THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

JAKE JONES BEATS
TONY LUPIEN TO FIRST

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
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

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

6

3

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

1

2

2

0

0

1

2

0

x

 

 

8

13

1

 

 

W-Jack Kramer (2-1)
L-Glen Moulder (0-2)
Attendance - 6480

 2B-Jones (2)(Bost)

 HR-Stephens (2)(Bost), Doerr (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 4 1 2 .224  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 4 2 2 .241  

 

Ted Williams lf 3 0 1 .406  

 

Stan Spence rf 4 0 1 .277  

 

Vern Stephens ss 5 2 2 .244  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 4 2 1 .219  

 

Jake Jones 1b 5 0 2 .242  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 2 1 2 .236  

 

Jack Kramer p 3 0 0 .111  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Jack Kramer 9 6 0 0 3  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 13 5 -

 

 

New York Yankees 12 6 1

 

 

Cleveland Indians 11 5 1

 

 

Washington Senators 9 10 4 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 9 12 5 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 8 11 5 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 6 9 5 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 3 13 9