May 5, 1959

Senators 8, White Sox 3
Comiskey Park

Big Play: In the bottom of the 6th inning, with his team trailing 4-1, Chicago’s Sherm Lollar hit a two-run home run to left field off of Senators pitcher Chuck Stobbs.

Top WPA:
Jim Lemon WAS 0.21 2-for-3, HR
Sherm Lollar CHI 0.16 2-for-4, HR
Ed Fitz Gerald WAS 0.14 2-for-3, SH, RBI Single

Worst WPA:
Billy Pierce CHI -0.19 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K
5 Players Tied -0.09

I was curious about Ed Fitz Gerald’s sacrifice hit. It came in the ninth inning when his team was up 8-3. That seems like something that would have ruffled some feathers. I couldn’t find anything about it in the game stories I found, nor is there any news about any brush backs or scuffles in the month following. Fitz Gerald was traded to Cleveland before May was over.

The Washington home runs in this game, Lemon, Allison, and Killebrew, are the seeds of the team that had so much success in Minnesota.





2 Responses to May 5, 1959

  1. Beau says:

    Jim Lemon appears to have had a pretty standard aging curve

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