BOSTON RED SOX ...
CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Lopat shuts out the Red Sox hitters
June 28, 1948 ... No
June 29, 1948 ... The
Red Sox were humbled in New York by a 7 to 0 score and the
left-handed cunning of Eddie Lopat, before over 70,000 fans on a
humid night at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees pummeled Mel Parnell and
relievers Ellis Kinder and Mickey McDermott for 14 hits.
beat the Indians 5 to 1 in his last start, and pitched four shutout innings has
now thrown up 13 consecutive goose eggs. His control was so uncanny that he
walked only one man and didn't allow a man to reach second, granting only three
scattered hits. He was poison to right-handed hitters, facing only 31 men and
outside of a base on balls to Dom DiMaggio, did not go to a three ball count on
Ted Williams kept his hitting streak intact at 15 straight games, when he had
a seventh inning base hit against the "Boudreau Shift". The Yankees knocked
around Parnell with 10 hits in five innings, only one for extra bases, but the
hits came when they needed them.
The Yankees scored one in the third inning on singles by Snuffy Stirnweiss,
Lopat and Phil Rizzuto. They added another in the fourth on a base hit by Steve
Souchock, a groundout and a bullet by Stirnweiss. They then iced the game with a
three run fifth inning. Johnny Lindell doubled to left, Joe DiMaggio was
intentionally walked and then successive singles by Souchock, Gus Niarhos and
Stirnweiss brought in three runs. The Yankees picked up a final pair of runs in
the eighth-inning off McDermott.