On June 10, 1953, At Sportsman Park, the Red Sox welcome Max Lanier to the American League by handing him his first loss. Jimmy Piersall of the Boston Red Sox goes 6-for-6 in the first game of a doubleheader. Piersall’s performance spearheads an 11-2 victory over the St. Louis Browns.
Piersall is hitless in game 2‚ a 3 – 2 Sox win‚ and is sent sprawling to the ground by Satchel Paige. Piersall had infuriated Paige during a game in his rookie season by mimicking the right-hander’s every move.