April 23, 1948

April 23, 1948 Anyone who has played right field at Fenway Park in the late afternoon/early evening would testify to its being a horrific sun field. Sam Mele had that point driven home on this day, The Red Sox and Philadelphia A’s were tied, 3-3, in the ninth inning with two men Barney McCosky lofted a fly ball to right. Mele, having absolutely no idea where the ball was, turned his back on it and it ended up going for a two-run double, lifting the A’s to a 5-3 win. McCosky had two of his 46 RBIs ...

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