June 20, 1953

June 20, 1953 Billy Goodman drove in two runs, scored one and extended his hitting streak ro 15 games with a pair of doubles, leading the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Browns at Fenway Park. Goodman had another streak going, having reached base in 15 of his previous 17 plate appearances, with 10 hits and five bases on balls. With the Browns fairly dreadful at 20-42, it was the smallest crowd to attend a Fenway night game so far that season: 10,567. Goodman did his damage off Browns starter Don Larsen, who ...

Oct. 15, 1952

Oct. 15, 1952 Ah, the Red Sox were looking to improve on a pitching staff ranked No. 5 in the eight-team American League. There is little evidence that the Red Sox have ever not been in the market to upgrade their pitching staff. Well, perhaps they were satisfied with the staff when Babe Ruth was the ace lefty. The improvements on this day were purchased from the St. Louis Browns, baseball’s poor house. They were a year away from moving to Baltimore. The Red Sox’ bounty included: Stan McWilliams, who never made it above Class AA. Tom ...

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June 11, 1952

June 11, 1952 On a bad night at Fenway, Satchel Paige and the St. Louis Browns topped the Red Sox, 7-4. The misery endured by a crowd of 19,049 was not confined to Paige blanking the Red Sox after they knocked starter Ned Garver out of the box in the sixth inning. And it wasn’t that the loss dropped Boston into third place in the American League. Two rain delays, one of 16 minutes, the other lasting 1 hours, 46 minutes, likely chased a good number of the miserably soaked faithful out of the ballpark long before ...

May 7, 1947

May 7, 1947 Ted Williams tied the game with a home run in the ninth, then nailed it down with a three-run homer in the 11th as the Red Sox topped the Browns, 6-5, at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. The two home runs put Williams at .345, with five homers and 14 RBIs. Their third straight win put the defending American League champs at 9-8, in fourth place. You May Have Missed... Fresh Content Direct to Your Inbox Subscribe Now

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