THE SOX HAVE TWO
20 GAME WINNERS ...
finish for the Red Sox
August 4, 1935 ... The
Red Sox and A's divided a doubleheader before over 40,000 fans at
Fenway Park. The Sox staged one of their patented comebacks again
this year in the opener.
They tied the game on a hit by Dib Williams with two out in the last
of the ninth inning and won the game 7-6, on Roy Johnson's hit in the
Wes Ferrell seemed to be destined for a loss when his support
faltered, carried across the winning run for his 18th victory of the
The Sox were leading as late as the fifth inning by a 3-2 score, when
Joe Cronin belted a homer over the wall. Williams homered in the
sixth and Babe Dahlgren scored moments later to give the Sox a
Two Red Sox errors helped Philly tie the game at five each in the
eighth inning and then Mike Higgins slugged his 16th homer over the
speakers on the left field wall, to put the Athletics ahead by one in
the ninth, 6-5.
Whitey Wilshire, Philly's third pitcher, was on the mound in the Sox
half of the ninth and with one out, walked Joe Cronin. Rick Ferrell
and Williams followed with singles and the score was tied once again,
thus sending the game into overtime.
Wilshire made a great play to keep the Sox from winning the game in
the ninth inning. With the bases loaded, Babe Dahlgren topped a
little roller in front of the plate. Wilshire raced in and scooped
the ball to his catcher, Paul Richards, to get Rick Ferrell at the
Wes Ferrell started the Sox half of the 10th with a single to left.
Bing Miller bunted but beat the play at first. After Mel Almada
popped out on a bunt attempt, Roy Johnson ripped a single to right,
that scored easily Ferrell with the walk-off game winner.
The A's beat Johnny Welch in the second game to break even on the
day, 4 to 3. Billy Werber pulled off two stolen bases, his 20th and