THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
The Tigers halt the Sox winning streak

July 28, 1948 ... The Red Sox winning streak of 13 games came to an abrupt halt at Briggs Stadium, as the Detroit Tigers, behind brilliant pitching by Dizzy Trout, handed them their worst drubbing of the season, 13 to 0. The Tigers, who also handed the Sox their only loss in the recent homestand, can now boast the only two wins over Boston in the last 18 games.

Trout limited the Sox to six scattered hits, and never more than one in an inning. The only Boston players to solve him were Dom DiMaggio, who collected three hits, Bobby Doerr who had two, and Billy Goodman. Trout permitted only one man to reach third and that was in the seventh, as a result of one of his three base on balls.

While the Sox power was being so effectively harnessed, Hoot Evers had four hits and Eddie Lake smacked out a two run homer to lead the 18 hit attack against Denny Galehouse and his successors, Dave Ferriss and Chuck Stobbs. The Tigers sewed up the game in the first inning when Galehouse walked Lake, allowed a single to George Kell and then booted a ground ball from Vic Wertz. He still could have nailed Lake at the plate, but instead failed to get anybody, when he couldn't pick up the ball. Evers doubled to score Kell and Wertz, putting the Tigers safely in front 3 to 0.

Galehouse was sent to the showers in the second inning on three straight hits and in came Dave Ferriss. Dave walked the first man and then came three more hits. Before he could even turn around five runs crossed the plate and the Tigers were leading 8 to 0. To make things worse for Ferriss, he caught his right cleat on the mound in the sixth and twisted his ankle, forcing him to retire, and bringing in Chuck Stobbs to replace him. The rookie got through the remainder of the inning, but was reached for a final pair of runs in the seventh.

Earl Caldwell joined the team this morning and was in the bullpen, where he wore #20, formerly owned by Fritz Dorish and Mike Palm. Stan Spence, who is replacing Ted Williams, has now gone 16 times at bat without a hit. Ted wasn't limping quite as badly today and took part in both batting and fielding practice.

The only ray of sunshine today, was that the Red Sox managed to cling to first place by .004 percentage points over the Philadelphia Athletics, who edged the Indians in Cleveland, 4 to 3.

 

at Briggs Stadium (Detroit) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

0

6

1

DETROIT TIGERS

3

5

0

0

0

3

2

0

x

 

13

18

0

W-Dizzy Trout (10-10)
L-Denny Galehouse (3-5)
Attendance 16,622

2B-Evers (Det), Trout (Det), Wertz (Det)
HR-Lake (Det)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 4 0 3 .268  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 4 0 0 .277  

 

Stan Spence lf 3 0 0 .205  

 

Vern Stephens ss 4 0 0 .292  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 3 0 2 .286  

 

Wally Moses rf 4 0 0 .228  

 

Billy Goodman 1b 3 0 1 .312  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 3 0 0 .277  

 

Matt Batts pr/c 1 0 0 .338  

 

Denny Galehouse p 0 0 0 .105  

 

Dave Ferriss p 2 0 0 .222  

 

Chuck Stobbs p 1 0 0 .000  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Denny Galehouse 1.1 5 5 1 0  

 

Dave Ferriss 4 9 5 2 1  

 

Chuck Stobbs 2.2 4 2 2 2  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 55 37 -

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 57 39 -

 

 

New York Yankees 53 38 1 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians 52 37 1 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 45 46 9 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 39 52 15 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 33 54 19 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 30 61 24 1/2