April 18, 1939
The 1939 season did not get off to quite the start the New York Yankees had hoped, with an opening day loss to the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium I. The final score was 3-2.
Starting Pitcher Lefty Grove was named player of the game for Boston. Grove, the Boston left-hander, went 9 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits. He collected 7 strikeouts.
"Both teams played hard," said Boston manager Joe Cronin
|Boston Red Sox (1-0)||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||5||1|
|New York Yankees (0-2)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||5||0|
|Player of the Game: Lefty Grove|
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Weather: Rain (45 degrees), wind blowing out to left at 12 mph
Start Time: 2:05 pm EST
Special Notes: RF Charlie Keller was injured while running the bases.