ON THIS DATE (May 22, 1957)
... The Red Sox scalped the Cleveland Indians by an
11-0 score and tied a record by slugging four homers in one inning,
including the 10th by Ted Williams.
Gene Mauch, Williams, Dick Gernert, and Frank Malzone all connected
for homers in the sixth inning off Cal McLish, to tie a record set by
the 1940 Red Sox. Williams was a part of that record also on
September 24th. He, Jimmy Foxx, Joe Cronin and Jim Tabor all knocked
the ball out of Shibe Park in Philly. The major league record however
is five in one inning, done by the 1939 Giants and the 1949 Phillies.
Mauch started the bombardment with his first homer of the year into
the left field screen, a few feet to the right of the foul pole.
Williams connected next with a towering drive that landed 420 feet
into the right-centerfield bleachers, behind the visitor's bullpen.
After Jackie Jensen drew a walk, Gernert bombed his fourth homer over
the left field screen across Lansdowne Street and then Malzone
homered halfway up into the netting.
Ted had a check swing single to right, walked twice and was hit by a
pitch in his other plate appearances. It hiked his batting average up