

10 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

11 (eighth inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

12 (eighth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Schang.

13 (ninth inning) – Jones scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

14 (ninth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI single by Pipp.

15 (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Meusel.

16 (ninth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI double by Meusel.

17 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Hofmann.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Dugan actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 10 – New York at Cleveland – New York scored 13 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “After Ward had been called out on strikes, Scott poked a single to centre and Pennock smashed one to left. Witt filled the bases by beating out a bunt towards third and Dugan drove two runs across with a single past Guisto. Edwards passed Ruth, filling the bases again, and after Witt slipped home with the tying run when Pipp escaped being doubled at first after forcing Ruth at second.”

NYHT – “Ward fanned to start the third. The first Yankee hit of the game was followed by three more just like it. Scott, Pennock, Witt, and Dugan hit safely, three runs resulting.”

NYET – “Ward was called out on strikes. Scott singled to left centre. Pennock singled to left, Scott stopping at second. Witt beat out a bund down the third base line, filling the bases. Dugan singled down the right field foul line, scoring Scott and Pennock and sending Witt to third. Ruth walked. Pipp forced Ruth, Wamby to Sewell, Witt scoring and Dugan moving to third. Meusel struck out.”

CLPD – “Ward fanned. Scott singled to center. Pennock singled to left, Scott stopping at second. Witt beat out a bunt towards third, filling the bases. Dugan singled past Guisto, scoring Scott and Pennock, Witt taking third. Ruth walked, filling the bases. Pipp forced Ruth, Wamby to Sewell, Witt scoring with the tying run. Meusel fanned.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT –“Hofmann was the first man up in the fourth and he blazed a single to centre. Ward followed with another just like it and in a belated effort to stop Hofmann at third, Speaker threw the ball to the grandstand, Hofmann scoring and Ward advancing to third on the error. With Scott coming to bat Speaker ordered Edwards off the hill and Morton, who replaced him, passed the Yankees shortstop. Pennock then singled to centre for his second hit of the game and Ward trotted home from third. Witt laid down a sacrifice bunt , but neither Dugan nor Ruth could hit the ball out of the infield and there was no further scoring this inning.”

NYHT – “After Hofmann and Ward had planted solid shots to center, Morton came to replace the fallen lefthander [Edwards]. Two runs came over on Pennock’s single.” [NOTE: the following was stated in a sidebar – “Speaker made a devastating wild chuck to third base in the fourth inning. It gave the Yanks a run, drove Edwards to the showers and resulted in Hofmann wrenching his knee as he slid into the plate.”]

NYET – “Hofmann singled to centre. Ward singled to centre, Hofmann going to third on the hit. Speaker in an attempt to get Hofmann going to third threw the ball over Lutzke’s head under the tarpaulin on the side line, Hofmann scoring and Ward taking third. Morton replaced Edwards. Scott walked. Pennock lined a single to centre, scoring Ward, Scott stopping at second. Witt sacrificed, O’Neill to Wamby. Dugan hit to Sewell and Scott was nailed at the plate, Sewell to O’Neill, Pennock going to third. Ruth grounded out Guisto, unassisted.”

CLPD – “Hofmann singled to center on the first pitch. Ward also hit the first ball for a single to center, Hofmann taking third on the hit and scored when Speaker threw over Lutzke’s head, Ward reaching third on the error. Morton replaced Edwards. Scott walked. Pennock hit the first ball for a line single to center, scoring Ward. Witt sacrificed. On Dugan’s bounder, Scott was out at the plate, Sewell to O’Neill. Ruth rolled weakly to Guisto.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT –“… but with one out in the sixth Witt drove a triple into deep left centre and Dugan lined a homer into the left field bleachers.”

NYHT – “After Witt had tripled in the sixth the Winsted walloper [Dugan] lofted the ball into the left field bleachers for the circuit.”

NYET – “Speaker made a sensational one handed catch over his head of Pennock’s drive. Witt tripled to deep left center. Dugan lifted one into the concrete bleachers in left field for a home run scoring Witt ahead. Ruth was called out on strikes. Morton tossed out Pipp.”

CLPD – “Speaker made a spectacular running catch of Pennock’s long drive, knocking the ball down with his gloved hand while dashing toward the scoreboard and grabbing it in midair. Witt’s drive between Speaker and Jamieson counted for a triple. Dugan smacked one into the left field open pavilion for a home run, scoring Witt ahead of him. Ruth fanned. Pipp tapped to Morton.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “Meusel started the drive with a single to right, Schang doubled to right and both runners scored on Ward’s single to centre. Scott singled over second and Pennock reached first in safety, filling the bases, when Morton fumbled his bunt in front of the plate. Witt ripped a single to right, Ward and Scott scoring. Following a force out at third on Dugan’s bunt to Morton, Ruth spun a single past Guisto, scoring Witt. Pipp took a called third strike for the second out and Meusel ended the rally with a foul fly to Guisto.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Meusel singled to right. Schang singled to right. Both runners advanced an extra base when Summa allowed the ball to deflect off his shins into right field. Ward lined a single to centre, scoring Meusel and Schang. Scott hit safely through Sewell. Pennock bunted and Morton fumbled the ball, filling the bases. Witt singled to right, scoring Ward and Scott. Dugan’s bunt forced Pennock at third, Morton to Lutzke. Ruth singled to right, Witt scoring. Pipp struck out. Meusel lifted a high foul to Guisto.”

CLPD – “Meusel singled to right. Schang singled to right and both runners advanced when Summa fumbled the ball. Ward’s hot single to center scored Meusel and Schang. Scott bounced a single through Sewell. Morton fumbled Pennock’s sacrifice and the bases were filled. Witt singled to right, scoring Ward and Scott. Dugan bunted, but Pennock was forced at third, Morton to Lutzke. Ruth singled to right, scoring Witt. Pipp fanned. Meusel fouled to Guisto.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “In the eighth the Yankees scored a run off Boone on Ward’s triple to centre and Scott’s sacrifice fly.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Jamieson mad a good running catch of Schang’s high fly in left centre. Ward tripled over Jamieson’s head. Scott’s sacrifice fly to Jamieson scored Ward. Pennock struck out.”

CLPD – “Jamieson made a brilliant catch of Schang’s long fly. Ward tripled to the bleachers in left center. Scott’s sacrifice fly to Jamieson scored Ward. Pennock fanned.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Scott scored on a 2-RBI single by Dugan.

2 (third inning) – Pennock scored on a 2-RBI single by Dugan.

3 (third inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Pipp.

4 (fourth inning) – Hofmann scored (from first base) on fielding error (wild throw) by the center fielder following a single by Ward.

5 (fourth inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI single by Pennock.

6 (sixth inning) – Witt scored on a 2-RBI homer by Dugan.

7 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI homer by Dugan.

8 (seventh inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Ward.

9 (seventh inning) – Schang scored on a 2-RBI single by Ward.

10 (seventh inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI single by Witt.

11(seventh inning) – Scott scored on a 2-RBI single by Witt.

12 (seventh inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

13 (eighth inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Scott.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 17 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 9 runs

Second Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Pipp led off with a single to left, advanced to third on Meusel’s hit to short right centre, and scored on Schang’s sacrifice fly. Ward struck out but Scott, Bush, and Witt weighed in with singles, two more runs scoring.”

NYHT – “He [Pipp] opened the second stanza with a single to left and went to third on Meusel’s blow to right. Schang’s sacrifice fly scored the Grand Rapids merchant. Wardie succumbed on strikes, but Scott, Bush, and Witt kept the ball rolling to the outfield and three runs were chalked up for the inning.”

NYET – “Pipp singled to left. Meusel singled to centre, Pipp taking third. Schang sent a long sacrifice fly to Williams and Pipp scored. Ward fanned. Scott singled to right, Meusel taking third. Bush singled to centre, Meusel scoring. Witt singled to left, Scott scoring. Dugan flied to Jacobson.”

SLGD – “Leading the ruckus, Pipp singled. So did Meusel, Wallie going to third. Williams robbed Schang of an extra sacker by spearing the catcher’s line drive with his upflung glove. Pipp scored easily on the catch. Shocker found someone he could tame in Ward, who fanned. Scott singled, Bush also, and Witt. The three runs were secure.”

SLPD – “Pipp opened the second with a single to left. Meusel put one to center. Schang sent a line drive to left on which Williams made a spectacular leaping catch, Pipp scoring. Ward struck out but Scott, Bush, and Pipp singled and three runs crossed the plate.”

SLST – “Pipp singled to left. Meusel singled to center, Pipp stopping at third. Williams ran into deep left center for a spectacular gloved catch of Schang’s sacrifice fly, Pipp scoring. Ward fanned. Scott popped a single in back of Foster, sending Meusel to third. Bush singled to center, scoring Meusel, Scott stopping at second. Witt singled to left, scoring Scott, Bush stopping at second. Dugan flied to Jacobson.”

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Ruth was the first man up in this inning, and, with Third Baseman Robertson creeping up for a possible bunt, the Babe deliberately chopped one into left field for a single. Pipp sacrificed and Meusel brought the run across with a single to left. The lanky Californian went to second on Williams’s throw to the plate and scored a moment later on Schang’s hit to centre. Shocker was taken out of the box, Pruett replacing him, and Ward saluted the young left-hander with the fourth hit of the inning. Schang went to third on the hit and Ward took an extra base on the throw to head off Schang, but neither Scott nor Bush could hit the ball out of the infield.”

NYHT – “Soaring singles by Ruth, Meusel, and Schang, aided by Pipp’s sacrifice bunt, put over a pair of tallies.”

NYET – “Ruth singled. Meusel singled, Ruth scoring. Schang singled, Meusel scoring. Shocker was relieved and Pruett went in. Ward singled. Scott hit to Robertson, who threw to first too late to catch the runner. Schang attempted to score and was run down. Gerber tossed out Bush.”

SLGD – “Ruth opened Shocker’s last round with a single. Pipp sacrificed. Meusel liked a spot in left and Schang one in center for two more singles. Bob’s scored Ruth. Williams’ futile effort to flag Babe placed Meusel on second, from which sector he counted on Schang’s blow. Shocker abdicated. Ward greeted Pruett with a single to left, Schang taking third. Aaron reached second when Williams elected to attempt to head off Schang. Scott bounced to Robertson, who ‘pulled one’ when he heaved to McManus instead of tagging Ward, who was about 2 feet away. Marty just did spear the high heave and raced over to third where he had Ward and Schang cornered. The play eventually wound up with Severeid tagging out Schang. Bush rolled to Gerber.

SLPD – “Ruth opened the third with a single past Robertson. Robertson was expecting a bunt and came in as Ruth swung. Pipp sacrificed. Meusel singled and Schang singled. Two more runs were accounted for and Fohl summoned Pruett to relieve Shocker.”

SLST – “Ruth singled to left. Pipp sacrificed, Robertson to McManus. Meusel singled to left, scoring Ruth and took second on Williams’ throw to the plate. Schang singled to center, scoring Meusel. That was enough for Shocker and Pruett took his place on the hill. Ward singled to left, putting Schang on third and Ward reached second on Williams’ throw to the far corner. Robertson knocked down Scott’s hot grounder and Schang was trapped off third, Robertson to McManus to Severeid. Gerber threw out Bush.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Meusel singled to left for his third hit of the game. Schang also singled to left, sending Meusel to third. Schang took an extra base on Williams’s belated throw to Robertson. Meusel scored on an infield hit by Ward, and Schang completed the circuit while the Browns were engineering a double play on Scott’s rap to Gerber.”

NYHT – “… in the fifth inning, when the Bronchos from the Bronx slipped over two more tallies. Singles by Meusel, Schang, and Ward did the damage.”

NYET – “Meusel singled. Schang singled. Ward beat out a hit to third, Meusel scoring. Scott hit into a double play, Gerber to McManus, Schang scoring. Bush out, Robertson to McManus.

SLGD – “The Yankees marked time until the fifth when one-baggers by Meusel, Schang and Ward and a double play netted the sixth and seventh tallies.”

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – “Meusel singled to left. Schang singled past Robertson, sending Meusel to third and took second on the return throw. Ward beat out a tap to Pruett, Meusel scoring and Schang going to third. Scott grounded to Gerber who stepped on second, forcing Ward, and threw to McManus for a fast double play, Schang scoring. Robertson threw out Bush.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Ruth started the drive by hitting the first ball pitched to him for his fifth homer of the season. Pipp passed out on an infield fly, but Meusel tripled to right and scored on Schang’s double to left. Ward then grounded to Robertson, who tagged Schang going to third and doubled the batter at first.”

NYHT – “… until the ninth, when the eminent Mr. Ruth crowned the first ball pitched for his fifth home run, a lofty drive into the right center stand. Meusel’s fourth hit, a triple to right, and Schang’s double scored the last Yankee tally.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “It was in the ninth that Ruth hit into the right-field open-air gods and in the same round that Meusel got his fourth hit out of four trips, this last a triple down the right field line. Also in the ninth Schang smeared the ball down the left field line for two sacks and his third safety.”

SLPD – “Ruth’s home run, Meusel’s triple, and Schang’s double brought the Yankees total to nine runs.”

SLST – “Ruth hit into the right field bleachers for his fifth home run of the season. Pipp sent a pop to Gerber. Meusel drew a three-base hit when his fly fell safely on the right field line. Schang doubled to left, scoring Meusel. Ward tapped to Robertson, who tagged Schang out and threw to McManus for a double play.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Schang.

2 (second inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Bush.

3 (second inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI single by Witt.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

5 (third inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Schang.

6 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Ward.

7 (fifth inning) – Schang scored on a 1-RBI groundout double play by Scott.

8 (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI double by Schang.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 27 – New York at Washington – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “A boot by Stanley Harris and an error of judgment by Evans enabled the Yanks to scored three runs in the first. Witt and Dugan were easy outs, buy Harris kicked Ruth’s grounder into short right field and the Babe reached second ahead of Rice’s throw. Pipp drew a pass and Meusel followed with a smash to deep centre field. Evans misjudged the ball, and after coming in for it was forced to reverse and go back. He couldn’t get back quite far enough and it cleared his upreaching glove for a home run, with Ruth and Pipp preceding him over the plate.”

NYHT – “With two out Harris was all set for Ruth’s roller and then fumbled it. Pipp walked and Meusel hit the ball flush on the nose. Evans in center field looked into the blinding rays of the sun and lost the ball for a minute and finally tried to make a running catch. He failed and the ball rolled into the corner of center field, clearing the bases. Meusel made the round easily.”

NYET – “Witt opened the game with an easy roller to Harris, who threw him out at first. Dugan flied to Goslin. Ruth went to second on Harris’ error on his roller. Pipp walked. Evans misjudged Meusel’s long drive and the ball went into the centre field corner for a home run. This wallop was made on a hit and run play with Ruth and Pipp in full motion. Schang popped to Peckinpaugh.”

