Even to an exact reversal to the previous game’s 12-5 score, Red Sox bounded back to exact full reparations from the supposedly big, bad Yankees yesterday in a manner that warmed the souls of 32,867 onlookers, who demonstrated that they were no fair-weather fans by breaking Boston’s 24-hour-old record for attendance at a week-day game.
To make the revenge all the more sweet, it was a couple of Greater Boston residents who led the reprisal of 13 hits that were good for 22 bases against four Yankee servers.
Roxbury-born and Dorchester-residing Eddie Pelligrini, who only Monday hit a homer in his first major league time at bat, came within an alert stop by Stuffy Stirnweiss of hitting for the cycle in his fourth day of big-time business. Pelly connected for a monumental triple, a fence-flagging double and the season’s most impressive home run in his first three times at bat. He whiffed the next time and bounded into a double play his last trip, but only Stirnweiss’ gloved grab of a tricky hopper kept Pelly from entering the record books again in his young career on this effort.
Also Pulls Defensive Gem
All this clarion clouting enabled Pelly to score a pair of runs and get credit for two more RBIs. The Park League product also chipped in with one of the affair’s defensive thrillers with a backhanded clutch of a Joe Gordon liner.
Meanwhile, Pesky, the adopted Lynn son, removed all doubts about the after-effects of a Monday beaning; and at the same time continued his early foot towards keeping intact his record of leading every league in which he has played in total hits by belting two two-baggers and two singles as he, too, scored two runs and batted across another pair.
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