On July 8, 1951, in the second game of a doubleheader at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, future Hall of Fame second baseman Red Schoendienst hits home runs from both the left and right side of the plate.
In what looks like a football score, the Red Sox overpower the A’s, 22 – 14 in Philadelphia, the third time this month they’ve scored 20 or more runs. The 36 runs establish an American League mark for runs scored by two teams. Both teams match a major league record they set in 1901 for most players scoring two or more runs (Boston, 9: Philadelphia, 4). Overall, pitchers give up 21 walks in the debacle. Despite the high score, only one home run is hit – by Ted Williams in a game one newspaper calls “a two hour and 50 minute marathon.” The previous record of 35 runs was set by the same two clubs in 1901: Boston 23, A’s 12. The major league mark is 49 by the Cubs and Phillies on August 25, 1922.
June 29, 1950
The National League defeats the American League, 3 – 2, in the 1952 All-Star Game behind the pitching of Philadelphia’s Curt Simmons and Cub Bob Rush in Philadelphia. The game is ended after five innings because of rain. Cub Hank Sauer’s homer with Stan Musial aboard in the 4th proves to be the deciding run.
July 8, 1952
1910 – The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 10 – 5, before a chilly crowd of 800 fans at the Baker Bowl. It is the 14th loss for the Phillies in their last 15 games. The Cardinals are paced by leadoff hitter Miller Huggins, who has no official at bats in six plate appearances, the first time this has ever happened in major league history. Huggins walks in his first three at-bats, hits a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt in the next two, and walks with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to drive in the lead run. At the end of the season, Huggins will lead the National League with 116 walks.
October 15, 2019