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Dick Gernert from the Chronology
May 22, 1957 - The Red Sox set an AL record by smashing 4 HRs in the 6th inning in an 11-0 win over Cleveland. Gene Mauch Ted Williams Dick Gernert and Frank Malzone do the honors. All of these come on the first 16 pitches from Cal McLish. Williams had set the record with Jimmie Foxx Joe Cronin and Jim Tabor in l940.
Apr 23, 1957 - At Fenway Ted Williams belts a CF homer and a single to drive in 2 runs as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 3-1. Frank Sullivan allows 4 hits in winning. The Sox Gene Mauch hits into an unusual DP with Dick Gernert on 3B. Mauch grounds to 1B George Kell who steps on 1B and throws home. Mauch throws up his hands and deflects the throw. Gernert is ruled out on the interference call.
Jul 12, 1956 - Jimmy Piersall puts on a show for a camera crew at Fenway there to film a few scenes before the game for his biopic "Fear Strikes Out." When they finished filming the crew asks Piersall to hit a home run to which he says he'll try. With the score tied 1-1 in the 9th and Dick Gernert on 1B Jimmy smashes a Jack Harshman pitch into the net in LF to beat Chicago 3-1. Piersall also robs Lollar of a hit to keep the game tied.
Jun 18, 1953 - Red Sox rookie OF Gene Stephens becomes the only AL player to get 3 hits in the same inning as Boston tallies 17 runs in the 7th inning in a 23-3 romp over Detroit. The Red Sox send 23 to the plate in the 7th getting 14 hits and 6 walks 20 runners in succession before 3B George Kell flies out to end it. Steve Gromek making his first appearance for Detroit Dick Weik and Earl Harrist are the offending Tiger pitchers but the loss goes to Ned Garver who exits before the 7th. Ellis Kinder picks up the win and contributes two singles and 2 RBI in the big inning the second time that Kinder has accomplished this: he was hitless last year. Dick Gernert and Walt Dropo hit the only homers for Boston but the Red Sox set a slew of records including the following:
Jun 17, 1953 - The Red Sox wallop Detroit 17-1 collecting 20 hits. Dick Gernert has two homers and four RBIs while Tom Umphlett and Billy Goodman combine for 7 hits to beat Dick Marlowe. The Tigers finally score in the 9th to stop Willard Nixon's consecutive streak of 21 innings without allowing a run.
Apr 20, 1953 - At Boston first baseman Dick Gernert raps 3 homers in a twin sweep of the Senators 4-2 and 11-4. He hits 2 homers in the a.m. Patriot's Day game the home opener in Boston then another + 3-run double off the CF flagpole in the afternoon game. Parnell runs his record to 19-3 vs. Washington in the opener. McDermott beats Porterfield in the p.m. game.
Aug 10, 1952 - The Red Sox cut the Yankee lead in the A.L. to 1 1/2 games with a 3-1 victory at Yankee Stadium. Dick Gernert and Dom Dimaggio hit 10th inning homers off reliever Johnny Sain and 41-year-old Al Benton picks up the win with 1 2/3 innings of relief. Benton comes in Mel Parnell with one out in the 9th and the sacks full and stops the threat. Mantle leading off the 10th is retired on drag bunt attempt by Benton who is the only hurler to pitch to both Mantle and Babe Ruth.