ON THIS DATE (August 24, 1940)
... Granting a long-standing request by Ted Williams,
Manager Joe Cronin allowed the long-legged outfielder to hurl the
last two innings of the first game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers,
already leading 11-1.
Williams held the Tigers to one
run on three hits and struck out Rudy York. Mike Higgins and
Hank Greenberg opened with singles. Except that Charley Gelbert
juggled a routine doubleplay ball, Williams might not have been
Except for Williams pitching
there was not much to talk about from the Red Sox point of view in
the first game. The Tigers won the game 12-1.