Jul 18

Goslin gets police escort out of the park

July 18, 1925

At Cleveland‚ the Washington Senators are leading the Indians 11-4 after five innings. Washington‘s Goose Goslin‚ who has knocked in 3 runs on a double and a home run faces the Goose GoslinIndians’ reliever Bert Cole. Cole’s first pitch sailed inside near Goslin’s head.

As the story goes Goslin with a raised bat in his hand goes towards the pitcher’s mound.  Umpire Tommy Connolly grabs Goslin and stops Goslin before he gets to Cole.  After a long at bat Goslin ends up hitting a grounder to the first baseman George Burns who tossed the ball to Cole at first. Goslin does not hesitate as he runs over Cole.

Bert Cole gets up to retaliate against Goslin when the two players are separated by umpire Billy Evans. Both benches clear and the umpires have to take a few minutes to get everyone off the field. When it was all over with Goslin gets ejected from the game.

While the Goose is heading towards the dugout he is greeted by dozens of pop bottles from the upset and restless Indian fans. Eventually the police were able to get the crowd to calm down later the police escorted Goose Goslin from the park.

The Senators’ showed the Indians no mercy during rest of the game as they piled on another eight runs and beat the home team 19-6. The win ties the Senators with the Philadelphia Athletics for first place in the American League.

 

Washington Senators 19, Cleveland Indians 6

Day

Game Played on Saturday, July 18, 1925 (D) at Dunn Field

WAS A    2  3  5    1  0  0    4  1  3  -  19 24  0
CLE A    2  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  2  -   6 11  0
BATTING
Washington Senators          AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
McNeely cf                    6   1   3   1       0   1       3   0
B. Harris 2b                  4   2   2   1       1   0       1   2
Rice rf                       6   3   4   3       0   0       4   0
Goslin lf                     4   2   2   3       0   0       2   0
  Leibold lf                  2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Judge 1b                      4   3   3   1       1   0       7   1
  J. Harris 1b                0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Bluege 3b                     5   2   3   1       0   1       1   2
Scott ss                      5   2   2   2       0   0       3   4
Ruel c                        3   3   2   2       0   0       3   0
  Severeid c                  1   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Gregg p                       4   1   2   2       0   0       0   2
Totals                       44  19  24  18       3   2      27  11
FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Judge-Scott-Judge, B. Harris-Scott.
BATTING - 
2B: Rice (17); Goslin (22); Judge (18); Bluege (16); Scott (5).
3B: Rice (5); Leibold (1); Gregg (1).
HR: Goslin (12,1st inning off Buckeye 1 on 2 out).
SH: B. Harris (25); Bluege (14); Scott (4); Gregg (3).
HBP: Ruel (4).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: McNeely (8); B. Harris (9); J. Harris (2).
CS: McNeely (12).
Cleveland Indians             AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Jamieson lf                   4   3   2   0       1   0       2   0
Lee rf                        5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Speaker cf                    4   0   1   2       1   1       2   0
J. Sewell ss                  4   1   1   1       1   0       2   3
Burns 1b                      5   0   3   3       0   0       8   1
Fewster 2b                    3   0   1   0       2   0       3   1
Spurgeon 3b                   4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
L. Sewell c                   4   0   1   0       0   0       4   2
Buckeye p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cole p                      1   1   0   0       1   0       1   2
  Speece p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       36   6  11   6       6   2      27  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Spurgeon-Burns, Speece-Burns-L. Sewell-Burns.
PB: L. Sewell (4).
BATTING - 
2B: Lee (7); Speaker (30).
Team LOB: 9.
PITCHING
Washington Senators          IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP
Gregg W(2-2)                  9    11   6   6   6   2   0  42
Cleveland Indians            IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP
Buckeye L(6-4)                2     6   8   8   1   2   1  14
Cole                          4    10   7   7   1   0   0  21
Speece                        3     8   4   4   1   0   0  17
Totals                        9    24  19  19   3   2   1  52
WP: Buckeye (1).
HBP: Buckeye (2).
Umpires: HP - Tommy Connolly, 1B - Billy Evans
Ejections: Goose  Goslin by Billy Evans
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