Baseball and Glove

August 15, 1947

Boston Braves ace Warren Spahn and Brooklyn Dodgers southpaw Vic Lombardi had engaged in a scoreless duel through seven innings before a semi-earned run gave Lombardi a 1-0 decision at Ebbets Field.

At least, if reports were accurate, the run was semi-earned.

Brooklyn’s Eddie Stanky singled to lead off the bottom of the eighth, took second on Jackie Robinson’s sacrifice bunt and with two outs, scored on what was ruled a basehit to left by Carl Furillo.

Furillo’s dubious hit came on a ground ball that Braves shortstop Nanny Fernandez got his glove on before it skipped between his legs into left.

The Braves managed just four singles off Lombardi, leaving Spahn’s record at 14-8 for the season. The win lifted Lombardi to 7-9.

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