JIMMY PIERSALL (FEAR STRIKES OUT) ...
White and Gernert power the
Sox from behind,
while McDermott shuts the door for a sweep
July 13, 1952 ... Mickey
McDermott, Sammy White, Dick Gernert and Faye Throneberry all played
important roles in the Sox sweeping a doubleheader from the St. Louis
Gernert hit a two-run homer to bring the Red Sox from behind and tie
the first game. White won the game in the 10th inning with a three
run shot that gave the Sox an 8 to 5 victory.
Then McDermott, aided by three singles off the bat of Faye
Throneberry, slammed the door on the Browns with a sparkling two-hit,
In the opening game Earl Harrist was the pitcher for the Browns and
throwing a bang-up relief job. He served up a homer to Billy Goodman
and then hit Hoot Evers in the back with a fastball. That brought up
Gernert who took a fastball out of the park that tied the score at
Then in the 10th inning with Ken Holcombe pitching, Johnny Lipon
singled and was moved up by Goodman's sac bunt. Evers was then
intentionally walked and Gernert struck out. Holcombe first pitch was
a slider, high and inside. White connected and the game was won with
an 8-5 walkoff.
Four runs in the second inning allowed Mickey McDermott a good
cushion in the nitecap. Two singles by Lipon and Throneberry, before
a ground out, that scored Lipon, gave the Sox their first run. Kell
moved to third on a flyball and then was brought in by Goodman's base
hit for the second run. Evers slammed a triple to center, scoring
Goodman with run number three and he was brought in on Gernert's base
hit for a 4-0 lead. McDermott had excellent control and allowed just
The only sour note was an injury to Vern Stephens who crashed into
St. Louis firstbaseman, Dick Kryhoski and dislocated his left knee.
He should be out a week or possibly longer.