THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

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

May 24, 1948 ... No game scheduled ... The Boston Braves won back their prestige in Worcester by beating the Holy Cross baseball team, 3 to 0 in an exhibition game. Last year Holy Cross beat the Braves, 9 to 8 and 4500 fans were on-hand today to see if they could do it again.

The Braves scored single runs in the second, fourth, and fifth innings as they collected 10 hits off three Crusader pitchers. Holy Cross managed to get only eight men on base and only one beyond second.

Johnny Beazley and Bobby Hogue did the pitching for the Tribe, supported by a mixed lineup of regulars and reserves. Earl Torgeson was the main attraction for local youngsters. He collected three hits in three trips to the plate and the fourth time was given a pass. The Crusaders collected only four hits off Beazley and Hogue.

 

 

1948 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 19 9 -

 

 

New York Giants 16 11 2 1/2

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

16 13 3 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 16 14 4

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 16 16 5

 

 

Brooklyn Dodgers 12 18 8

 

 

Chicago Cubs 11 17 8

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 12 20 9