1952 BOSTON RED SOX ...
JIMMY PIERSALL (FEAR STRIKES OUT) ...

 

Dutch Leonard   Butch Schmidt   Arky Vaughan   King George VI
Died: July 11th   Died: Sept 4th   Died: July 3rd   Died: Feb 6th
Fred Tenney   Dick Crutcher   Curly Howard   John Garfield
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Fred Lynn   Tim Blackwell   Jerry Remy   Drew Bledsoe
Born: Feb 3rd   Born: Aug 9th   Born: Nov 8th   Born: Feb 14th
Rodney Harrison   Ted Johnson   Adam Vinatieri   Bill Walton
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Dennis Lamp   Joe Sambito   Mike Webster   Mike Shanahan
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John Stallworth   Lynn Swan   Guy LaFleur   Peter McNab
Born: July 15th   Born: March 11th   Born: Sept 20th   Born: May 8th
George Gervin   Ben Crenshaw   Jimmy Connors   Jack Lambert
Born: April 27th   Born: Jan 11th   Born: Sept 2nd   Born: July 8th
Rick Pitino   Pat Summitt   Cathy Rigby   Patrick Swayze
Born: Sept 18th   Born: June 12th   Born: Dec 12th   Born: Aug 18th
Bill Belichek   Vladimir Putin   Mike Milbury   Robbie Ftorek
Born: April 16th   Born: Oct 7th   Born: June 17th   Born: Jan 2nd
             
             

The once powerful Red Sox lineup had not been able to win a championship and now, with the retirement of Bobby Doerr and with players like Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Dom DiMaggio, Vern Stephens and Ellis Kinder, all over thirty, it seemed unlikely they would be able to overtake the still powerful Yankees.

Tom Yawkey wanted to rebuild his club and he did that by buying young prospects, rather than trading for established stars. Unfortunately, the racism that prevailed with Yawkey, kept him from getting the best prospects, who were minorities. This attitude would haunt the Red Sox, and their chance to become winners, for years to come.

Then, to make matters worse on the field, in January, Ted Williams learned that he would be recalled into the service as a fighter pilot on May 1st, as the Korean War heated up. Few thought, because of his age, he would be able to return after serving, and this was another reason for Yawkey’s apparent youth movement.

Steve O’Neill was released as the manager and Lou Boudreau was named as his successor.

The Sox opened the season by winning nine of their first eleven games. In the season opener, on April 15th, Mel Parnell blanked the Washington Senators, 3-0 in DC. Ted Williams and Walt Dropo slugged in the three Sox runs. Faye Throneberry's grandslam homer topped a six-run rally, that led the Sox to a 9 to 2 win two days later.

At Fenway, on April 18th, Clyde Vollmer slapped a 10th inning, run-scoring walk-off single, to give the Sox their first home opener win in five years. It beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 5-4. Vollmer had also sparked a three-run rally in the ninth inning that tied the game.

On Patriots Day, the Sox swept a doubleheader from the A's. The highlight of the afternoon was an inside-the-park grandslam homer by Don Lenhardt.

Billy Goodman pinch-hit a three run homer that gave the Sox a 6-3 win over the Senators on April 20th. Ted Williams had previously pinch hit a single that tied the game. Homers by DiMaggio, Dropo and Lenhardt gave the Sox a 10-5 victory over Washington on April 22nd.

The Yankees next came to Fenway and were beaten, 3-1. Rookie Jimmy Piersall doubled twice and Ted Lepcio's homer got the win for Ellis Kinder, making a rare start for the Sox on April 23rd. Another rookie, Sammy White, homered off Ed Lopat and beat out an infield hit in the 11th inning, that sparked a Sox rally, to beat the Yankees again, 3-2, on April 24th. It gave rookie, Ike Delock, his first win in the majors.

On April 30th, as the team said goodbye to Ted Williams, they were in first place. After receiving a Cadillac in the opening pre-game ceremonies, with Dom DiMaggio on base, in dramatic fashion, Ted drove a Dizzy Trout curveball into the right field bleachers to break a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning. The Sox went on to win, 5 to 3 and finished the month with a 10-2 record.

May started against the St. Louis Browns and on May 2nd, the Sox beat them 13-6, behind a grandslam homer by Walt Dropo. The Sox enjoyed a 3 game lead in the American League, but they would go no higher than that.

