July 23, 1953

July 23, 1953 In the bottomless stash holding baseball treasures of yore, there rests the pitchers duel. Starting pitchers locked horns, swatting down one another’s batting orders with bloodless efficiency. More often than not in the days before the designated hitter, relievers were required because scoring opportunities were scarce and pinch hitters sent starters to the showers. The duel recalled here featured the Red Sox’ Mel Parnell and the White Sox’ Virgil Trucks at Comiskey Park.  The White Sox scored the game’s only run. Chico Carresquel led off the fifth legging out a triple to the left-center ...

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