THE BEST OFFENSIVE SEASON IN SOX HISTORY
The Sox come
back to tie the game and DiMaggio's
double in the 11th is a walk-off game winner.
July 20, 1950 ... Dom
DiMaggio's double to left scored Billy Goodman in the 11th inning to
give the Red Sox a 6 to 5 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Goodman
had singled and was sacrificed to second by Johnny Pesky before
DiMaggio drilled a line drive past leftfielder, Hoot Evers.
Vern Stephens' single to left in the last of the ninth, had scored
Goodman with the tying run after he and Pesky had each drawn a walk.
The Tigers had taken a 5-1 lead. Detroit scored off Walt Masterson in
the first inning and two more times in the third inning when Pat
Mullin stroked an inside-the-park homer down the right field line.
That scored George Kell, who had gotten his only hit of the game.
In the fourth inning, Aaron Robinson singled and Don Kolloway's
double sent him to third. Robinson scored on a sac fly for their
fifth run. Chuck Stobbs replaced Masterson and held the Tigers
hitless until the ninth inning.
The first Sox run came on Walt Dropo's 24th homer of the season in
the fourth inning. They then bunched three hits in the fifth inning
for two more runs. Pesky lined a triple that scored Goodman, who had
singled. DiMaggio's base hit then scored Pesky. The fourth Sox run
came on DiMaggio's 13th homer.
Ellis Kinder finished the game for the Sox with out allowing a hit,
and got the win.