FOY STARTS A TRIPLE PLAY
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 6 ...
"THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM"
A triple play helps the Sox beat the O's
15, 1967 ... Gary Waslewski started for the
Red Sox and had nothing on his pitches. He started off by walking
Luis Aparicio and then Russ Snyder. When he threw three pitches to
Paul Blair, two of which were balls, pitching coach Sal Maglie came
out of the dugout.
José Santiago was brought in to finish the
at-bat to Blair. With the count at three and two, both Aparicio and Snyder were
on the move. Blair slammed the ball on a line to left of Joe Foy, who one-handed
it, threw to Mike Andrews to double up after Aparicio, and then as Snyder banged
into him, he fell back a couple of feet and finally threw to first, with George
Scott finishing off the triple play.
Santiago settled down and went into the sixth inning, giving up only one run
and four hits. Dick Williams then decided to bring in Gary Bell for the rest of
the game, and he allowed one hit in his three innings of work, as the Red Sox
beat the Orioles 5 to 1.
The Orioles sent Pete Richert to the mound and the Red Sox got to him for
four runs in the first inning. Andrews walked and Foy singled to center on a
hit-and-run that allowed Mike to go to third. Carl Yastrzemski then lined a ball
into centerfield for one run and Tony Conigliaro singled to left. George Scott
singled to center for another run and Jerry Adair blooped a single to right to
bring in Conig and Scott for a 4 to 0 lead.
In the second inning Joe Foy tripled to deep center and scored while Yaz was
beating out a single to the secondbaseman, for his 60th RBI of the season. Then
in the fourth, Foy doubled to right and with the last chance to hit for the
cycle in the seventh, flied out to right-field.
Santiago struck out five batters, walked one and hit one. It was a good
outing for Santiago who had been having his troubles so far this season.
Rico Petrocelli is still suffering with his sore wrist and after three
cortisone shots, sat on the bench in favor of Jerry Adair. Rico took over at
shortstop in the fifth and Adair moved over to second.