THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

MEL PARNELL

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
The Sox and Johnny Pesky win one for Mel Parnell

June 15, 1948 ... The Red Sox finally manufactured some offense for Mel Parnell and opened their 16 game road trip with a fine 7 to 3 victory over the first place Indians at the big stadium in Cleveland.

Parnell outpitched Bob Lemon, and threw one of his best games of the year, giving him only his second win in six starts.  The undefeated, Lemon was not puzzling to the Sox hitters.  He was hit hard and not effective in the clutch, walking eight batters.  Lemon was sent to the showers in the seventh inning after Johnny Pesky delivered a bases loaded single to break a 2-2 tie.

Billy Goodman started the rally by drawing a walk, and went to second on a line single to right by Birdie Tebbetts.  Parnell sacrificed the runners along and Dom DiMaggio was walked, to load the bases for Pesky.  Before the inning ended, Lemon gave up two more runs, putting the Sox up 5-3.  Two more scored in the ninth on Allie Clark's two base error on Ted Williams' hit, Vern Stephens' double and Bobby Doerr's single to center.

Parnell was tired but faced down the last seven hitters in the last two innings to preserve the 7-3 win.  The Sox were only the second team to knock out Lemon this year.

 

at Municipal Stadium (Cleveland) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

1

1

3

0

2

 

7

9

0

CLEVELAND INDIANS

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

 

3

7

3

W-Mel Parnell (2-4)
L-Bob Lemon (9-1)
Attendance 51,380

2B-Goodman (Bost), Pesky (Bost), Stephens (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 4 0 1 .253  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 3 2 2 .259  

 

Ted Williams lf 4 1 1 .394  

 

Stan Spence rf 5 0 0 .228  

 

Vern Stephens ss 4 1 2 .281  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 3 1 1 .273  

 

Billy Goodman 1b 2 1 1 .263  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 4 1 1 .293  

 

Mel Parnell p 3 0 0 .095  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Mel Parnell 9 7 3 6 3  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 31 15 -

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 31 21 3

 

 

New York Yankees 28 22 5

 

 

Detroit Tigers 27 25 7

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 23 26 9 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 24 28 10

 

 

St. Louis Browns 19 29 13

 

 

Chicago White Sox 14 31 16 1/2