THE BEST SEASON IN BOSTON'S BASEBALL HISTORY

JAKE JONES, BOBBY DOERR,
& JOHNNY PESKY

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

September 2, 1948 ... No game scheduled ... The Red Sox have played great baseball for more than two weeks. Playing every club except the Yankees, they have won 15 of their last 18 games. They swept the series with Washington, Chicago and Detroit, losing single games to the Athletics, Indians and Browns.

The teams batting average is .309, with opponents hitting .279. In six of the games the Sox scored 10 a more runs and 10 games they have knocked out more than 10 hits. No team in the American League is matching the Red Sox for hitting and run production.

In the last homestand they have scored 106 runs, an average of seven per game, while the opponents have scored less than five. Dom DiMaggio has hit .354; Johnny Pesky has hit .345; Ted Williams has hit .352; and Vern Stephens has hit .286 while driving in 19 runs and knocking out four home runs. Bobby Doerr has hit .360; Billy Goodman has hit .365; Stan Spence as hit .260; and Birdie Tebbetts has hit .326.

Trainer Eddie Froelich has worked hard on Bobby Doerr's injured thigh. Bobby accompanied the Sox to Philadelphia, but it is not sure if he will play.

 

 

RED SOX BATTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

RBI

HR

AVG

 

 

Babe Martin 4 0 2 0 0 .500

 

 

Ted Williams 394 96 145 102 23 .368

 

 

Matt Batts 110 10 36 23 1 .327

 

 

Billy Goodman 336 52 103 47 1 .307

 

 

Johnny Pesky 441 94 128 44 3 .290

 

 

Bobby Doerr 468 85 136 96 24 .290

 

 

Birdie Tebbetts 337 41 97 55 4 .288

 

 

Vern Stephens 510 91 144 118 27 .282

 

 

Dom DiMaggio 518 102 144 74 8 .278

 

 

Billy Hitchcock 70 9 19 7 0 .271

 

 

Sam Mele 174 23 40 22 2 .230

 

 

Stan Spence 346 64 77 47 10 .223

 

 

Wally Moses 121 14 27 17 1 .223

 

 

Joe Dobson 69 9 15 3 1 .217

 

 

Jake Jones 105 3 21 8 1 .200

 

 

Dave Ferriss 32 3 6 6 0 .188

 

 

Earl Caldwell 8 0 1 1 0 .167

 

 

Denny Galehouse 32 3 5 2 0 .156

 

 

Jack Kramer 60 7 9 6 1 .150

 

 

Mel Parnell 61 3 9 4 0 .148

 

 

Ellis Kinder 45 5 5 4 0 .111

 

 

Earl Johnson 24 2 2 3 0 .083

 

 

Mickey Harris 25 6 2 1 0 .077

 

 

Tex Hughson 2 0 0 0 0 .000

 

 

Chuck Stobbs 1 0 0 0 0 .000

 

 

  

 

 

 

1948 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 77 48 -

 

 

New York Yankees 76 49 1

 

 

Cleveland Indians 76 50 1 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 73 55 5 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 59 62 16

 

 

Washington Senators 49 77 28 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 47 75 28 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 42 83 35