Victory, sweet victory, perched on the banner of the New York National League champions yesterday afternoon at Fenway Park. The score was 2 to 1, and now the Boston Red Sox and New York Giants are tied in the World’s Series, at one victory apiece.
The finish of the game was even more sensational than was the hair-raising close finish of the first game at New York, where Boston pulled out at the last ditch. For four seconds yesterday more than 34,000 persons held their breath. There were men at third and second, with two down, when Forrest Cady, a farmer’s son with a strong heart and a mighty punch, came to the plate.
Marquard was appealed to to put everything he had on the ball, for a hit meant the game for Boston. The big left-hander took his time, measured the Boston man for a fast one, and cut loose.
50-to-1 shot goes wrong
Cady swung and met the ball on the center, and it went shooting out between right and center, with Snodgrass and Devore tearing for the ball at top speed.
A mighty shout went up from the Boston fans, for it looked like a 50-to-1 shot that neither fielder could reach the fast traveling ball. Devore was tearing down the field, and while under a full head of steam he leaped into the air, and, with hands extended over his head and his back to the infield, he came out of the air with the ball. It was now that the New York fans cut loose with wild cheers.
It was one of the most sensational finishes ever witnessed on a ball field; a great bid for the game, and a wonderful piece of fielding by Josh Devore.
This was the third game to have a sensation finish -- all being games in which the public was given enough thrills to last a lifetime.
Said Joe Wood: “Marquard pitched a wonderful game, keeping the hits well scattered. He was particularly effective in the pinches and deserves all credit for his splendid performance. Devore’s great catch in the last play of the game saved the Giants; it was an out or two runs on that ball.