BOSTON RED SOX ...
CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
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.