THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

EDDIE LOPAT

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Lopat shuts out the Red Sox hitters

June 28, 1948 ... No game scheduled

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.

Lopat, who 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 any batter.

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.

 

at Yankee Stadium (New York) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

0

3

1

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

0

1

1

3

0

0

2

x

 

7

14

0

W-Eddie Lopat (6-5)
L-Mel Parnell (3-5)
Attendance 70,941

2B-Lindell (NY), J.DiMaggio (NY)
HR-Henrich (NY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 3 0 0 .254  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 4 0 0 .267  

 

Ted Williams lf 4 0 1 .412  

 

Vern Stephens ss 4 0 0 .294  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 3 0 1 .262  

 

Sam Mele rf 3 0 0 .214  

 

Jake Jones 1b 3 0 1 .213  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 3 0 0 .291  

 

Mel Parnell p 1 0 0 .071  

 

Matt Batts ph 1 0 0 .327  

 

Ellis Kinder p 0 0 0 .000  

 

Billy Hitchcock ph 1 0 0 .208  

 

Mickey McDermott p 0 0 0 .375  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  
  Mel Parnell 5 10 5 2 2  
  Ellis Kinder 2 2 0 2 1  
  Mickey McDermott 1 2 2 2 0  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 38 23 -

 

 

New York Yankees 38 25 1

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 40 27 1

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 31 29 6 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 29 33 9 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 30 34 9 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 23 38 15

 

 

Chicago White Sox 19 39 17 1/2