Monday, March 25, 2013

Ted Williams, Pitcher

A blurb on UniWatch, where the above photo was colorized: Saturday, August 24, 1940. Detroit at Boston for a double-header. Trailing 11–1 after seven innings and needing to save a few arms for the second game, the Red Sox turned to their lanky left-fielder for mop-up duty. Ted Williams pitched respectably, allowing 3 hits and a run in two innings of relief. It was the only pitching appearance of his major league career.

Williams’ battery-mate that day, Joe Glenn, was also the man who caught Babe Ruth’s final pitching appearance…a complete game win on the final day of the 1933 regular season.
DET 12, BOS 1 (8/24/40) Box score
NYY 6, BOS 5 (10/1/33) Box score

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