Clyde Engle from the Chronology
Oct 16, 1912 -
In the Series finale Mathewson squares off against Hugh Bedient in quest of his first win of the Series. He takes a 1-0 lead into the 7th but with one out Boston manager Jake Stahl hits a pop-up to short LF. The ball drops among Art Fletcher Josh Devore and Fred Snodgrass. Heinie Wagner walks and with 2 outs pinch hitter Olaf Henriksen doubles home the tying run. Smoky Joe Wood relieves Bedient and the 2 aces match zeroes until "Red" Murray doubles and Merkle singles in the 10th to give New York a 2-1 lead. In the last of the 10th pinch hitter Clyde Engle lifts a can of corn to CF Snodgrass who drops the ball. Snodgrass then makes a great catch of a long drive by Harry Hooper. Steve Yerkes walks bringing up Tris Speaker who pops a high foul along the 1B line. C Chief Meyers chases it but it drops a few feet from 1B Merkle who could have taken it easily. Reprieved Speaker then singles in the tying run and sends Yerkes to 3B. After Duffy Lewis is walked intentionally 3B Larry Gardner hits a long sac ?y to a retreating Devore that scores Yerkes with the winning run. This World Series was the most butterfingered in history with thirty-one errors recorded seventeen for The Giants. As noted by Bob Timmermann in the game writeup in the New York Times the paper refers to the World Series as starting in 1884 not 1903. The Red Sox earn $4024.68 each; the Giants' share is $2566.47 each.