The Red Sox beat the Braves in the "Jimmy Fund" game

 

EDDIE MATHEWS & FRANK MALZONE
WARREN SPAHN & DICK RADATZ

 

ON THIS DATE (June 3, 1963) ... The night started out with the Fenway faithful cheering for Warren Spahn and jeering for the Red Sox. The Braves had beat the Sox in all three previous "Jimmy Fund" exhibition games, but tonight the Sox broke the spell by beating them 5 to 2.

Dave Morehead looked as impressive as he had in his first starts this year. For five innings he allowed only two hits, one to Hank Aaron and the other to his brother Tommie Aaron. Hank hit a double off the wall in left-centerfield in the fourth inning, and Tommie, rapped a single to left the next inning.

But in the bottom of the fifth inning, Eddie Bressoud smashed a homer into the left field net off Frank Funk, who then hit Morehead with a pitch on his hand.

The Braves came back with their rookie pitcher, Dan Schneider in the seventh inning, down 1-0. He was hit for four singles by Roman Mejias, Dick Williams, Lou Clinton and Bob Tillman, and gave out three walks, for four runs.

So then the Braves, now down 5-0, started their half of the eighth with a single to left by Don Dillard off Arnold Early, who had replaced Morehead. Bubba Morton lined to Felix Mantilla at short, who made a nice grab and was able to double up Dillard at first. Denis Menke next hit a high pop that Gary Geiger got messed up on, while trying to track down, falling into short right field for a double. Lee Maye drew a walk and Bob Uecker lined a double over Roman Mejias' head, scoring the two runners. But Early struck out the next two batters and got out of trouble.

In the ninth inning, behind 5 to 2, Norm Larker and Morton got base hits off Chet Nichols the third Sox pitcher. But Mack Jones struck out for the third time in the game and Tommie Aaron hit into a doubleplay to end it.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

MILWAUKEE BRAVES

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

 

 

2

7

0

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

1

0

4

0

x

 

 

5

11

0

 

 

W-Dave Morehead
L-Frank Funk
Attendance: 14,975

 2B-Aaron (Milw), Menke (Milw), Uecker (Milw)

 HR-Bressoud (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAVES

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Amado Samuel 2b 3 0 0    

 

Eddie Mathews lf 2 0 0    

 

Don Dillard lf 1 0 1    

 

Norm Larker ph 1 0 1    

 

Frank Bolling pr 0 0 0    

 

Hank Aaron rf 2 0 1    

 

Bubba Morton rf 2 0 1    

 

Mack Jones cf 4 0 0    

 

Tommie Aaron 1b 4 0 1    

 

Denis Menke 2b/ss 3 1 1    

 

Lee Maye 3b 2 1 0    

 

Bob Uecker c 3 0 2    

 

Roy McMillan ss 0 0 0    

 

Warren Spahn p 1 0 0    

 

Lew Burdette p 0 0 0    

 

Hawk Taylor ph 1 0 0    

 

Frank Funk p 1 0 0    

 

Dan Schneider p 0 0 0    

 

Joe Torre ph 1 0 0    

 

Tony Cloninger p 0 0 0    

 

    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Warren Spahn 1 1 0 0 0  

 

Lew Burdette 1 1 0 0 0  

 

Frank Funk 4 5 1 1 2  

 

Dan Schneider 1 4 4 3 1  

 

Tony Cloninger 1 0 0 1 0  

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game #2

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Chuck Schilling 2b 2 0 0    

 

Billy Gardner 2b 2 1 0    

 

Roman Mejias cf 5 1 2    

 

Carl Yastrzemski lf 2 0 2    

 

Jim Gosger ph/lf 2 0 0    

 

Frank Malzone 3b 2 0 0    

 

Dick Williams 3b 3 1 1    

 

Lou Clinton rf 5 1 2    

 

Dick Stuart 1b 2 0 1    

 

Gary Geiger 1b 1 0 1    

 

Bob Tillman c 3 0 1    

 

Eddie Bressoud ss 2 1 1    

 

Felix Mantilla ss 1 0 0    

 

Dave Morehead p 1 0 0    

 

Earl Wilson ph 0 0 0    

 

Arnold Early p 2 0 0    

 

Chet Nichols p 0 0 0    

 

    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Dave Morehead 5 2 0 0 5  

 

Arnold Early 4 4 2 1 3  

 

Chet Nichols 1 2 0 0 1