TED WILLIAMS AT THE PLATE
NIGHT BASEBALL &
JACKIE ROBINSON ...
Ted Williams belts two homers for his
sixth straight hit, in a romp over the Browns
July 26, 1947 ... Spearheaded by the 21st and 22nd home runs by Ted Williams, the Red Sox won their fifth straight today at Fenway Park, by a score of 12 to 1. Joe Dobson who is usually
bothered by the hard-hitting Browns, beat them easily, allowing only six hits, walking none and striking out four. He lost a shutout when he was touched for a single by Johnny Berardino and a triple by Paul Lehner in the very first inning. The win allow him to join Bob Feller in the 12 game winners circle.
Every player in the Red Sox lineup except Bobby Doerr and Dobson collected two hits each. A walk to Johnny Pesky and Williams 3-1 clout that went a half dozen rows up in the right field bleachers, gave the Sox a 2 to 1 lead in the first inning. A walk to Dom DiMaggio and Jake Jones' ninth
home run into the left field screen added another pair of runs in the second inning.
Sam Mele opened up the third with a triple and Williams hit his second home run of the game a dozen rows into the bleachers. This marked sixth straight hit off Ted's bat, including four home runs and two singles.
Bobby Doerr followed with a double off the left-field wall and scored on Birdie Tebbetts' single to left field to make it 7 to 1. In the fourth inning, a Pesky double and Mele single added another run.
The Sox picked up four more runs in the fifth inning on successive singles by DiMaggio, Jones and Tebbetts. After Dobson's sacrifice, singles by Dente and Pesky plus a fly ball from Mele produced the 12th run for the afternoon.
Williams was robbed of his third straight homer when he hit one that backed Will Brown up to the bullpen fence. who leapt and speared the ball as it went over the wall. Pesky and DiMaggio now have 13 game hitting streaks. Johnny has 23 hits in his last 56 at-bats for a .411 batting average
in those games.