THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

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

August 17, 1948 ... Rain descended on Fenway Park around 9PM, and washed out the series opener with the Athletics.  The A's had scored two runs against Mel Parnell in the second inning.  But in the next inning, with Jake Jones at bat, sheets of large and cold rain, began to fall. 

It rained for almost an hour with no sign of a let up. There were two runners on base with nobody out, when Umpire Ed Hurley announced the rain-out.

Billy Goodman had his first meal in a couple of days and was still weak and tired.

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians 68 42 -

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 67 45 2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 65 45 3

 

 

New York Yankees 62 46 5

 

 

Detroit Tigers 53 55 14

 

 

Washington Senators 44 66 24

 

 

St. Louis Browns 43 65 24

 

 

Chicago White Sox 36 74 32