Baseball Bats

Sept. 8, 1962

Gene Conley, perhaps best known as the man who pitched for the Red Sox and played for the Celtics, among several other stops, served up three homers to the Yankees and took a 5-4 loss at the big ballpark in the Bronx.

Elston Howard, Tony Kubek and Moose Skowron all homered off Conley, who had a 3-2 lead heading into the seventh. New York dropped Conley to 13-13 on the season.

As has happened a time or two over the decades, the Red Sox had plenty of chances against Yankees starter Bill Stafford, with 11 hits on the day. They stranded eight baserunners.

The Yankees were trying to hold off the Twins, who stood three games behind the American League leaders. The Red Sox were entrenched in eighth place, 17 games out.

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