BUDDY ROSAR

THE BEST OFFENSIVE SEASON IN SOX HISTORY ...  
The Sox beat the Senators in the 9th inning

August 19, 1950 ... The Sox pulled out another game out of the fire to beat the Senators, 5 to 4, with a two-run ninth inning rally at Fenway. Buddy Rosar came off the bench and blasted a single off the left field fence with two out in the ninth inning and the bases loaded, scoring Vern Stephens.

It was a well merited victory for Mel Parnell, who blew a lead in the late innings, but then hung in to pitch himself out of jams.

Sam Mele had batted Washington to a 4-3 lead with a double down the left field line to allow Cass Michaels to sprint home from first in the eighth inning.

The Sox came up in the ninth inning after having been shut out for five consecutive innings by Connie Marrero. Johnny Pesky lit the fuse by lining a single to center. Billy Goodman moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt, before Stephens scored him with a line drive double over left fielder Johnny Ostrowski's leap.

With the game tied and a light drizzle turning into rain, Bobby Doerr drew an intentional walk. Walt Dropo came off the bench to bat for Clyde Vollmer, but struck out. Al Zarilla then drew a walk on four straight balls to load the bases. Rosar came up and took two straight balls from Marrero, before fouling off the next two pitches. But the next pitch was in his wheel-house and he rocketed it to left. There was no question it would be the winning hit when it slammed off the wall in left. Stephens scored easily and the game was over.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

WASHINGTON SENATORS

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

 

 

4

10

2

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

 

 

5

12

1

 

 

W-Mel Parnell (11-8)
L-Connie Marrero (5-8)
Attendance - 10, 581

 2B-Parnell (Bost), Stephens (Bost), Coan (Wash), Mele (Wash)

 HR-Ostrowski (Wash)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 4 0 2 .329  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 4 2 2 .320  

 

Billy Goodman 1b 3 1 2 .357  

 

Vern Stephens ss 5 1 2 .299  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 2 0 0 .297  

 

Clyde Vollmer lf 4 0 1 .297  

 

Walt Dropo ph 1 0 0 .329  

 

Al Zarilla rf 3 0 0 .340  

 

Matt Batts c 3 0 0 .269  

 

Tom Wright ph 1 0 0 .305  

 

Buddy Rosar c 1 0 1 .310  

 

Mel Parnell p 4 1 2 .232  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Mel Parnell 9 10 3 7 3  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1950 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Detroit Tigers 71 38 -

 

 

Cleveland Indians 71 44 3

 

 

New York Yankees 69 44 4

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 69 48 6

 

 

Washington Senators 50 61 22

 

 

Chicago White Sox 44 71 30

 

 

St. Louis Browns 38 71 33

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 40 75 34