THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

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

May 30, 1948 ... Thousand of fans were disappointed at the all-day rain that fell in Boston.  Many had ridden many miles to see the next chapter in the Eddie Stanky vs Leo Durocher feud.

The Braves waited until shortly before noon before announcing the postponement.  As a result of the washout, the Braves can do no better than a split of their first extended homestand of the season.

 

 

 

 

BRAVES BATTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

RBI

HR

AVG

 

 

Tommy Holmes 89 12 36 11 4 .404

 

 

Bill Salkeld 44 6 15 5 4 .341

 

 

Jeff Heath 82 15 25 14 5 .305

 

 

Eddie Stanky 82 16 24 10 0 .293

 

 

Earl Torgeson 95 13 26 13 3 .274

 

 

Bob Elliott 102 15 28 15 3 .274

 

 

Billy Sturgeon 16 2 4 0 0 .250

 

 

Frank McCormick 33 2 8 4 0 .242

 

 

Jim Russell 120 12 28 10 3 .233

 

 

Alvin Dark 99 16 23 9 0 .232

 

 

Johnny Sain 18 1 4 3 0 .222

 

 

Vern Bickford 5 2 1 2 0 .200

 

 

Mike McCormick 35 2 7 5 0 .200

 

 

Red Barrett 11 0 2 8 0 .182

 

 

Connie Ryan 36 3 6 1 0 .167

 

 

Phil Masi 79 6 13 6 0 .165

 

 

Sibbi Sisti 19 3 3 0 0 .158

 

 

Clint Conaster 21 2 3 2 0 .143

 

 

Warren Spahn 16 2 2 0 0 .125

 

  Bill Voiselle 18 1 1 0 0 .056  

 

Clyde Shoun 6 0 0 0 0 .000

 

 

Johnny Beazley 3 0 0 0 0 .000

 

 

Ernie White 2 0 0 0 0 .000

 

  Jim Prendergast 2 0 0 0 0 .000  
  Bobby Hogue 2 0 0 0 0 .000  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1948 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 20 13 -

 

 

New York Giants 19 13 1/2

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 19 15 1 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 18 18 3 1/2

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

16 16 3 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Dodgers 15 19 5 1/2

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 16 21 6

 

 

Chicago Cubs 13 21 7 1/2