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May 25, 1959

Not a good Sunday afternoon for the Red Sox … not at all.

They lost to the Washington Senators, 8-3.

One of the main Senators with a hand in the drubbing was Faye Throneberry, a former outfielder for the Red Sox. Throneberry was 3-for-5, including triple to the center-field triangle.

(He was quoted in the Boston Globe declaring “I drug one.” It wasn’t difficult to translate what   Throneberry meant. Today, if a ballpayer made such a boast, MLB would have a full-blown investigation.)

The Sunday matinee drew a paltry paid attendance of 8,484.

It ended a homesrand on which the Red Sox went 3-9.

Ted Williams left the game with a groin pull running out a grounder to second baseman Reno Bertoia.

Jim Busby injured his right hand slamming into the side of the home bullpen trying to snare Throneberry’s triple.

Both Williams and Busby were expected to miss several games.

Not exactly what a 15-21 ballclub needs as it hits the road.