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
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
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.