Don Buddin hits a 10th inning walk-off grand slam homer

DON BUDDIN

ON THIS DATE (July 11, 1959) ... Capping an afternoon of wild confusion, acrimonious debate and sheer jubilation, Don Buddin unloaded the first grand slam homer of his major league career in the 10th inning yesterday over the New York Yankees to carry the Red Sox to an 8-4 victory.  Buddin's walk-off came off reliever Bob Turley.  Turley replaced Jim Bronstad, who took over when Ryne Duren and Yogi Berra were tossed by ump Bill Summers

In the Red Sox 8th inning the Red Sox rallied for three runs to grab a 4-3 lead, but Tony Kubek's homer in the 9th tied the game.  In the Red Sox 10th, Vern Stephens led off with a single to right.  Frank Malzone walked and Runnels loaded the bases with an infield single, setting the stage for Buddin's game winning grand slam.

 

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W-Murray Wall (2-4)
L-Jim Bronstad (0-3)
Attendance - 24,232

   2B-Berra (NY), Kubek (NY)

   3B-Kubek (NY)

   HR-Kubek (NY), Buddin (Bost)