Clyde Vollmer slammed two home runs and Dropo homered again on May 6th against the White Sox, with the Red Sox winning, 11 to 2. Rookie Bill Henry (4-0) beat the White Sox 7 to 2, driving in two runs himself in the next game.

The Red Sox went on the road and then lost eight of the next nine games. They tumbled into third place, three games behind the Indians by the middle of the month. But by the end of the month they had cut the margin to just one game.

On June 2nd, Don Lenhardt's walk-off grandslam homer gave the Sox a brief tie for first place in a 6-2 win over the White Sox in the tenth inning.

Rookies, like Sammy White, Faye Throneberry, Ted Lepcio, Milt Bolling, Ike Delock, Dick Gernert, Gene Stephens and Jimmy Piersall had successfully battled the older stars for playing time before the trade.

But with the Sox in the race, the youth movement was put on hold. The Sox decided to make another run at the pennant this year. On June 3rd, general manager Joe Cronin traded Lenhardt, Johnny Pesky, Walt Dropo, Fred Hatfield and Bill Wight to the Tigers for George Kell, Dizzy Trout, Johnny Lipon and Hoot Evers. On June 10th, Cronin traded Walt Masterson and Randy Gumpert to the Senators for Sid Hudson.

The Red Sox took 4 of the 5 games they played with the Tigers  Fenway Park, the second week in June. The wins put them in first place by one half game. The star of the series was Jimmy Piersall, who hit .526 in the five games. George Kell batted .500 and impressed his new team.

Piersall was the most talented of the Red Sox young players, but very emotional and unstable person. On May 26th, he got into a fight with Billy Martin of the Yankees. Then, in the club house, his teammate, Maurice McDermott started to rib him over his tussle. Piersall took exception and the two got into a fight themselves.

Piersall had elbowed Vern Stephens out of his job playing shortstop, and was then moved to center field, so Lipon could be the shortstop. Dom DiMaggio was the only player left over from the 1946 Championship team, and now he, like Stephens, was benched to make room for Piersall.

JIMMY PIERSALL

Piersall hated being moved to centerfield and resented Lou Boudreau for it. His behavior became worse. On June 11th, he mocked and made fun of Satchell Paige during a game against the Browns. As he came to the plate in the ninth inning, he yelled out to Browns pitcher Satchel Paige that he was going to bunt on him and that he should watch out. On Paige's second pitch, Piersall pushed a bunt down the first base line and beat Paige to the bag.

Then standing on first, Piersall flapped his arms and imitated every move that Paige made. Paige gave up a hit and Piersall went down to second, yelling at Paige, jumping up and down and imitating a pig. The taunts increased and Paige grew grimmer with every comment and motion. Clearly rattled, he walked another batter and forced Piersall in with another run. Even in the dugout and later in the locker room, Piersall still kept his ravings going.

His antics earned him a cheering section in every ball park on the road. When the fans cheered him, he cheered them back.

In Chicago, playing right field, Piersall patted himself on the back after a good catch. Later he made a throw to the plate that nearly put out the baserunner. When the umpire called him safe however, Piersall threw his glove to the ground and kicked it. When the fans threw paper cups at him, he threw them back at them. Then when pitcher rode by him, coming in from the bullpen, Piersall stuck out his thumb to hitch-hike a ride. Even though he had two singles and a stolen base, Boudreau benched him because of his antics. When he found out, Piersall came in to the dugout and openly cried.

Boudreau and his coaches sat him down numerous times, talked to him about his clowning and had little effect. Boudreau knew the fans loved his antics, but his Red Sox teammates thought his act was "bush league".

An exasperated front office didn’t know what to do. Piersall was becoming a detriment to the team. The straw that broke the camel's back occurred after a game with the Senators on June 27th. He was playing with the young son of Vern Stephens in the Sox clubhouse. While fooling around, Piersall spanked the child's bottom just a little too hard. He made the 4-year old boy cry and that was it as far as Boudreau was concerned. He had run out of patience and sent Piersall down to the minors, in Birmingham, that night. Piersall was crushed and cried as he left the clubhouse.

The next day, however, Piersall got off the plane, put on the uniform for his new team, came out of the dugout, twirling his bat and was given a tremendous reception by the fans. Memphis pitcher, Pete Hernandez, decked him with his first pitch. Piersall got up, dusted himself off and smacked a homer. The fans applauded him when he took his position in right field. He tipped his hat and then sat down on the grass when the opposing pitcher came to bat.

