Stuart slugs two mammoth homers
to give the Sox a doubleheader sweep
May 15, 1963
... As the Red Sox were sweeping a doubleheader from
the Angels, both Dick Stuart and Lou Clinton each had one of their
biggest days of the season. Clinton knocked out four singles and a
triple, while Stuart blasted a grandslam homer in the first game and
a three-run job in the second game. Frank Malzone also
collected four hits and Russ Nixon had three.
The result was a 9 to 3 and 7 to 6 double victory. Stuart
drove in seven runs in the two games.
His three-run homer in the second game was not his only contribution.
With the score tied at 6-6 in the eighth inning of the second game,
Stuart laid down a bunt, with Clinton on base. But pitcher, Dean
Chance, threw the ball into centerfield and Clinton scampered over to
third. Nixon, who had two doubles and a single, came up next and hit
a line shot to left center, that scored both the runners for the
In the first game, the Sox got the jump on Bo Belinsky with three
runs in the first inning. Singles by Chuck Schilling and Malzone was
followed by Clinton's triple to deep center. When centerfielder,
George Thomas bobbled the ball, Clinton scored the third run on the
In the third inning Eddie Bressoud lead off with a base hit, and
Belinsky walked Malzone and Clinton. In came Art Fowler to face
Stuart and one of his pitches was tomahawked into the bleachers for a
grandslam and a 7-0 Sox lead. The Sox added another run in the fourth
on a walk, an error and a base hit by Yaz, and one more in the fifth
on back-to-back doubles by Stuart and Roman Mejias, for a total of
Leon Wagner's homer in the sixth and Ken Hunt's triple, followed by
Albie Pearson's base hit, accounted for the two runs by the Angels.
The Angels started the second game with a run in the first inning on
a double by Pearson, a ground out and a sacrifice fly. George Thomas'
homer in the second inning put them up 2-0. But in the Sox half of
the second, three runs were scored to grab the lead. It started with
a base hit from Lou Clinton and three consecutive doubles by Stuart,
Geiger and Nixon.
The Angels tied it back up in the third inning, 3-3, when pitcher Ken
McBride tripled and was brought home on Pearson's base hit. But in
the Sox half of the inning, with two outs, after Malzone and Clinton
reached on base hits, Dick Stuart pounded a ball into the left field
nets, to give the Sox a 6-3 lead.
Ike Delock gave up two singles in the fifth inning, before giving way
to Jack Lamabe. A sac fly by Leon Wagner scored one run for them.
Then in the sixth, George Thomas started with a base hit and Ed
Sadowski hit a grounder to Malzone, who threw it into right field,
trying to get the runner at second. Bob Sadowski's grounder scored
Thomas from third and Buck Rodgers scored the other Sadowski with a
base hit that tied the game back up at 6-all.