Monday, February 8, 2010

Satchel Paige allowed a grand slam or two.

Jun 11, 1952 - At Fenway Park‚ Bosox catcher Sammy White clouts a 9th inning grand slam with one out to defeat the Brown's Satchel Paige‚ 11-9.

Paige (5-2) takes a 9-5 lead into the 9th. White completes his home run trot by rounding 3B and crawling from half way home and kissing the plate.

Another rookie provides entertainment to start the inning as Piersall‚ leading off‚ announces to Paige that he is going to bunt. He does just that and beats Paige to 1B‚ where upon he starts mirroring Satchel's moves and yelling "oink‚ oink‚ oink." Evers beats out an infield hit and Piersall continues his antics at 2B.

A now distracted and annoyed Paige walks Kell‚ and one out later‚ forces in a run by walking Goodman. A single by Lepcio sets up White's slam. After the game‚ Browns Clint Courtney opines‚ 'I believe that man is plumb crazy. Yeah‚ he's nuts altogether. I never saw a man do those things. Anywhere."

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