BOSTON RED SOX
CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
The Red Sox hear the same tune in St. Louis
May 25, 1948 ... The
Red Sox visited a new park and faced a new opponent, flashed a new
batting order and had a new firstbaseman, in St. Louis tonight, but
the pitching was the same. They therefore dropped their fourth
straight and seventh and eight games of this road trip. St. Louis
Browns walked away with a 9 to 4 decision on 17 hits against for
Boston hurlers. Red Sox starter Ellis Kinder made it until the fifth
inning. He looked good in Detroit as a starting pitcher but was easy
hitting for the sliding Browns.
Manager Joe McCarthy inserted young
Billy Goodman at first base and although the youngster did nothing to
distinguish himself, the club look better with him out there. Lefty pitcher Sam
Zoldak started for the Browns and six of Boston's nine hits were made by
left-handed batters. Ted Williams was the big gun with a double and two singles.
Vern Stephens making his first start against his home folks, knocked out his
seasons sixth home run and also had a single. Frank Biscan, a chunky
left-hander, did a nice relief job lining out any Red Sox chances as he retired
six men in order.
It was Whitey Platt who did the damage to the Red Sox pitching for St. Louis,
as he banged out a single, two doubles and a triple.