1947 Hall of Fame Game
The game was a pitcher’s duel as the score remained 3-1 with Boston leading heading into the bottom of the ninth.
With one out in the inning, Lindell and future Hall of Famer Yogi Berra lined back-to-back singles off Braves reliever Ed Wright. The Yankees then scored a run as Braves first baseman Frank McCormick mishandled a hot ground ball down the first base line, allowing Lindell to score.
Joe DiMaggio added a sacrifice fly to center to knot the game up at 3-3 before Wright retired the side.
The Braves then scored the game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning off Johnson and Wright retired the Yankees in the bottom half of the frame, securing the victory.
The 20-year-old Johnson acquitted himself well during the outing. He tossed all 10 innings for the Bronx Bombers, giving up only nine hits and four runs while striking out seven.
Wright and Braves starter Ernie White combined to give up only three runs on seven hits over the 10 innings.
The Boston win would mark the fifth win in six years of the series for the Senior Circuit.