Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12, 1927: Bottomley Goes Boom In The 11th

On August 12, 1927, Jim Bottomley ended a pitching duel with one swing of the bat as he took Pirates hurler Carmen Hill deep in the bottom of the 11th at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. The big blast gave the Birds a 2-1 win over the visiting Pirates. The Cardinals had Jesse Haines on the bump and he was dealing. Haines allowed just four hits, while his counterpart Hill allowed just six hits. It was that sixth hit Hill gave up that counted the most as it put the Redbirds in the win column. Bottomley was a force in the Redbirds lineup, in '27 he led the club with 19 homers, 124 rbi's, 15 triples, and he was tied Frankie Frisch in the doubles department with 31.

Here's the box score:

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