Friday, July 08, 2011

July 8th In Red Sox Vs. Orioles History

We lost 8 of our first 10 July 8th matchups against the Orioles' franchise, before taking the last three--a doubleheader sweep in 1956 at Fenway, and a 7-2 win at Camden Yards in '05.

1911 @STL: 7-5 L One hundred years ago today, a five-run fifth doomed Boston.
1912 STL: 5-1 W Smoky Joe Wood struck out 8 and scattered 7 hits in a 5-1 Red Sox win.
1920 STL: 4-0 L Urban Shocker beats Herb Pennock.
1922 STL: 2-1 W In game one of the second of three straight doubleheaders, Del Pratt tripled home George Burns for the walk-off win.
1922 STL: 10-6 L Pratt went deep in game two but the Sox couldn't overcome an early 9-0 Browns lead. Ray Kolp got the W for St. Louis.
1924 STL: 8-7 L Shocker didn't make it out of the first, but Kolp got the win, as the Red Sox blew a 7-0 lead and lost 8-7 at Fenway.
1932 STL: 8-4 L The Red Sox can't overcome an early 6-0 deficit.
1933 STL: 4-1 L Boston makes three errors to give this one away. (Baseball Reference's linescore shows 0 errors for the Red Sox, but lists all three in the boxscore below. Too busy with videos you can't stop from playing and charging fans money to sponsor pages even though they already have paid advertising from actual companies to get stuff right, I guess. Actually, checking other pre-1950 games I see they do this every time, listing 0 errors in the linescore when there are clearly errors in the game. Terrible! Retrosheet has their linescores right, by the way.
1943 @STL: 5-2 L One newspaper described the Browns as being "hit-drunk." They had 12--all from the first 5 guys in their lineup--in the 5-2 win. Both Lucier and Lazor (the guys who wore #81 and 82 for part of that season) played in the game for Boston.
1955 BAL: 9-3 L Ted Williams went 2 for 3 to up his average to .413, but Baltimore snapped Boston's 7-game win streak to stay with 27.5 games of the first-place Yankees. The Orioles would finish 39 games out, but it was better than the 57 games behind they finished the season before, their first in Baltimore.
1956 BAL: 9-0 W
1956 BAL: 8-4 W Dick Williams was the Orioles' leadoff man and Tito Francona was also in the starting lineup for both games of this sweep by the Red Sox. Ted Williams went 4 for 8 with a homer and a double.
2005 @BAL 7-2 W The Red Sox knocked Sidney Ponson around and Bronson got the win in a 15-hit attack. Varitek, the only active Red Sox player to have played against the O's in a July 8th game, went 1 for 5 with a double. [Correction: Ortiz also played in that game, duh. Went 2 for 2 with 3 walks.]

O's @ Sox, 7:10. We look to go 1-1 all-time in 7/8/11 games vs. the Orioles.


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