A BRAND NEW FENWAY PARK OPENS
Fritz Ostermueller starts
the rally that wins his own game
June 8, 1934 ... Fritz
Ostermueller was a one-man show for the Red Sox, before a Ladies Day
Crowd of 10,000 fans. Not content with silencing the Washington
sluggers in all but one inning of a 12 inning game, he started the
Sox on the rally that won the game, giving his team a 3-2 decision.
His mates were not able to give him a comfortable cushion so he had
to plug away and outlast a trio of Washington hurlers. Although he
allowed eight hits in his 12 innings of work, he was able to pull
himself out of three or four jams.
His wildness allowed the Nationals to fill the bases in the 11th
inning, but he got Moe Berg to fly out. In the 12th, Osty gave up a
single and then walked the bases full. But he got Jonathan Stone on
strikes and Fred Schulte to pop up.
Eddie Morgan played a big part in this game and figured in the
manufacturing of all the Red Sox runs, driving in the first and third
runs and scoring the second one himself. With the teams scoreless in
the fourth inning, he slashed a triple that scored Billy Werber, who
had doubled, and then he singled with two outs in the 12th, to bring
home Ostermueller with the walk-off game winner.
The Sox got off to a two run lead in the fourth inning. With one out,
Werber doubled against the scoreboard in left center and scored on
Morgan's triple into the far parts of left-centerfield. Roy Johnson
poked a high fly ball to left and Morgan came in with the second
The Nats tied things up in the sixth inning and the score remained
that way until the 12th, when Ostermueller blooped a single into left
field, shot down to second on a sac bunt by Cissell, and moved to
third when Werber bounced one back to the pitcher. Morgan finally
shot a single up the middle to end it and Osty pranced home with the