NIGHT BASEBALL &
JACKIE ROBINSON ...
Jake Jones hits a walk-off
game winner in the ninth
August 12, 1947 ... After the Red Sox and come from behind in the ninth-inning to tie the score on Bobby Doerr's single with two out, Jake Jones smashed an Early Wynn pitch to remote right-center field, giving the Red Sox
a 2 to 1 victory over Washington at Fenway Park, the seventh straight there this season over the Nationals.
Wynn had pitched one of his best games of the season until the Sox finally broke him down. He passed Johnny Pesky to open the final inning. Dom DiMaggio promptly dropped a perfect bunt to advance Johnny. Bobby Doerr followed with a line single to center field that scored Pesky with the tying
run. But it was Jones' line drive between Stan Spence and Buddy Lewis to the wall some 429 feet away that made the crowd go crazy.
The win went to sore armed Mickey Harris, his second in a week, after he had relieved Danny Galehouse in the ninth-inning. The Senators had a 1-0 lead at the time and there was more trouble in the making, when Rick Ferrell and singled and Wynn doubled him to third with one out. Joe Grace
then hit a grounder to Jones who stepped on first for the put out, with Ferrell holding third. But Wynn had decided to run, and found himself sharing the third base bag with Ferrell. Jones calmly walked across the diamond to the third base and pinned a tag on both baserunners for good