What’s New? 1918: Babe Ruth and the World Champion Boston Red Sox byAllan Wood

March 7, 2005

I have added three articles that were written about the 1918 Red Sox (and my book) last October. The articles were published in the Miami Herald, Portland Press Herald and the Standard-Times (Mass.). They will be archived here.

May 20, 2004

I have finally fixed some of the links at my old Pedro Martinez site (including the link to newspapers for all MLB teams). I also hope to get more box scores from May 1918 input.

November 4, 2003

I am selling copies of my book with the original cover and title (“1918: Babe Ruth and the World Champion Boston Red Sox”) for $17.00, which includes shipping. There is a limited number of these remaining. Ordering information is here

October 29, 2003

I have updated all of the 1918 Red Sox player pages with the minor league statistics that are available.

October 16, 2003

Coverage of my book and the 1918 Red Sox:
Ron Rapoport in the Chicago Sun-Times (October 1) and Chuck Culpepper in Newsday (October 15).

July 14, 2003

My book has a new cover and title: Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox. The actual content of the book is unchanged.

April 17, 2003

I’ve posted an essay I wrote for the now-defunct Sportsjones.com site about writing “1918”.

February 27, 2003

All of the spring training box scores have been input

February 25, 2003

Box scores for seven more spring games have been input.

February 14, 2003

I have started inputting the box scores for Boston’s spring training games.. 

February 9, 2003

The Los Angeles Times reports on the search for Babe Ruth’s Sudbury, Mass. piano.

December 13, 2002

Ferrell, Mays get shot at Hall — Former Red Sox pitchers added to new Veterans’ ballot
Brita Meng Outzen, mlb.com

Former Red Sox pitchers Wes Ferrell and Carl Mays are two of the 26 players nominated by the Veterans Committee for Baseball’s Hall of Fame. … Results of the voting will be announced on Feb. 26, 2003. …

Right-hander Mays, who pitched for the Red Sox from 1915-1919, was a member of the 1916 and 1918 World Series championship teams. He finished his five-year Boston career with a 72-51 record and 2.21 ERA, fifth on the all-time list for the Red Sox pitchers. During his 15-year ML career, Mays went 208-126 with a 2.92 ERA. Submariner Mays pitched two complete games against Chicago during the 1918 World Series, winning both Game 3 and Game 6 by identical scores of 2-1. On Aug. 30, 1918, he allowed only one run while picking up two complete game wins over Philadelphia in a doubleheader.

The Kentucky native tied for the AL lead with 30 complete games and eight shutouts in 1918, and led the league with seven saves and five relief wins in 1915, his rookie year with Boston. Mays was traded to the New York Yankees in the middle of the 1919 season by then-Sox owner Harry Frazee, but the Yankees had to go to court to enforce the deal. At the time, Mays had left the team complaining of a lack of defensive support and AL president Ban Johnson had instructed Frazee to take no action be taken until the pitcher had returned to the team. Frazee made the deal anyway — and another one before the 1920 season that sent Mays’ former teammate, Babe Ruth, to the Yankees.

November 15, 2002

More news on the search for Babe’s piano.

November 12, 2002

New photo page with links to Babe Ruth. The page on the 1918 season has many more details, highlights and links.

November 8, 2002

I have added another excerpt from my book — Chapter 19 — which recounts Babe Ruth’s start in Game 1 of the 1918 World Series against the Chicago Cubs.

November 1, 2002

Added to the Links page — schedules and scores for all 16 major league teams, as well a calendar of season highlights and daily scores.

August 27, 2002

The Reviews page has been updated. And I have finally begun to update the individual player pages. They will soon have additional biographical information, and major and minor league statistics. Also coming soon: pages of photos.

April 16, 2002

The stories about Babe Ruth’s 1918 piano can now be found here.

March 26, 2002

Updated links page.

March 25, 2002

Stats for the 1918 Chicago Cubs is posted. Also: a new player page.

March 7, 2002

1918 has a new cover.

I have a limited number of copies of 1918 with its original [soon-to-be-a-collectible] cover.

February 13, 2002

Box scores and play-by-play for World Series games; Red Sox season stats; links to World Series stats for Boston and Chicago.

February 11, 2002
Career statistics (and some minor league stats) for Sam Agnew, Lore Bader, Walter Barbare, Red Bluhm, Joe Bush and manager Ed Barrow.