BENNIE TATE

HITTING THE BOTTOM -
THE WORST SEASON IN FRANCHISE HISTORY
The Sox tie the game in the 10th and win with
a walk-off homer in the 11th, by Bennie Tate

August 28, 1932 ... Benny Tate slammed a walk-off home run into the right field bleachers, to the delight of 10,000 fans at Fenway Park to win the second game of a doubleheader played against the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox had been beaten down by Wil Hudlin in the first game, 10 to 1, and in the second game, a pitching duel between Ivy Andrews and Clint Brown had been battled.

The score was tied at 1-1 at the end of nine innings. In the tenth inning, Andrews was knocked out of the box on two singles and a double, that put the Indians up by two.

But in their half of the 10th, the Sox came back and knocked out Brown. Tate led off with a single to center and Roy Johnson lined a single to right. Off went Brown to the showers in favor of Sarge Connally. Johnny Watwood was called upon to pinch hit for Marv Olson and forced Johnson at second, but Tate was able to score on the play. Marty McManus was next and lined a single to left, sending Watwood scampering over to third base. That brought George Stumpf up to the plate and he also singled to left, scoring Watwood and the game was tied back up at 3-3.

Ed Durham was the next Sox pitcher in the 11th and, in spite of giving up a walk and a base hit, retired the other batters. In the Sox half, Rabbit Warstler started by popping up, bringing up Tate, who hammered one of Connally's pitches over the fence in right, ending the game, 4 to 3.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

GAME #1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
  0  

CLEVELAND INDIANS

7

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

   

10

12

0

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

   

1

7

1

 

 

W-Willis Hudlin (9-8)
L-Bob Weiland (6-12)

2B-Olson (Bost), Hudlin (2)(Clev), Kamm (Clev)
HR-Jolley (Bost), Vosmik (Clev)

 
 

P

C

GAME #2AME #1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

 

R

H

E

 
     

CLEVELAND INDIANS

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

 

3

9

1

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

1

 

4

13

0

 

 

W-Ed Durham (5-10)
L-Sarge Connally (7-6)
Attendance - 10,000

2B-McManus (Bost), Averill (Clev), Brown (Clev)
HR-Tate (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Game #2

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Marv Olson 2b 4 1 1 .264

 

 

John Watwood ph 1 1 0 .258

 

 

Urbn Pickering 3b 0 0 0 .264

 

 

Marty McManus 3b/2b 5 0 3 .245

 

 

George Stumpf rf 5 0 2 .220

 

 

Dale Alexander 1b 5 0 1 .355

 

 

Smead Jolley lf 4 0 0 .326

 

 

Tom Oliver cf 5 0 2 .283

 

 

Rabbit Warstler ss 4 0 1 .211

 

 

Bennie Tate c 5 2 2 .229

 

 

Ivy Andrews p 3 0 0 .149

 

 

Bob Weiland p 0 0 0 .151

 

 

Roy Johnson ph 1 0 1 .298

 

 

Ed Durham p 0 0 0 .128

 

               

 

 

IP H ER BB SO

 

 

Ivy Andrews 9.2 8 3 2 1

 

 

Bob Weiland 0.1 0 0 0 0

 

 

Ed Durham

1 1 0 1 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees

88

38

-

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

78

49

10 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

71

54

16 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

71

57

18

 

 

Detroit Tigers

63

60

23 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns

55

68

31 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox   

39

84

47 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

36

91

52 1/2