On one occasion he took the game ball from the pitcher's mound and took it out with him to the outfield, refusing to give it up. In less than three weeks he was ejected on six occasions and suspended four times. After one ejection for arguing a called third strike, he pulled out a water pistol and sprayed home plate.

After his fourth suspension, Piersall returned to Boston and met with Joe Cronin, who convinced him to see a psychiatrist. On July 19th he was committed to "Baldplate" a private facility in Georgetown, Mass. After a couple of escapes and one violent episode, he was moved to Westborough State Mental Hospital. Diagnosed with "manic depression" or in today's terms, "bipolar disorder", he received electroshock therapy, which was a common treatment at the time. He remained there for seven weeks, missing the rest of the season.

Piersall was eventually released and put on lithium. He spent much of the remainder of the season with his family and had little memory of what had happened and only faintly remembered even playing for the Red Sox that year.

The Sox finished June in third place, 3 1/2 games behind the Yankees. In July, Dom DiMaggio was named to the American League All Star team. July started by losing five of the first seven games they played before the All Star break. They were 6 1/2 games out.

The All Star Game in Philadelphia, on July 8th, was won by the National League, 3 to 2. Dom sliced a double into the rightfield corner in the third inning and made a fine running catch off the Giants' Whitey Lockman in left center.

Back at Fenway on July 11th, the Sox swept a doubleheader from the Tigers, 16-3 and 5-3. As usual the return home was like a vitamin pill to the Sox, as they knocked out 27 hits. Vern Stephens slugged two home runs and Hoot Evers blasted a grand slam in the opener. Billy Goodman collected six hits in nine trips on the afternoon, and was leading the American League with a .342 BA.

DICK GERNERT

The Sox continued their winning at Fenway by sweeping a doubleheader from the Browns on July 13th. Dick Gernert hit a two-run homer to tie the first game and Sammy White's 10th inning homer, won the game 8 to 5. In the second game, aided by Fay Throneberry's three hits, Maurice McDermott slammed the door with a two-hit shutout, 4-0.

Gernert's hot bat continued to bring success. On July 15th, he drove in five runs with a pair of homers, leading the Sox to a 7-5 win over Chicago. The next day the Sox bludgeoned four White Sox pitchers with the big blow, a two-run homer by Hoot Evers, that gave them a 7-3 win.

Then, on July 20th, Johnny Lipon made the Red Sox look good when he smashed out a 12th inning single to break a deadlock and give his team an 8 to 7 victory over the Indians. Twice Cleveland had come from behind to go ahead, and twice the Red Sox tied the score.

In Chicago, on July 22nd, Dick Gernert's 13th inning homer boosted the Red Sox past the White Sox , 4-2. The next day the Sox came from behind to win 10-4. It was the Sox 12th win in the 14 games after the All Star break, but then they went on a losing streak, losing ten of the next eighteen games on the road.

Back at Fenway, Clyde Vollmer got on a long awaited hitting spree, by rocketing a tremendous homer and two singles that gave the Sox four runs, while Mel Parnell delivered a three-hit shutout over the A's, 4 to 0, on August 13th.

Effective relief pitching enabled the Red Sox to sweep a doubleheader from Philadelphia, on August 14th, by topping a 5-4 win in a 13 inning opener, with a 4--2 decision in the nitecap. Maurice McDermott pitched four-hit ball over the last 9 1/3 innings of the first game after relieving rookie, Dick Brodowski with the bases loaded.

In the evening game, Ellis Kinder, in action for the first time since the beginning of June, slammed the door on an Athletics' rally in the eighth inning, to save the game for Willard Nixon, who had been quite effective in a duel with Bobo Newsome.

Against the first place Yankees on August 15th, Johnny Lipon's seventh inning, two-run single and some terrific clutch pitching gave the Red Sox a 3 to 2 win, and moved them to within 3 1/2 games of first place.

Still in the pennant race, the Sox finished their homestand by winning five straight and headed out on another road trip at the end of August. But in September they totally collapsed and finished in sixth place, nineteen games behind the Yankees.

The Sox were a great team at home with a 50-27 record, but a disaster on the road. Dick Gernert led the team with only a paltry 67 RBIs and 19 HRs.