WP – “The trio in the first came after Harris missed Ruth’s easy grounder for what would have been a sure out. Pipp then drew a frank, and both came in ahead of Meusel when he sent a long one to Evans, which went for a homer when the doctor diagnosed the drive incorrectly, running forward and then starting back for the ball too late, it sailed over his head.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “… but in the third inning Ruth was responsible for a balk by Warmoth which added another run to the Yankees collection. After Witt and Dugan had been retired Ruth singled down the right field foul line and took third on Pipp’s single past Judge. With Meusel at bat and Warmoth preparing to pitch, Ruth made a sudden dash off third as though to steal home but stopped after going twenty feet and doubled back to the bag. Warmoth stopped and stepped off the rubber, however, and Umpire Owens called a balk on him, Ruth scoring and Pipp advancing to second. Meusel drew a pass but Schang ended the inning by striking out.”

NYHT – “Babe Ruth tricked Warmoth into making a balk that cost the Senators a run in the third inning. With two down the Bambino cracked a sizzling drive down the first base line and only the skilled work of Sam Rice in fielding the ball right cut off a double. Pipp pelted one that bounced off Judge’s glove and Ruth went to third. As Warmoth wound up Babe started for the plate, but doubled back to third and yelled at the pitcher. Warmoth broke his motion and Ruth at once claimed balk, which was allowed.”

NYET – “Warmoth tossed out Witt. Dugan popped to Peckinpaugh. Ruth singled. Pipp singled. Ruth scored on a balk. Meusel walked. Schang fanned.”

WP – “Ruth was balked across in the third. …The Griffmen’s gift to the Yanks in the third came after two had been retired. The Behemoth of Busts singled pass Judge, went to third on Pipp’s scorcher to Judge, which was too hot for Joe to handle, and counted on Warmoth’s balk, Pipp being advanced to second, where he died.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “With one out in this inning, Warmoth passed both Meusel and Ward, the former scoring on Schang’s double to right. Warmoth was taken out of the box, and Hollingsworth, his successor on the mound, was reached for a double by Scott which scored both Schang and Ward. Hollingsworth then settled down and the next two men were easy outs, Jones on strikes and Witt on a fly to Goslin.”

NYHT – “With Pipp out of the running Meusel and Schang drew passes and Ward slashed one down the line to Harris, who was all set for a double play. But the rabbit was friendly and the ball leaped fiercely at Harris, attacking him on the shoulder and leaping into right field for a double. Meusel scored and Schang went to third. Scott then doubled along the right field foul line, scoring Schang and Ward.”

NYET – “Pipp out, Harris to Judge. Meusel and Schang walked. Ward’s grounder scored Meusel. Hollingsworth replaced Warmoth. Scott doubled, scoring Schang and Ward. Jones fanned. Witt flied to Goslin.”

WP – “With one eliminated, Lefty walked both Meusel and Schang. Ward’s tap took a bad bounce, caromed off Harris’ shoulder, and went for a double, Meusel counting. Hollingsworth was then trotted in. With the infield playing close, Scott tapped a dinky little one which would have been easy for Judge under ordinary conditions, and both Schang and Ward trotted in, Everett reaching second and dying there.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The champions made their total eight by scoring a run in the ninth on Witt’s single to centre and Dugan’s triple to right. Ruth drew a pass but was doubled stealing second for the third out as Pipp struck out.”

NYHT – “In the ninth the Yankees made another run, with Witt hitting a single and Dugan poling a triple.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

WP – “That [run] in the ninth was an earned one, Jumping Joe Dugan tripling after Witt had singled.”

SUMMARY of the runs the Yankees scored:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

2 (first inning) – Pipp scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

3 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 3-RBI homer by Meusel.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a balk.

5 (sixth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI double by Ward.

6 (sixth inning) – Schang scored on a 2-RBI double by Scott.

7 (sixth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI double by Scott.

8 (ninth inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI triple by Dugan.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

July 09 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 9 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Elmer Smith led off with a base on balls and lingered on first while Dugan flied to Jacobson. Ruth then came to bat and on a count of two knocked a home run. Pipp drew a pass, but Meusel struck out and Ward’s grounder to Gerber, for a force-out at second, retired the side.”

NYHT – “Homer 19 flew off Ruth’s bat in the first inning. Smith had walked and he scored ahead of the Babe. “

NYET – “Smith drew a pass. Dugan sent a high one to Jacobson. Ruth hit into the left field bleachers for his nineteenth home run of the season, scoring Smith ahead of him. Pipp walked. Meusel fanned. Ward forced Pipp, Gerber to McManus.”

SLGD – “Wild at the outset he [Davis] walked the lead-off batter, Smith, who scored in front of Ruth when the Babe dropped a high ball deep into the left center seats. There was another pass to Pipp in the frame, but no further damage.”

SLPD – “Ruth came up in the first inning with Smith on base and, after taking two strikes and two balls, hit a high fast pitch outside into the left-field bleachers.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth was the first man up and singled down the right field line, advancing to third on Pipp’s hit past Schliebner. Hendrick lifted an easy fly to Williams, but Ward came through with a double to centre, Ruth scoring and Pipp going to third on the hit. Davis filled the bases by hitting Scott, but Williams collared Hofmann’s fly in short left field, and Pipp was doubled up trying to score.”

NYHT – “Ruth and Pipp each hit the first ball in the third and each lined a single to right. Hendrick borrowed their base hit recipe and dished up a feeble fly. Ward doubled and sent Ruth in, and though it was a long double, Pipp was held at third. Hofmann popped faintly to Williams, whose volley throw doubled Pipp at the plate.”

NYET – “Ruth singled. Pipp singled, Ruth going to third. Hendrick flied to Williams. Ward doubled, Ruth scoring. Scott was hit by a pitched ball, filling the bases. Hofmann flied to Williams and Pipp was out at the plate, Williams to Severeid.”

SLGD – “Ruth, topping round three, singled to right. Pipp slashed a hit through Schliebner, the Babe ambling to third. Hendrick flied to death, but Ward doubled to left center, Ruth scoring, Pipp going to third. Davis placed himself further in the hole by hitting Scott to fill the bases, but a double play saved him from more misery. Hofmann flied to Williams, and when Pipp tried to score from the far corner he was cut down at the plate.”

SLPD – “He [Ruth] opened the third inning with a single and scored on Ward’s double.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “Pennock led off with a grounder to McManus and was safe on the latter’s boot. Smith singled to right and Dugan filled the bases by beating out a bunt toward third. Davis was taken out of the box, Kolp replacing him. Kolp forced in a run by walking Ruth and another filtered through on Pipp’s infield out. Hendrick singled to centre, scoring Dugan and Ruth. He completed the circuit on Scott’s double to right after Kolp had fanned Ward. Hofmann’s fly to Williams ended the inning.”

NYHT – “Sharp stabs by Pennock and Smith and Dugan’s bunt slapped Davis to the settee, and a pass off Kolp to Ruth, and some slamology from Hendrick and Scott brought the inning’s increment up to five [runs].”

NYET – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “Pennock, first to face Davis in the fourth, drew life when McManus booted Herb’s grounder. Smith singled to right and Dugan bunted safely to jam the runways. Kolp replaced Davis. Ruth walked, forcing across Pennock. McManus tossed out Pipp, Smith scoring. Hendrick singled to right center admitting Dugan and Ruth. Ward fanned and Hendrick counted on Scott’s double to right. Hofmann flied to Williams.”

SLPD – “Then he [Ruth] came up in the fourth with the bases filled and on one out. Kolp game him a pass and forced in a run.” [NOTE; no description of the other runs score in the fourth inning.]

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “With one out in the eighth, however, he [Root] tried to sneak a fast one past Smith, but the batter scattered the spectators in the right field bleachers with a homer. Dugan flied to Jacobson, but Ruth drew a pass and sprinted around to third when Williams fumbled Pipp’s single to left. Hendrick sent a long high fly to deep centre field, but Jacobson was playing just right for him and robbed him of an extra base hit.”

NYHT – “Smith broke the spell by lifting a home run into the right field bleachers in the eighth inning.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “… until the eighth, when Smith, up after Pennock died, slammed out his homer. Dugan lined to Jake and Ruth walked. Pipp singled to left. When Williams fumbled Ruth continued on to third. He was marooned along with Pipp on Hendrick’s fly to Baby Doll.”

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Smith scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

3 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Ward.

4 (fourth inning) – Pennock scored on a 1-RBI walk to Ruth.

5 (fourth inning) – Smith scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Pipp.

6 (fourth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI single by Hendrick.

7 (fourth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Hendrick.

8 (fourth inning) – Hendrick scored on a 1-RBI double by Scott.

9 (eighth inning) – Smith scored on a 1-RBI homer by Smith.

CONCLUSION: -- Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

July 16 (second game) – New York at Cleveland – New York scored 11 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Smith lasted only one inning this time, being taken out between innings after singles by Ruth, Pipp, and Ward had given the Yanks one run in the first.”

NYHT – “Ruth scored in the first inning on swift drives by himself, Pipp and Ward.”

NYET – “Witt fanned. Dugan was out, Smith to Brower. Ruth singled to centre on first pitch. Pipp singled to right. Ruth tried for third, but stumbled and fell down. He recovered his feet in time to get back to second safely. Ward singled to center, scoring Ruth, Pipp stopping at second. Smith grounded to Brower and was out unassisted.”

CLPD – “Witt fanned. Smith tossed out Dugan. Ruth singled. Pipp singled to center and Ruth stumbled and fell when he rounded second and was lucky to scramble back to the bag. Ward singled to center, Ruth scoring. Smith grounded to Brower.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “Ruth led off with a pass. Pipp singled, and both men scored on Ward’s triple. Smith followed with a homer over the right field screen, and two more runs were added to the Yankees total, Shaute then pulled himself together and the next three men were easy outs.

NYHT – “This inning netted four runs. Ruth promenaded, Pipp singled, Ward tripled, and Smith hit for the whole distance.”

NYET – “Ruth walked. Pipp lined a single to left, Ruth stopping at second. Ward tripled, scoring Ruth and Pipp. Smith drove the ball over the left field screen for a home run, scoring Ward ahead of him. Sewell threw out Scott. Shaute tossed out Bengough. Bush fanned.”

CLPD – “Ruth walked. Pipp line singled to left. Ward tripled to the right field corner, scoring Ruth and Pipp. Smith hit a home run over the right field screen, scoring Ward ahead of him. Sewell threw out Scott. Shaute tossed out Bengough. Bush fanned.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “With one out Dugan beat out an infield hit and went to second on a wild pitch. Ruth was passed purposely, and Pipp brought Dugan home with a single. Edwards, another left hander, then made his appearance on the mound. Ward doubled for his fourth hit of the game, and Ruth and Pipp scored. Smith walked, but Scott batted into a force-out at second, and then was caught stealing for the third out.”

NYHT – “Shaute was knocked out in the sixth by Dugan and Pipp, and Ward plastered Edwards for a two-bagger.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

CLPD – “Witt flied to Sewell. Brower and Shaute let Dugan’s fly fall between them for a single, and after he took second on a wild pitch, Ruth was purposely passed. Pipp singled, scoring Dugan. Edwards replaced Shaute. Ward doubled, scoring Ruth and Pipp. Smith walked. Scott forced Smith, Sewell to Wamby. Scott was out stealing, Myatt to Wamby.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Pipp singled for his fourth hit and following Ward’s popup to Myatt, Smith singled. Pipp scored and Scott reached first on a squeeze play and Bengough batted in another run with a single. Scott was caught trying for third on the hit. Jones grounded to Lutzke for the third out.”

NYHT – “Pipp, with his fourth hit of the game; Smith with a two-base smash, the squeeze play, with Scott bunting, and a single by Bengough caused suffering to Metevier (sic) in the eighth and caused two Bronxonians to pass the plate.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

CLPD – “Pipp’s fourth hit was a bounding single past Sewell. Ward fouled to Myatt. Smith hit the ball in right for a single, Pipp taking third. Scott worked a perfect squeeze bunt, scoring Pipp on his sacrifice roller, Metevier’s throw to the plate being too late. Bengough singled to center, scoring Smith, but Scott was out at third, Speaker to Lutzke. Lutzke threw out Jones.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The champions bagged their eleventh run after two were out in the ninth. Ruth beat out an infield hit and scored on Pipp’s double off the right field screen.”

NYHT – “Ruth made an infield single in the ninth and Pipp with hit No. 7 for the day fetched him home.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

CLPD – “Witt flied to Jamieson. Dugan out, Sewell to Brower. Ruth beat out a slow roller towards Lutzke. Pipp doubled off the screen in right, Ruth scoring, while Pipp reached third when Sewell threw wild to the plate. Ward walked. Smith flied to Wamby.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Ward.

2 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI triple by Ward.

3 (fifth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI triple by Ward.

4 (fifth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI homer by Smith.

5 (fifth inning) – Smith scored on a 2-RBI homer by Smith.

6 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

7 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Ward.

8 (sixth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI double by Ward.

9 (eighth inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI safe-on-fielder’s-choice by Scott.

10 (eighth inning) – Smith scored on a 1-RBI single by Bengough.

11th (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Pipp.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Pipp actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not the 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

July 25 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 5 runs

Eighth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “After Dugan was thrown out by Galloway, Ruth drew his third pass, and following Pipp’s single to centre Hasty filled the bases by walking Smith. Ward tripled off the centre field wall and three runs clattered over the plate. Hasty was taken out, Heimach replacing him. Meusel, batting for Scott, brought the tying run across with a double over Hauser’s head. Meusel tried to stretch his hit and was thrown out at third.”

NYHT – “New York’s parade in the eighth began with a pass to Ruth. Then Pipp singled. Smith walked and Ward brought in the three with his three-bagger. Meusel doubled off Heimach and brought in Ward, and if Meusel hadn’t been guilty of sloppy base running the inning might have yielded another run.”

NYET – “Galloway made a nice stop and throw of Dugan’s bounder over the mound, and retired him at first. Smith walked, filling the bases. [NOTE: the details of Ruth and Pipp getting on base after Dugan’s at bat and before Smith’s plate appearance were inadvertently omitted.] Ward tripled off the left centre bleacher wall, scoring Ruth, Pipp, and Smith. Meusel batted for Scott. Hasty was taken out and Heimach was sent in. Meusel doubled, scoring Ward, but was out trying for third. Galloway threw out Schang.”

PINQ – “To start the disastrous eighth Hasty purposely walked Ruth. Pipp came through with a single to centre which put the Bambino on second. Smith worked Hasty for a free ticket. Then came Ward’s tremendous blow which hit the scoreboard and went for three bases, scoring Ruth, Pipp and Smith. Meusel was sent up to the plate to bat for Scott and found Heimach for a length doubled which scored Ward with the tying tally. Meusel was out at third as he tried to stretch his hit into a triple. Galloway tossed out Schang, ending the frame.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “After Shawkey had been retired in the ninth, Witt and Dugan singled. Matthews tried to scoop Dugan’s hit on the run and juggled the ball just long enough to permit Witt to score, Dugan going to second on Matthews's belated throw to the plate. He went to third on Ruth’s drive to Dykes and was left there when Pipp rolled to Dykes.”

