Fenway Park, Boston, MA, July 25, 1938 – Red Sox slugger Jimmie Foxx hits 27th home run of year in 4-0 win over Indians

Fenway Park, Boston, MA, July 25, 1938 – Red Sox slugger Jimmie Foxx hits 27th home run of year in 4-0 win over Indians

 

Hall of Fame slugger Jimmie Foxx rounds third base after hitting his 27th home run of the season. His seventh inning blast would give the Red Sox 4-0 lead over the second place Cleveland Indians in the first game of a doubleheader.

Boston pitcher Emerson Dickman would go the distance for the three-hit shutout and striking out three while only walking one batter to improve his seasonal record to 5-2. Cleveland pitcher Johnny Allen would take only his second loss of the season as he entered the game with a 12-1 record and 27-2 going back to last year (15-1), unfortunately Allen would have a rough go at it in August going 0-6 with a 8.12 ERA, he would finish the season with a 14-8 record.

In the second game of the doubleheader the Indians would salvage a split as Tribe pitcher Mel Harder would throw a complete game in shutting out the third place Red Sox, who could only muster up five hits, two of them coming off the bat of Hall of Famer Joe Cronin.

Indians Ken Keltner would be the offensive star of the game with his 17th homer of the season, a double and two runs batted in

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