Fenway Park Field

May 15, 1953

Jimmy Piersall singled home Ted Lepcio with two outs in the bottom of the 11th to give the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Indians at Fenway Park.

It was the only lead the Red Sox had all afternoon.

Meanwhile, Piersall received high praise from the Bronx. Casey Stengel declared him the best fielding right fielder he had ever seen. Stengel cited a play Piersall made a few days earlier at Fenway when he robbed a New York hitter of extra bases by sprinting 100 yards from right field into the triangle to make the catch.

Stengel didn’t say who hit the ball, just that no right fielder other than Piersall would have caught up to it.

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