THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

TED WILLIAMS

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

June 7, 1948 ... The Red Sox will be facing the Cleveland Indians, who they trail by 9 1/2 games. The Indians have won four successive games since losing their first two games in Washington and then proceeded to sweep into the league lead by beating the Athletics three times in a row.

The Sox seem to have shaken themselves out of the doldrums while they were on their recent western trip, by beating the Browns three games in a row and taking a doubleheader from the Tigers.

Ted Williams hit at a .500 clip over the week to bolster his grip on the American League batting leadership with a .391 average. His 17 point climb gave him a 29 point margin over runner-up Lou Boudreau of the Indians. Williams went 11 for 23 during the week in a resurgence of power which gave him the league batting crown last season and in 1942 and 1941. He has 63 hits, more than Boudreau, who is second with 54.

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 27 12 -

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 27 17 2 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 26 18 3 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 21 24 9

 

 

Detroit Tigers 20 24 9 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 20 24 9 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 18 23 10

 

 

Chicago White Sox 12 29 16