1974 Hall of Fame Game

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – In the second-highest scoring Hall of Fame Game since its inception in 1939, the Atlanta Braves out-hit the Chicago White Sox to win 12-9.

Atlanta came up big in the top of the first inning, taking advantage of Chicago’s minor league starter Larry Monroe to score five runs in the first frame.

Monroe settled down after that, allowing another Atlanta run in the top of the second, but pitching a scoreless third inning to end his outing.

Meanwhile, Chicago scored a run in each of the first three innings to bring the score to 6-3. The Braves scored in both the fourth and fifth innings before the White Sox came back with a three-run fifth.

The teams traded runs in the seventh, but Atlanta finally pulled away with a three-run top of the ninth inning. Chicago scored once more in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Bill Sharp, but could not complete the comeback as the Braves were able to close out the game without further damage.

Starting pitcher Danny Frisella went 3-for-3 for the Braves, and four other Atlanta players had multi-hit games to lead the Braves offensively. Ron Santo had two hits and two RBI for the White Sox.

Frisella had a game-high seven strikeouts, but walked six Chicago players, allowing six runs on three hits.

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