“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

 

GEORGE CAFEGO

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
The Yanks wind up the season at home
with a 13-6 win

November 19, 1944 ... The Yanks are grateful that 0-8 Brooklyn is still in the league.  Boston stormed for 50 yards, with only a few minutes left to play, at Fenway Park to snare the Brooklyn Tigers, 13-6.  Keith Ranspot, playing left end for the Yanks, caught two passes all day.  With three minutes left to play, he caught his first pass.  He caught his second pass in the end zone for the winning score.  The winning drive was initiated with a 20 yard punt runback.  That was at midfield.  On the first play, Ranspot slid out into the right flat to snag a pass from Bob Davis and run it down to Brooklyn's 25-yard line.  On third down, Davis pitched to George Cafego who hit Ranspot angling across the end zone from left end.  The Yanks had doubled the amount of wins that anyone had ever thought they would get in their inaugural season.

The Yanks scored first, halfway through the first period, when Brooklyn's Ken Fryer bobbled a punt.  Augie Lio recovered the loose ball on Brooklyn's 10-yard line.  Davis got it across on fourth down by sprinting clear across the field to circle the Tiger right flank for the score.  The Yanks staved off successive drives in the second and third periods, before Johnny Butler's third down run for 22 yards, when he appeared to be dropped for a loss, ran it down to the Yanks 14-yard line.  Pug Manders drove it in for the Brooklyn tying points.  After than it was Ranspot and a Yanks finale win.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

BROOKLYN TIGERS

0

0

6

0

 

 

6

 

 
 

BOSTON YANKS

6

0

0

7

 

 

13

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

10 yd Rush - Bob Davis (Bost)
PAT failed

Brooklyn (0)
Boston (6)

 3rd Qtr

14 yd Rush - Pug Manders (Bkln)
PAT failed

Brooklyn (6)
Boston (6)

 4th Qtr

25 yd Pass - George Cafego to Keith Ranspot (Bost)
Augie Lio (PAT)

Brooklyn (6)
Boston (13)

 

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