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