April 18, 1947

On a typical spring day in New England – cold, gray and raw – an estimated 12,000 fans turned out to see the Boston Braves score eight runs in the first inning en route to a 10-7 home opening win over the Phillies at Braves Field.

Philadelphia chased Braves starter Red Barrett with four runs in the top of the first. Four hits, four walks and two Phillies errors fueled the Braves’ retort in the bottom of the inning.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox faced the Athletics in Philadelphia and won, 9-3.

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