BOSTON RED SOX ...
CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
pitches his best game of the year,
as the Sox sweep the Tigers
July 15, 1948 ... Saving
their finest baseball for the after dark crowd of 33,000 fans, the
Red Sox rattled off a fine 3 to 1 victory over the Detroit Tigers
tonight at Fenway Park. With a brilliant pitching performance by Mel
Parnell, edging Dizzy Trout, the Sox added a second victory of the
day over Detroit. The Red Sox had taken the afternoon game by a 13 to
5 score, before 14,000 fans.
Mel Parnell threw his best game since
putting on a Boston uniform, in winning his fifth game of the year and his
seventh complete game. Parnell gave up two more hits than did Trout, who granted
the Sox but four. Parnell spread all but two of the hits throughout the game. He
had such superb control that he went to a three ball count on only three Tiger
hitters and didn't walk a man.
Parnell threw 90 pitches and that shows just how good an efficient he was
during that game. In addition, he won his own game when he doubled to
left-center in the third inning, scoring Wally Moses who had walked, and Matt
Batts who had doubled. Parnell scored himself on Johnny Pesky's double. He was
robbed of a shutout in the fourth inning when Eddie Lake doubled and scored on
Hoot Evers' single.
The afternoon game, the first of the two admission doubleheader, was a
helter-skelter affair in which Bobby Doerr, although striking out three times,
provided the decisive blow with a fifth inning home run, with two men on, to sew
up the victory. The Red Sox got 12 hits off starter Fred Hutchinson and two
relievers. Sox starter, Jack Kramer, was touched for 13 hits, nevertheless he
had enough to capture his 10th decision of the year and is eighth in a row.
The Sox scored multiple runs in three different innings. Three were scored in
the fourth, three in the fifth, and seven in the seventh. The Red Sox got hits
in all but five of the 16 innings they played in the two games.