JAKE JONES BEATS
TONY LUPIEN TO FIRST
BOSTON RED SOX
CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Three Sox homers beat the White Sox
May 11, 1948 ... The
Chicago White Sox dropped their seven straight game to the Red Sox by
an 8 to 0 score at Fenway Park, before a Ladies Day gathering of 8529
fans. Chicago was subdued completely by Jack Kramer, and the lifeless
efforts of the visitors placed the game into a ho-hum category. Three
home runs, two by Vern Stephens and the other by Bobby Doerr, paced
the Red Sox offense.
Kramer's control was perfect. He walked none,
going to a three ball count on all but one-hitter, Luke Appling, in the sixth
inning. He faced only 31 batters.
The Red Sox totaled 13 hits against starter Glen Moulder and relievers Howard
Judson and Bob Gillespie. Included were pair of doubles by Jake Jones.
Dom DiMaggio opened up the first inning with a single but was forced at
second by Johnny Pesky. Ted Williams took advantage of a 3-0 pitch with to blast
a single to center that scored Pesky, who had advanced to second on a wild
pitch. In the second inning Vern Stephens and Bobby Doerr sent successive home
runs into left field screen. Stephens belted another Mouder fastball high off
the left-field light tower for his second home run of the game and fourth of the
season with one out in the third inning. Bobby Doerr then walked, reached third
on Jones' second double of the afternoon into the left-field corner, and scored
when Birdie Tebbetts popped the ball into short right field on a checked swing.
That gave the Red Sox a 5 to 0 lead after three innings.
Pesky singled to open the sixth and took third on Stan Spence's line drive to
right. He scored on Vern Stephens fly out to Dave Philley for the sixth Boston
run. The Sox added their final pair in the seventh inning thanks to misplays by
the White Sox infield.
Kramer became the fourth Red Sox pitcher to go to distance in 19 ballgames,
joining Harris, Parnell and Dobson. The Sox offense has been taking good care of
opposing pitchers, as all but five have been on the mound at the end of the game