THE SOX HAVE TWO
20 GAME WINNERS ...
The Sox bounce back with
a five-run 8th inning
July 2, 1935 ... A
slam-bang seventh inning, where five runs were scored with five hits,
wiped out a four run deficit established by the Washington Nationals,
and led to a 6-5 Red Sox win.
It started with Bing Miller with the Sox starting the inning down 5
to 1. Miller took a fast ball offered to him by Ed Linke and took it
over the left field wall. Rick Ferrell followed with a single and
Billy Werber took another pitch over the fence in left.
Jack Russell now came in to pitch and passed Babe Dahlgren. Pitcher
George Hockette laid down a perfect bunt to move Babe up. Oscar
Melillo dropped a Texas leaguer into right and Mel Almada drove a
ball into left-center, that scored Dahlgren. With Melillo on third,
Roy Johnson's grounder to second allowed him to sprint home with the
fifth run of the inning, putting the Sox ahead, 6 to 5.
Hockette worked the last four innings, allowing only one hit. Rube
Walberg had started and gave up two triples to Heinie Manush and a
double to Oscar Bluege. Up until the fifth inning, a single by Joe
Cronin was the only hit earned by the Sox. Then Babe Dahlgen blasted
a homer over the left field wall to give the Sox their first run.