THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

JOHNNY PESKY

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

June 5, 1948 ... General manager Joe Cronin held off the postponement of the game until about half an hour before the starting time. About 2000 soaked fans waited around until the last minute. It was then decided to carry the game over until tomorrow afternoon, when both teams would have had an open date.

Johnny Pesky is scheduled to be back in the lineup for the three-game series with the Tigers. Injured on May 16th, when he pulled a muscle in his leg, Pesky announced that practically all the soreness had disappeared.

 

 

RED SOX BATTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

RBI

HR

AVG

 

 

Babe Martin 2 0 1 0 0 .500

 

 

Ted Williams 153 39 58 43 11 .379

 

 

Mickey McDermott 8 2 3 0 0 .375

 

 

Matt Batts 34 3 11 9 0 .324

 

 

Birdie Tebbetts 115 14 34 12 0 .293

 

 

Wally Moses 48 5 14 7 0 .291

 

 

Vern Stephens 173 22 48 29 7 .277

 

 

Joe Dobson 29 5 8 2 1 .276

 

 

Johnny Pesky 120 20 32 7 0 .266

 

 

Billy Goodman 61 7 16 4 0 .262

 

 

Bobby Doerr 160 21 41 23 4 .256

 

 

Harry Dorish 4 0 1 0 0 .250

 

 

Dom DiMaggio 168 9 42 12 0 .250

 

 

Stan Spence 90 10 22 11 3 .241

 

 

Jake Jones 72 2 17 8 1 .236

 

 

Sam Mele 85 12 19 7 1 .224

 

 

Billy Hitchcock 51 6 11 2 0 .216

 

 

Mel Parnell 15 0 2 0 0 .133

 

 

Mickey Harris 2 1 1 1 0 .125

 

 

Jack Kramer 19 1 2 1 0 .105

 

 

Earl Johnson 11 1 1 1 0 .091

 

 

Denny Galehouse 12 1 1 1 0 .083

 

 

Dave Ferriss 6 1 0 1 0 .000

 

 

Ellis Kinder 11 0 0 1 0 .000

 

 

  

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 25 12 -

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 27 15 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 24 17 3

 

 

Detroit Tigers 20 22 7 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 20 22 7 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 17 21 8 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 18 24 9 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 10 28 15 1/2