Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19th In Red Sox Vs. Orioles History

Up to 9,968 runs vs. the Orioles all time with those 15 last night. That all but clinches the 10,000 mark being reached this season. 32 runs in 10 games is all we need. It will be the first time the Red Sox have scored 10,000 runs against any one franchise, and the first time any franchise besides the Yanks has put up 10,000 against anybody. (All this includes only the 1901- era.)

Ooh, and look at this: the Red Sox have scored 79,991 runs overall in franchise history. Nine tonight and we hit 80,000. The Yanks are the only team currently above 80,000. The Tigers are pretty close to us with 79,887.

July 19th: We've played the O's/Browns 9 times, winning 7.

1941: In game one, George McQuinn hit for that season's only cycle, and the Browns won 9-3. Game two was won in the bottom of the 7th by "Don Heffner's nervy base running," according to the St. Pete Times. He went first to third on a groundout, and scored when Jimmie Foxx's throw to third went wild. Browns 4, Red Sox 3. Just over 2,500 people witnessed the Saturday doubleheader.

1947: Ted Williams knocked Johnny Pesky and Earl Johnson threw a 3-hit shutout for a 1-0 Boston win. This time fewer than 2,500 showed up on a Saturday at Sportsman's Park.

1948: Bobby Doerr hit a grand slam off of Fred Sanford (a junk baller?) in the 1st and that was all Mel Parnell needed in the 4-1 Sox win at Fenway. The game took about an hour and a half. (And Sanford died about 4 months ago at age 91.)

1954: In game one, the Orioles led 5-0 and then 7-3. Up four in the bottom of the ninth, they walked the bases loaded but had two outs. Jimmy Piersall doubled in two, and then Ted Williams was walked intentionally despite being the winning run. Mickey Owen had pinch run for Sammy White in the eighth and now stepped to the plate. His foul pop barely reached the seats, keeping the Sox alive. Then Owen hit one into the screen atop the Green Monster for a game-winning grand slam to cap a 6-run 9th, his teammates mobbing him at home plate. Owen had not hit a home run since 1950, and this one would the 14th and last of his career. In game two, Boston homered five times in an 8-5 win. Jackie Jensen went deep in consecutive innings, and Ted the Kid donged in both games.

1967: Red Sox score 5 in the 5th and hold on to win 6-4 at Memorial Stadium. Tony C. had 2 triples and a double, and the Red Sox find a new good luck charm (see pic, from The Day 7/20/1954)

1969: Dalton Jones, on a weekend pass from military reserve duty, hit a two-run, go-ahead double in the 7th, and Boston beat first-place Baltimore 5-3 on a Saturday night at Fenway.

1996: Mo Vaughn and Mike Stanley hit 3-run dongs as the Red Sox crushed the O's 13-2 at Fenway. Jeff "And a Little Child Shall Lead Them" Frye was 2 for 3 with FIVE runs scored.

Fred Sanford (a junk baller?)

Excellent. Sadly, he never faced Jimmie "Redd" Foxx.

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