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    May 20, 1922 - Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel (and since-traded pitcher Bill Piercy)‚ suspended on October 16‚ 1921‚ by Judge Landis‚ are reinstated and return to the New York lineup going hitless in New York's 8-2 loss to the rallying Browns at the Polo Grounds. The Browns‚ down 2-0 after 7‚ score one in the 8th and 7 in the 9th‚ six of them coming after the game-ending out is called by ump Ollie Chill at first base. Pitcher Sam Jones‚ taking the throw at 1B from Wally Pipp‚ apparently makes the 3rd out and fans swarm the field. But Jones does not hold onto the ball cleanly and plate ump Brick Owens instructs Chill to make a safe call. The tying run scores on the play and‚ when the action resumes 15 minutes later‚ Wally Gerber singles to make the score 3-2. Walks to Sisler and Williams force home another run‚ and Baby Doll Jacobson clears the bases with a grand slam into the RF stands to complete the scoring. Winner Urban Shocker allows just three hits‚ including a two-run homer by second baseman Aaron Ward. The loss to Jones starts him on a 10-game losing streak‚ while a cold Ban Johnson will let umpire Ollie Chill go after the season.

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