On April 10, 1959 — On Opening Day at Briggs Stadium, Chicago White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox goes 5 for 7 and hits an unlikely 14th-inning two-run home run off Don Mossi to beat the Detroit Tigers, 9 – 7. Fox did not homer in 623 at-bats last season.

 

 


 

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Chicago White Sox 9, Detroit Tigers 7

 

Game Played on Friday, April 10, 1959 (D) at Briggs Stadium

CHI A 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 9 17 0 
DET A 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 7 14 1
BOX+PBP
WP: Staley (1-0)
LP: Mossi (0-1)
SV: Rudolph (1)
HR: Fox (1), Landis (1), Kaline (1), Maxwell (1)

Play by Play

WHITE SOX 1ST: Aparicio grounded out (shortstop to first); Fox
doubled to right; Landis lined into a double play (second to
shortstop) [Fox out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox
0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Yost grounded out (shortstop to first); Kuenn struck
out; Kaline homered; Harris grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers 1.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Lollar singled to center; Cash struck out; Smith
struck out while Lollar stole second; Callison walked; Phillips
lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 2ND: Bolling popped to catcher in foul territory; Doby
flied out to left; Bridges singled to center; Wilson popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Tigers 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Pierce lined to shortstop; Aparicio flied out to
center; Fox singled to right; Landis singled to center [Fox to
third, Landis to second (on throw)]; Lollar flied out to center;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Bunning grounded out (third to first); Yost grounded
out (third to first); Kuenn singled to center; Kaline walked
[Kuenn to second]; Harris flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  White Sox 0, Tigers 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Cash singled to right; On a bunt Smith singled to
pitcher [Cash to second]; Callison walked [Cash to third, Smith
to second]; Phillips struck out; Pierce forced Callison (second
to shortstop) [Cash scored (RBI), Smith to third, Pierce to
first]; Aparicio forced Pierce (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Bolling grounded out (shortstop to first); Doby
flied out to center; Bridges flied to left in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Tigers 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Fox singled to right; Landis homered [Fox
scored]; Lollar grounded out (shortstop to first); Cash singled
to right; Bunning threw a wild pitch [Cash to second]; MORGAN
REPLACED BUNNING (PITCHING); Smith walked (walk was charged to
Bunning); Callison flied out to left; Phillips made an out to
shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Wilson grounded out (pitcher to second to first);
Morgan singled to right; Yost doubled to right [Morgan to
third]; Kuenn singled to center [Morgan scored, Yost scored];
Kaline doubled to center [Kuenn to third]; Harris grounded out
(first unassisted) [Kuenn scored, Kaline to third]; Bolling
flied out to center; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers
4.

WHITE SOX 6TH: MUELLER BATTED FOR PIERCE; Mueller singled to
center; Aparicio singled to pitcher [Mueller to second]; RIVERA
RAN FOR MUELLER; Fox out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Rivera to third, Aparicio to second]; Landis flied out to
right; Lollar grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  White Sox 3, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 6TH: LOWN REPLACED RIVERA (PITCHING); Doby grounded out
(pitcher to first); Bridges popped to catcher in foul territory;
Wilson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
White Sox 3, Tigers 4.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Cash grounded out (pitcher to first); Smith
struck out; Callison walked; Phillips singled to left [Callison
to second]; TORGESON BATTED FOR LOWN; Torgeson walked [Callison
to third, Phillips to second]; NARLESKI REPLACED MORGAN
(PITCHING); GOODMAN BATTED FOR APARICIO; Goodman reached on an
error by Doby [Callison scored (unearned) (no RBI), Phillips
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Torgeson scored (unearned) (no RBI),
Goodman to third]; ESPOSITO RAN FOR GOODMAN; Fox singled to left
[Esposito scored (unearned)]; Landis flied out to right; 4 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 7TH: ESPOSITO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); TORGESON
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); MOORE REPLACED CASH (PITCHING);
OSBORNE BATTED FOR NARLESKI; Osborne walked; Yost flied out to
right; Kuenn lined to second; Kaline flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 4.

WHITE SOX 8TH: SUSCE REPLACED OSBORNE (PITCHING); Lollar
grounded out (shortstop to first); Moore struck out; Smith
walked; Callison grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 8TH: Harris popped to third in foul territory; Bolling
grounded out (second to first); Doby walked; Bridges walked
[Doby to second]; MAXWELL BATTED FOR WILSON; Maxwell homered
[Doby scored, Bridges scored]; Susce was called out on strikes;
3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 7.

WHITE SOX 9TH: GROTH REPLACED DOBY (PLAYING LF); BERBERET
REPLACED MAXWELL (PLAYING C ); Phillips flied out to left;
Torgeson flied out to right; Esposito struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 9TH: SHAW REPLACED MOORE (PITCHING); Yost grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kuenn grounded out (pitcher to first);
Kaline singled to left; ARIAS REPLACED SHAW (PITCHING); Harris
singled to center [Kaline to third]; Debut game for Rudy
Arias; Bolling grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 7.

WHITE SOX 10TH: Fox grounded out (first to pitcher); Landis
walked; Lollar singled to center [Landis to third]; BOONE BATTED
FOR ARIAS; Boone reached on a fielder's choice [Landis out at
home (third to catcher to shortstop), Lollar to second]; Smith
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 7,
Tigers 7.

TIGERS 10TH: STALEY REPLACED BOONE (PITCHING); Groth doubled to
left; On a bunt Bridges singled to pitcher [Groth to third];
Berberet was walked intentionally [Bridges to second]; ZERNIAL
BATTED FOR SUSCE; Zernial reached on a fielder's choice [Groth
out at home (catcher unassisted), Bridges to third, Berberet to
second]; ALVAREZ RAN FOR ZERNIAL; Yost grounded into a double
play (pitcher to catcher to first) [Bridges out at home]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 7.

WHITE SOX 11TH: MOSSI REPLACED ALVAREZ (PITCHING); Callison was
called out on strikes; Phillips popped to catcher in foul
territory; Torgeson grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 11TH: Kuenn popped to third in foul territory; Kaline
grounded out (pitcher to first); Harris singled to right;
Bolling grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
White Sox 7, Tigers 7.

WHITE SOX 12TH: Esposito flied out to center; Fox made an out to
shortstop; Landis made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 12TH: Groth grounded out (shortstop to first); Bridges
singled to left [Bridges out at second (left to second)];
Berberet flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox
7, Tigers 7.

WHITE SOX 13TH: Lollar singled to left; ROMANO RAN FOR LOLLAR;
Staley out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Romano to
second]; Smith struck out; SKIZAS BATTED FOR CALLISON; Skizas
made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers
7.

TIGERS 13TH: ROMANO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); SKIZAS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Mossi lined to center; Yost struck out
(catcher to first); Kuenn grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 7, Tigers 7.

WHITE SOX 14TH: Phillips flied out to center; Torgeson flied out
to right; Esposito singled to left; Fox homered [Esposito
scored]; Landis grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 9, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 14TH: Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first); Harris
walked; Bolling grounded out (second to first) [Harris to
second]; CHRISLEY BATTED FOR GROTH; RUDOLPH REPLACED STALEY
(PITCHING); Chrisley flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
White Sox 9, Tigers 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 White Sox        9  17   0   15
 Tigers           7  14   1   11