THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

BOSTON BRAVES ...
SPAHN & SAIN and PRAY FOR RAIN ...

May 4, 1948 ... Game postponed due to rain ... The Boston Braves efforts to knock off the current league leaders were washed out tonight, before a disappointed gathering of 25,000 fans. Actually, the Pittsburgh Pirates were out front when a heavy deluge canceled the contest. They had a 3 to 0 lead with the Braves at bat in the fourth inning. At the time the Tribe was on the warpath and had a great chance to get back into the game.

Rain was threatened all day and finally started coming down five minutes before the game. The start was delayed 32 minutes but the field was in horrible condition before the contest and was unplayable after a 30 minute storm struck in the fourth inning. Warren Spahn and Elmer Singleton were the rival pitchers during the abbreviated affair.

In the Braves fourth inning, Bob Elliott belted a 420 foot triple to right-center. After Frank McCormick walked, it was raining so hard that a halt was ordered. Following a 30 minute wait the whole thing was finally wiped out. The Braves made three hits off Singleton, coming from Elliott, Tommy Holmes and Eddie Stanky.

Earl Torgeson had his aching left wrist x-rayed today and again he didn't reveal any break.

 

 

1948 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 8 4 -

 

 

New York Giants 9 5 -

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 7 5 1

 

 

Brooklyn Dodgers 7 7 2

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

6 8 3

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 6 8 3

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 6 9 3 1/2

 

 

Chicago Cubs 5 8 3 1/2