Fenway Park, Boston, MA, July 6, 1927 – Emerging power in the A’s take on the hapless Red Sox in American League action

Fenway Park, Boston, MA, July 6, 1927 – Emerging power in the A’s take on the hapless Red Sox in American League action

Two teams going in opposite directions square off in the first game of a Wednesday doubleheader. With his Red Sox down 3-0 in the third inning to the Philadelphia Athletics, pitcher Del Lundgren, who tripled earlier in the frame, tries to score on a Jack Tobin ground ball but is out at home plate as A’s catcher Mickey Cochrane puts on the tag. The Red Sox would go on to lose the game 5-1 and the second game as well 7-6.

The doubleheader losses would drop Boston to 17-56 and already 36 games behind the first place Yankees. They would end up finishing the season with a 51-103 record, their third consecutive 100-loss season, and an astounding 59 games out of first place.

As for Connie Mack’s A’s, they would continue to trend upward even so they would finish in second place to the powerhouse Yanks and once again in 1928. But Mack would continue to build his roster into a powerhouse of its own and arguably one of the great teams in baseball history led by the likes of Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Cochrane. They would go on to win two World Series in 1929 and 1930 and losing another in 1931.

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