1950 Hall of Fame Game
The Red Sox’s lead did not last, however. Down 2-1, the Giants pulled ahead on Hartung’s home run in the bottom of the fourth, scoring both Jack Lohrke and Jack Maguire, who had both singled to begin the rally for the Giants.
New York tacked on another run in their half of the fifth inning on a Stormy Weatherly solo shot.
Hartung gave up two more runs to the Red Sox in the top of the seventh inning on a two-run home run from Boston catcher Matt Batts. Reliever Andy Hansen replaced Hartung in the top of the eighth inning with the Giants ahead 5-4 and immediately surrendered four runs – including home runs from Johnny Pesky and Vern Stephens – as Boston took the lead for good.
Littlefield picked up the win for the Red Sox, allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out eight and walking three. Boston left 15 runners on base and committed two errors in the game.
Batts led the way offensively with three hits and three RBI for the Red Sox.
Hartung pitched seven innings, also allowing five runs on seven hits, walking six while striking out five. Hansen struggled, allowing four runs on five hits in two innings of work. In all, the Giants made eight substitutions where Boston made just one.