Red Sox Hat

May 16, 1963

Sweeping a twi-night doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, the Red Sox slipped past the Yankees for second place in the American League.

After starting the season at 6-10, the Red Sox’ hot streak landed them at 17-11, one game ahead of the third-place Yankees and one game behind the first-place White Sox.

Dick Stuart lined a grand slam into the screen in Boston’s 9-6 decision in the first game, and a three-run homer in the nightcap, a 7-6 win. In the first game Stuart also doubled in a run and in the second game he scored the game winner by laying down a sacrifice bunt, which the Angels botched into an error, and coming in on Russ Nixon’s double off The Wall.

Red Sox manager Johnny Pesky dropped Stuart from cleanup to sixth in the batting order for the twinbill, a move that was made sage by Stuart’s performance.

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