 

 

 

GAME LOG
  RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
04/15/1952 1-0 1st -  at Washington Senators W 3-0 Mel Parnell 1-0
04/16/1952 1-1 4th -1  at Washington Senators L 4-3 Ellis Kinder 0-1
04/17/1952 2-1 3rd -1  at Washington Senators W 9-2 Bill Henry 1-0
04/18/1952 3-1 2nd -1  Philadelphia Athletics W 5-4 Bill Wight 1-0
04/19/1952 4-1 2nd -1  Philadelphia Athletics W 11-2 Harry Taylor 1-0
5-1 2nd -1/2 W 6-1 Maurice McDermott 1-0
04/20/1952 6-1 2nd -1  Washington Senators W 6-3 Mel Parnell 2-0
04/21/1952 6-2 2nd -1 1/2  Washington Senators L 3-2 Jim Atkins 0-1
04/22/1952 7-2 2nd -1/2  Washington Senators W 10-5 Bill Henry 2-0
04/23/1952 8-2 1st +1/2  New York Yankees W 3-1 Ellis Kinder 1-1
04/24/1952 9-2 1st +1  New York Yankees W 3-2 Ike Delock 1-0
04/25/1952 9-2 1st -  at Philadelphia Athletics pp  
04/26/1952 9-2 1st +1  at Philadelphia Athletics pp  
04/26/1952 9-2 1st +1 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics pp  
04/28/1952 9-2 1st +1 1/2  
04/29/1952 9-2 1st +1 1/2  Detroit Tigers pp  
04/30/1952 10-2 1st +2  Detroit Tigers W 5-3 Ike Delock 2-0
05/01/1952 10-3 1st +2  St. Louis Browns L 6-1 Walt Masterson 0-1
05/02/1952 11-3 1st +2  St. Louis Browns W 13-6 Bill Henry 3-0
05/03/1952 12-3 1st +3  St. Louis Browns W 5-2 Ellis Kinder 2-1
05/04/1952 12-4 1st +2  Cleveland Indians L 9-6 Ike Delock 2-1
05/05/1952 12-5 1st +1  Cleveland Indians L 4-2 Mel Parnell 2-1
05/06/1952 13-5 1st +1  Chicago White Sox W 11-2 Willard Nixon 1-0
05/07/1952 14-5 1st +1  Chicago White Sox W 7-2 Bill Henry 4-0
05/08/1952 14-6 1st -  Chicago White Sox L 4-2 Ray Scarborough 0-1
05/09/1952 14-7 2nd -1/2  at New York Yankees L 7-4 Bill Wight 1-1
05/10/1952 14-8 2nd -1/2  at New York Yankees L 18-3 Maurice McDermott 1-1
05/11/1952 14-9 2nd -2  at New York Yankees L 1-0 Mel Parnell 2-2
05/12/1952 14-9 3rd -2  
05/13/1952 14-10 3rd -3  at Chicago White Sox L 5-0 Ike Delock 2-2
05/14/1952 14-11 3rd -3  at Chicago White Sox L 6-3 Bill Henry 4-1
05/15/1952 15-11 2nd -2 1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 1-0 Ray Scarborough 1-1
05/16/1952 15-12 3rd -2 1/2  at St. Louis Browns L 2-1 Maurice McDermott 1-2
05/17/1952 15-13 3rd -3 1/2  at St. Louis Browns L 2-1 Mel Parnell 2-3
05/18/1952 16-13 3rd -3  at Detroit Tigers W 7-4 Bill Wight 2-1
05/19/1952 17-13 2nd -2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 3-2 Bill Henry 5-1
05/20/1952 17-13 3rd -3 1/2  at Cleveland Indians pp  
05/21/1952 17-14 3rd -3 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 5-1 Ray Scarborough 1-2
05/22/1952 18-14 3rd -2 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 3-2 Maurice McDermott 2-2
05/23/1952 18-14 3rd -3  
05/24/1952 19-14 2nd -3  New York Yankees W 5-2 Ellis Kinder 3-1
05/25/1952 19-14 2nd -3  New York Yankees pp  
05/26/1952 20-14 2nd -2 1/2  New York Yankees W 6-3 Mel Parnell 3-3
05/27/1952 20-15 2nd -2 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics L 7-3 Ray Scarborough 1-3
05/28/1952 20-15 2nd -2  Philadelphia Athletics pp  
05/29/1952 21-15 2nd -2  Washington Senators W 1-0 Maurice McDermott 3-2
05/30/1952 21-16 2nd -1  Washington Senators L 5-2 Ellis Kinder 3-2
22-16 2nd -1 W 5-3 Mel Parnell 4-3
05/31/1952 22-17 2nd -1 1/2  Chicago White Sox L 7-3 Ray Scarborough 1-4
06/01/1952 23-17 2nd -1  Chicago White Sox W 3-2 Ellis Kinder 4-2
06/02/1952 24-17 1st -  Chicago White Sox W 6-2 Willard Nixon 2-0
06/03/1952 24-18 2nd -1  Cleveland Indians L 6-0 Maurice McDermott 3-3
06/04/1952 25-18 1st -  Cleveland Indians W 13-11 Dizzy Trout 2-5
06/05/1952 25-19 2nd -1  Cleveland Indians L 5-0 Ellis Kinder 4-3
