On This Day in History | 1926

Ruth at Comiskey Park in 1926 (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Ruth at Comiskey Park in 1926 (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)

On this day 87 years ago, the Yankees pounded The Big Train, Walter Johnson, in an 18-5 drubbing at Griffith Stadium. Babe Ruth led the charge against the future Hall of Famer, going 5-for-6 with a double, homer, and 6 RBIs. The offense tallied 22 hits and 18 runs, tagging the Train for 7 runs on 8 hits. It was the most runs he would give up all season.

Urban Shocker shone for the Bombers, yielding just 3 earned runs over 8 innings before giving way to Hank Johnson to finish the job. The Senators threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Yanks, using a 20 different players throughout the game, but they could not stem the tide of the eventual American League Champions.

Posted on April 20, 2013, in Misc. News. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. The guy’s name was Urban Shocker? I figured that was a nickname so I looked him up and his real name was pretty close….Urbain Shockcor.

    • Nice! Funny that he kept roughly the same name, but simplified it. It’s definitely one of my favorite baseball names up there with Tim Spooneybarger, Boof Bonser, and Dick Pole.

  2. Nice game for Rafael De Paula 5 innings 10 Ks.

    • DePaula still looks rough around the edges in the videos I’ve seen but his stuff is just way too good for Low A.

      Nuno with his 4th straight good start in AAA today.
      He now has 26 Ks and 2 Walks in 23 IP with a .157 Batting Average against.

  3. Romine hitting .400 could be a mid season call up.

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