1917 World Series Game Two Play By Play
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Game 2
New York Giants at Chicago White Sox

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Giants 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Chicago White Sox 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 X 7 14 1

First Inning:
New York -- Burns singled sharply to right. Herzog hit to Gandil who on a fielder's choice, threw Burns out at second. Kauff's high wind blown fly in short right was unfortunate for Herzog. J. Collins came in at top speed from right field, but dropped it. Meanwhile Herzog had been afraid to lead and was easily thrown out at second, E. Collins taking the throw. Zimmerman was thrown out at first by Collins.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Zimmerman raced clear across the diamond to take J. Collins' high pop-up near first base line. McMullin and E. Collins fanned.
No Hits, No Runs

Second Inning:
New York -- This was the only inning in which New Yorkers looked like contenders although Fletcher, the first man up, was an easy out, Weaver to Gandil. Robertson's twinkling feet carried him to first on an infield hit. Holke sent a line drive to center, but a quick return held Robertson at second. McCarty, of the game leg, was viewed with alarm by the White Sox supporters and made good with a single to left, which was enough to send the fast Mr. Robertson across the counting station. Schalk foozled the throw-in and Holke came sliding across the plate while Faber, who retrieved the ball, stood puzzling the cosmic mystery or something as McCarty dragged his injuried leg to a soft resting place on the third sack. That ended New York's scoring. Schupp was retired, Faber to Gandil and Burns went out, Weaver to Gandil.
3 Hits, 2 Runs
Chicago -- The Americans evened up things without delay in their half. Jackson singled to center and Felsch picked a safe spot between first and second. It was a roller which allowed Jackson to reach third. Gandil shot one too hot for Schupp to hold and while the ball stopped dead between the pitcher's box and second base. Jackson sped across the home plate. Weaver fouled twice attempting to bunt and then slammed a single to short left, scoring Felsch from seond. Schalk was safe on a choice which nipped Gandil at third. Faber walked filling the bases. Manager McGraw called Schupp to the bench and sent in Anderson, a right hander. Manager Rowland countered by substituting Leibold at the top of the batting list for J. Collins and the crowd yelled for a hit, but he stuck out. McMullin forced Faber at second.
4 Hits, 2 Runs

Third Inning:
New York -- Herzog was struck out on four pitched balls, Faber stopped Kauff's grounder and, by sliding with the ball in his outstretched hand, managed to beat the runner to first for an out. Zimmerman was out, Faber to Gandil.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- E. Collins expired, Anderson to Holke. Jackson again singled to center. Felsch struck out and Jackson went to second when McCarty allowed the ball to get away from him for a passed ball. Jackson remained stranded on second when Gandil struck out.
1 Hit, No Runs

Fourth Inning:
New York -- Fletcher flied out to deep short, but Robertson followed with his second hit, a queer grounder which bounded over Faber's head. Holke dribbled one to McMullin, who threw Robertson out at second. Schalk's good throw to E. Collins caught Holke stealing.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Weaver outran a pretty bunt. Schalk singled to right but Weaver was held at second. Zimmerman took Faber's foul near the grandstand. Leibold singled scoring Weaver. Schalk went to third. McMullin scored Schalk with a single to center and McGraw withdrew his pitcher in favor of Perritt. With two men on bases, E. Collins singled to right, scoring Leibold and advancing McMullin to third. He made second on the throw in. McCarty was injuried when Leibold slid across the plate and Rariden went in to catch for the visitors. Jackson delivered his third hit, scoring McMullin and Collins, and took second himself on the throw to the plate from right field. He was doubled off second by Herzog, who took Felsch's fly ball.
6 Hits, 5 Runs

