BOSTON RED SOX ...
CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Joe Dobson's two hitter leads
the Sox in a doubleheader sweep
June 27, 1948 ... The
Red Sox slapped down the St. Louis Browns twice by scores of 2 to 0
and 6 to 3. The first victory was done through Joe Dobson's two hit
pitching and two runs that the Red Sox scored in the first inning.
The nightcap was brought about by Ted Williams' three run homer in
the first inning and a triple, as well as a home run by Bobby Doerr.
The second game went only seven innings, although there were two outs in the
Browns half of the eighth when a rainstorm ended the playing for the day. The
game reverted to the seventh inning total because the home team, trailing, did
not get a chance to complete their time at bat in the eighth. The Sox had gone
down in order in the top of the eighth and the Browns had their first two
It was the pitching however that made manager Joe McCarthy very happy, as the
Sox head for New York where they open a three-game series with the Yankees.
Dobson was brilliant as he beat the Browns for the 11th straight time. Only one
player reached second base and nobody made it to third. Bill Kennedy started for
St. Louis and opened up by walking Dom DiMaggio. Johnny Pesky then singled and
ground balls by Williams and Vern Stephens allowed the runs to score, giving the
Red Sox their 2 to 0 lead.
Dave Ferriss was given the start in the nightcap and pitched very well.
Singles by DiMaggio and Pesky preceded the Williams home run to start the game
and give the Red Sox a 3 to 0 lead. The Browns knocked one off in the bottom of
the first inning and another in the third, but the Red Sox came back with one in
the fourth on Bobby Doerr's eighth home run of the year.
The Browns scored one more in the fifth to make the score 4 to 3, before the
Red Sox got another run in the sixth. Goodman singled, Ferriss sacrificed him
over and DiMaggio singled to make it 5 to 3. A single by Ted Williams and Bobby
Doerr's triple sent the Sox total to six in the seventh inning.
Ferriss threw 72 pitches and made his record four wins and one loss. The last
time the Browns beat Joe Dobson was on June 20 in 1946.
In addition to his 16th home run of the year, which boosted his RBI total to
69 in 59 games, Ted Williams had two singles and six official at bats. His
batting average now sits at .415. Ted has now hit in 14 consecutive games, going
27 for 53 for a .509 average during that run.