NIGHT BASEBALL &
JACKIE ROBINSON ...
Red Sox home run barrage helps Hughson
August 13, 1947 ... The Red Sox trampled the Washington Senators, behind Tex Hughson, 10-3 at Fenway Park. The triumph gave the Sox a three game sweep with Washington. Any prospect of Hughson not getting support from his
batters, vanished in the first inning when three of his teammates teed off on Milo Candini and drive him from the box with a 5 to 0 lead.
Sam Mele opened the game with a line drive into the left field screen. Johnny Pesky then singled, stole second and went to third on Joe Mancuso's poor throw to second. Candini balked and Pesky scored. Ted Williams followed with the first of his four hits, with a single to right. Bobby Doerr
and Jake Jones then hit successive pitches into the screen, bringing in Mario Pieretti to relieve Candini.
The three home runs in the first inning did not equal the American League record set by the Red Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia in 1940. In the sixth inning of that game, Ted Williams, Jimmy Foxx, Joe Cronin and Jim Tabor all hit home runs, and the first three of them
were in succession. In 1939, the New York Giants hit five home runs in one inning to set the big league record.
Jones added another home run in the seventh inning to boost his year's total to 12, with 68 RBI. The win was the eighth straight over the Senators here, who gambled desperately by starting Candini, use solely in relief this season. All of the Red Sox hit safely in the game with the exception
of Hughson and Dom DiMaggio, Jones and Birdie Tebbetts following behind Williams with three hits each.
Hughson had a 10 to 0 lead after seven innings. A couple of errors by Jones and DiMaggio, however found him letting up in the eighth-inning when Washington scored their runs, coupled with three singles.