Fifth Inning:
New York -- With a lead of five runs to overcome, Rariden was out, McMullin to Gandil. Perritt singled over second, but Burns hit into a double play and both were retired, Faber to Weaver to Gandil.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Robertson took Gandil's fly. Weaver was safe on an error by Fletcher and went to second on Schalk's out, Zimmerman to Holke. He took third on Faber's single, the latter advancing to second on the throw to third. Faber apparently was still obsessed by the cosmic riddle or something, for his next move was remarkable. He concluded to steal third. He knew the attempt would surprise the Giants, for Weaver was inhabiting that bag in unconscious tranquility. Zimmerman touched them both, to make sure, but it was Faber who was out. In view of his masterly pitching and the safe lead, the crowd took it good naturedly.
1 Hit, No Runs

Sixth Inning:
New York -- Weaver threw Herzog out to Gandil and Kauff made the second out with a fly to Felsch. Collins backed up for Zimmerman's little fly.
No Hits, No Runs
Chicago -- Leibold was retired on a fly to right and McMullin by the Fletcher-Holke route. Collins beat out a troublesome grounder and stole second. Jackson waited for four bad ones and thus attained a batting average for the day of 1.000. The two base-runners worked a clean double steal. Felsch grounded out to Holke unassisted.
1 Hit, No Runs

Seventh Inning:
New York -- Fletcher singled and advanced to second on Robertson's out, Schalk to Gandil. Felsch was playing in for Holke, and by a sharp spurt got the batsman's line drive and doubled Fletcher at second. It was a brilliant catch.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Gandil out, Zimmerman to Holke. Weaver beat out a hit to short but was out stealing, Rariden to Fletcher. Schalk flied out to center.
1 Hit, No Runs

Eighth Inning:
New York -- Rariden hit safely to center on the first pitched ball. Wilhoit went to bat for Perritt and sent a line drive into Weaver's mitt and Rariden was doubled off first. Burns walked but was forced out by Herzog, McMullin to E. Collins.
1 Hit, No Runs
Chicago -- Tesreau went into the box for New York and promptly struck out Faber. He walked Leibold but the latter was out stealing, Rariden to Fletcher. Kauff took McMullin's fly.
No Hits, No Runs

Ninth Inning:
New York -- Weaver took Kauff's feeble fly. Zimmerman went out, Faber to Gandil and Fletcher by Weaver to Gandil.
No Hits, No Runs

Game 2 Box Scores
George Burns lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333
Buck Herzog 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Benny Kauff cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Heinie Zimmerman 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Art Fletcher ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250
Dave Robertson rf 3 1 2 0 0 0 .667
Walter Holke 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333
Lew McCarty c 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
Bill Rariden c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .500
Ferdie Schupp p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fred Anderson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pol Perritt p 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000
Joe Wilhoit ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jeff Tesreau p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
TOTALS 31 2 8 1 1 1 .258
Shano Collins rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nemo Leibold ph-rf 3 1 1 1 1 1 .333
Fred McMullin 3b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .200
Eddie Collins 2b 4 1 2 1 0 1 .500
Joe Jackson lf 3 1 3 2 1 0 1.000
Happy Felsch cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250
Chick Gandil 1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .250
Buck Weaver c 4 1 3 1 0 0 .750
Ray Schalk c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250
Red Faber p 3 0 1 0 1 1 .333
TOTALS 35 7 14 7 3 6 .400

Ferdie Schupp 1.1 4 2 2 1 2 13.50
Fred Anderson (L, 0-1) 2 5 4 4 0 3 18.00
Pol Perritt 3.2 5 1 1 1 0 2.45
Jeff Tesreau 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.00

Red Faber (W, 1-0) 9 8 2 2 1 1 2.00

STOLEN BASES-- E. Collins 2 (2), Jackson (1)
CAUGHT STEALING-- Holke (1), Weaver (1), Leibold (1)
GIDP-- Burns
LEFT ON BASE--Giants 3, White Sox 7
RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION--Giants, 1 for 4; White Sox, 7 for 14.
ERRORS-- Schalk, Fletcher
DOUBLE PLAYS-- Giants 1 (Herzog), White Sox 3 (Faber to Weaver to Gandil; Felsch to E. Collins to Weaver; Weaver to Gandil).
TIME-- 2:13
UMPIRES-- HP: Evans. 1B: Rigler. 2B: Klem. 3B: O'Loughlin.
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