06/06/1952 25-20 2nd -2  Detroit Tigers L 4-2 Bill Henry 5-2
06/07/1952 26-20 2nd -2  Detroit Tigers W 11-9 Randy Gumpert 1-0
06/08/1952 27-20 1st -1  Detroit Tigers W 5-2 Maurice McDermott 4-3
28-20 1st - W 5-2 Dizzy Trout 3-5
06/09/1952 29-20 1st +1/2  Detroit Tigers W 9-8 Walt Masterson 1-1
06/10/1952 29-21 2nd -1/2  St. Louis Browns L 7-4 Ike Delock 2-3
06/11/1952 30-21 1st -  St. Louis Browns W 11-9 Dizzy Trout 4-5
06/12/1952 31-21 1st -  St. Louis Browns W 7-5 Sid Hudson 4-4
06/13/1952 31-21 1st -  
06/14/1952 31-22 2nd -1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 4-2 Mel Parnell 4-4
06/15/1952 31-23 2nd -1 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 7-2 Willard Nixon 2-1
32-23 2nd -1 1/2 W 3-2 Dizzy Trout 5-5
06/16/1952 32-23 2nd -1 1/2  
06/17/1952 32-24 2nd -1 1/2  at St. Louis Browns L 3-1 Dick Brodowski 0-1
06/18/1952 32-25 2nd -2 1/2  at St. Louis Browns L 4-3 Bill Henry 5-3
06/19/1952 33-25 2nd -2 1/2  at St. Louis Browns W 2-0 Ike Delock 3-3
06/20/1952 33-26 2nd -2 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 9-2 Mel Parnell 4-5
06/21/1952 34-26 2nd -1 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 3-1 Sid Hudson 5-4
06/22/1952 34-27 3rd -2 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 7-0 Willard Nixon 2-1
34-28 3rd -2 1/2 L 5-4 Dizzy Trout 5-6
06/23/1952 35-28 2nd -2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 12-6 Ike Delock 4-3
06/24/1952 35-29 3rd -3 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 7-1 Bill Henry 5-4
06/25/1952 36-29 2nd -2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 10-3 Dick Brodowski 1-1
06/26/1952 36-29 2nd -2 1/2  
06/27/1952 36-30 2nd -3 1/2  Washington Senators L 5-3 Sid Hudson 5-5
06/28/1952 36-31 4th -3 1/2  Washington Senators L 5-1 Ike Delock 4-4
06/29/1952 36-31 2nd -4  Philadelphia Athletics pp  
36-31 2nd -4 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics pp  
06/30/1952 37-31 3rd -3 1/2  at New York Yankees W 4-3 Dick Brodowski 2-1
07/01/1952 37-32 3rd -4 1/2  at New York Yankees L 3-2 Dizzy Trout 5-7
07/02/1952 38-32 4th -3 1/2  at New York Yankees W 5-4 Sid Hudson 6-5
07/03/1952 38-33 4th -4  at Philadelphia Athletics L 4-3 Ralph Brickner 0-1
07/04/1952 39-33 4th -5  at Philadelphia Athletics W 10-5 Mel Parnell 5-5
39-34 4th -5 L 4-3 Willard Nixon 2-2
07/05/1952 39-35 4th -6  at Washington Senators L 4-3 Dick Brodowski 2-2
07/06/1952 39-36 5th -6 1/2  at Washington Senators L 5-2 Maurice McDermott 4-4
07/07/1952  All Star Game Break
07/08/1952
07/09/1952
07/10/1952 39-36 4th -7  Detroit Tigers pp  
07/11/1952 40-36 4th -6  Detroit Tigers W 16-6 Dick Brodowski 3-2
41-36 4th -5 1/2 W 5-3 Mel Parnell 6-5
07/12/1952 42-36 4th -5 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 5-4 Sid Hudson 7-5
07/13/1952 43-36 4th -5 1/2  St. Louis Browns W 8-5 Ralph Brickner 1-1
44-36 4th -5 1/2 W 4-0 Maurice McDermott 5-4
07/14/1952 44-37 4th -5 1/2  St. Louis Browns L 7-5 Ray Scarborough 1-5
07/15/1952 45-37 3rd -4 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 7-5 Dick Brodowski 4-2
07/16/1952 46-37 3rd -5  Chicago White Sox W 7-3 Mel Parnell 7-5
07/17/1952 47-37 2nd -4 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 2-1 Dizzy Trout 6-7
07/18/1952 48-37 2nd -4 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 9-2 Ralph Brickner 2-1
07/19/1952 48-38 2nd -5 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 4-0 Sid Hudson 7-6
07/20/1952 49-38 2nd -4 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 8-7 Dizzy Trout 7-7
07/21/1952 49-38 2nd -4 1/2  at St. Louis Cardinals

