THE SOX HAVE TWO
20 GAME WINNERS ...
Billy Werber ties an
MLB record with
four consecutive doubles in a single game
June 17, 1935 ... The
Red Sox won an entertaining doubleheader from the Indians at Fenway.
They came from behind in the first game, to hammer the All-Star, Mel
Harder and win 13 to 5, behind some excellent relief pitching by Rube
Walberg. The second game was considerably closer and Lefty Grove
proved to be effective when necessary, and won by a 3 to 1 score.
Billy Werber, after drawing a free pass his first time up, proceeded
to crack out four successive doubles, all of which hit the left field
wall in some fashion. It tied a record held by 13 players.
Werber hit three of them in three successive innings, the 4th, 5th,
6th, and then in the 8th. He scored three runs and drove in four
others. Then, in the second game, he drew two free tickets his first
two times up, and scored the third run with some great baserunning.
He was on second base and Bing Miller was on third with one out, when
Moe Berg lined a hit to left. It looked as if Jow Vosmik would catch
the ball, so Werber hesitated between second and third. The ball
however, fell safely, and Vosmik, believing that Billy would stop at
third, took his time in retrieving the ball. But Billy so that and
kept on chugging around third, catching his opponents with their
pants down. The extra run gave Lefty Grove some insurance, winning 3
Miller, after scoring three times in the opener recorded five putouts
in the outfield. He also started the scoring in the afternoon, with a
triple to the 420 ft mark in center, and checked in on a sac fly by
Rick Ferrell got a single, double and a homer in the first game in
five trips up. Babe Dahlgren got two hits in two times up, scored
twice and drove across three others.