The Holy Shirt
“Jimmie Foxx didn’t object to my sweatshirt. He got a home run off me. And Chapman got a walk. Joe Cronin protested to McGowan just as a gag,” said Allen a few days after the incident. “In the first inning, while I was perched on second, Joe comes over and makes fun of my shirt. Then, when he comes to bat after striking out the first time, he complains to McGowan just for a rib. And McGowan goes for it. After the game, Joe and the rest of the Red Sox players almost bust their sides laughing.
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