THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

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

May 25, 1948 ... A combination of fog and cold drizzle forced the postponement of tonight's baseball game between the Boston Braves and the Cincinnati Reds. About 8 o'clock dense fog descended over Braves Field where 7500 persons had gathered to watch Red Barrett opposed Howie Fox in the opener of the two game series between Boston and Cincinnati.

Adding to the curtain the fog was a smoke barrage from the neighboring trains behind the ballpark. There was doubt that the game could be started after a 15 minute wait. After communicating with the weather bureau and Logan Airport it was found that the fog would become progressively worse, so was decided to postpone the game.

The Braves had played 15 straight games at home without a single postponement prior to tonight. They were the last major league team to have a game postponed at home the season. It is the first time in memory that a team has had a game ever postponed because of fog.

 

 

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