Apr 27

Sid Hudson blanks Yanks 1-0 on Babe Ruth Day

Declared “Babe Ruth Day” by Major League Baseball, April 27, 1947 is also a special day in Washington Senators history.

On April 27, Babe Ruth gave a speech promoting baseball as the best game in the world to the fans watching him at Yankee stadium, as well as to audiences across America.

What many don’t realize is that the Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees immediately following Babe’s famous speech. Senators’ pitcher Sid Hudson pitched a 1-0 shutout against the Yankees in front of 58,339 fans at Yankee Stadium. The 6’4″ tall Hudson went on to score the only run of the game.

Washington Senators 1, New York Yankees 0

Day

Game Played on Sunday, April 27, 1947 (D) at Yankee Stadium I

WAS A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  7  0
NY A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  0
BATTING
Washington Senators          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Grace lf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lewis rf                      4   0   1   1       0   0       6   0
Spence cf                     2   0   1   0       2   0       2   0
Vernon 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       7   0
Travis 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Priddy 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       2   1
Christman ss                  4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Evans c                       4   0   2   0       0   0       7   0
Hudson p                      4   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   1   7   1       3   4      27   6
BATTING - 
2B: Travis (1).
SH: Grace (1).
Team LOB: 8.
New York Yankees             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rizzuto ss                    4   0   0   0       1   0       4   2
Brown 3b                      5   0   3   0       0   0       2   4
McQuinn 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       9   2
DiMaggio cf                   2   0   0   0       2   0       1   0
Keller lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Henrich rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Robinson c                    4   0   2   0       0   1       3   1
  Reynolds pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Houk c                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Stirnweiss 2b                 3   0   0   0       0   1       3   4
  Berra ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lucadello 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Chandler p                    3   0   1   0       0   2       1   2
  Colman ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   0   8   0       3   6      27  15
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rizzuto-Stirnweiss.
BATTING - 
2B: Brown 2 (4).
Team LOB: 11.
PITCHING
Washington Senators          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hudson W(2-0)                 9     8   0   0   3   6   0  38
New York Yankees             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Chandler L(1-2)               9     7   1   1   3   4   0  36
Umpires: HP - Joe Rue, 1B - Joe Paparella, 3B - Bill Summers
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 58,339
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