THE SUMMER OF .406 AND "THE STREAK" ...
Dom DiMaggio helps Newsome get #17

September 9, 1941 ... Dick Newsome, aided by his teammates Dom DiMaggio, chalked up his 17th win of the season, when the Red Sox beat the Tigers 6 to 0. It was Newsome's second shutout, with the first one coming against the White Sox earlier in the season. He was in great form and held the Tigers to four hits, scattered through three innings.

The only time Detroit, who had won 11 of their previous 13 games, threatened to score against him was in the fourth inning. There, with two outs and Bruce Campbell singled, Rudy York followed with a double, and then he struck out Mike Higgins. In the eighth-inning, Birdie Tebbetts pinch-hit for Boyd Perry and singled. That followed with a pass to Dutch Meyer, and then with runners on first and second and only one out, the next two batters were retired easily. In five of the other seven innings, he set down the Tigers in order.

Dom DiMaggio aided Newsome with a grand slam home run in the second inning. In the first inning, he hit triple to right-center, but his grand slam was his eighth home run of the year. Then in the fourth inning, against Bud Thomas, Dom came through with a double. He scored two of the Red Sox six runs, knocking in four and almost completed his cycle with everything but a single.

Johnny Gorsica started the game for the Tigers and had bad luck in the second inning when he handled a high bounding ball hit by Bobby Doerr and another one by Newsome. Both went for hits but he made an error on the one hit by Doerr with a wild and useless throw, trying to get him at first. That paved the way for the DiMaggio grand slam.

Thomas followed Gorsica to the mound and allow the Red Sox only one hit, the DiMaggio double, in his five innings of work.

The Sox got their first run in the very first inning on DiMaggio's triple and Finney's ground ball out at first. They got five in the second inning on a single by Jimmy Foxx, in infield single by Doerr which was aided with Gorsica's throwing error, and a pass to Frankie Pytlak, that loaded the bases for Dom.

Ted Williams got his only hit of the game after Finney and Joe Cronin had been thrown out at first in the second inning. He was passed on his first trip to the plate, got the hit in the second and made a bid for a home run in the fifth, but it was held up by the wind for a fly ball out. He grounded out to Rudy York in his last time at bat, going one for three and finishing the game with a .412 batting average.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

DETROIT TIGERS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

4

1

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

1

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

x

 

 

6

7

0

 

 

W-Dick Newsome (17-9)
L-Johnny Garcia (9-11)
Attendance - 3200

 2B-York (Det), DiMaggio (Bost)

 3B-DiMaggio (Bost)

 HR-DiMaggio (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 4 2 3 .267

 

 

Lou Finney rf 4 0 0 .280

 

 

Joe Cronin ss 3 0 0 .313

 

 

Skeeter Newsome ss 0 0 0 .224

 

 

Ted Williams lf 3 0 1 .412

 

 

Jim Tabor 3b 4 0 0 .280

 

 

Jimmie Foxx 1b 4 1 1 .300

 

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 3 1 1 .272

 

 

Frankie Pytlak c 2 1 0 .263

 

 

Dick Newsome p 3 1 1 .265

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Dick Newsome 9 4 0 3 3

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

1941 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees

93 46 -

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

72

66

20 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox

71 68 22

 

 

Cleveland Indians

67 68 24

 

 

Detroit Tigers

67 71 25 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns

61 75 30 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators

58 76 32 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

59 78 33