October 2, 1919: The Reds win, 4-2, in the second game of the World Series in front of 29,968 at Redland Field. Lefty Williams, one of the best control pitchers in the AL was uncharacteristically wild. In the 4th inning, the Reds struck for 3 runs when Williams walked Morrie RAth and Heinie Groh and allowed a single to Edd Roush and a triple to Larry Kopf. Slim Sallee allowed two unearned runs in teh 7th and scattered ten hits. For Sallee it was sweet revenge, because he pitched for the NY giants club that lost to the White Sox in the 1917 World Series.
A bizarre incident occured in the 7th inning when a stuffed dummy was dropped out of a low flying airplane and landed between second and third base. this was apparently a practical joke; no players were injured, nor was anyone ever arrested.Ã‚Â
After the game, several White Sox engaged in a heated argument. Manager Kid Gleason fought Chick Gandil and catcher Ray Schalk battled with Lefty Williams. Both Ciotte and Williams ignored many of Schalk’s signals.
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