June 20, 1953

Billy Goodman drove in two runs, scored one and extended his hitting streak ro 15 games with a pair of doubles, leading the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Browns at Fenway Park.

Goodman had another streak going, having reached base in 15 of his previous 17 plate appearances, with 10 hits and five bases on balls.

With the Browns fairly dreadful at 20-42, it was the smallest crowd to attend a Fenway night game so far that season: 10,567.

Goodman did his damage off Browns starter Don Larsen, who betrayed no sign that three years later he would become the first man to toss a World Series perfect game. Of course, after that, Larsen showed few signs of having been capable of such a historic feat.

Satchel Paige also worked for the Browns, continuing to show no inclination of ever pondering retirement.

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