1941: A Triple Steal Defeats Hudson in the 13th

Wednesday June 25, 1941

Nat’s hurler Sid Hudson did just about everything a pitcher could be asked to do. He held the opposition scoreless for 12 innings. Unfortunately for the home team, Johnny Rigney of the White Sox did the same.

Hudson had allowed only three hits prior to the 13th inning, but a single and a double put runners at second and third with one out. The situation immediately became the best scoring threat of the game for the Sox.

After the intentional walk to load the bases, Hudson threw an unintentional walk to Luke Appling and the White Sox pushed home the first run of the game.

With the bases loaded, the White Sox executed a triple steal. Joe Kuhel – whose double had really started the scoring threat, scored on the front end, with Wright taking third and Appling taking second.

Hudson retired the next two batters to escape with no further damage done, but Rigney was too good, pitching his 13th shutout inning to lead his team to victory.

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