BOSTON RED SOX ...
CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Washington scores five in the 9th
to break the Sox streak
July 7, 1948 ... The
Red Sox were short circuited as they suffered a ninth inning
nightmare and dropped a 7-6 decision to the Senators at Fenway before
33,957 horrified fans. The Sox saw an almost certain victory
slip from their grasp.
Dave Ferriss pitched his longest game of the season only to lose
complete control allowing a hit and three consecutive walks to force
in a run. At that point Ellis Kinder was brought in the game
and gave up a single that scored another run. Mel Parnell was then
called in and saw his first pitch smashed to left center that scored
the tying runs.
And so, Joe McCarthy brought in his ace, Joe Dobson, who had pitched
the night before. But after getting behind Carden Gillenwater,
the ex-Brave smacked one off the wall for a double and the eventual
The Sox initially picked up two in the second inning when Birdie
Tebbetts knocked in Vern Stephens with a double and scored himself on
Ferriss' single to center.
In the third inning the Sox jumped out to a 4-1 lead when Vern
Stephens launched a two run homer over the wall to score Stan Spence
in front of him. Ted Williams picked up his 100th base hit of the
season when his single skipped over second base.
Bobby Doerr homered in the 8th giving the Sox a 6 to 2 cushion before
the Senators started their filibuster in the ninth inning.
Stephens singled twice in the game along with his 16th home run to
tie Williams for the A.L. lead in homers.