NYHT – “The fifth tally came in the ninth from Witt’s single to center and Dugan’s liner to the same suburb. Matthews fumbled, kicked, and otherwise maltreated the ball long enough and frequently enough for Witt to come around, and Witt is no snail afoot.”

NYET – “Galloway retired Shawkey. Witt singled. Dugan singled, sending Witt to third, but when Matthews fumbled the ball, Witt scored. Dykes threw out Ruth, Dugan going to third. Dykes threw out Pipp.”

PINQ – “With one out in the ninth, Witt secured his third hit of the afternoon when he socked one of Heimach’s fast balls into centre for a single. Dugan came through with a timely rap to the same locality and when Matthews fumbled the ball, Witt raced home from third with the winning marker. The next two batsmen to face Heimach went out in order.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 3-RBI triple by Ward.

2 (eighth inning) – Pipp scored on a 3-RBI triple by Ward.

3 (eighth inning) – Smith scored on a 3-RBI triple by Ward.

4 (eighth inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI double by Meusel.

5 (ninth inning) – Witt scored (from first base) on a fielding error (fumble) by the center fielder following a single by Dugan.

CONCLUSION: -- Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

September 27 – New York at Boston – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Gehrig made his home run in the first, the hit following an error by Piercy and a triple by Ruth.

NYHT – “Piercy took an unfair advantage in fumbling Witt’s bunt as a starter. He allowed McNally to sacrifice peacefully enough, but tossed a triple up against the Bambino’s bat. With the Behemoth puffing and panting at third, Gehrig gave him an easy ride home with his circuit drive into the right-field bleachers.”

NYET – “Piercy fumbled Witt’s bunt. McNally sacrifice, Picinich to Burns. Ruth tripled, scoring Witt.

Gehrig hit into the right field bleachers for a home run. Meusel safe on McMillan’s fumble, but died stealing, Picinich to Mitchell. Ward fanned.”

BG – “He [Piercy] mishandled a bunt by Witt, the first batter to face him. McNally sacrificed. Ruth tripled, scoring Witt, and then preceded Gehrig over the plate when the latter knocked the ball into the right-field bleachers.”

BH – “He [Gehrig] slugged a homer into the right field stands in the first inning, with Big Babe on base. … At bat the first time up the Big Bam sent a sharp drive to center field for three bases.” [NOTE: Nothing was stated that Witt was on base and scored on Ruth’s triple.]

BP – Nothing at all.

Third Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Piercy walked both Ruth and Gehrig in the third and three more runs resulted when Meusel singled, Ward tripled, and Schang singled.”

NYHT – “Ruth and Gehrig started the drive by accepting free transportation. Meusel singled. Ruth scored, but Gehrig was trapped between bases. He finally landed on second base in the company of Meusel, and the latter, having no right there, was tagged out. Ward followed with a triple, scoring Gehrig. Ward rode home on a single by Schang. Schang went all the way to third when Collins fumbled his drive, but was caught off that base by Picinich. Johnson flied out to Donahue.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

BG – “In the third inning Piercy passed Ruth and Gehrig, the first two batters up, and a single by Meusel scored Ruth. A triple by Ward and a single by Schang were good for two more runs, Meusel having been eliminated before Ward came to bat.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – Nothing at all.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “In the eighth, however, Ruth led off with a double, went to third on Meusel’s infield single and scored on Ward’s sacrifice fly. Schang singled, sending Meusel to third, but Wally overran first and was trapped between the bases. Meusel made a mad dash for the plate, however, and a masterly hook slide carried him safely under Mitchell’s throw to Picinich.”

NYHT – “Three singles gave the Yankees their last two runs in the eighth.”

NYET – Nothing at all.

BG – “Ruth’s double, an infield single by Meusel, a sacrifice fly by Ward and a single by Schang were good for two Yankee runs in the eighth.”

BH – “He went from first to home plate on Schang’s single to centre. The ball was intercepted after Meusel had made sure of getting to third. Schang overran first and the ball was thrown to Burns. Meusel took a lead off third and when Burns pegged to Mitchell at second to corner Schang, Meusel made a dash for the plate, took a big slide in, beat the throw, but hurt his leg.” [NOTE: Nothing at all about how the Yankees scored their first run in the eighth inning.]

BP – Nothing at all.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI triple by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Gehrig.

3 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Gehrig.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

5 (third inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI triple by Ward.

6 (third inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI single by Schang.

7 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Ward.

8 (eighth inning) – Meusel scored (from first base) during a rundown after advancing to the third base on a single by Schang (who was trapped after overrunning first base).

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ward actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Witt actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1924

July 06 – New York at Washington – New York scored 7 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth’s double in the first inning produced the Yanks’ first run, Meusel’s single sending the Babe home.”

NYHT – “The Yankees got away winging when Ruth doubled and Meusel singled for one run in the opening round.”

WP – “They [the Yankees] rang up one counter in the first, after two were dead, on Ruth’s double and Meusel’s single.”

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “In the second the Yanks got another off Martina when Ward doubled and Scott tripled.”

NYHT – “Ward’s double and Scott’s triple gave the Yanks another [run] in the second, but neither Shawkey nor Witt was able to bring Scott home.”

WP – “… while Ward’s two-bagger was turned into another [run] in round two when followed by Scott’s triple.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “This homer [by Ruth] came in the eighth, the ball landing in the centre field bleachers.”

NYHT – “Then in the Yankee eighth came Ruth’s home run, his twenty-second of the season.”

WP – “Ruth got one of these back when he lashed out the second drive to hit the left center stands, in the eighth, which was good for the circuit.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “Schang beat out a slow tap just out of reach of Pitcher Martina. The next moment saw Matthews race into deep centre and pull down Ward’s terrific drive. Manager Huggins sent Johnson in to bat for Scott. Ernie tapped one gently to Peckinpaugh and Schang was forced at second. Huggins countered with a second pinch hitter, Hendrick batting for Shawkey. Hendrick came across with a neat single, sending the ball just over Judge’s head. The ball rolled out into right field and while it was being retrieved the speeding Johnson circled the bags and crossed the home plate. Hendrick tried for second and for a moment seemed to have been plucked by Rice’s quick throw, but Peckinpaugh dropped the ball and Hendrick was safe. With the score tied, Martina lost hope and control at the same time, walking Witt, and Marberry was called in to save the contest if he could. Dugan hit to Harris, and it appeared as if the show was over. But Harris let the ball roll through his legs and Hendrick raced home, sliding into the plate on a clean play. Ruel had his man blocked neatly and was in the act of applying the tag to the runner when the force of Hendrick’s giant form hurtling through the air upset Ruel and sent him spinning to one side and the ball slipped out of his grasp. Witt came home on the play. Ruth followed with a double at this juncture and Dugan scored. Ruth was caught wandering around the base paths.”

NYHT – “With two men out in the ninth and Johnson on first, Hendrick, batting for Shawkey, lined a single to right, but Rice’s snap throw to Peckinpaugh caught him at second, but Peckinpaugh failed to hold the ball. Johnson had already crossed the plate and Peckinpaugh’s error made his run legal, tying the score. Witt then walked. Martina was removed and Marberry came in. Harris allowed Dugan’s roller to skip between his legs. Hendrick was nailed at the plate, but he crashed into Ruel so hard that Muddy was knocked unconscious. The ball rolled toward the stand, and Witt followed Hendrick across the plate. Dugan reached third and came home on Ruth’s double. The Babe surveyed the skies and decided it would be good business to be put out. The Senators were looking hopefully at the rain, however, and refused to accommodate him at third base. Tate, who relieved Ruel, finally touched Ruth out at the plate.”

WP – “When Schang singled to open the visitors’ ninth and was forced midway by Johnson, who relieved Scott at the tee, after Matthews had come through with a brilliant catch of Ward’s drive almost to the stands in deep left-center, it looked as though the home boys would get the decision. Then came Hendrick’s masterly ‘boot.’ It might very probably called a ‘mutual drop-kick,’ he doing the kicking and Peckinpaugh doing the dropping. Hendrick, who hit for Shawkey, singled to right and tried to make a double out of it, Rice’s peg to Peckinpaugh catching him easily for what would have ended the game. Ormsby called him out, but did not see him gently kick Peckinpaugh on the hand in which the ball was held and reversed his decision. Meanwhile, Johnson had scampered over with the tying run. Martina then walked Witt, Harris promptly walking Martina and rushing Marberry to the mound. Dugan’s best was a grounder to Harris, which Bucky let get away from him, Rice retrieving the ball and pegging to catch Hendrick at the plate. The throw beat him a mile, but Ruel blocked Harvey and the latter plowed into him, knocking him head over heels and the ball out of his hands all the way to the stands. The blow dazed Muddy so that he did not even see Marberry’s throw to stop Witt coming in after Fred had run the horsehide down. Dugan got to third during the excitement and registered on Ruth’s double to center. The Bambino purposely allowed himself to be put out.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

2 (second inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI triple by Scott.

3 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

4 (ninth inning) – Johnson scored (from first base) on a single by Hendrick coupled with a fielding error (dropped ball) by the shortstop.

5 (ninth inning) – Hendrick scored (from second base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumble) by the second baseman coupled with another fielding error (dropped throw) by the catcher; Dugan was the batter.

6 (ninth inning) – Witt scored (from first base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumble) by the second baseman coupled with another fielding error(dropped throw) by the catcher; Dugan was the batter.

7 (ninth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI double by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ward actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

July 10 (second game) – New York vs. Chicago – New York scored 18 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “This was accomplished easily enough when Dugan singled with one down and Ruth walked. Meusel fanned, but Pipp doubled to centre and Dugan rode home. Collins took the relay from Mostil and made a bad toss to the plate, the ball rolling to the screen, and Ruth raced home. Pipp ran around to third on the play and counted from there when Hofmann slashed a double into right.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

NYET – “Witt flied to Hooper. Dugan singled. Ruth walked. Dugan stole third. Meusel fanned. Pipp doubled, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Hofmann doubled, scoring Pipp. Ward popped to Sheely.”

CHT – “A single by Dugan and doubles by Pipp and Hofmann with a pass to Ruth scored three.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “… the Yanks worried along, pecking here and there at Cvengros without any effect until Scott caught one in the fourth and dropped it into the left field stands.”

NYHT – “It is hardly worth while mentioning that Scotty got a homer in the fourth.”

NYET – “Scott hit a home run. Shawkey flied to Hooper. Collins tossed out Witt. Dugan grounded to Sheely.”

CHT – “Scott hung up one more by planting one of Cvengros’ floats in the left field seats in the fourth.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 9 runs

NYT – “Ruth opened the fifth with a three-bagger into left-centre. Cvengros passed Meusel. Pipp singled to left and Ruth went home under wraps. Manager Evers decided that Cvengros had had enough and derricked him in favor of Leverette (sic). Meusel and Pipp welcomed Leverette by executing a double steal of third and second, respectively. Schang batted for Hofmann and fouled to Crouse. Then Ward collected a triple that scored Meusel and Pipp. Leverette cut loose a wild pitch and Ward scored. Shawkey doubled and Scott, who had [previously walked and] gone to second on the wild heave, registered. Witt drove a single off Barrett’s glove, Shawkey going to third. Dugan attempted to sacrifice, bunting to Kamm. Shawkey tore for home and though Crouse caught Kamm’s throw he dropped the ball as he was about to tag Shawkey and the runner was safe [on the error]. Crouse stood looking bewildered and Witt raced around to third. Ruth tapped gently down the third base line and beat out the blow, but Kamm tossed to get Witt going home and Whitey slid neatly under Crouse. It might be well to mention that Barnes had relieved Leverette when Witt batted. After Witt had scored, Evers took Crouse out from behind the plate and sent in Schalk. Dugan had gone around to third when Witt vacated that spot and, with Ruth on first, Meusel fouled to Sheely. Pipp still had another hit left in his bat and tripled to deep centre, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Fortunately, Barrett got under Schang’s lift or the inning might have gone on indefinitely.”

NYHT – “A triple by Ruth, a walk to Meusel, and a solid single by Pipp chased Mike [Cvengros] from the scene. Leverette came slowly and solemnly from the bullpen to the mound. After Schang had fouled out, Ward tripled, Scott walked, and Shawkey doubled to right. Exit Leverette. Barnes then took a hand in the mix-up. Witt beat out a hit, Crouse made an error on Dugan’s bunt. Ruth laid down a safe bunt, and after Meusel had been erased Pipp tripled to deep right center. Somehow or other the riot was finally quelled with nine runs over the plate.”

NYET – “Ruth tripled. Meusel walked. Pipp singled, scoring Ruth. Leverette relieved Cvengros. Schang batted for Hofmann. Meusel and Pipp worked a double steal. Schang fouled to Crouse. Ward tripled, scoring Meusel and Pipp. Ward scored on a wild pitch. Scott walked. Shawkey doubled, scoring Scott. Leverette was taken out, Barnes taking his place. Witt singled. Dugan bunted on a squeeze play and Shawkey was safe on Crouse’s error. Ruth bunted safely on another squeeze play, Witt scoring. Meusel fouled to Sheely. Pipp tripled, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Schang popped to Barrett.”

CHT – Nothing significance.

Sixth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “In the following [sixth] inning Barnes was damaged to the extent of five more runs on six hits, starting with a triple by Wardie and ending with a home run by Hendrick with the bases filled. Hendrick’s drive skidded by Falk in left field and Gink completed the round trip.”

NYET – “Ward tripled. Scott singled, [Ward holding third]. Shawkey hit to Sheely, who threw out Ward at the plate. Witt bunted [safely, filling the bases]. Dugan singled, Scott scoring. Hendrick hit a home run, scoring Shawkey, Witt, and Dugan ahead of him. Meusel singled. Pipp sacrificed, McClellan to Sheely. Schang fouled to McClellan.”

CHT – Nothing significant.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Pipp.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored (from first base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the second baseman coupled with a double by Pipp.

3 (first inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI double by Hofmann.

4 (fourth inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI homer by Scott.

5 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Pipp.

6 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI triple by Ward.

7 (fifth inning) – Pipp scored on a 2-RBI triple by Ward.

8 (fifth inning) – Ward scored on a wild pitch.

9 (fifth inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI double by Shawkey.

10 (fifth inning) – Shawkey scored (from third base) on a 1-out fielding error (dropped ball) by the catcher; Dugan was the batter.

11 (fifth inning) – Witt scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

12 (fifth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI triple by Pipp.

13 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI triple by Pipp.

14 (sixth inning) – Scott scored on a 1-RBI single by Dugan.

15 (sixth inning) – Shawkey scored on a 4-RBI homer by Hendrick.

16 (sixth inning) – Witt scored on a 4-RBI homer by Hendrick.

17 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 4-RBI homer by Hendrick.

