BOSTON RED SOX
THE CURSE OF
THE BAMBINO, PART 3
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
It's all Ted
Williams in beating the White Sox
September 14, 1948 ... Ted
Williams kept the Red Sox ahead of the American League field while
Ellis Kinder held the White Sox at bay, allowing only five hits.
Williams took over the offense to drive in three runs and scored the
other, in a 4 to 1 victory, that matched the Yankees win over
Cleveland. Ted had two doubles and a single for half of the Red Sox
He doubled home two runs in the first inning and the Red Sox
didn't get another hit of southpaw Bill Wight, until Ted singled in the sixth.
His double in the seventh, a pop fly that Ralph Hodgin and Luke Appling messed
up, drove in Kinder with the final score the game.
Kinder had a shutout going until the ninth-inning when Appling singled and
eventually scored on a pass, an infield out and a fly ball by Hodgin. He walked
only two in his ninth victory against seven defeats.
An error by Appling and a pass to Johnny Pesky, preceded Williams' first
double, a line drive to left-field in the first inning, giving the Red Sox a 2
to 0 lead. From then until the sixth both pitchers were in command.
In the sixth inning, Ted opened with a single and Vern Stephens walked, but
Sam Mele hit into a doubleplay. Billy Goodman scored Williams and Tebbetts kept
the rally going with another single, but Billy Hitchcock popped up to end the
inning. Down 3 to 0, Chicago threatened when Appling tripled with two out in the
sixth inning, but Pat Seerey's fly ball out to DiMaggio ended that. In the
seventh inning, Kinder singled and DiMaggio sacrificed them over. Ted get his
give double that scored his pitcher with the final Boston run.
Charlie Keller's pinch-hit home run with one aboard, sparked a Yankees four
run, game winning rally, in the seventh inning as the Yankees strengthened their
hold on second place, with a 6 to 5 triumph over the Cleveland Indians. Eddie
Lopat was lifted in favor of Keller and was credited with his 16th win. The
Yanks remain two games behind the Red Sox, while Cleveland dropped to four games
off the pace.