THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

BOB FELLER & TED WILLIAMS

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Ted Williams has a
four hit day in Cleveland

June 16, 1948 ... Ted Williams slugged a home run, two doubles and a single in four times at bat, as the Red Sox beat the Indians before 20,025 fans at Municipal Stadium.  The Sox beat the Indians for the second day in a row, this time by a 7-4 score.

All this was accomplished by beating Bob Feller.  He was knocked out of the game for the fifth straight time.  The Indians forsook their "Boudreau Shift" and played Ted like any left-handed batter, but it didn't matter.  Ted homered over the left field fence and the two doubles were also line drives to left.  The base hit single was a smash that Joe Gordon was only able to knock down.

Bobby Doer connected for his second homer of the year off Feller, his seventh of the season. Joe Dobson started for the Sox and picked up his eighth win, but needed some help from Dave Ferriss in the ninth.  Dobson was one out away from a complete game when he blew up, walking home a run and giving up a homer.

Both Doerr's and Williams' homers came in the seventh inning off Feller, and both had a runner on base.  Ken Keltner knocked out his 15th homer of the year for Cleveland in the fifth inning.

 

at Municipal Stadium (Cleveland) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

2

0

1

0

0

0

4

0

0

 

7

13

1

CLEVELAND INDIANS

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

1

 

4

7

1

W-Joe Dobson (8-4)
S-Dave Ferriss (1)
L-Bob Feller (5-7)
Attendance 20,025

2B-Williams (2)(Bost), Tebbetts (Bost)
HR-Williams (Bost), Doerr (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 5 1 1 .251  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 3 2 0 .264  

 

Ted Williams lf 4 2 4 .408  

 

Stan Spence rf 4 1 2 .237  

 

Vern Stephens ss 5 0 2 .284  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 5 1 1 .271  

 

Billy Goodman 1b 5 0 1 .259  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 3 0 2 .301  

 

Joe Dobson p 4 0 0 .278  

 

Dave Ferriss p 0 0 0 .100  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Joe Dobson 8.2 7 4 8 7  
  Dave Ferriss 0.1 0 0 0 0  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 31 16 -

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 31 22 3

 

 

New York Yankees 29 22 4

 

 

Detroit Tigers 28 25 6

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 24 26 8 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 24 29 10

 

 

St. Louis Browns 20 29 12

 

 

Chicago White Sox 14 32 16 1/2