ON THIS DATE (July 22, 1935) ... The Red Sox ended a game for the second consecutive
day with pitcher Wes Ferrell hitting a walk-off home run. As a
pinch-hitter yesterday, his round-tripper beat the Tigers, 7-6, and as today's starter, his game-ending homer earns him a 2-1 victory against the Browns.
Ferrell's first home run came yesterday, as he batted for Lefty Grove in the ninth inning, with two out, and the Sox down 6-4. Joe Cronin and Bill Werber were on base as Ferrell clouted a storybook home run over the left field wall. The beauty of this
three run splurge was highlighted by the fact that the Detroit Tigers had just scored three time in the top of the ninth to take the lead.
Today, with the score knotted a 1-1 and the opponent the St. Louis Browns, Ferrell stepped to the plate and again hit a poke over the left field wall to win his own game. Ferrell had been locked up in a pitcher's duel with Dick Coffman, but it was his
bat this time, in addition to his arm, that once again won the game for the Sox. Two walk-off home runs in two consecutive days ... indeed