April 23, 1948

Anyone who has played right field at Fenway Park in the late afternoon/early evening would testify to its being a horrific sun field.

Sam Mele had that point driven home on this day,

The Red Sox and Philadelphia A’s were tied, 3-3, in the ninth inning with two men Barney McCosky lofted a fly ball to right. Mele, having absolutely no idea where the ball was, turned his back on it and it ended up going for a two-run double, lifting the A’s to a 5-3 win.

McCosky had two of his 46 RBIs for the season.

The Red Sox fell to 0-3 on the season as they took a train out of South Station bound for New York.

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