ON THIS DATE (April 28, 1963)
... With Carl Yastrzemski slamming six hits,
the Red Sox supported some excellent pitching with some timely
hitting. The result was a doubleheader sweep of the Chicago White Sox
by scores of 4 to 3, and 6 to 2.
Yaz had four doubles and two singles for the day and it was his
double, in the bottom of the 12th inning of the first game, that gave
the Sox a walk-off victory.
With Dick Radatz battling Hoyt Wilhelm in a 3-3 deadlock and one man
out in the bottom of the 12th, Roman Mejias, hitless in his last 16
trips, beat out a slow roller to get on base. On the next pitch he
took off and was successful in stealing second. Then Yaz smashed a
double off the left field fence, easily scoring Mejias for the 4 to 3
Jim Landis' single, Nellie Fox's double and a base hit by Pete Ward
got Chicago a two run lead in the first inning off Ike Delock. But
then Lou Clinton and Eddie Bressoud put up a run for the Sox in the
second inning. Then in the third inning after Chuck Schilling singled
and Mejias walked, Yaz clubbed a double off the center field fence
for two runs that gave the Sox a 3-2 lead. But with two outs in the
fifth inning, Delock walked two batters and Floyd Robinson lined a
double to right, tying the score at three apiece.
The Red Sox got out of a jam in the seventh when Joe Cunningham
singled and Robinson lined a double off the wall. Roman Mejias got to
it after it bounced off Yaz and was able to throw a strike to Bob
Tillman who nailed Cunningham at home.
After that John Buzhardt and Hoyt Wilhelm held the Red Sox to only a
base hit by Yaz in the seventh inning. In the eighth, ninth and tenth
innings, Wilhelm faced only nine batters. Radatz struck out the side
in the 10th, retiring seven straight. Then after a walk and a single
in the 12th, he struck out the next two batters to end the inning.
In the second game, Bill Monbouquette held the White Sox to no walks
and five hits, beating them 6 to 2. The game was straight cut. Yaz
doubled against Eddie Fisher in the first inning and Dick Stuart took
him deep into the netting in left center to put the Sox up by two
In the second inning, singles by Malzone and Monbouquette, followed
by Schilling's double, put up another run. Pete Ward's wild throw on
Mejias' grounder scored Monbo with the next run and Yaz singled home
Schilling, making the score 5 to 2. In the fourth the Sox added their
sixth run on a double by Yaz and a base hit by Stuart.
The White Sox scored their two runs in the sixth inning on Cam
Carreon's double and a homer over the wall by Cunningham.