18 (sixth inning) – Hendrick scored on a 4-RBI homer by Hendrick.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Dugan actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Pipp actually had 4 RBIs – not 5 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 02 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “Witt was removed on a liner to Tobin, but Dugan, Ruth, Meusel, and Pipp singled and Davis was taken out. An error by Tobin was mixed with these hits to bring in two runs and a third run went across when Schang greeted Vanglider with a single.”

SLPD – “Witt was retired because Tobin ran far into right center for his liner. Then Dugan, Ruth, Meusel, and Pipp singled in succession and Davis was on his way, Vangilder going to the hill. Schang greeted the right-hander with a single and the Yanks’ third run of the round was across.”

SLST – “Tobin hauled down Witt’s fly to right center after a long run. Dugan singled to center. Ruth singled to right and when Tobin let the ball go through him, Dugan went to third and Ruth to second. Meusel singled to left, scoring Dugan and Ruth. Pipp singled to right, sending Meusel to third. Vangilder relieved Davis. Schang singled to left, scoring Meusel, Pipp stopping at second. Ward sacrificed, Vangilder to Sisler. Scott bounced to Robertson.”

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “In the second Van was touched up some more, Shawkey doubling and Dugan singling to give the Yanks their fourth run.”

SLPD – “Vangilder was found for another tally in the second, when Shawkey doubled and rode home on Dugan’s single.”

SLST – “Shawkey doubled to left. Witt fouled to Severeid. Dugan singled past Robertson, scoring Shawkey. Ruth sent a high fly to Gerber. Meusel lifted to Tobin.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “They got the fifth in the third on singles by Pipp and Schang and a sacrifice fly by Scott.”

SLPD – “In the third, singles by Pipp and Schang, a sacrifice by Ward and Scott’s long fly gave the Yankees their fifth run.”

SLST – “Pipp singled to left. Schang singled through the box, Pipp stopping at second. Ward sacrificed, Robertson to McManus. Scott lined to Jacobson and Pipp scored after the catch. Gerber whipped out Shawkey.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “The Yanks went over on singles by Dugan and Ruth and an infield out.”

SLPD – “The Yanks got to Pruett for a marker in the sixth on singles by Dugan and Ruth and an infield out by Meusel.”

SLST – “Witt lined to McManus. Dugan singled through short for his fourth hit. Ruth singled to right, sending Dugan to third and on the throw to the far corner Ruth took second. McManus pegged out Meusel, Dugan scoring. Pipp was called out on strikes.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “In the eighth, Pruett walked two men, after which Ruth singled to drive in the Yanks’ seventh run. Danforth came to Pruett’s rescue, got Meusel on a fly and Pipp on strikes.”

SLPD – “In the eighth, Bush, [batting] for Mamaux, walked. Horan went up for Witt, but struck out. Dugan walked and when Ruth singled for his fourth safety, Johnson, who was sent in to run for Bush, scored and Danforth was called in to replace Pruett. He stopped the assault.”

SLST – “Bush batted for Mamaux and walked. Horan batted for Witt and Johnson ran for Bush. Horan was called out on strikes. Dugan strolled. Ruth singled to right, Johnson scoring, Dugan stopping at second. Danforth relieved Pruett. Meusel lifted to Jacobson, Pipp struck out.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – “A pass to Schang, a perfect bunt by McNally and Horan’s single gave the Yanks their last tally in the ninth.”

SLPD – “In the ninth, the Yanks added another [run] against Danforth. Schang walked and reached second when McNally bunted safely down the third base line. Horan’s single to left counted the Yankee catcher.”

SLST – “Schang walked. Ward popped to McManus. McNally bunted safe towards third. Hofmann batted for Gaston. Hofmann hoisted to Jacobson, Schang taking third after the catch. Horan singled to left, scoring Schang. Dugan flied to Tobin.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

3 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Schang.

4 (second inning) –Shawkey scored on a 1-RBI single by Dugan.

5 (third inning) – Pipp scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Scott.

6 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Meusel.

7 (eighth inning) – Johnsons scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

8 (ninth inning) – Schang scored on a 1-RBI single by Horan.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1925

July 01 – New York at Boston – New York scored 11 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Dugan’s single, a sacrifice, Ruth’s strikeout, Meusel’s walk and Gehrig’s two-bagger went into the making of two runs in the first inning.”

NYHT – “The Yankees scored twice in the opening round on Dugan’s single, a pass to Meusel, and Gehrig’s double.”

NYET – “Dugan singled to centre. Combs sacrificed, Prothro to Todt. Ruth fanned. Meusel walked. Gehrig lined a double over Vache’s head, scoring Dugan and Meusel. Bengough was tossed out by Fuhr.”

BG – “In the first inning Dugan, lead-off man for the Yankees, cracked out a single to center. Combs sacrificed and Ruth struck out. Meusel drew a base on balls. Gehrig poled the ball to deep left. Vache in making a play on it fell as he undertook to negotiate the bank and as a result of the slow handling of the ball both Dugan and Meusel scored and Gehrig reached third on the throw to the plate.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – “Vache let Gehrig’s drive get away from him, go for two bases and send in two runs.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth’s fourth homer of the year was a glorified bunt that hit the very edge of the bleacher fence in right and bounded into the laps of the customers. This happened in the third inning.”

NYHT – “… in the third, Ruth, who had fanned on his first appearance, jostled the ball into the right field seats with nobody on.”

NYET – “Dugan struck out. Lee made a fast pick up and throw, retiring Combs. Ruth hit a long fly that dropped just over the front wall of the right field bleachers. Meusel fanned.”

BG – “It was the third and, after two were out, that Ruth connected for his first home run [of the game]. Then Fuhr struck out Meusel.”

BH – “The first [Ruth homer] was made while Fuhr was pitching for the Red Sox. It was detonated in the third inning with two out and none on base.”

BP – “The Yankees added to their count in the third when Ruth sent a long smash into the right field seats.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “Gehrig singled. Bengough ditto. A pass to Ward filled the bases, and Wanninger’s scratch hit emptied one. Exit Fuhr. This introduced Zanhiser (sic), who was smacked by Pennock for a single, scoring Bengough and Ward. Wanninger rolled over the plate on Combs’s base hit and Pennock, escaping to third on a passed ball, registered on Ruth’s out.”

NYHT – “After Gehrig and Bengough had singled, Ward walked, cramming the bases. Wanninger tapped a single off Todt’s shin, Gehrig scoring and bringing Zanhiser to the box. Pennock brought Bengough and Ward in with a hit, and after Dugan’s futile lift Combs singled Wanninger across the pan. A passed ball advanced Pennock to third and he counted on Ruth’s grounder to the first baseman.”

NYET – “Gehrig singled through the box. Bengough singled over second. Ward walked. Wanninger singled to right, Gehrig scoring. Zanhiser replaced Fuhr. Pennock singled to centre, Bengough and Ward scoring. Dugan popped to Lee. Combs singled past short, scoring Wanninger. Pennock went to third, and Combs to second on a passed ball. Ruth grounded to Todt, unassisted, Pennock scoring. Prothro whipped out Meusel.”

BG – “Gehrig led off with a single and went to third on a single by Bengough. Ward was passed filling the bases. Wanninger singled through Todt, scoring Gehrig. With one run in, the bases full, and none out, Zanhiser relieved Fuhr. Pennock popped a Texas Leaguer to center, putting Bengough and Ward over the plate. Dugan flied to Lee for the first out. Combs singled, scoring Wanninger, and Pennock trotted home with the fifth run of the inning on Ruth’s out at first by Todt, unassisted. Meusel was thrown out at first by Prothro.”

BH – Nothing at all.

BP – Nothing at all.

Seventh Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Ruth’s second homer, following Combs’s single, restored the lost runs in the seventh.”

NYHT – “A hit by Combs opened the seventh and Ruth smashed his second [homer].”

NYET – “Combs singled. Ruth dropped another home run into the right field bleachers. Meusel bounded out to Prothro. Gehrig singled to right. Bengough hit a low liner to right which Boone could not hold and Gehrig ran to third, but failed to touch second on his way and was out, Boone to Flagstead to Lee, and Bengough’s hit was called a fielder’s choice. Ward was safe on Lee’s fumble. Wanninger flied to Flagstead.”

BG – “Ross came in to pitch in the seventh, and Combs led off with a single, then Ruth put on his specialty, driving the ball high into the right field bleachers.”

BH – “The second Ruthian four-sacker was made off Ross in the seventh, with Combs on base ahead of Bam.”

BP – “In the seventh Combs led off with a hit, and Ruth swung so hard that it went out of sight in the right field bleachers.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel lashed one over the fence in left centre at the outbreak of the ninth.”

NYHT – “In the ninth Meusel stroked a magnificent drive over the lofty left field wall. Nobody, unfortunately, was on base.”

NYET – “Meusel hit over the left centre field fence for his nineteenth home run of the season. Gehrig was safe when Todt dropped Rogell’s toss. Bengough was safe on Lee’s fumble. Ward hit into a double play, Lee to Rogell to Todt. Wanninger popped to Prothro.”

BG – “In the ninth Meusel, the first batter up, eased one over the left field fence.”

BH – “The Meusel homer accounted for the last run off Ross.”

BP – “Meusel’s mighty home run in the ninth was the finishing touch to the Yankees’ artillery practice.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Gehrig.

2 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI double by Gehrig.

3 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

4 (fourth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Wanninger.

5 (fourth inning) – Bengough scored on a 2-RBI single by Pennock.

6 (fourth inning) – Ward scored on a 2-RBI single by Pennock.

7 (fourth inning) – Wanninger scored on a 1-RBI single by Combs.

8 (fourth inning) – Pennock scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

9 (seventh inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (seventh inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

11 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – note 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

     

  • Ruth actually scored 2 runs – not 3 runs as shown in the official baseball records.

     

  • Wanninger actually scored 1 run – not 0 runs as shown in the official baseball records.

     

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1926

May 15 – New York vs. Chicago – New York scored 10 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Combs’ safe bunt was followed by Gehrig’s triple to right centre. The Babe fanned, but Meusel pushed a feeble hit down the third base line, scoring Gehrig.”

NYHT – “Hunnefield made a nice play on Koenig’s bunt, but Combs rolled a safe one to Collins and scored on Gehrig’s line triple to the right-center terrace. Faber struck out Ruth, but Meusel trundled a slow, safe one over the grass to Hunnefield and scored Gehrig.”

CHT – “… after one man had been retired in the first round. The initial contribution was a single by Combs; Gehrig immediately hopped on one of Faber’s twisters and straightened out for a triple to right center, Combs scoring. Ruth took three healthy swings and missed but Meusel came through with a single that permitted Gehrig to ramble home with the second run of the chapter.”

Third Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “In the third they drove Faber away from there with five straight singles, the last four of which each sent a runner to third. With nobody out Faber gave way to Thomas, who was tapped for a single and a sacrifice fly before the inning ended. … Koenig lined a single through the box and jogged it to third when Combs hit to centre. Koenig scored and Combs took third on Gehrig’s smash past Collins. Ruth drilled a single through Sheely, scoring Combs and advancing Gehrig to third. Meusel stepped up and steamed a hit to centre. Gehrig came over and Ruth went to third and while Hunnefield was pawing vainly at George Herman, Meusel moved up to second. Manager Collins took him [Faber] out in favor of Thomas. Lazzeri’s fly scored Ruth and Gazella’s single did the same for Meusel.”

NYHT – “Koenig ripped a single past Faber’s left ear. On a hit and run play Combs singled through a vacancy left by Scott’s going over to cover, Koenig taking third. Seething singles by Gehrig, Ruth, and Meusel rushed in three runs and Lazzeri’s long fly to Mostil sent in a fourth. Faber retired after Meusel’s hit, Thomas taking his place. Gazella singled off Thomas and brought in Meusel with the fifth run.”

CHT – “Koenig lighted the fuse with a single to center. Combs prodded him to third with another single. Gehrig, Ruth, and Meusel kept it up with more singles. After the fifth hit in a row and with three runs across Faber went his disconsolate way. Thomas managed to end the agony after a fly by Lazzeri and single by Gazella had scored two more, making it five for the round.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Gehrig and Ruth singled to right in the sixth and Gehrig arrived safely at third when Hunnefield dropped the throw. Lou scored after Meusel’s hoist to Mostil.”

NYHT – “Hits by Gehrig and Ruth and Meusel’s fly to Mostil gave the Yankees a run in the sixth.”

CHT – “… but they cut loose in the sixth and collected one tally. Gehrig’s single, Ruth’s single, and Meusel’s fly did it.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “A second deft hit by Combs and Ruth’s homer put the Yanks into two figures in the eighth.”

NYHT – “Ruth swung his pestle in the eighth inning and in rolled two more tallies. Combs had bunted himself to first when the Babe breezed a liner into the right-field stand.”

CHT – “… until Ruth pulled his homer into the right field seats with Combs on first as the result of a safe bunt in the eighth.”

SUMAMRY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI triple by Gehrig.

2 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

3 (third inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (third inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

5 (third inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

6 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Lazzeri.

7 (third inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI single by Gazella.

8 (sixth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Meusel.

9 (eighth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Combs actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

May 24 – New York at Boston – New York scored 4 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Combs singled with one out, and after Gehrig had fanned Ruth singled to centre, sending Combs to third. Meusel walked, filling the bases. Lazzeri cracked a single between third and short. Combs and Ruth scored, and when Gaston toyed with Jenkins’s throw-in Meusel turned third and dashed over the plate with time to spare.”

NYHT – “Combs made a single in the first inning and Gehrig struck out. Ruth singled to deep center and sent Combs to third. The Babe stole second. Meusel’s base on balls filled the bases, and Lazzeri did just the right thing under the enticing circumstances. He singled forthwith. Combs and Ruth scored and Meusel reached third. Gaston let the throw-in get away and Meusel scored.”

BG – “Koenig was tossed out by Rigney, but Combs plastered a neat single to left center. Gehrig fanned. Ruth singled to center and [Combs] moved to the dizzy corner. Babe then stole second. Meusel was patient and he was rewarded with free transportation. Tony [Lazzeri] swung and connected with a one-shot into the left garden, while Combs and Ruth trotted homeward. Jenkins, on the gallop, grabbed the rap and hurled the sphere to Gaston in an effort to cut down the Babe. The ball bounded merrily away and Meusel scampered across the home dish, while Tony romped to third. Gazella whiffed to close out the session.”

BH – “Combs singled to centre with one out. Gehrig fanned. Ruth singled through the box and Combs raced to third. The Bam stole second and then Wiltse walked Meusel. Lazzeri bounced the ball between short and third base to left field, scoring Combs and Ruth, and Meusel long-legging it all the way home as Jenkins’’ peg to the plate bounced off Gaston’s shin guards to the grand stand.”

BP – “Here Combs had singled with one man gone, yet had to hold his base while Gehrig was compelled to swing three times and sit down. But Ruth provided a shrieking single to left that sent Combs galloping to third. Ruth trotted lazily down to second [i.e., he stole second]. Wiltse decided it was safer to walk Meusel and he passed him, filling the sacks. Lazzeri then crashed out his only hit of the afternoon and two runs ambled over, Jenkins’ fairly accurate peg home got through Gaston and a third run was chalked up. Gazella was the second man of the inning to strike out.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Shocker opened with a single to right and was sacrificed to second by Koenig. Urban tarried at third on Combs’s hit to left and scored while Gehrig was forcing out Combs.”

