BOSTON RED SOX ...
CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
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
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
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
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.