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Fenway
08-26-2007, 12:27 PM
Two-day bash in '50 is one to celebrate (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/08/26/two_day_bash_in_50_is_one_to_celebrate/)

By Bob Ryan, Globe Columnist (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/08/26/two_day_bash_in_50_is_one_to_celebrate/)


OK, the Texas Rangers have kicked the 1950 Red Sox and 1955 White Sox out of the record book by scoring 30 runs against the Orioles last Wednesday. So come and see me when they score 49 in back-to-back games.

On June 7, 1950, the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Browns, 20-4. People were impressed. The next day, they beat the Browns, 29-4. Now some people were appalled.

God bless baseball. After being outscored, 49-8, in two games, the Browns won the final game of the series, 12-7.

"The drinks are on me," said St. Louis skipper Zach Taylor. "I don't ever remember wanting to win one as much as this."


and how the game has changed
The Browns arrived in Boston for the first game of a three-game series having played in Philadelphia the night before. The finished playing at 11:10 p.m., hurriedly showered and packed, and made a 12:05 a.m. sleeper train to Boston. They hit Fenway at noon for a 2 o'clock game.

Money, of course, was the issue. Browns management had agreed to play at night in the hopes of leaving with a better check as their 20 percent share of the gate receipts.

That freshly written check was for $687.50

downstairs
08-26-2007, 04:14 PM
Remember that one time the Red Sox outscored the White Sox 46-7 over a 4 game series?

Heh. Good times, good times.