Another Escape

Roy Gardner did not elude the police for long. He was captured in Tacoma when the hotel owner, where he was about to check in, found him suspiciously bandaged up and called the authorities. Imprisoned at McNeil Island, Gardner vowed he could escape again. Whether he had planned it out in advance with his fellow inmates Lawardius Borgart and Evert Impyn is not sure, but on Labor Day, 1921, during the fifth inning of a prison baseball game someone hit a “Babe Ruth” and all eyes were on the field.