THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

BILL SALKELD, PHIL MASI
& SIBBI SISTI

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

Preacher Roe holds down the Tribe

May 29, 1948 ... Tonight, the Braves had a 3 to 1 defeat pinned on them by Preacher Roe of the Dodgers. The setback was the third in his many nights this week. To make matters worse another ace failed to hit the brakes for the skidding Southworth team. First Warren Spahn was beat by the Reds and then Johnny Sain failed to stop the Dodgers. Tonight Bill Voiselle joined his mates on the wailing wall of the Boston clubhouse.

The setback dropped the Braves to an even .500 in the standings. They came home with an 8-3 road record and it was expected that they would fly high at their home park. But in the ten games played here they managed to win only four.

Roe kept the Braves' nine hits scattered and more importantly he didn't issue a pass. It was his second game, in succession, without walking a man. He now has won three games and lost only one, to become the temporary leader of Brooklyn's pitching staff.

Voiselle didn't have his control, walking five, one of which resulted in the Dodgers first run. He and Roe were even until the sixth inning when Gene Hermanski blasted a terrific home run that broke open the game.

The first Dodger run was developed in a strange combination of two walks and an error. To make it worse, Voiselle walked his mound opponent on four straight balls. He then fumbled Pee Wee Reese's sacrifice. A pass to Jorgenson filled the bases, and as Jackie Robinson rolled into a doubleplay, Roe scored.

Boston's equalizer came out of three hits and an error. With one out, Voiselle got himself a single on a bad hop to the right of Eddie Miksis. This put a little fire into the Braves, as Tommy Holmes singled to right to send Voiselle to second. Then Pee Wee Reese booted Eddie Stanky's roller to load the bases. Jim Russell came up next and dropped a single to center, to score Voiselle with the tying run. Holmes tried to score also, but he was rubbed out at the plate.

Hermanski dissolved a tie in the sixth inning with one swing. He drove a 3-1 pitch half way up into the last section of the right-field pavilion for his first homer of the year. Rowe's double and Ward single gave the Dodgers another run to make it 3 to 1.

 

 
  B R A V E S   F I E L D 

 

 

   
 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R H E  
 

BROOKLYN DODGERS

 

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

 

 

3

9

2

 
 

BOSTON BRAVES

 

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

 

1

9

1

 

 

 

W

PREACHER ROE (3-1)

 

2B

 

FURILLO (BKN)

 

L

BILL VOISELLE (4-2)

 

 

S

   

3B

   
 

 

 

 

   

ATTENDANCE: 37,627

 

HR

 

HERMANSKI (BKN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Tommy Holmes rf 4 0 2 .400  

 

Eddie Stanky 2b 4 0 0 .280  

 

Jim Russell cf 4 0 2 .233  

 

Bob Elliott 3b 4 0 1 .283  

 

Jeff Heath lf 4 0 1 .305  

 

Earl Torgeson 1b 4 0 0 .274  

 

Phil Masi c 4 0 1 .178  

 

Sibby Sisti ss 3 0 0 .158  

 

Clint Conaster ph 1 0 0 .136  

 

Bill Voiselle p 2 1 1 .056  

 

Mike McCormick ph 1 0 1 .200  

 

Clyde Shoun p 0 0 0 .000  

 

Frank McCormick ph 1 0 0 .250  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Bill Voiselle 7 6 2 5 5  
  Clyde Shoun 2 3 0 0 0  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 20 11 -

 

 

New York Giants 18 13 2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 17 15 3 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 18 17 4

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

16 16 4 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Dodgers 15 19 6 1/2

 

 

Chicago Cubs 13 19 7 1/2

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 14 21 8