Gainer's 14th-inning pinch single in Game Two of the 1916 World Series drove in Boston's winning run, ending the longest game in WS history and sealing Babe Ruth's first postseason pitching victory. (JL)
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 29, 1915: Led by Tris Speaker's 5-for-5, the Red Sox trip the Yankees, 4–3, in 10 innings. Babe Ruth gets the win, going all the way before Sheriff Gainer hits for him in the 10th.
»September 30, 1922:
In the 2nd of two at Cubs Park, the Cards whip the Cubs, 5–3, in a game stopped after five innings. The big blow for the Birds is a 3-run homer in the 1st inning by journeyman infielder Del Gainer off Cubs lefty Percy Jones. When Jones is lifted, so is Gainer, who closes out his career with the home run. The Cards also take the opener, 9–8.