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Amos Strunk from the Chronology
Jun 27, 1919 - The second division Red Sox send veteran 2B Jack Barry and OF Amos Strunk to the A's for Braggo Roth and 2B Red Shannon. Barry refuses to report and announces his retirement and the A's will take cash instead.
Aug 23, 1918 - At Fenway Park‚ the Red Sox break a 9th inning tie with a two-out double steal. With Amos Strunk at 2B and Ruth at 1B‚ the two pull off the theft‚ and when Hank Severeid's throw to Maisel is wild‚ Strunk scores the game winner. Sad Sam Jones is the winner‚ 6-5‚ over reliever Byron Houck.
Jul 8, 1918 - Although Babe Ruth's 10th inning blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk in the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleveland‚ the prevailing rules about the winning run scoring ahead of the home run reduce Babe's HR to a triple. The run gives Sad Sam Jones the win over Stanley Coveleskie. Guy Morton gives up 3 Boston hits in the nitecap to beat Carl Mays‚ 4-3. Ruth will hit 11 homers this year‚ all on the road.
Apr 23, 1918 - Yankee lefty Herb Thormahlen loses his no-hitter when Boston's Amos Strunk singles with one out in the 9th. A single by PH Ruth and a walk load the bases and a short fly to Ping Bodie is dropped allowing Strunk to score the winner 1-0.
Dec 14, 1917 - Connie Mack and the A's need money. He sells P Joe Bush‚ C Wally Schang‚ and OF Amos Strunk to the Red Sox for sore-armed P Vean Gregg‚ OF Merlin Kopp‚ C Pinch Thomas‚ and $60‚000. Bush must be happy as he lost 14 straight to the Red Sox (6/2/14-7/5/17). Pinch Thomas won't play a game for the A's and will end up being sold to the Indians in June. With Cleveland‚ he'll get into his 3rd World Series‚ in 1920.
Sep 3, 1917 - At Shibe Park the A's host their biggest crowd in three years and celebrate by sweeping a pair from the Senators 7-4 and 9-2. Joe Bush reinstated today by Connie Mack after being suspended for two weeks starts for the A's but is lifted after three because of wildness. Roy Grover and Amos Strunk have 3 hits apiece in the opener. In the 2nd game the Mackmen jump on Walter Johnson knocking him off the rubber in the 3rd inning and Jing Johnson coasts to the win.