NYHT – “Shocker in the fifth started a one-run rally. He singled between Todt and Herrera, and Koenig bunted him to second. Combs’s single put him on third, and Gehrig’s force of Combs brought him home.”

BG – “Nothing stirring in the run line till the Yanks’ fifth, when Shocker opened with a single, took second on Koenig’s sacrifice, went to third on Combs’ one-ply wallop and rode in when Gehrig forced Combs.”

BH – “That was in the fifth when Shocker singled to right, took second on a bunt and then Urban scored when Combs bounced another one of those hippity-hop singles to left field.

BP – “This was in the fifth, where Shocker dropped a lucky hit in right. Koenig’s sacrifice, Combs’ second single and a forceout at second let the veteran pitcher hang up the run for his side.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Lazzeri.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Lazzeri.

3 (first inning) – Meusel scored (from first base) on a 2-out fielding error (fumbled throw) by the catcher coupled with a single by Lazzeri.

4 (fifth inning) – Shocker scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Gehrig.

CONCLUSIONS

  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

June 12 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 5 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yankees retrieved one run in the third when Combs singled and Gehrig tripled to left centre. Ruth had a chance to tie the score, but Gerber ate up his grounder.”

NYHT – “The Yankees weren’t doing anything until Combs jabbed a single to Melillo in the third and Gehrig bumped the left field wall with a triple.”

SLGD – “… until the third, when Gehrig made it 2-1 by tripling to left center after Combs scratched a hit off Melillo’s glove.”

SLPD – “The Yanks scored their first run in the third when Combs singled with two down and scored on Gehrig’s triple to center.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ward, hitting for Hoyt, walked with one out, went to third on Koenig’s single and counted on Combs’s sacrifice fly. Gehrig cajoled a pass out of Zachary, but Ruth again disappointed by grounding to Melillo.”

NYHT – “Hoyt was taken out for a pinch hitter in the seventh. Ward batted and he walked, went to third on Koenig’s single and scored on Combs’s fly to Durst. Ruth, for the third time, rolled an easy chance to an infielder and left base-runners.”

SLGD – “A pass to Ward, batting for Hoyt, Koenig’s single to center and Combs’ sacrifice fly did the work.”

SLPD – “He [Zachary] walked Ward, a pinch hitter, in the seventh. Koenig singled to center, sending Ward to third, and Ward scored on Combs’ sacrifice fly to Durst.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “In the ninth, with the Metropolitans four runs behind, Paschal doubled and Koenig singled and Gehrig hit a home run. In the interim, however, Combs came up and bunted one straight to the pitcher. … In the Yankee ninth Paschal, pinch hitting for McQuaid, doubled to left centre and scored on Koenig’s single. Combs was out trying to beat out a bunt. Gehrig smashed a homer on the roof of the right field stand, but Ruth fanned and Jacobson caught Meusel’s fly at the edge of the left-field bleachers.”

NYHT – “However, Paschal, batting for McQuaid, started a rally which netted three runs. Koenig followed with a single and Gehrig spilled a home run into the right-field stand. Ruth struck out and Jacobson went to the center field fence for Meusel’s gallant bid for a home run.”

SLGD – “Heading the Yanks to their three ninth inning runs, Paschal, batting for McQuaid, doubled to left center. He finished his base sojourn on Koenig’s single to left. Then Combs bunted for a sacrifice, although his team was three runs in arrears, after which Gehrig hit for the circuit.”

SLPD – “Paschal started the ninth by batting for McQuaid. Paschal shot a double to center and scored when Koenig shot a single to left. Combs bunted and laid down a little tap. Zachary pounced on it and tossed out Combs. Gehrig then brought the Yanks within a run of a tie by hitting into the right field pavilion for a home run, scoring behind Koenig.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI triple by Gehrig.

2 (seventh inning) – Ward scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Combs.

3 (ninth inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI single by Koenig.

4 (ninth inning) – Koenig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Gehrig.

5 (ninth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Gehrig.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

June 28 –New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 1 run

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yankee run in the first was a gift, Lamar making a two-base muff of Gehrig’s fly and Ruth driving the run in with a single to right.”

NYHT – “Lamar muffed Gehrig’s fly, and Ruth scored Gehrig with a single to the right field fence wall.”

PINQ – “Those Yanks put together an odoriferous run in the first inning. Combs flied to Simmons and Koenig was thrown out by Bishop. Gehrig hit a boyish fly to left on which Lamar made a devastating two-base muff. Sure enough the round distance duke [Ruth] clapped a long single to right admitting Gehrig with the lone Yank marker of the day. Bishop stopped Paschal’s dangerous grounder on the grass and tossed to Galloway for the force.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

CONCLUSION: -- Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

July 20 – New York vs. St. Louis – New York scored 6 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The Yanks scored a run in the first on singles by Paschal and Gehrig and Gerber’s wild throw past Sisler.”

NYHT – “They gave the Yankees a run in the first inning when Gerber made a good stop but a bad throw with Gehrig’s grounder, and Paschal scored.”

SLGD – “The Yanks scored a run in the first on singles by Paschal and Gehrig and Gerber’s wild throw past Sisler.”

SLPD – “Paschal’s hard single knocked McManus down. Ballou threw out Koenig, Paschal going to second. Ruth sent a short fly to Rice. Gehrig beat out a slow roller to Gerber, [and] when the latter threw past first, Paschal scored. Combs forced Gehrig.”

SLST – “Paschal smashed a hot grounder at McManus and beat it out for a single. Ballou threw out Koenig, Paschal going to second. Ruth flied sky high to Rice in short right centre. Gehrig beat out a hit to short, and when Gerber threw wild to first Paschal scored. Combs forced Gehrig, Gerber to Melillo.”

RETROSHEET (unproofed) PBP account – “YANKEES 1ST: B.Paschal singled; M.Koenig grounded out (W.Ballou to G.Sisler) [B.Paschal to second]; B.Ruth flied to H.Rice; L.Gehrig singled to shortstop [B.Paschal scored (unearned) (no RBI) (error by W.Gerber)]; E.Combs forced L.Gehrig (W.Gerber to S.Melillo) [E.Combs to first]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Browns 0, Yankees 1.”

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “… and the Hugmen made another tally in the third when Ruth hit his twenty-eighth homer of the season into the right field bleachers.”

NYHT – “They made an error in the third, which they promptly covered up with a snappy double play, after which Ruth knocked the ball into the right field stands.”

SLGD – “… and the Hugmen made another tally in the third when Ruth hit his twenty-eighth homer of the season into the right field bleachers.”

SLPD – “Schang let a third strike go by him on Paschal, the batter reaching first on the error. Koenig hit into a fast double play, Melillo to Gerber to Sisler. Ruth hit his twenty-eighth homer into the right field bleachers. Gehrig singled over second. Gehrig went to second on a passed ball. Melillo made another good play on Combs’ hard grounder, getting his man at first.”

SLST – “Schang allowed the third strike on Paschal to get away from him and Paschal reached first. Koenig hit into a fast double play, Melillo to Gerber to Sisler. Ruth hit his twenty-eighth home run of the season into the right field bleachers. Gehrig singled through the box and took second on a passed ball. Melillo tossed out Combs.”

RETROSHEET (unproofed) PBP account – “YANKEES 3RD: B.Paschal struck out while [B.Paschal to first];

M.Koenig grounded into a double play (S.Melillo to W.Gerber to G.Sisler) [B.Paschal out at second]; B.Ruth homered to rightfield; L.Gehrig singled; W.Schang allowed a passed ball [L.Gehrig to second]; E.Combs grounded out (S.Melillo to G.Sisler); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Browns 0, Yankees 2.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “The Yanks started their half with a bang when Collins walked and Paschal tripled after Carlyle had fanned. Koenig walked, then Ruth singled to right, fetching in Paschal. This was enough for Ballou, and Wingard fooled Gehrig and Combs into hitting easy grounders.”

NYHT – “In the Yankees half of the seventh he [Ballou] walked Collins, struck out Carlyle, who was pinch hitting for Braxton, and let Paschal knock a triple out to the left center field stands to score Collins. Then he walked Koenig and Ruth drove a single into right field, scoring Paschal.”

SLGD – “The Yanks started their half with a bang when Collins walked and Paschal tripled after Carlyle had fanned. Koenig walked, then Ruth singled to right, fetching in Paschal. This was enough for Ballou, and Wingard fooled Gehrig and Combs into hitting easy grounders.”

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – Nothing at all.

RETROSHEET (unproofed) PBP account – “YANKEES 7TH: P.Collins walked; R.CARLYLE BATTED FOR G.BRAXTON; R.Carlyle struck out; B.Paschal tripled [P.Collins scored]; M.Koenig walked; B.Ruth singled [B.Paschal scored, M.Koenig to third]; E.WINGARD REPLACED W.BALLOU (PITCHING); L.Gehrig grounded out (E.Wingard to G.Sisler) [B.Ruth to second]; E.Combs grounded out (S.Melillo to G.Sisler); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.

Browns 6, Yankees 4.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Paschal led off with a single and Koenig doubled off Melillo’s shoe. Ruth’s easy grounder to Sisler allowed Paschal to score, but the best Gehrig could offer in this crisis was a pop-up to Melillo. Combs singled, scoring Koenig, but Wingard bent to his labors with a will and fanned Lazzeri on a curve which Tony didn’t bother to offer at.”

NYHT – “Paschal started the ninth by shooting a hit at Melillo. Koenig hit one over second base, which Melillo tried hard to get, but which he only succeeded in kicking into left field. It went as a two-base hit and put Paschal on third. With two men on and none out Ruth rapped one at Sisler, who put him out, while Paschal came home. Then Gehrig popped up. But Combs sent a single singing into center field, scoring Koenig, and hope rose again, only to die when Wingard struck out Lazzeri.

SLGD – “Paschal led off with a single and Koenig doubled off Melillo’s shoe. Ruth’s easy grounder to Sisler allowed Paschal to score, but the best Gehrig could offer in this crisis was a pop-up to Melillo. Combs singled, scoring Koenig, but Wingard bent to his labors with a will and fanned Lazzeri on a curve which Tony didn’t bother to offer at.”

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – Nothing at all.

RETROSHEET (unproofed) PBP account – “YANKEES 9TH: B.Paschal singled; M.Koenig doubled to left field

[B.Paschal to third]; Melillo, trying to field the grounder, kicked the ball into lf for a freak double; B.Ruth grounded out (G.Sisler unassisted) [B.Paschal scored, M.Koenig to third]; L.Gehrig popped to S.Melillo; E.Combs singled [M.Koenig scored]; T.Lazzeri struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Browns 7, Yankees 6.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Paschal scored (from second base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop coupled with an infield single by Gehrig.

2 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

3 (seventh inning) – Collins scored on a 1-RBI triple by Paschal.

4 (seventh inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI single by Ruth.

5 (ninth inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

6 (ninth inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Combs.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Gehrig actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

NOTE: I mistakenly failed to include the correction of this Gehrig RBI-error in my previous “report” to Tom Ruane and Dave Smith (email correspondence – 1 September 2011) and in my BRJ article [Fall-2011 issue]. I will state this in my presentation at the Minneapolis SABR Convention and will send a correction to BRJ.

July 29 – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 10 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “… in the third when Beall opened with his semi-annual single. Combs dashed a liner to right, but Rice prevented a peck of trouble by jumping for the ball with both hands. Melillo’s two-base fumble of Koenig’s grounder, which took a bad bounce and should have been scored as a hit, sent Beall to third, and both New York citizens scored on Gehrig’s single to left.”

NYHT – “They had picked up two in the third on Beall’s hit, Melillo’s two-base error on Koenig’s grounder and Gehrig’s single through short.”

SLGD – Nothing at all.

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – Nothing at all.

Fourth Inning – New York scored 7 runs

NYT – “Paschal started that stormy round by walking. Lazzeri singled to left and both runners moved up on Williams’s fumble. Dugan scored one with a fly. Then Severeid singled, bringing in Lazzeri. Severeid galloped to second when Miller fumbled. Beall set a new world’s record for himself by getting his second hit, scoring Severeid. Combs walked and the bases became very full when Koenig dropped a single against the right field screen, only a few inches away from a homer. Van Gilder (sic) was now invited to go out and Davis walked Gehrig, allowing Beall to stroll home. Ruth cracked a single down the midway, scoring two more, and the seventh run came in on Paschal’s sacrifice liner to Williams.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

SLGD – Nothing at all.

SLPD – Nothing at all.

SLST – Nothing at all.

Sixth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Nevers staggered in under a heavy handicap in the fifth and the only untoward event against him was Gehrig’s home run in the sixth.”

NYHT – “In that [sixth] inning Gehrig knocked the ball over the roof of the right field pavilion.”

SLGD – “The lone tally made off him [Nevers] was a lusty home run by Gehrig. This wallop came in the seventh inning.”

SLPD – “The only run off Nevers came as the result of Gehrig’s smash on top of the right field pavilion.”

SLST – Nothing at all.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Beall scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

2 (third inning) – Koenig scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

3 (fourth inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Dugan.

4 (fourth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 1-RBI single by Severeid.

5 (fourth inning) – Beall scored on a 1-RBI walk to Gehrig.

6 (fourth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

7 (fourth inning) – Koenig scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

8 (fourth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Paschal.

9 (sixth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI homer by Gehrig.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 4 RBIs – not 3RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Koenig actually had 0 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 11 (first game) – New York at Washington – New York scored 4 runs

Second Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Myer’s wild throw on Dugan, Severeid’s triple, and Pennock’s short single produced two runs in the second. Koenig’s single and Harris’s error filled the bases, and Coveleskie walked Ruth, forcing Pennock [home]. Paschal fanned.

NYHT – “An impetuous heave by Myer in the third inning started the Yankees on their way. Severeid smashed a triple into center field, scoring Dugan, the beneficiary of Myer’s error. Then Pennock looped a single to center to bring in Severeid. Koenig singled, and all that Harris needed to complete his juggling act with Gehrig’s grounder was a plate and an empty bottle. So, the bases were full when Ruth appeared, limping slightly, but sufficiently patient to wait for a walk which forced in a run.”

WP – “With one in the morgue, Dugan was given life on Myer’s boot and Severeid promptly scored him with a triple, Hank registering himself on Pennock’s Texas Leaguer to short left. After Combs had popped out, Koenig singled. Manager Harris’ error [on Gehrig’s grounder] filled the sacks and when Ruth coaxed a pass another [run] was forced over.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth doubled, but was out at third when Paschal hit to Myer. Benjamin scored on singles by Lazzeri and Severeid.”

NYHT – “Paschal scored in the fifth, getting aboard by a fielder’s choice and traveling under the impetus of singles by Lazzeri and Severeid.”

