THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

BILL VOISELLE

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

Bill
Voiselle wins his 10th straight

May 13, 1948 ... Pitching a four hit masterpiece today, Bill Voiselle became the first National League pitcher to chalk up four victories, as he pinned a 2-0 setback on the Chicago Cubs before 3781 dampened, chilled customers at Wrigley Field. Voiselle also has pitched his 10th win in a row over the past two years. He won his last six games in 1947.

His performance today surpassed his three previous wins. He was in one jam with the Cubs, loading the bases with two out in the first inning as he rubbed out Harry Lowrey on a soft roller down to Alvin Dark. A walk to Eddie Waitkus and Hal Jeffcoat's single gave the Cubs runners on first and third. Voiselle didn't take any chances with Bill Nicholson, who he has had trouble with in the past, so he walked him to fill the bases. Then Lowrey grounded out to end the threat.

After the first inning, Voiselle was in command. He didn't walk any other batter and fanned seven men, ending the game by knocking out Nicholson and Lowrey in succession. In five starts this year Voiselle has allowed only eight runs. His earned run average is 1.77

Bob Elliott knocked in both runs for the Braves. His single brought home Alvin Dark in the third inning and his infield tap sent Jim Russell flying home for the insurance run in the eighth-inning. The Braves have now won six out of the last nine on this rainy road trip and are moving up in the National League standings. The Braves took the 430 train out of here for New York to play the Dodgers at Ebbets field.

 

at Wrigley Field (Chicago) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON BRAVES

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

 

2

4

0

CHICAGO CUBS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

0

4

0

W-Bill Voiselle (4-0)
L-Johnny Schmitz (1-4)
Attendance 3781

2B-Smalley (Chi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Mike McCormick rf 4 0 0 .174  

 

Alvin Dark ss 4 1 2 .293  

 

Jim Russell cf 0 1 0 .189  

 

Bob Elliott 3b 4 0 2 .299  

 

Clint Conaster lf 4 0 0 .200  

 

Frank McCormick 1b 4 0 0 .133  

 

Phil Masi c 4 0 0 .095  

 

Connie Ryan 2b 3 0 0 .000  

 

Bill Voiselle p 3 0 0 .000  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Bill Voiselle 9 4 0 2 7  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Giants 12 7 -

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 12 8 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 10 7 1

 

 

Brooklyn Dodgers 11 10 2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 11 11 2 1/2

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

10 10 2 1/2

 

 

Chicago Cubs 7 11 4 1/2

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 7 16 7