THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

CONNIE RYAN

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

June 14, 1948 ... No game scheduled ... About 100 Braves well wishers met the train at the Huntington Avenue Station.  The Braves Field Troubadours serenaded their arrival with the Boston College fight song "For Boston".

 

 

BRAVES BATTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

RBI

HR

AVG

 

 

Tommy Holmes 153 28 57 20 4 .373

 

 

Bill Salked 66 11 23 11 7 .348

 

 

Eddie Stanky 141 26 44 18 1 .312

 

 

Jim Russell 138 27 55 32 7 .293

 

 

Jeff Heath 138 27 39 22 6 .287

 

 

Bob Elliott 159 30 45 27 5 .283

 

 

Earl Torgeson 160 27 44 23 3 .275

 

 

Al Dark 113 20 30 11 0 .265

 

 

Bobby Sturgeon 27 4 7 3. 0 .259

 

 

Mike McCormick 57 5 14 8 0 .246

 

 

Johnny Sain 30 3 7 4 0 .233

 

 

Phil Masi 116 12 27 15 2 .233

 

 

Frank McCormick 39 3 9 6 0 .231

 

 

Bobby Hogue 8 0 1 1 0 .200

 

 

Clint Conaster 28 3 5 1 0 .193

 

 

Connie Ryan 37 3 7 1 0 .189

 

 

Warren Spahn 29 3 5 2 0 .172

 

 

Sibby Sisti 63 9 9 3 0 .143

 

 

Red Barrett 15 0 2 0 0 .133

 

 

Clyde Shoun 8 1 1 3 0 .125

 

 

Vern Bickford 11 2 1 2 0 .091

 

 

Bill Voiselle 24 1 2 0 0 .083

 

 

Jim Prendergast 5 0 0 0 0 .000

 

 

Johnny Beazley 3 0 0 0 0 .000

 

 

Ernie White 3 0 0 0 0 .000

 

 

  

 

 

 

1948 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON BRAVES

27 21 -

 

 

New York Giants 27 21 -

 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates 26 22 1

 

 

St. Louis Cardinals 26 23 1 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies 26 25 2 1/2

 

 

Brooklyn Dodgers 21 25 5

 

 

Cincinnati Reds 23 28 5 1/2

 

 

Chicago Cubs 19 30 8 1/2