NIGHT BASEBALL &
JACKIE ROBINSON ...
The Red Sox with a come-from-behind
win over the Yankees
May 12, 1947 ... Rudy York led the Red Sox to a 4 to 3 triumph over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, that gave them the edge in the three-game series. He blasted a long high home run into the nets in the eighth-inning
that started the Red Sox on a three run rampage that provided one of the seasons most thrilling important comebacks.
Wally Moses drove home the tying run with a pinch-hit single while the winning run was scored by Eddie Pellagrini. Pellagrini had gotten on base preventing an inning ending double play that kept the teams deadlocked at 3 to 3.
Yankees had built up a comfortable 3 to 1 lead on Tex Hughson. Home runs by George McQuinn, Yogi Berra and pitcher Spud Chandler provided the fireworks. The way Chandler was mowing down the Red Sox batters, it seemed as if they were indeed on their way to a defeat.
But in the eighth-inning, after York's home run, which made it 3 to 2, Bobby Doerr singled to left and Dom DiMaggio laid down a good bunt. Catcher Ralph Houk tried to throw out Doerr at second base, but he was late and Bobby easily beat the throw on the fielder's choice. Culberson followed
up with a sacrifice, and a pass to Hal Wagner loaded the bases.
Moses then drove a single right that scored Doerr with the tying run and Pellagrini rolled down to Bobby Brown at third, who tried for the around the horn doubleplay, but Pellagrini had too much speed and reach first base by a stride as DiMaggio scored the winning run.