MARTY McMANUS

HITTING THE BOTTOM -
THE WORST SEASON IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

Manager McManus buries the Browns
with two outs in the bottom of the ninth

July 6, 1932 ... Manager Marty McManus showed his boys exactly how it should be done at Fenway Park, when his long single to the left field bank, knocked off the St. Louis Browns for a 5-4 walk-off victory.

Marv Olson started the game at second base in place of McManus, who was nursing an injured foot, until the fourth inning.

The Browns took an early lead of four runs after four innings. In the Sox half of the fourth, with two outs, Smead Jolley reached on an error and Dale Alexander drew a pass. Urbane Pickering's liner to center scored Jolley with a run.

In the sixth inning, Johnny Watwood and Alexander both got base hits and were brought home on Rabbit Warstler's double to right. Ed Connolly's single to center brought Rabbit home, tying the score at 4 to 4.

The score was still tied at four apiece with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Roy Johnson laced a double to center, bringing up McManus. He slammed a knee high line drive to left ,that buried itself into "Duffy's Cliff". Goose Goslin could do nothing to dig it out and Johnson trotted home with the walk-off winning run, 5-4.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

ST. LOUIS BROWNS

1

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

   

4

9

1

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

1

0

3

0

0

1

   

5

10

3

 

 

W-Bob Weiland (4-8)
L-George Blaeholder (8-6)
Attendance - 1500

2B-Weiland (Bost), Warstler (Bost), Watwood (Bost),
Johnson (Bost), McManus (Bost), Scharein (StL),
Blaeholder (StL), Schulte (StL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Roy Johnson cf 5 1 1 .285

 

 

Marv Olson 2b 1 0 0 .276

 

 

Marty McManus 2b 4 0 1 .241

 

 

Johnny Watwood rf 3 1 2 .261

 

 

Smead Jolley lf 4 1 0 .318

 

 

Dale Alexander 1b 3 1 1 .365

 

 

Urbane Pickering 3b 4 0 2 .282

 

 

Rabbit Warstler ss 4 1 1 .238

 

 

Ed Connolly c 4 0 1 .266

 

 

Bob Weiland p 4 0 1 .132

 

               

 

 

IP H ER BB SO

 

 

Bob Weiland

9 9 1 2 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees

50

23

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

41

29

7 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

43

31

7 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

40

34

10 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

39

34

11

 

 

St. Louis Browns

35

37

14 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox   

26

44

22 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

15

57

34 1/2