T

9-9

 
07/22/1952 50-38 2nd -5  at Chicago White Sox W 4-2 Maurice McDermott 6-4
07/23/1952 51-38 2nd -4  at Chicago White Sox W 10-4 Ralph Brickner 3-1
07/24/1952 51-39 2nd -4  at Chicago White Sox L 3-0 Dizzy Trout 7-8
07/25/1952 51-40 2nd -4  at St. Louis Browns L 3-2 Dick Brodowski 4-3
07/26/1952 51-41 2nd -4  at St. Louis Browns L 7-2 Maurice McDermott 6-5
07/27/1952 51-42 3rd -4  at St. Louis Browns L 8-1 Mel Parnell 7-6
52-42 3rd -4 W 9-3 Willard Nixon 4-2
07/28/1952 52-42 3rd -4  
07/29/1952 52-43 3rd -4 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 4-1 Sid Hudson 7-7
07/30/1952 53-43 3rd -3 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 5-4 Dick Brodowski 5-3
07/31/1952 53-44 3rd -4 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 8-2 Maurice McDermott 6-6
08/01/1952 54-44 3rd -3 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 3-1 Mel Parnell 8-6
08/02/1952 55-44 3rd -2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 10-5 Dizzy Trout 8-8
08/03/1952 55-45 3rd -4  at Detroit Tigers L 6-0 Dick Brodowski 6-4
08/04/1952 55-45 3rd -4 1/2  New York Giants

