Rookie Ted Williams goes 4 for 5, including his first major-league home run, but the Boston Red Sox lose to the Philadelphia Athletics, 12 – 8, at Fenway Park.

Apr 23, 1939 | Firsts

On April 23, 1939 — At Fenway Park Rookie Ted Williams goes 4 for 5, including his first major-league home run, a 2 run shot in the first inning of Bud Thomas, but the Boston Red Sox lose to the Philadelphia Athletics, 12 – 8.

 

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