On April 19, 1960 — Making his debut in pinstripes, Roger Maris goes 4-for-5 batting leadoff in the Yankees lineup. The right-fielder’s 11 total bases, including two home runs and a double, contribute to the Bronx Bombers’ Opening Day 8-4 victory over Boston at Fenway Park.

In 1961, Maris will set a major league record for the most home runs in one season, breaking Babe Ruth’s longstanding record…

 

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New York Yankees 8, Boston Red Sox 4

Game Played on Tuesday, April 19, 1960 (N) at Fenway Park

NY A 0 0 0 2 4 1 0 1 0 - 8 17 1 BOS A 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 - 4 9 2
BOX+PBP
WP: Coates (1-0)
LP: Brewer (0-1)
HR: Maris 2 (2), Williams (2)

Play by Play

 

YANKEES 1ST: Maris doubled to left; Richardson walked; McDougald
flied out to right; Lopez grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Richardson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 1ST: Buddin popped to first; Runnels singled to center;
Malzone singled to right [Runnels to third]; Stephens hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Runnels scored]; Williams grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox
1.

YANKEES 2ND: Mantle singled to right; Skowron singled to center
[Mantle to second]; Howard grounded into a double play (third to
second) [Mantle out at third, Skowron out at second]; Kubek
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
0, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 2ND: Thomson grounded out (shortstop to first); Jackson
struck out; H. Sullivan popped to catcher in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Coates grounded out (pitcher to first); Maris
grounded out (pitcher to first); Richardson grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 3RD: Brewer was called out on strikes; Buddin doubled to
left; Runnels singled to left [Buddin to third]; Malzone reached
on a fielder's choice [Buddin out at home (third to catcher),
Runnels to second]; Stephens lined to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.

YANKEES 4TH: McDougald singled to left; Lopez flied out to
center; Mantle doubled to center [McDougald scored]; Skowron
singled to pitcher [Mantle to third]; Howard singled to center
[Mantle scored, Skowron to second]; Kubek grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Howard out at second]; 2 R,
4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 4TH: Williams flied out to left; Thomson flied out to
right; Jackson singled to center; H. Sullivan forced Jackson
(third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Red Sox 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Coates singled to right; Maris homered [Coates
scored]; Richardson singled to left; McDougald grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Richardson out at
second]; Lopez reached on an error by Stephens [Lopez to
second]; Brewer threw a wild pitch [Lopez to third]; Mantle
walked; Skowron doubled to left [Lopez scored (unearned), Mantle
scored (unearned)]; F. SULLIVAN REPLACED BREWER (PITCHING);
Howard flied out to center; 4 R (2 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 6, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 5TH: KEOUGH BATTED FOR F. SULLIVAN; Keough walked;
Buddin walked [Keough to second]; Runnels grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Keough to third, Buddin out
at second]; Malzone doubled to left [Keough scored]; Stephens
flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Red Sox 2.

YANKEES 6TH: CHITTUM REPLACED KEOUGH (PITCHING); Kubek singled
to center; Coates reached on an error by H. Sullivan on a
sacrifice bunt [Kubek to third]; Maris singled to right [Kubek
scored, Coates to second]; On a bunt Richardson made an out to
catcher; McDougald grounded out (pitcher to first) [Coates to
third, Maris to second]; Lopez flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Yankees 7, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 6TH: Williams flied out to right; Thomson flied out to
center; Jackson popped to shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 7, Red Sox 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Mantle was called out on strikes; Skowron singled
to left; Howard lined to left; Kubek popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 7TH: H. Sullivan flied out to left; GEIGER BATTED FOR
CHITTUM; Geiger grounded out (first to pitcher); Buddin walked;
Runnels flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7, Red
Sox 2.

YANKEES 8TH: BOWSFIELD REPLACED GEIGER (PITCHING); Coates struck
out; Maris homered; Richardson singled to center; McDougald
singled to left [Richardson to second]; Lopez struck out; Mantle
walked [Richardson to third, McDougald to second]; WORTHINGTON
REPLACED BOWSFIELD (PITCHING); Skowron made an out to second; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 8, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 8TH: Malzone lined to right; Stephens flied out to
right; Williams homered; Thomson made an out to shortstop; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 8, Red Sox 3.

YANKEES 9TH: BUSBY REPLACED WILLIAMS (PLAYING LF); Howard flied
out to right; Kubek flied out to center; Coates walked; Maris
walked [Coates to second]; Richardson flied to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 8, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 9TH: HUNT REPLACED LOPEZ (PLAYING LF); Jackson lined to
third; H. Sullivan singled to left [H. Sullivan to second (error
by Hunt)]; WERTZ BATTED FOR WORTHINGTON; Howard allowed a passed
ball [H. Sullivan to third]; Wertz flied out to center; Buddin
singled to left [H. Sullivan scored (unearned)]; WEBSTER RAN FOR
BUDDIN; Runnels flied out to left; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Yankees 8, Red Sox 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Yankees          8  17   1   12
 Red Sox          4   9   2    7