W

1-0

 
08/05/1952 55-46 3rd -5 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics L 5-3 Sid Hudson 7-8
08/06/1952 55-46 3rd -5  at Philadelphia Athletics pp  
08/07/1952 55-47 3rd -5 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics L 7-5 Dizzy Trout 8-9
56-47 3rd -5 W 8-4 Al Benton 1-0
08/08/1952 56-47 3rd -5  at New York Yankees pp  
08/09/1952 57-47 3rd -4  at New York Yankees W 3-1 Al Benton 2-0
08/10/1952 57-47 3rd -4  at New York Yankees pp  
08/11/1952 57-48 3rd -5  at New York Yankees L 7-0 Sid Hudson 7-9
08/12/1952 57-49 3rd -5 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics L 4-3 Al Benton 2-1
08/13/1952 58-49 3rd -5  Philadelphia Athletics W 4-0 Mel Parnell 9-6
08/14/1952 59-49 3rd -5  Philadelphia Athletics W 5-4 Maurice McDermott 7-6
60-49 3rd -5 W 4-2 Willard Nixon 5-2
08/15/1952 61-49 3rd -3 1/2  New York Yankees W 3-2 Sid Hudson 8-9
08/16/1952 61-50 3rd -4 1/2  New York Yankees L 5-4 Maurice McDermott 7-7
08/17/1952 61-51 3rd -5 1/2  New York Yankees L 3-2 Mel Parnell 9-7
08/18/1952 61-52 3rd -6 1/2  New York Yankees L 4-2 Dizzy Trout 8-10
08/19/1952 62-52 3rd -5 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 6-5 Al Benton 3-1
08/20/1952 62-53 3rd -5 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 18-8 Maurice McDermott 7-8
08/21/1952 63-53 3rd -4 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 4-1 Sid Hudson 9-9
08/22/1952 63-54 3rd -4 1/2  Chicago White Sox L 4-1 Ike Delock 4-5
08/23/1952 64-54 3rd -4 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 4-3 Mel Parnell 10-7
08/24/1952 65-54 3rd -4 1/2  St. Louis Browns W 2-1 Al Benton 4-1
66-54 3rd -4 W 12-1 Dizzy Trout 9-10
08/25/1952 66-54 3rd -3 1/2  
08/26/1952 67-54 3rd -3 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 11-3 Sid Hudson 10-9
08/27/1952 68-54 3rd -3 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 5-0 Mel Parnell 11-7
08/28/1952 68-55 3rd -4  at Philadelphia Athletics L 6-4 Al Benton 4-2
08/29/1952 68-56 3rd -4  at Philadelphia Athletics L 6-1 Dick Brodowski 6-5
68-57 3rd -4 1/2 L 7-5 Ike Delock 4-6
08/30/1952 68-57 3rd -5  at Philadelphia Athletics pp  
08/31/1952 69-57 3rd -6  at Philadelphia Athletics W 11-1 Maurice McDermott 8-8
69-58 3rd -5 1/2 L 2-0 Willard Nixon 5-3
09/01/1952 69-59 3rd -6 1/2  at New York Yankees L 5-1 Ellis Kinder 4-4
09/02/1952 69-60 3rd -7 1/2  at New York Yankees L 5-0 Mel Parnell 11-8
69-61 3rd -8 1/2 L 4-0 Sid Hudson 10-10
09/03/1952 69-62 4th -8 1/2  at Washington Senators L 9-2 Dizzy Trout 9-11
09/04/1952 69-63 5th -9 1/2  at Washington Senators L 4-2 Maurice McDermott 8-9
09/05/1952 69-64 6th -9 1/2  at Washington Senators L 2-0 Ellis Kinder 4-5
09/06/1952 70-64 4th -9 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics W 6-4 Mel Parnell 12-8
71-64 3rd -9 W 10-2 Willard Nixon 6-3
09/07/1952 72-64 3rd -9  Philadelphia Athletics W 12-5 Ellis Kinder 5-5
09/08/1952 72-64 3rd -9  
09/09/1952 72-65 4th -9  at Detroit Tigers L 4-3 Ike Delock 4-7
09/10/1952 72-66 4th -10  at Detroit Tigers L 6-2 Mel Parnell 12-9
09/11/1952 72-67 4th -10 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 5-4 Al Benton 4-3
09/12/1952 72-68 4th -11 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 5-0 Sid Hudson 10-11
09/13/1952 73-68 4th -11 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 4-3 Maurice McDermott 9-9
09/14/1952 73-69 5th -12 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 4-3 Ike Delock 4-8
09/15/1952 73-70 5th -13  at Chicago White Sox L 4-2 Mel Parnell 12-10
09/16/1952 74-70 5th -13  at St. Louis Browns W 11-7 Maurice McDermott 10-9
09/17/1952 74-71 5th -14  at St. Louis Browns L 10-4 Ike Delock 4-9
09/18/1952 74-71 5th -14  
09/19/1952 74-72 5th -14  at Washington Senators L 5-3 Sid Hudson 10-12
09/20/1952 74-73 5th -15  at Washington Senators L 10-6 Mel Parnell 12-11
09/21/1952 75-73 5th -15  at Washington Senators W 7-3 Dizzy Trout 10-11
09/22/1952 75-73 5th -15  
09/23/1952 75-73 5th -15  New York Yankees pp  
09/24/1952 75-74 6th -16  New York Yankees L 3-2 Dizzy Trout 10-12
75-75 6th -17 L 8-6 Mel Parnell 12-12
08/25/1952 75-76 6th -18  New York Yankees L 3-2 Sid Hudson 10-13
08/26/1952 76-76 5th -18  Washington Senators W 3-1 Hershell Freeman 1-0
08/27/1952 76-77 6th -19  Washington Senators L 3-2 Dizzy Trout 10-13
08/28/1952 76-78 6th -19  Washington Senators L 5-4 Ellis Kinder 5-6
 
1952 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING
 
 

 

 

FINAL 1952 A.L. STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees 95 59 -

 

 

Cleveland Indians 93 61 2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 81 73 14

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 79 75 16

 

 

Washington Senators 78 76 17

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

76 78 19

 

 

St. Louis Browns 64 90 31

 

 

Detroit Tigers 50 104 45

 

 

 




 
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