August 16, 1937

After dropping the first of two against the Brooklyn Dodgers, 7-5, the Boston Bees bounced back to take the nightcap, 9-1, at National League Field yesterday afternoon.

Yes, Boston’s NL club was known as the Bees from 1936-1940. Then-owner Emil Fuchs was grasping at every straw within reach to find success with the moribund club.

Danny MacFayden stopped the Dodgers on three hits. A pair of them were in the fourth, which also included a Boston error to bring Brooklyn its only run.

The Boston scored five runs in the first inning off Dodgers pitcher Luke Hamlin.

Gil English drove in three runs on two hits and Tony Cuccinello had two RBIs with two hits.

If those names don’t ring the faintest bell don’t feel bad. The 1937 Bees had a boatload of fairly forgettable players, but did manage to go 79-73. It didn’t help them much at the gate; their total attendance of 385,339 was seventh in the NL.

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