JOE DOBSON

NIGHT BASEBALL & JACKIE ROBINSON ...
The Red Sox sweep a doubleheader in Chicago

July 17, 1947 ... Joe Dobson joined the 10 game winner's circle as the Red Sox swept a doubleheader from the White Sox at Comiskey Park before 13,290 fans. Dobson had an easy time in handing the White Sox a 4 to 1 loss. Earl Johnson came into the second game in the ninth-inning, with the score tied at 3 to 3 and handled the Chicago batters easily, bringing his own bat into the picture for an 11 inning, 6 to 3 victory.

Ted Williams started the winning rally of the nitecap, with a single to left field and was sacrificed to second by Bobby Doerr. Dom DiMaggio got an intentional pass before Birdie Tebbetts singled into right to score Ted. Johnson, who had smashed three hits off Al Benton in winning his game last week, hit a tremendous double to right-center that scored both DiMaggio and Tebbetts, to give the Red Sox the 6 to 3 margin.

Johnny Pesky's double to right-center in the fourth inning was the only base hit made off Bob Gillespie until two were out in the eighth-inning. At that point, Jake Jones, Tebbetts and Dave Ferriss, who was batting for Harry Dorish, singled in succession for a run that made the score 3 to 1 in favor of Chicago. The Red Sox then tied the score in the ninth on Doerr's homer, just inside the foul line in left, with Wally Moses on base.

The opener was Dobson's first complete game in a month, and the big right-hander showed no indication of still being bothered by a sore arm, handing out only six hits to the White Sox batters. Sam Mele was back in right field and started Dobson off towards his victory when he tripled to right in the first inning. Johnny Pesky was on base and scored a moment later on Ted Williams' fly to left field.

Dobson did not allow a hit until the fourth inning when Luke Appling started with a sliced singled to right, followed by a single to left from Taffy Wright. The inning ended when Rudy York hit into a double play.

The Red Sox got another run in the sixth inning. Doerr opened up with a long double off the left-field wall and Roy Partee singled to right, making the score 3 to 0. The White Sox got a run in the bottom of the seventh but the Red Sox came back in the eighth to score their final run off Thornton Lee. DiMaggio singled, stole second and was driven in by Jake Jones, making the final score 4 to 1.

Johnny Pesky raised his batting average over .300 in the opening game with three hits.

 

at Comiskey Park (Chicago) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

 

4

12

2

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

 

1

6

1

W-Joe Dobson (10-5)
L-Eddie Lopat (7-8)
Attendance 13,290

2B-Doerr (Bost), Pesky (Bost)
3B-Mele (Bost), Philley (Chi)

 

Game #2

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

3

 

6

9

1

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

3

11

0

W-Earl Johnson (5-3)
L-George Maltzberger (1-3)

2B-Persky (Bost), Johnson (Bost), Hodgin (Chi), Philley (Chi)
HR-Doerr (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game #1

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Sam Dente 3b 5 0 0 .275  

 

Johnny Pesky ss 4 1 3 .300  

 

Sam Mele rf 3 1 3 .269  

 

Ted Williams lf 5 0 1 .313  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 5 1 1 .261  

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 3 1 1 .220  

 

Jake Jones 1b 3 0 2 .241  

 

Roy Partee c 4 0 1 .219  

 

Joe Dobson rf 4 0 0 .200  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Joe Dobson 9 6 1 2 3  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game #2

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Sam Dente 3b 5 0 0 .244  

 

Johnny Pesky ss 5 0 1 .299  

 

Wally Moses rf 4 1 0 .276  

 

Ted Williams lf 5 1 1 .311  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 4 1 1 .261  

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 4 1 1 .220  

 

Jake Jones 1b 4 1 1 .241  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 4 1 2 .215  

 

Harry Dorish p 1 0 0 .167  

 

Leon Culberson ph 1 0 0 .246  

 

Johnny Murphy p 0 0 0 .000  

 

Dave Ferriss ph 1 0 1 .267  

 

Don Gutteridge pr 0 0 0 .169  

 

Bob Klinger p 0 0 0 .167  

 

Sam Mele ph 1 0 0 .268  

 

Earl Johnson p 1 0 1 .500  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Harry Dorish 5 7 3 3 2  
  Johnny Murphy 2 1 0 0 2  
  Bob Klinger 1 1 0 2 0  
  Earl Johnson 3 2 0 1 1  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1947 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

New York Yankees 58 26 -

 

 

Detroit Tigers 44 35 11 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

44 37 12 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 41 42 16 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians 36 40 18

 

 

Chicago White Sox 34 47 21

 

 

Washington Senators 35 45 21

 

 

St. Louis Browns 28 51 27 1/2