THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

SCRANTON DUNMORE STADIUM

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Scranton Pitcher defeats the Sox

June 14, 1948 ... A 22 year old kid from Bedford Valley, PA beat the Red Sox tonight.  Mel Nee, a fast ball side-armer was ticketed for the Pensacola Club of the Class C Florida League, even before he took the mound for the exhibition game.

The youngster downed the Sox on seven hits, walked two and fanned three.  He retired Ted Williams three straight times.  Scranton won the game 2 to 1 and won it when Nee singled in a run with one out in the ninth inning.

Before the game Sam Mele won $100 for a long drive batting competition, sending a homer over the 350 foot left field wall. The Sox left after the game for Cleveland.

 

at Scranton Dunmore Stadium (Scranton, PA) ...

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BOSTON RED SOX

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SCRANTON RED SOX

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W-Mel Nee
L-Harry Dorish
Attendance 12,165

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 31 14 -

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 31 20 3

 

 

New York Yankees 28 21 5

 

 

Detroit Tigers 26 25 8

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 22 26 10 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 24 28 10 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 19 29 13 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 13 31 17 1/2