THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

ELLIS KINDER

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Ellis Kinder and the Sox bats take the Philly series

June 1, 1948 ... The Red Sox finally won a series and they were emphatic about it. They picked on the league-leading Athletics and trounced them 8 to 1. They drove Phil Marchildon to the showers for the first time this year and thereby took two out of three games played here in Philadelphia.

While this was going on, Ellis Kinder was stifling the home batters on seven hits before the light gathering of 4908. The Sox big guns were booming as Vern Stephens and Bobby Doerr homered off Marchildon, just as they did in Boston on Patriots' Day. Stan Spence rifled successive home runs out of the park and Ted Williams enjoyed a field day against the shift, with three hits.

The A's were perceptively weakened through the absence of injuries and the sickness of Barney McCoskey, Buddy Rosar and Elmer Valo. Eddie Joost committed his first error of the year to give the Red Sox two runs in the four-run third inning. That ended his streak at 41 games with his chances at 225.

Dom DiMaggio sparked the rally in the third inning when he beat out a hit to Joost, on which the shortstop made a great stop and throw from deep short. Billy Goodman then slapped a nasty grounder inside third that Heinie Majeski knocked down, but was unable to make the play. Both advanced when Williams hit one to Joost, fifteen feet to the right of second, and with nobody around to take the force throw on Goodman, Joost had to throw out Williams at first. Stan Spence then grounded one to Joost, who came in fast and took the ball on the short hop neatly, but hurriedly through into the dirt at the plate, in an attempt to cut off DiMaggio. The ball skipped past catcher Mike Guerra and Goodman followed DiMaggio home on the error. Spence scored from second ahead of Stephens, when Vern sent his seventh round tripper of the season off the façade of the left-field upper deck, with the ball bouncing back on the field. The homer came on Marchildon's first pitch.

A walk to Stephens preceded Bobby Doerr's fourth home run into the lower field tier in the fifth inning, and Kinder and a nice 7 to 1 working lead. Kinder helped his cause when he flied deep out to Sam Chapman in the seventh with the bases loaded to score Stephens with a sacrifice fly.

Kinder had fine stuff and work easily, throwing 111 pitches for an average of 12 per inning. He seldom found himself in any trouble.

 

at Shibe Park (Philadelphia) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

 

8

12

0

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

1

7

1

W-Ellis Kinder (2-2)
L-Phil Marchildon (5-3)
Attendance – 4908

2B-White (Phil), Joost (Phil)
HR-Stephens (Bost), Doerr (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 4 1 1 .245  

 

Billy Goodman 1b 5 1 2 .250  

 

Ted Williams lf 5 0 3 .382  

 

Stan Spence rf 3 1 0 .259  

 

Wally Moses rf 2 0 0 .273  

 

Vern Stephens ss 4 3 2 .270  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 4 1 2 .255  

 

Billy Hitchcock 3b 4 0 0 .171  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 4 1 2 .286  

 

Ellis Kinder p 4 0 0 .000  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Ellis Kinder 9 7 1 2 4  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 26 13 -

 

 

Cleveland Indians 23 11 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 21 16 4

 

 

Detroit Tigers 19 20 7

 

 

St. Louis Browns 16 17 7

 

 

Washington Senators 18 21 8

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 15 23 10 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 9 26 15