THE SOX HAVE TWO
20 GAME WINNERS ...
For the second straight day, Wes Ferrell
to win a game in the ninth inning
July 22, 1935 ... Wes
Ferrell slugged a game-winning home run for the second straight game,
beating the St. Louis Browns, 2 to 1 and winning his 15th game. He
went to bat in the ninth inning with the score tied at 1-1 and took
the ball over the left field wall to end a game where he had given up
seven hits, three of which scored a run for the Browns in the fifth
At the time the three singles put the Browns up 1-0. The Sox came
back in the sixth inning when Dick Coffman walked Dusty Cooke to
start the inning. Mel Almada blooped a single to center, with Dusty
scooting over to third on the play. Roy Johnson's sac fly to center
scored Cooke with the tying run.
Coffman had Ferrell in the hole with two strikes and a ball when he
came to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning with one out. Moose
Solters was playing in left field for the Browns and didn't have to
A small crowd of 1600 was in attendance and a bunch of kids mingled
with the Red Sox players, who cheered and greeted Wes at home.
Joe Cronin was the only Sox player to hit Coffman effectively,
banging out a pair of doubles. The Sox had multiple chances to take
the game in hand, but stranded nine men on base.