April 18, 1938 The Red Sox open the 1938 season at Fenway Park vs the New York Yankees. The defending world champions started their ace Red Ruffing against Rookie Jim Bagby. The Yankees were up early 4-2, Bill Dickey and Centerfielder Myril Hoag had done most of the damage. However, the Sox would explode for 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th off Ruffing. Doc Cramer and Bobby Doerr had 2 RBi’s in the inning as the Red Sox sent 11 men to the plate.
The Sox will win this mini battle 8-4, and Bagby will go on to have a fine rookie season going 15-11. The Yankees will however win the WAR winning the World Series title again in 1938.