Ted Williams pitches two innings in relief

TED WILLIAMS

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 scored on.

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.

 

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DETROIT TIGERS

0

1

6

2

2

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0

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12

16

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BOSTON RED SOX

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 W-Tommy Bridges (8-8)
L-Joe Herving (8-3)

 2B-York (Det), Tebbetts (Det), Bridges (Det), Doerr (Bost)

 3B-McCoskey (Det)

 HR-York (Det)