WP – “The Hugmen scored again in the fifth, making this marker from Ruth’s double, a fielder’s choice and one-baggers by Lazzeri and Severeid.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (second inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI triple by Severeid.

2 (second inning) – Severeid scored on a 1-RBI single by Pennock.

3 (second inning) – Pennock scored on a 1-RBI walk to Ruth.

4 (fifth inning) – Paschal scored on a 1-RBI single by Severeid.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

September 21 – New York at Chicago – New York scored 14 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Earle [Combs] walked, moved down second on Meusel’s out, took third on Ruth’s long sacrifice fly to Harris and then caught Lyons napping with his theft of the plate.”

NYHT – “The Yankees began modestly, making one in the first when Combs stole home.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Two were out in the second inning when the Yanks scored again. Severeid drew a base on balls and pulled up at second when Hoyt dropped a single in left field. Combs blazed a single to right and Severeid counted.”

NYHT – “… [the Yankees got] another in the second when Severeid walked and Hoyt and Combs singled.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Ruth opened the third with a drive to the bleachers in left centre for three bases and scored when Gehrig singled over Berg’s head. Subsequently the Yanks filled the bases but did no more scoring.”

NYHT … [the Yankees got] one more in the third when Ruth hit a ball against the center field bleachers for three bases [and then scored].

CHT – Nothing at all.

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Koenig led off with a double between Falk and Harris in left centre and Dugan smacked a single to centre, Koenig scoring.”

NYHT – “A double by Koenig and single by Dugan, another hit just over Collins’ head, gave the Yankees their fourth run in the fifth inning.”

CHT – Nothing at all.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “Then, having filled the bases with none out in the eighth inning, the Yankees proceeded to clinch the game by scoring five runs. The filling of the bases was accomplished on a pass to Combs, Kamm’s fumble of Meusel’s grounder and a pass to Ruth. A single by Gehrig scored Combs and a single by Lazzeri scored Meusel and Ruth. A single by Koenig brought Gehrig in. Dugan moved Lazzeri and Koenig up with a sacrifice and Lazzeri scored while Koenig was being run down between second and third on Severeid’s poke to Berg.”

NYHT – Nothing at all.

CHT – Nothing at all.

Ninth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “An error by Hunnefield put Meusel on base in the ninth inning and Ruth drove the ball into the right field bleachers. Then Gehrig walked, stole second and Lazzeri lost a ball in the left field bleachers. Koenig doubled to right centre and scored when Collins muffed Dugan’s high fly, Koenig being under the impression two were out.”

NYHT – “Babe introduced himself by knocking the ball into the right field bleachers, scoring Meusel, who had perched himself on second base through the wild courtesy of Hunnefield. After that life was just a nuisance for Cox. He walked Gehrig and then Lazzeri walloped his homer. Koenig cracked the ball for two bases and Collins dropped a fly, permitting him to score, because Mark had lost track of the fact that there was only one out and had kept right on coming. A lazy double play, with Severeid taking his time, brought the festivities of the Yankees and the misery of Cox to an end.”

CHT – “In the ninth inning, with Cox on the mound, Ruth poled his forty-fourth home run of the season, driving in Meusel ahead of him. A minute later, Lazzeri struck another blow for the Latin race when he socked one away up into the back of the left bleacher, his eighteenth [homer] of the year.’ [NOTE: Nothing was stated about Gehrig being on base when Lazzeri homered or about the other run scored by the Yankees in the ninth inning.]

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a stolen base.

2 (second inning) – Severeid scored on a 1-RBI single by Combs.

3(third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (fifth inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Dugan.

5 (eighth inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

6 (eighth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Lazzeri.

7 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Lazzeri.

8 (eighth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Koenig.

9 (eighth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 1-RBI safe-on-fielder’s-choice by Severeid.

10 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

11 (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

12 (ninth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

13 (ninth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

14 (ninth inning) – Koenig scored (from second base) on a fielding error (dropped flyball) by the second baseman; Dugan was the batter.

CONCLUSION: Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

September 25 (first game) – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 10 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “A base on balls to Ruth and Gerber’s low throw to second base of Gehrig’s grounder gave the Yankees a start in the third inning. Lazzeri pushed the runners up with a sacrifice and Koenig brought them in with a single to centre.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – “Ruth walked. Gehrig hit a grounder to Gerber and both runners were safe when Gerber threw poorly to second. Lazzeri sacrificed, Zachary to McManus, on first. Koenig singled to center, scoring Ruth and Gehrig. Dugan flied to Rice. Severeid singled to right, sending Koenig to third. McManus threw out Pennock.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Combs drew his third pass of the game in the fourth inning, and after Meusel had flied out, Ruth sent Combs to third with a single to right. Combs scored and Ruth reached third on Gehrig’s single to right, and Ruth scored when Lazzeri drove a sacrifice liner to Rice.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – “Combs drew his third straight walk. Meusel flied to Bennett. Ruth singled to right, sending Combs to third. Gehrig singled to right, Combs scoring and Ruth going to third. Lazzeri drove a sacrifice fly to Rice, Ruth scoring. Koenig fouled to Sister.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “In the fifth inning the game was clinched with the scoring of five runs. Dugan opened with a single to centre and when Severeid walked Zachary gave way to Van Gilder. Pennock’s sacrifice and Combs’s fourth pass filled the bases. Meusel hit to Gerber, who made a low throw to the plate, Dugan scoring. Here Ruth delivered his home run, the ball bounding on the top of the right field pavilion and landing in the street, while the Babe trailed Severeid, Combs, and Meusel over the plate.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “They scored again in the ninth when Meusel also bounced a ball over the right field pavilion.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Koenig.

2 (third inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Koenig.

3 (fourth inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (fourth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Lazzeri.

5 (fifth inning) – Dugan scored (from third base) on a 1-out fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop; Meusel was the batter.

6 (fifth inning) – Severeid scored on a 4-RBI homer by Ruth.

7 (fifth inning) – Combs scored on a 4-RBI homer by Ruth.

8 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 4-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (fifth inning) – Ruth scored on a 4-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (ninth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Koenig actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Lazzeri actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Dugan actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Combs actually had 0 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Severeid actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

September 25 (second game) – New York at St. Louis – New York scored 10 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel singled to centre in the first inning and passes to Ruth and Gehrig filled the bases. Lazzeri blew a sacrifice fly to Williams and Meusel scored.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Second Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Dugan and Severeid walked in the second and advanced on a sacrifice by Hoyt. Combs sent a fly to Rice, Dugan barely beating Rice’s perfect throw to the plate.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Third Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Gehrig accounted for a run single-handed in the third inning when he drove a ball into the right field pavilion.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Meusel walked and Ruth hammered a ball between Williams and Rice for two bases, Meusel legging it around to the plate.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Sixth Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “Ballou entered the box for the Browns in this [sixth] inning and Dugan met him with a single to right. Severeid flied out, but Hoyt singled to left and he and Dugan moved up on a passed ball. Combs sent them over the plate with a double to left. Meusel popped to McManus, but a wild pitch put Combs on third and he trotted over the plate when the Babe hit No. 46, driving this ball over the right field pavilion with yards to spare.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “After Ruth had bounced No. 47 off the right field pavilion into the street in the ninth, Gehrig walked and scored on a double to left by Lazzeri.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

SLPD – Nothing significant.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Lazzeri.

2 (second inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Combs.

3 (third inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI homer by Gehrig.

4 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI double by Ruth.

5 (sixth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI double by Combs.

6 (sixth inning) – Hoyt scored on a 2-RBI double by Combs.

7 (sixth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

8 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (ninth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

10 (ninth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI double by Lazzeri.

CONCLUSIONS

  • Combs actually had 3 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Lazzeri actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 4 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Dugan actually had 0 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 0 RBIs – not 2RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Hoyt actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1927

September 07 – New York at Boston – New York scored 12 runs

First Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “The first Ruthian smash came in the first inning with two out, nobody on base and MacFayden pitching.

NYHT – “Ruth made a home run in the first inning off MacFayden over the left-field fence.”

NYW – “Combs flied to Tobin. Regan tossed out Koenig. Ruth lifted the ball over the left field fence for his forty-eight home run of the season. Gehrig flied to Tobin.”

BG – “Ruth had made his homer in the first inning with nobody on.”

BH – “In the first inning the Bambino drove a MacFayden pitch over the left field fence. That was his 48th [homer] of the year.”

BP – “There were two down in the first when Big Babe ‘caught a holt’ of one and dropped the ball over on Landsdowne street for the circuit.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 6 runs

NYT – “In the sixth, however, Danny [MacFayden] walked two in a row. Both came in on a double by Ruth and the latter also tallied on a double by Gehrig.” [NOTE: Nothing mentioned about the other 3 runs scored by the Yankees in the sixth inning.]

NYHT – “He [MacFayden] walked Giard and Combs, both of whom were advanced by Koenig’s clip to Todt. Ruth doubled to right and sent in two and Gehrig doubled to left and sent in Ruth. Meusel walked and then MacFayden was removed. Harriss passed Lazzeri and Durst batted for Wera. Durst sent a weak fly to Shaner which was n.g. for a run, but when Hofmann kicked Shaner’s throw-in Gehrig cantered home. The inning yielded six runs.” [NOTE: Nothing mentioned about the other 2 runs scored by the Yankees in the sixth inning.]

NYW – “Giard walked. Combs also walked. Koenig grounded out to Todt unassisted, the other runners advancing. Ruth doubled, scoring Giard and Combs. Gehrig doubled, scoring Ruth. Meusel walked. MacFayden was taken out and replaced by Harriss. Lazzeri also walked and the bases were filled. Durst batted for Wera. Durst flied to Shaner, the runners holding their bases, but when Shaner’s throw got away from Hofmann, Gehrig scored, Meusel going to third and Lazzeri to second. Bengough singled, scoring Meusel and Lazzeri. Giard struck out.”

BG – Nothing significant.

BH – Nothing significant.

BP – “He [MacFayden] walked the first two men up and Babe scored them with a double. Gehrig’s double sent Ruth in. Meusel was the third Yankee of the inning to be passed. This brought Harriss to the slab. A pass to Lazzeri filled the bases. Durst went to bat for Wera and lifted a short fly to Shaner and when Hofmann made a bad muff of his splendid return, one run came in and the base runners moved up. Bengough’s hit sent in two more runs. When Giard fanned the Yankees had scored six runs on three hits.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Harriss started the trouble himself by fumbling Combs’s grounder and hitting Koenig. He struck out the Babe, but then followed another double for Gehrig, a single by Meusel, an error, and three runs were over.”

NYHT – “Combs had been passed and Koenig had been hit and nobody was out, until Ruth struck out. Gehrig made a lucky double to the fence, Shaner slipping as he was getting under the ball. Combs came in with the tying run and Koenig tallied on a single by Meusel. Meusel and Gehrig hatched a plot for a double steal. Hofmann threw perfectly to [second baseman] Regan, but the latter dropped the throw and Gehrig registered on the error.”

NYW – “Combs was safe on Harriss’ fumble of his grounder. Koenig was hit by a pitched ball. Ruth struck out. Shaner stumbled and fell as he went for a long fly from Gehrig and it went for a double, scoring Combs and sending Koenig to third. Meusel [singled] scoring Koenig and putting Gehrig on third. Regan muffed Hofmann’s throw to break up a double steal, Gehrig scoring and Meusel reaching second on the error. As Lazzeri struck out Meusel stole third. Gazella walked. Gazella stole second with the aid of a short passed ball, Meusel remaining at third. Bengough flied to Tobin.

BG – “In the seventh Harriss fumbled Combs’ easy grounder for a starter, then he hit Koenig with a pitched ball. A double to left by Gehrig and a single by Meusel gave the visitors three runs.”

BH – Nothing significant.

BP – Nothing at all.

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “The second [Babe Ruth homer] came in the eighth with one on base and Harriss pitching. … Then came the Babe’s second homer in the eighth, which preceded a single by Shawkey, and the Sox were about finished.”

NYHT – “… he [Ruth] made one [a home run] in the eighth off Harriss into the center-field seats. … Ruth, with two out in the eighth and Shawkey on base by virtue of a base hit, stabbed a screaming home run into the center field stand.”

NYW – “Shawkey singled. Combs sacrificed, Harriss to Todt. Koenig flied to Tobin. Ruth made his second home run of the game, scoring Shawkey ahead of him. Gehrig flied to Tobin.”

BG – “Shawkey singled in the eighth and was on second when with two out Ruth connected for home run No. 49.”

BH – “There were two out and Shawkey was on second base, with first base unoccupied [when Ruth homered to the center field bleachers].”

BP – “Babe got his second home run in the eighth. Only one man was on at the time, but there were two out.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (sixth inning) – Giard scored on a 2-RBI double by Ruth.

3 (sixth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI double by Ruth.

4 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Gehrig.

5 (sixth inning) – Gehrig scored (from third base) on a fielding error (muffed catch) by the catcher following a short flyout by Durst.

6 (sixth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Bengough.

7 (sixth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI single by Bengough.

8 (seventh inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI double by Gehrig.

9 (seventh inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

10 (seventh inning) – Gehrig scored (from third base) on a fielding error (dropped throw) by the second baseman during a double steal.

11 (eighth inning) –Shawkey scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

12 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 5 RBIs –not 4 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Gehrig actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1928

April 18 – New York at Boston – New York scored 10 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Koenig’s liner, a pass to Ruth, and hits by Gehrig and Meusel gave them three runs.”

NYW – “Combs hit in front of the plate and Berry threw him out. Koenig singled. Ruth walked. Gehrig doubled to right, scoring Koenig and putting Ruth on third. Meusel bounced a single between Myer and Rothrock, scoring Ruth and Gehrig. Meusel started a steal of second while Bradley held the ball but was caught and run down, Bradley to Todt to Regan. Dugan lined a single to left. Durocher forced Dugan, Rothrock to Regan.”

BG – Nothing at all.

BH – “Three runs came to the Yanks in their first on singles by Koenig, Meusel, and Dugan, with a vigorous Gehrig double and a Ruth pass in for variety.”

BP – Nothing at all.

Second Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “The Yankees gathered two in the second on hits by Hoyt, Combs, and Ruth.”

NYW – “Grabowski struck out. Hoyt singled to centre. Combs put Hoyt on third with a double. Koenig fouled to Berry. Ruth singled, scoring Hoyt and Combs. Gehrig singled, sending Ruth to third. Bradley was taken out and replaced by Russell. Meusel grounded to Todt, who made a nice play.”

BG – Nothing at all.

BH – “After Hoyt had singled in the second, Combs doubled and Ruth and Gehrig singled and two more runs crossed for the visitors.”

BP – Nothing at all.

Fifth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “Ruth struck out to open the [fifth] inning but Gehrig and Meusel slapped stingers. Dugan walked. Durocher and Grabowski singled, in hearty sympathy with the rally, and Hoyt walked. Combs made an infield hit and Koenig pierced the infield with a single…. Two Yankees, Meusel and Combs, were thrown out at the plate in the fifth inning.”

