Sunday, September 30, 2012

This Day In History: September 30, 1951

via Joy of Sox

On September 30, 1951, Harley "Jim" Hisner was a 24-year-old right-handed pitcher making his major league debut in the final game of the season against the New York Yankees.  

The Yankees' lineup featured five future Hall of Famers - Mickey Mantle, Phil Rizutto, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, and Johnny Mize - but Hines did quite well.

He faced Mantle to start the game and struck him out. Hisner pitched six innings and allowed seven hits and three runs. He walked four and struck out three. He also had a single in two at-bats.

In the seventh inning, Johnny Pesky pinch-hit for him and that was the end of his day. Spec Shea and Johnny Sain pitched a combined shutout and the Red Sox lost 3-0.

It was Harley Hisner's only major league appearance. You can read more about his career here.

Hisner, now 85 years old, was one of the former Red Sox invited to the Fenway Park's 100th Anniversary celebration earlier this year.

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't you have chosen a game where the Sox win?


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