Thursday October 9, 1924
Roger Peckinpaugh returned to the Washington lineup for the first time since he left Game 3 with what was originally reported as a “charley-horse,” but turned out to be a tendon problem. The return would be short-lived, however, as the veteran short stop re-injured himself in the ninth inning of Game 6.
He stuck around long enough, however, to get two hits and score a run in a game in which runs were particularly valuable. Game 6 was a duel of lefties; Tom Zachary of the Nats against Art Nehf of the Giants. Both pitchers had won their previous series start in impressive fashion, allowing just five earned runs between them in 20 1/3 innings pitched.
The Giants got to Zachary early with the help of a first inning RBI single by George Kelly. It was not a trend, however, as Zachary allowed just five more New York hits over the next nine innings, including a stretch in which he retired 14 out of 15 Giants.
The only Washington runs came on a single by Bucky Harris that scored both Peckinpaugh and Earl McNeely in the bottom of the fifth. The 2-1 lead held up thanks to Zachary’s pitching, and the Nats forced a seventh game.