NYW – “Ruth struck out. Gehrig singled. Meusel doubled, scoring Gehrig when Rothrock threw wild over Regan’s head, sending Meusel to third. Meusel tried to score, but was out, Todt to Berry. It was an error for Rothrock. Dugan walked. Durocher singled, Dugan pulling up at second. Grabowski singled, scoring Dugan and sending Durocher to third and on Flagstead’s wide return of the ball Durocher scored and Grabowski went to second. Hoyt walked. Combs beat out a hit, filling the bases. Simmons relieved Russell in the box for Boston. Koenig singled, scoring Grabowski and Hoyt, but Combs was out at the plate, Tarbert to Todt to Berry.

BG – Nothing at all.

BH – “… in the fifth, with Russell pitching, when after Ruth had fanned, Gehrig singled, Meusel doubled, Dugan walked, Durocher and Grabowski singled, Hoyt walked, and Combs singled. When Koenig came to bat Simmons replaced Russell and Koenig singled, and the run total of the frame was five runs for the outlanders.”

BP – Nothing at all.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI double by Gehrig.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

3 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Meusel.

4 (second inning) – Hoyt scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

5 (second inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

6 (fifth inning) – Gehrig scored (from first base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop coupled with a double by Meusel.

7 (fifth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI single by Grabowski.

8 (fifth inning) – Durocher scored (from first base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the center fielder coupled with a single by Grabowski.

9 (fifth inning) – Grabowski scored on a 2-RBI single by Koenig.

10 (fifth inning) – Hoyt scored on a 2-RBI single by Koenig.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Gehrig, Grabowski, Koenig 2, Meusel 3, Ruth 2.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Grabowski actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Koenig actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 26 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 7 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “In the first inning Ruth walked with two out, Gehrig singled and Meusel drove the twin thrillers home with a double.”

NYHT – “The Yankees didn’t get going in the first inning until two were out. Ruth started the parade with a walk. Gehrig drove a single to left on a hit-and-run play, and Ruth, by splendid base running, made third on it while Gehrig went to second. Haas’s left reached but couldn’t hold Meusel’s liner and Ruth and Gehrig scored.”

PINQ – “Meusel’s one hit was a double that drove two runs home in the first inning. … Hale made a diving stop of Combs’ scorcher and threw him out. Durocher flied to Speaker. Ruth started trouble when he walked. The Babe took third on a close play on Gehrig’s single to left. Meusel’s low liner to left trickled under Haas for two bases, two scoring. Lazzeri rolled out to Hauser.”

Second Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “In the second a double by Dugan, a couple of infield singles by Combs and Durocher, an error by Cobb, who dropped Bengough’s fly, and another by Quinn, accounted for three more Yankee runs.

NYHT – “The Yankees leaped in with three more in the second, Dugan ignited that fuse when he doubled to the center-field wall. Bengough smacked a liner to right which Cobb muffed, Dugan taking third. Coveleskie forced Bengough and Combs hit a single back at Quinn and Dugan tallied. Durocher bunted and not only beat Quinn’s throw to first, but that throw was wild and Coveleskie scored. Ruth’s high fly to Speaker scored Combs.”

PINQ – “Dugan opened with a double to left and Bengough was safe when Cobb dropped his fly after a hard run. Coveleskie forced Bengough, Bishop to Boley, Dugan scoring. Combs bounced a single to Quinn. Durocher beat out his bunt for a single, and when Quinn threw wild, Coveleskie scored and Combs took third. On Ruth’s sacrifice to Speaker, Combs came home. Gehrig dropped a single in back of the keystone, Durocher taking third. On an attempted double steal, Boley returned Foxx’s throw and winged Durocher at the plate.”

Fourth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Hale booted Bengough’s grounder to start with and Benny progressed by slow stages around the bases, his means of transportation being Coveleskie’s sacrifice, Combs’s single, and Ruth’s infield out.”

NYHT – “Hale missed Bengough’s grounder, and Benny made the rounds on Coveleskie’s sacrifice, Combs’ hit, and Ruth’s force of Durocher, who beat a puny pat to Bishop.”

PINQ – “Bengough was safe on Hale’s fumble and Coveleskie sacrificed his battery mate. Combs pronged a single to left and took second on Haas’ wild throw to third. Durocher scratched a single to Bishop, filling the bases. Bishop tossed out Ruth, Bengough crossing and Gehrig fell on strikes.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Lazzeri fired his homer into the upper left field stands in the fifth.”

NYHT – “Tony [Lazzeri] laid one to rest in the upper tier of the leftfield stand.”

PINQ – “Lazzeri gave the Yank run kitty a kick in the fifth when he clicked on a four-base-smash into the upper tier in left. Dugan followed with a single, but there was no more scoring.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI double by Meusel.

2 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI double by Meusel.

3 (second inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Coveleskie.

4 (second inning) – Coveleskie scored (from second base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the pitcher coupled with an infield single by Durocher.

5 (second inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Ruth.

6 (fourth inning) – Bengough scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Ruth.

7 (fifth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 1-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Meusel 2, Coveleskie 1, Ruth 2, Lazzeri 1.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Meusel actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Coveleskie actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Lazzeri actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

May 28 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 11 runs

Third Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “In that [third] session singles by Grabowski, Combs, and Durocher filled the bases and a pass to Ruth forced in a run. Combs scored another on an infield out.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

PINQ – “Grabowski singled to left and Johnson flied to Simmons. Combs singled to centre and the bases were packed when Durocher singled against the wall in right. Ruth drew a pass and Grabowski was forced home. Gehrig forced Ruth, Bishop to Boley, Combs crossing. Meusel skied to Cobb.”

Fifth Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “In the fifth singles by Johnson and Combs and an error on Durocher’s grounder to Hauser filled the bases. Ruth drove two of the occupants home with a single, tying the score. After Gehrig fanned, Meusel forced Babe at second while Durocher scored the third run of the inning. Then Lazzeri hit his homer over the scoreboard and Meusel rode home ahead of him.”

NYHT – “Johnson made a scratch hit to start, and Combs drilled a beauty through Grove. Hauser fumbled a grounder from Durocher and filled the bases. Ruth’s single scored two and sent Durocher to third. Gehrig struck out, but Durocher scored on Meusel’s force of Ruth. Lazzeri’s lofty homer followed and sent Meusel in ahead of [Lazzeri] as pathfinder.”

PINQ – “Johnson singled to third and Combs stabbed a single to centre. The bases were loaded when Hauser fumbled Durocher’s grounder. Ruth shoved a single to right, admitting two. Gehrig fanned and Meusel forced the Babe, Boley to Bishop [Durocher scoring]. Lazzeri slapped a home run into Twentieth street, also scoring Meusel. Dugan fanned.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “The Yankees touched Orwoll for hits by Dugan, Combs, and Durocher in the eighth, which, aided by Cobb’s fumble of a hit, helped our boys to two runs.”

PINQ – “Dugan clapped a single to left and Grabowski fanned. Campbell’s sacrifice advanced Joe. Combs whipped a single to right that Cobb fumbled, and Dugan scored. Durocher smacked a single to right admitting Combs. Ruth walked, but Gehrig whiffed.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “… and Powers was pried loose of a couple more in the ninth, Dugan doing the principal prying. He hit his third home run of the series with Lazzeri on first.”

NYHT – “Lazzeri’s walk off Powers in the ninth and Dugan’s homer to left gave the Yankees runs ten and eleven.”

PINQ – “Paschal flied to Simmons and Lazzeri walked. Dugan gave the ball a ride into the upper pavilion in left, scoring two. Grabowski walked, but the next two went out.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (third inning) – Grabowski scored on a 1-RBI walk to Ruth.

2 (third inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Gehrig.

3 (fifth inning) – Johnson scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

4 (fifth inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Ruth.

5 (fifth inning) – Durocher scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Meusel.

6 (fifth inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

7 (fifth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI homer by Lazzeri.

8 (eighth inning) – Dugan scored on a 1-RBI single by Combs.

9 (eighth inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI single by Durocher.

10 (ninth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI homer by Dugan.

11 (ninth inning) – Dugan scored on a 2-RBI homer by Dugan.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Gehrig 1, Ruth 3, Meusel 1, Lazzeri 2, Combs 1, Durocher 1, Dugan 2.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Durocher actually had 1 RBI – not 2 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

June 28 – New York at Philadelphia – New York scored 10 runs

First Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “Ruth’s homer No. 1 was linked up with a single by Koenig in the first inning and produced two runs. Meusel parked one in the left field stand, upstairs, in the same chukker.”

NYHT – “Ruth flung a home run over the scoreboard in right center in the first just back of a single by Koenig and Meusel put one in the left field stand, his fifth home run this year.

PINQ – “After Combs flied to Miller, Koenig rammed a single to right. Ruth stepped into a Walberg pitch and socked it over the scoreboard for a home run, Koenig scoring. Walberg chucked out Gehrig, but Meusel plastered another homer into the upper deck in left. Lazzeri walked and Robertson broke off a single to centre, but Grabowski fouled to Foxx.”

Second Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “The Yanks harvested two more in the second on singles by Pipgras, Koenig, and Ruth and a fly by Gehrig.”

NYHT – “Pipgras, Koenig, Ruth, and Meusel made singles in the second inning and Gehrig flew a sacrifice fly. Two runs sprouted from all this industry, but there’d have been more if Ruth’s long liner to right hadn’t held up two base runners pending its ultimate fate. … Ruth hit the longest single he ever hit in the second stanza. It was a liner to the right field fence, but with men on first and second who had to wait to see whether Cobb would catch it, the Babe had no chance to go beyond first base.”

PINQ – “Pipgras singled to left. Combs flied to Simmons, but Koenig and Ruth singled and the bases were full. On Gehrig’s sacrifice [fly] to Simmons, Pipgras scored. Meusel shot a single to right, scoring Koenig, but Cobb with a deadly chuck winged Ruth trying for third.”

Sixth Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “… but the champs hung up two more in the sixth when Earnshaw fanned two, walked two, made a wild pitch and gave up a single and double. Foxx helped out with a passed ball. It was baseball hash.”

NYHT – “Earnshaw’s wildness, to the extent of a walk and a wild pitch, hits by Gehrig and Lazzeri and a passed ball gave the Yanks two runs.”

PINQ – “One out in the sixth, Ruth walked and took third on Gehrig’s double to centre. On Earnshaw’s wild pitch, Ruth scored and Gehrig took third. Meusel gave up on strikes, but Lazzeri beat out a tap to Hassler for a single, Gehrig counting. Tony took second on a passed ball. Robertson was safe on Hale’s wild throw. Durst batted for Grabowski and fanned.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 3 runs

NYT – “The Babe started the grand finale in the eighth with a homer. Robertson’s bat drove in two more, Gehrig and Lazzeri, who had walked and singled.”

NYHT – “Ruth hit another ball out of the arena in the eighth. Lazzeri and Robertson peppered Earnshaw for runs in the same inning.”

PINQ – “Ruth flogged an Earnshaw pitch over the scoreboard for his second homer of the day. Gehrig walked and Meusel flied to Miller. Lazzeri stabbed a single to left, Gehrig taking third. Lazzeri stole second and two more runs floated home when Robertson singled to centre. Collins walked. Pipgras fanned. Combs skied to Simmons.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Koenig scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI homer by Ruth.

3 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 1-RBI homer by Meusel.

4 (second inning) – Pipgras scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Gehrig.

5 (second inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

6 (sixth inning) – Ruth scored on a wild pitch.

7 (sixth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Lazzeri.

8 (eighth inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

9 (eighth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Robertson.

10 (eighth inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI single by Robertson.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Ruth 3, Meusel 2, Gehrig, Lazzeri 1, Robertson 2.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 3 RBIs – not 4 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

August 07 – New York at Chicago –New York scored 6 runs

First Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – “He [Combs] dashed a single to right, stole second and scored on Gazella’s single to left. Ruth banged a double to right, and the panic was on. Gehrig contributed two runs to the kitty with a single to centre, admitting Gazella and Ruth. Meusel’s double put Louis on third. They held their bases while Koenig grounded out, but Durocher singled and the score was 5-0.”

NYHT – Nothing significant.

CHT – “Combs opened the game with a single off Hunnefield’s glove and stole second. Gazella singled to left, scoring Combs. Ruth doubled to right and Gazella stopped at third. Gehrig singled to center, scoring Gazella and Ruth. Meusel doubled to left and Gehrig stopped at third. Lyons knocked down Koenig’s drive and Cissell recovered in time for a putout at first. Durocher singled to center, scoring Gehrig and Meusel. Five runs were in when Cox relieved Ted.”

Ninth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “He [Cox] walked Ruth and Gehrig. The Babe was forced at third, but Lou scored when Koenig smacked one into center field. It was the first Yankee hit since the third inning.”

CHT – “Ruth walked and so did Gehrig. Meusel bunted and Cox threw out Ruth at third. Koenig singled to center, scoring Gehrig.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a1-RBI single by Gazella.

2 (first inning) – Gazella scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

3 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Durocher.

5 (first inning) – Meusel scored on a 2-RBI single by Durocher.

6 (ninth inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Koenig.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Gazella 1, Gehrig 2, Durocher 2, Koenig 1.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Durocher actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

September 27 (second game) – New York at Detroit – New York scored 8 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “Ruth’s second homer [of the day] was the first of the Yankee tallies but after that Gehrig walked and went to third when Sorrell threw wildly past first. He scored on Meusel’s single.”

NYHT – “Ruth hit the ball over the fence for his second home run of the day in the first inning. Gehrig walked, went to third when the pitcher threw the ball away trying to catch him napping, and came home on Meusel’s single.”

DFP – “Ruth hit his fifty-second home run of the season over the right field fence with two out and the bases empty. Gehrig waited for a pass and then raced to third when Sorrell threw wide to first base trying to catch him. Meusel contributed a single that scored Gehrig.”

DN – “His [Ruth’s] second home run was hit off Sorrell, in the first inning of the second game, with none out and nobody on.”

DT – “Ruth made this [first] inning interesting with his first inning homer. Then Gehrig walked and when Sorrell threw wild to first trying to catch him napping he moved along to third and scored on Meusel’s hit.”

Third Inning – New York scored 4 runs

NYT – “The other four tallies off Sorrell were collected in the third on a couple of singles, couple of passes and a couple of errors. The singles were furnished by Koenig and Gehrig. The passes were furnished by Sorrell and the errors by Tavener.”

NYHT – “Two bases on balls, two singles and two errors by Tavener let the Yankees collect four more runs in the third inning.”

DFP – “Koenig started with a single and Ruth walked. Gehrig singled, scoring Koenig and putting Ruth on second. Meusel walked, filling the bases. Lazzeri forced Meusel at second, but trying for a double play, Tavener threw the ball into the grand-stand, Ruth and Gehrig scoring, while Lazzeri went to second. Tavener fumbled Robertson’s grounder and Lazzeri reached third, from where he scored when McManus threw out Bengough.”

DN – Nothing at all.

