THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

AL GETTEL

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Pat Seerey's HR downs the Red Sox

June 12, 1948 ... Al Gettel, traded to Chicago by Cleveland a week ago, pitched the pale hose to a 5-3 win at Fenway Park. Only a second inning homer by Bobby Doerr and brief rallies in the eighth and ninth were Gettel's only reason to worry.

The White Sox sent Sox starter, Mickey Harris, to the showers in the fourth, after he had been touched for four hits. Harris was wild and easily hit when he managed to get the ball over the plate.  He was relieved by Ellis Kinder, who pitched fairly well, but taken out for a pinch hitter in the eighth.

After giving up only two hits after Doerr's homer to score Vern Stephens in the second inning, Gettel had some control troubles only in the eight. In the third inning, with Luke Appling aboard, Pat Seerey unloaded one into the left field net, to make the game 4 to 2.  He had two outs in the ninth, before Ted Williams singled through the shift and was followed by Stan Spence, who also singled.  But the best Stephens could do, was to tap one back to Gettel, ending the game.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

2

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

 

 

5

9

1

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

 

 

3

7

0

 

 

W-Al Gettel (1-1)
L-Mickey Harris (1-5)
Attendance - 12,259

 2B-Michaels (Chi), Williams (Bost)

 HR-Seerey (Chi), Doerr (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 4 0 1 .253  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 4 0 0 .261  

 

Ted Williams lf 4 0 2 .398  

 

Stan Spence rf 5 0 1 .239  

 

Vern Stephens ss 4 1 0 .276  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 3 2 2 .272  

 

Billy Goodman 1b 2 0 0 .256  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 4 0 1 .294  

 

Wally Moses ph 0 0 0 .286  

 

Matt Batts c 0 0 0 .342  

 

Mickey Harris p 1 0 0 .182  

 

Ellis Kinder p 2 0 0 .000  

 

Sam Mele ph 1 0 0 .229  

 

Earl Johnson p 0 0 0 .083  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Mickey Harris 3 4 4 4 1  
  Ellis Kinder 5 4 1 2 0  
  Earl Johnson 1 1 0 0 1  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 31 13 -

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 30 19 3 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 27 21 6

 

 

Detroit Tigers 24 25 9 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 24 26 10

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 22 26 11

 

 

St. Louis Browns 18 28 14

 

 

Chicago White Sox 13 31 18