Monday, December 31, 2012

White Sox Rally Late at Fenway Park

April 13, 1967 Fenway Park
The Sox batted around in the ninth inning scoring 5 times coming from behind to defeat the Boston Red Sox winning their first game of the season.  Bruce Howard started for the Palehose but back to back errors in the sixth cost Bruce an otherwise solid pitching performance.

After 8 innings, Chicago trailed 5 - 3. But, in the top of the 9th, the White Sox rallied with the assist of two Bosox errors. Don Buford started the comeback with a single. After a couple Red Sox errors Tommy McCraw had a rbi hit  followed by Ron Hansen doubling in the tying and go ahead runs. Jerry Adair continued a red hot early season start with his 3rd hit of the game, driving in 2 insurance runs.  Bob Locker closed the door in the ninth garnering his 1st save of 1967.

Jack Lamabe picked up the win. Pete Ward hit the first Chisox homerun. And, Manager Eddie Stanky flashed his aggressive managing style sending his runners at will as they stole 4 more bases.

1 comment:

  1. In sense Ron Hansen and Bob Locker complemented each other. Hansen led the league in ground ball assists by an infielder and Locker's great slider induced so many ground balls. Locker was the league's foremost reliever that year.