Today in Tribe History: May 1, 1955
Bob Toth | On 01, May 2015
1955 – Hosting a doubleheader at Cleveland Stadium, the Indians pull off the daily double win over the Boston Red Sox as Bob Feller and Herb Score allow a combined five hits in 18 innings on the mound to push Cleveland to 11-6 on the season.
Feller throws his final one-hitter of his career as just four runners reach base in a 2-0 win. After seven straight fly outs to start the game, he plunked Jimmy Piersall in the third. Grady Hatton walked and Faye Throneberry reached on error in the fourth for the Red Sox with their best scoring opportunity. Sammy White got the only hit of the game with a single to center with one out in the seventh. The Indians got their runs in the second and sixth, when Jim Hegan drove in Larry Doby on a groundout and Ralph Kiner with a triple.
In just his fourth Major League start in game two, Score strikes out 16 batters to complete the sweep with a complete game 2-1 victory. The rookie lefty struck out at least one batter in eight of his nine innings and retired the first nine outs via strikeout. Doby drove in two with a first inning two-out double. Ted Lepcio responded with an RBI-double in the second.