THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

DAVE FERRISS

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Dave Ferriss shuts out Chicago
as the Sox bats stay hot

June 22, 1948 ... The Red Sox refused to stay down in Chicago and rallied to grab an 11 to 6 win over the White Sox. Joe Dobson was knocked out of the box in the third inning, as they were trailing 6 to 2. But they climbed off the carpet and slugged their way for their sixth straight game on the road trip. Dave Ferriss came through with another brilliant exhibition of relief pitching to get the win.

The White Sox grabbed a quick 1 to 0 lead in the first inning and the Red Sox came back in the second to tie it up on a single by Vern Stephens, a dropped fly ball by White Sox centerfielder Dave Philley, and a ground ball out by Billy Goodman. They added one more in the third to grab a 2 to 1 lead on a base hit by Dom DiMaggio, an error by second baseman Don Kolloway that allowed Johnny Pesky to reach base, and a single to center by Ted Williams.

The lead was short-lived as the White Sox picked up five runs in their half of the third inning. An error by Bobby Doerr and four singles did the job. The Sox chipped away with another run in the fourth and one in the fifth that made it 6 to 4. But in the seventh the Red Sox bats pounded White Sox starter Orval Grove for four runs. Vern Stephens started off with a triple to center and was knocked in by Bobby Doerr. Billy Goodman got a base hit to center and Grove then walked pinch hitter Matt Batts. Grove was then replaced by Howie Judson and after he too passed Dave Ferriss, that brought in another run. Pesky hit a fly ball to right that scored Batts. Williams next singled to left to score Ferriss. DiMaggio tried to score on the play, but was caught in a rundown between third and home. The Red Sox now had the lead 8 to 6.

Then in the eighth-inning the Sox hitting barrage continued. Stan Spence singled to right and came home on a home run by Vern Stephens. After Bobby Doerr walked and moved to second on a groundout by Goodman, Batts scored him with a single thru second. That gave the Red Sox three more runs and 11 to 6 lead. Ferriss held the White Sox scoreless for six innings, allowing just three scattered hits, walking one and striking out four, to pick up his third win of the season.

 

at Comiskey Park (Chicago) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

1

1

1

1

0

4

3

0

 

11

15

2

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

1

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

6

9

3

W-Dave Ferriss (3-1)
L-Orval Grove (1-7)
Attendance 27,838

2B-Tebbetts (Bost)
3B-Stephens (Bost)
HR-Stephens (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 6 1 2 .257  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 5 1 1 .263  

 

Ted Williams lf 4 0 2 .413  

 

Stan Spence rf 6 1 1 .235  

 

Vern Stephens ss 6 4 4 .304  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 2 2 1 .272  

 

Billy Goodman 1b 4 0 1 .276  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 3 0 1 .302  

 

Matt Batts c 1 1 1 .359  

 

Joe Dobson p 1 0 0 .270  

 

Wally Moses ph 1 0 0 .280  

 

Dave Ferriss p 2 1 1 .167  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Joe Dobson 2 6 1 1 2  
  Dave Ferriss 6 3 0 1 4  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 35 19 -

 

 

New York Yankees 33 24 3 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 34 26 4

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 28 26 7

 

 

Detroit Tigers 28 29 8 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 26 32 11

 

 

St. Louis Browns 22 33 13 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 17 34 16 1/2