THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

TED WILLIAMS HOMERS

BOSTON RED SOX ...
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 3
A
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Ted's long homer puts the game
away for the Red Sox

August 27, 1948 ... The Red Sox solidified their grip on first place by knocking off the Chicago White Sox, 10 to 5, before a record low attendance of 6285 fans at Fenway Park. Ted Williams produced the hit that enabled the Red Sox to gain a full game over the second-place Cleveland Indians. He had a 400 foot homer into the lower portion of the bleachers, behind the visiting bullpen with two men aboard.

By no means were the White Sox just pushovers. They hit Jack Kramer and Denny Galehouse for 11 hits and drew 8 walks. Galehouse, because in some great defense, got the win and he deserved the decision as he held the White Sox to one run on seven hits over a 5 2/3 inning stretch.

The White Sox almost chased Kramer in the first inning. They scored one run on a single, a double, a walk and a long fly ball. Singles by Stan Spence, Birdie Tebbetts and Jack Kramer, sandwiched around a pass to Billy Goodman, gave the Sox a 3 to 1 lead in the second inning. The White Sox regained the advantage in the fourth, on walks to Pat Seerey and Ralph Hodgin, Cass Michaels' triple and Ralph Weigel's bloop hit to left-center.

Once more the Sox came back and took a 5 to 4 lead in their half of the fourth, which they never relinquished. A double by Tebbetts, a single by DiMaggio and a triple by Johnny Pesky put the Sox ahead for good.

It was a close game, until Williams broken it up in the sixth inning. With two outs, DiMaggio singled and stole second. After Pesky walked, Ted's smashed his tremendous drive into the bleachers that cleared the bases.

Walks and errors gave the Red Sox two final runs, one each in the seventh and eighth. The only hits during those innings were by Williams and DiMaggio, who drove in the last two runs.

With Cleveland and the Yankees splitting a doubleheader in New York, the Sox picked up half a game on both their rivals in the American League. During the current homestand the Red Sox have won eight out of ten games.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

1

0

0

3

0

0

0

1

0

 

 

5

11

3

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

1

2

0

2

0

3

1

1

x

 

 

10

13

0

 

 

 W-Denny Galehouse (7-7)
L-Marino Pieretti (8-9)
Attendance - 6285

 2B-Lupien (Chi), Seerey (Chi), Hodgin (Chi),
 Tebbetts (Bost), Stephens (Bost), Williams (Bost)

 3B-Michaels (Chi), Pesky (Bost)

 HR-Williams (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dom DiMaggio cf 5 3 4 .276  

 

Johnny Pesky 3b 3 1 1 .293  

 

Ted Williams lf 5 2 2 .374  

 

Vern Stephens ss 5 0 2 .283  

 

Bobby Doerr 2b 5 0 0 .284  

 

Stan Spence rf 3 1 1 .223  

 

Billy Goodman 1b 2 2 0 .297  

 

Birdie Tebbetts c 4 1 2 .283  

 

Jack Kramer p 1 0 1 .138  

 

Denny Galehouse p 3 0 0 .152  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Jack Kramer 3.1 4 4 4 0  

 

Denny Galehouse 5.2 7 1 4 2  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 73 47 -

 

 

Cleveland Indians 72 48 1

 

 

New York Yankees 71 48 1 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 71 51 3

 

 

Detroit Tigers 57 58 13 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 46 71 25 1/2

 

 

Washington Senators 46 74 27

 

 

Chicago White Sox 40 79 32 1/2