On September 6, 1912
— In a game which purposely matches the superstars, Boston hurler Smokey Joe Wood bests Senators’ legend Walter Johnson, 1-0, for his 30th (14th consecutive) victory in a season in which he will win 34. The Red Sox’ only run is a result of back-to-back doubles by Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis; the first two-bagger should have been an easy fly out, but the ball lands into an area cordoned off by a rope to section off the overflow Fenway Park crowd.

 


Subscribe to This Day In Baseball

Get our latest Posts in your in box


Support This Day In Baseball on Patreon


Sources:
Baseball Reference September 6
National Pastime
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game