THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
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SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
The Sox belt Bob Feller in a 15-7 rout

June 10, 1948 ... The Red Sox reached a new high for the season when they beat the Cleveland Indians 15-7, in front of 20,568 Ladies Day fans at Fenway Park. Bob Feller had little to offer and was forced out of the game in the third inning when the Red Sox scored eight runs, their high for the season in an inning. He had walked six batters and was followed by four other pitchers.

Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio were the main figures in the Red Sox attack, with DiMaggio knocking in five runs on a home run, his first of the year, and a base hit single. Doerr slapped out his fifth homer the year, off Feller, with two men on.

Joe Dobson, granted a nine run cushion to work on, made full use of it. He was in trouble often, but had no trouble staying in the game. He was on base himself, four times with two hits and two passes granted to him.

A walk to Ted Williams and a double by Stan Spence, along with a passed ball by rookie catcher Joe Tipton, started the Red Sox off in the first inning. Thirteen men batted in the third inning, as the Sox scored eight runs. The potent blow of the frame was Bobby Doerr's home run, hit well on a line into left field screen with Johnny Pesky and Williams aboard. Feller then walked Billy Goodman, Birdie Tebbetts and Joe Dobson, in succession, before DiMaggio scored two of them with a single.

That was it for Feller and Bill Kennedy came into the game and immediately walked Pesky. Ted Williams, up for the second time, knocked out a single through the shift to score Dobson and DiMaggio.

The Sox knocked in three runs in the fourth and sixth innings to pile up 15 in total for the day. The Indians came up with four runs in the fourth on a pair of walks and singles by Lou Boudreau, Eddie Robinson and Joe Gordon. They added two in the sixth and one in the seventh to give them their seven runs.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

CLEVELAND INDIANS

0

0

0

4

0

2

1

0

0

 

 

7

9

2

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

1

0

8

3

0

3

0

0

x

 

 

15

12

2

 

 

W-Joe Dobson (7-4)
L-Bob Feller (5-5)
Attendance - 17,810

 2B-Doby (Clev), Spence (Bost), Tebbetts (Bost)

 HR-Doerr (Bost), DiMaggio (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 6 2 2 .247  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 4 1 1 .265  

 

Ted Williams lf 4 2 2 .387  

 

Stan Spence rf 5 1 1 .240  

 

Vern Stephens ss 3 0 0 .279  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 5 2 2 .261  

 

Billy Goodman 1b 4 3 1 .263  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 4 2 1 .305  

 

Joe Dobson p 3 2 2 .313  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Joe Dobson 9 9 5 3 6  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 28 13 -

 

 

New York Yankees 27 18 3

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 28 19 3

 

 

Washington Senators 24 24 7 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 22 25 9

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 21 25 9 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 18 26 11 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 12 30 16 1/2