DT – “Hits by Koenig and Gehrig, passes to Ruth and Meusel, with two errors by Tavener and a couple of infield outs gave the champions their runs.”

Seventh Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – Nothing at all.

NYHT – “… when Durst walked and Koenig singled in the seventh. Durst scored while the Babe was forcing Koenig and Ruth scored when Meusel dumped a double into center field.”

DFP – “The Yanks scored two in the seventh on a pass to Durst, Koenig’s single, and after Ruth forced Koenig and Gehrig grounded out, Meusel’s double to center.”

DN – Nothing at all.

DT – “Durst walked and Koenig singled. Paschal forced Koenig. Both advanced when Gehrig was being thrown out and counted when Meusel got a Texas League double to center.”

NOTE (1): My interpretation of the NYHT description yields the following scenario – Durst walked and advanced to third on Koenig’s single. Ruth forced out Koenig at second base, Durst scoring. Gehrig grounded out, advancing Ruth to second base. Meusel doubled, scoring Ruth. Thus, for this inning, Ruth had 1 RBI and Meusel had 1 RBI.

NOTE (2): The DFP description does not allow me to assign credit for RBIs with irrefutable confidence.

NOTE (3): The DT description is clearly wrong with regard to Paschal – Ruth batted in the seventh and Paschal took over in left field in the bottom of the seventh. Moreover, the DT description does not make sense with regard to where Durst ends up after each batting event –

  1. Durst walked – Durst is on first base.
  2. Koenig singled – (a) Durst is on second base; (b) Durst is on third base.
  3. Paschal [should be Ruth] forced Koenig – (a) Durst is on third base; (b) Durst is on home plate.
  4. Gehrig thrown out (a groundout according to the DFP account) – (a) Durst is on home plate; (b) Durst is in the dugout.
  5. Meusel doubled – (a) Durst is in the dugout; (b) Durst is in the locker room.

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI homer by Ruth.

2 (first inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI single by Meusel.

3 (third inning) – Koenig scored on a 1-RBI single by Gehrig.

4 (third inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Lazzeri.

5 (third inning) – Gehrig scored (from second base) on a fielding error (wild throw) by the shortstop to first after the runner on first had been retired on a force-out at second base for the second out of the inning; Lazzeri was the batter.

6 (third inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 1-RBI groundout by Bengough.

7 (seventh inning) – Durst scored on a 1-RBI fielder’s-choice-force-out by Ruth.

8 (seventh inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Meusel.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Ruth 2, Meusel 1, Gehrig 1, Lazzeri 1, Bengough 1.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 2 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Bengough actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Meusel actually had 2 RBIs – not 3 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1931

April 21 – New York vs. Philadelphia – New York scored 12 runs

First Inning – New York scored 2 runs

NYT – “In fact, they had Mahaffey on the run almost at the very outset when a pass to Combs, a double off the right field screen by Ruth and Gehrig’s single sent two tallies scampering over the plate.”

NYHT – “He [Mahaffey] walked Combs, fanned Lary, and was solidly smacked for two bases by Ruth and a shin-dusting single by Gehrig which sent two runs over the plate.”

NYWT – “Lary was called out on strikes. [Combs walked.] Ruth doubled off the right field bleachers, Combs stopping at third. Gehrig singled through Mahaffey, Combs and Ruth scoring. Lazzeri grounded into a double play, Bishop to Boley to Todt.”

PINQ – “Combs worked Mahaffey for a pass and then Lary fanned. Ruth planked a resounding double against the chicken wire in right. Gehrig scored both runners when he punched a clean single to centre. Lazzeri rolled to Bishop and two expired when Boley generated the speed to relay to first ahead of Tony.”

Second Inning – New York scored 8 runs

NYT – Nothing significant.

NYHT – “Chapman and Cooke opened up with singles and caused the removal of Mahaffey. Carter took over the pitching assignment and proceeded to give away passes like a new press agent. He walked two men and forced in a run; then Combs drove in two runs with a single. Two more walks and another run was forced upon the Yankees. At this point Carter walked right out of the game and was replaced by Rommell, who walked Lazzeri and Chapman and forced two more runs upon his opponents. Cooke then singled to center, scoring another pair. Dickey hit into a double play.”

NYWT – “Chapman singled to left. Cooke singled to left, Chapman stopping at second. Mahaffey was replaced by Carter. Dickey walked, filling the bases. Pennock also walked, forcing in Chapman. Combs singled to centre, scoring Cooke and Dickey, and placing Pennock on second. Lary sacrificed, Carter to Todt. Ruth walked, filling the bases. Gehrig walked, forcing in Pennock. Carter was taken out and Rommell went in to pitch for the Athletics. Lazzeri walked, forcing in Combs. Chapman walked, forcing in Ruth. Cooke singled to center, scoring Gehrig and Lazzeri, and placing Chapman on third. Dickey grounded into a double play, Boley to Todt.”

PINQ – “Chapman cuffed a single to port and Cooke blasted one safely to the same spot. Mack’s hook ripped Mahaffey off the rubber and Carter made the long trek from the distant bullpen. Sollie threw kerosene on the blaze by passing Dickey to fill the bases. Then he also walked Pennock, forcing in Chapman. With the bases still loaded to the gunwales, Combs paddled a single to centre, scoring two more. Lary bunted to the young pitcher and was thrown out at first for the first dead Yank. The runners advanced and Ruth reloaded the hassocks by walking. Carter’s fourth pass to Gehrig sent Pennock home. For that Mack ordered him off the premises and Rommell walked into this pretty mess. Entering into the spirit of things Ed also passed Lazzeri, and Combs was forced in. Chapman, up for the second time, also walked, and Ruth scored. Cooke shoved a single to centre, putting two more across. Boley came to the rescue by picking up Dickey’s grounder, stepping on second and then throwing to Todt for a double play. “

Seventh Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Cooke crashed a mighty drive into left centre in the seventh. As the ball rolled to the bleachers, Dusty completed the journey for a homer.”

NYHT – “Cooke smacked a ball into left center field and sped around the bases for a home run.

NYWT – “Lazzeri flied to Haas. Chapman out, Dykes to Todt. Cooke hit a home run to center. Dickey singled. Pennock struck out.”

PINQ – “In the last half, with the bases bare, Cooke hit beyond the cinder patch in left centre and circled the bases for an interior home run.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “In the eighth … Lyn [Lary] larruped the ball into the left wing of the grand stand and jogged around [on his homer].”

NYHT – “In the eighth, Lary lifted a home run into the left field stands.”

NYWT – “Combs out, Todt to Rommell. Lary hit a home run into the left field stands. Ruth out, McNair to Todt. Gehrig flied to Haas.”

PINQ – “In the last half Lary made a personal venture of assembling the Yanks’ twelfth run. He birched a Rommell pitch into the stands in left for a home run. The bases were nude at the time.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

3 (second inning) – Chapman scored on a 1-RBI walk to Pennock.

4 (second inning) – Cooke scored on a 2-RBI single by Combs.

5 (second inning) – Dickey scored on a 2-RBI single by Combs.

6 (second inning) – Pennock scored on a 1-RBI walk to Gehrig.

7 (second inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI walk to Lazzeri.

8 (second inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI walk to Chapman.

9 (second inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Cooke.

10 (second inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI single by Cooke.

11 (seventh inning) – Cooke scored on a 1-RBI homer by Cooke.

12 (eighth inning) – Lary scored on a 1-RBI homer by Lary.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Gehrig 3, Pennock, Combs 2, Lazzeri, Chapman, Cooke 3, Lary.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 3 RBIs – not 2RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

 

 

Babe Ruth RBI Errors – 1933

 

June 14 – New York at Boston – New York scored 5 runs

Seventh Inning – New York scored 5 runs

NYT – Nothing significant.

NYHT – Nothing at all.

BG – “Crosetti led off with a one-baser, and after Walker, batting for Gomez, had flied out, Combs lashed a fiery single to center. It hopped through the alarmed legs of Cooke and before Dusty had retrieved the ball, both Crosetti and Combs had scored. Sewell singled to right. Pipgras trudged to the dugout and Kline entered. Ruth hit a mammoth double to the furthest reaches of centre field, scoring Sewell. Gehrig drew a base on balls and Chapman cannonaded a double off the left field wall. Andrews then galloped to the box, retired the side and quelled the riot, but only after the game had been tied, 5-5.”

BH – “Crosetti’s single in the seventh, Combs’ single to centre, which went right through Dusty to the barrier, let both Crosetti and Combs score. When Sewell singled to right it looked like a good spot to take Pipgras out and Kline came in. Ruth almost lofted one over the dead centre field fence, a mighty double to the embankment near the little green picket fence, and Sewell scored. Gehrig walked and went to third, Ruth scoring, as Chapman bounded a double off the left field fence. Here Andrews came in. Lazzeri flied out to Johnson in far right, not far from the pavilion wall, a good catch, and Gehrig scored after the catch with the fifth and last Yank run of the afternoon.”

BP – “Crosetti started this [seventh] frame with a nice hit, and though Pinch Hitter Walker could do nothing, Combs smashed a line single to centre. Cooke let the ball go directly through him and roll to the picket fence, both men counting. Sewell connected for the third safe drive and as Pipgras was evidently tiring Kline was brought in to relieve him. Ruth hammered out a double that looked like a home run when it left the bat. Gehrig walked and then Chapman hit for two bases. Kline walked to the showers then and Andrews came to the Sox rescue. But Ivy couldn’t keep Lazzeri from driving out a long fly that let the tying run come over.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (seventh inning) – Crosetti scored (from first base) on a fielding error (botched pickup) by the center fielder coupled with a single by Combs.

2 (seventh inning) –Combs scored on a fielding error (botched pickup) by the center fielder following his single.

3 (seventh inning) – Sewell scored on a 1-RBI double by Ruth.

4 (seventh inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI double by Chapman.

5 (seventh inning) – Gehrig scored on a 1-RBI sacrifice fly by Lazzeri.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Ruth, Chapman, Lazzeri.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Ruth actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Chapman actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Lazzeri actually had 1 RBI – not 0 RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.

le. Two more walks and another run was forced upon the Yankees. At this point Carter walked right out of the game and was replaced by Rommell, who walked Lazzeri and Chapman and forced two more runs upon his opponents. Cooke then singled to center, scoring another pair. Dickey hit into a double play.”

 

NYWT – “Chapman singled to left. Cooke singled to left, Chapman stopping at second. Mahaffey was replaced by Carter. Dickey walked, filling the bases. Pennock also walked, forcing in Chapman. Combs singled to centre, scoring Cooke and Dickey, and placing Pennock on second. Lary sacrificed, Carter to Todt. Ruth walked, filling the bases. Gehrig walked, forcing in Pennock. Carter was taken out and Rommell went in to pitch for the Athletics. Lazzeri walked, forcing in Combs. Chapman walked, forcing in Ruth. Cooke singled to center, scoring Gehrig and Lazzeri, and placing Chapman on third. Dickey grounded into a double play, Boley to Todt.”

PINQ – “Chapman cuffed a single to port and Cooke blasted one safely to the same spot. Mack’s hook ripped Mahaffey off the rubber and Carter made the long trek from the distant bullpen. Sollie threw kerosene on the blaze by passing Dickey to fill the bases. Then he also walked Pennock, forcing in Chapman. With the bases still loaded to the gunwales, Combs paddled a single to centre, scoring two more. Lary bunted to the young pitcher and was thrown out at first for the first dead Yank. The runners advanced and Ruth reloaded the hassocks by walking. Carter’s fourth pass to Gehrig sent Pennock home. For that Mack ordered him off the premises and Rommell walked into this pretty mess. Entering into the spirit of things Ed also passed Lazzeri, and Combs was forced in. Chapman, up for the second time, also walked, and Ruth scored. Cooke shoved a single to centre, putting two more across. Boley came to the rescue by picking up Dickey’s grounder, stepping on second and then throwing to Todt for a double play. “

Seventh Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “Cooke crashed a mighty drive into left centre in the seventh. As the ball rolled to the bleachers, Dusty completed the journey for a homer.”

NYHT – “Cooke smacked a ball into left center field and sped around the bases for a home run.

NYWT – “Lazzeri flied to Haas. Chapman out, Dykes to Todt. Cooke hit a home run to center. Dickey singled. Pennock struck out.”

PINQ – “In the last half, with the bases bare, Cooke hit beyond the cinder patch in left centre and circled the bases for an interior home run.”

Eighth Inning – New York scored 1 run

NYT – “In the eighth … Lyn [Lary] larruped the ball into the left wing of the grand stand and jogged around [on his homer].”

NYHT – “In the eighth, Lary lifted a home run into the left field stands.”

NYWT – “Combs out, Todt to Rommell. Lary hit a home run into the left field stands. Ruth out, McNair to Todt. Gehrig flied to Haas.”

PINQ – “In the last half Lary made a personal venture of assembling the Yanks’ twelfth run. He birched a Rommell pitch into the stands in left for a home run. The bases were nude at the time.”

SUMMARY of the runs scored by the Yankees:

1 (first inning) – Combs scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

2 (first inning) – Ruth scored on a 2-RBI single by Gehrig.

3 (second inning) – Chapman scored on a 1-RBI walk to Pennock.

4 (second inning) – Cooke scored on a 2-RBI single by Combs.

5 (second inning) – Dickey scored on a 2-RBI single by Combs.

6 (second inning) – Pennock scored on a 1-RBI walk to Gehrig.

7 (second inning) – Combs scored on a 1-RBI walk to Lazzeri.

8 (second inning) – Ruth scored on a 1-RBI walk to Chapman.

9 (second inning) – Gehrig scored on a 2-RBI single by Cooke.

10 (second inning) – Lazzeri scored on a 2-RBI single by Cooke.

11 (seventh inning) – Cooke scored on a 1-RBI homer by Cooke.

12 (eighth inning) – Lary scored on a 1-RBI homer by Lary.

BOXSCORE RBI statistics: Gehrig 3, Pennock, Combs 2, Lazzeri, Chapman, Cooke 3, Lary.

CONCLUSIONS:

  • Gehrig actually had 3 RBIs – not 2RBIs as shown in the official baseball records.
  • Ruth actually had 0 RBIs – not 1 RBI as shown in the official baseball records.

 

This table presents Babe Ruth's RBI record for his 1920-1935 seasons according to my research:

Year DBD MLB.com Elias Actual
1920 137 137 136 135
1921 170 171 171 168
1922 98 99 --- 96
1923 130 131 131 130
1924 121 121 --- 124
1925 66 66 --- 67
1926 146 146 151 153
1927 164 164 --- 165
1928 142 142 --- 146
1929 154 154 --- 154
1930 153 153 --- 153
1931 163 163 --- 162
1932 137 137 --- 137
1933 103 103 --- 104
1934 84 84 --- 84
1935 12 12 --- 12
Total 1968 1983 --- 1978

 

According to the unofficial RBI records compiled by Ernie Lanigan, Babe Ruth achieved 222 runs batted in during his first six seasons in the major leagues (1914-1919).

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