Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 20, 1919
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Sept. 20, 1919
BABE RUTH WINS WITH 27TH HOMER
Boston, Sept. 20. — ”Babe” Ruth increased his home run record to 27 today when he cracked out a circuit drive in the ninth inning for the run which gave Boston the victory over Chicago, four to three in the first game of a doubleheader. It was “Ruth Day” at Fenway park, special exercises being held in his honor.
EDDIE COLLINS NOW LEADER OF BASE STEALERS
Chicago, Sept. 20. — Eddie Collins, star second baseman of the Chicago White Sox, stepped out in front among the base stealers last Wednesday with 31 thefts. He also climbed from tenth place among the batters of the American league who have participated in sixty or more games, to sixth place, according to averages released today. His nearest rival for stolen base honors is Sisler of St. Louis with 27.
Cobb, Detroit, is far ahead of the regular batters with an average of .385. He is topped by Eddie Murphy, pinch hitting star of Chicago, who in 24 games has batted .478.
Barber, Chicago, continued his climb among the National league batters, going from seventh to fourth place with .317. Cravath, Philadelphia, is leading the batters with an average of .336.
Rousch, Cincinnati, is being pressed by Myers, Brooklyn for total base honors. Rousch has 214 total bases, while Myers has one less.
Burns, New York, moved Groh, Cincinnati, out of the scoring honors, and leads his rival by one run. Burns registered 79 times.
Cutshaw, Pittsburgh, added another stolen base to his string and is showing the way in the paths with 35 thefts.
It is not generally known that Rogue river Bosc pears were sold in Cuba last year and will be this year to tourists as native Cuban products. The Bardwell Fruit company is this week shipping 10 or 12 cars of Boscs to a consignee at Havana to whom a year ago the company shipped seven or eight cars. A year ago each Bosc pear cost him five cents on board the car here and this year each pear will cost him ten cents. When the freight and handling cost is added it can readily be seen that tourists at Havana must pay a very fancy price for each Bosc.