BOSTON RED SOX
THE CURSE OF
THE BAMBINO, PART 3
SUBWAY SERIES DISAPPEARS ...
Bobby Doerr sets a major league record
September 18, 1948 ... Bobby
Doerr made history with his glove, but he also found time to use his
bat enough to lead the Red Sox to an 11 to 6 win over the Browns.
Coupled with the Yankees loss to Detroit, the Red Sox margin grew to
Doerr set a major league record by playing in his
seventy-second straight game without an error. He handled eight chances, to go
404 times without a miscue. He also paced a 17 hit Red Sox attack with three
base hits. He hit a three run home run and drove in another run with a single.
He also knocked out a double. Doerr's home run was his twenty-fifth, driving in
his 101st run.
The Red Sox blasted Ned Garver from the mound midway through the game and
continued by hitting his two replacements. The Browns had driven Denny Galehouse
to the showers with a four-run, four hit attack in the fourth inning. After
Galehouse had retired, Earl Johnson relieved him effectively, yielding only
three hits, one of which was a home run to Gerry Priddy, which accounted for the
Browns last two runs in the seventh inning.
The Sox went into the fifth inning, two runs down. Successive doubles by Dom
DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky cut the lead down to one run, then Doerr put the Sox
ahead, 5 to 4, with his home run, carrying the right field grandstand roof.
Garver went to the showers following the drive, but the Sox showed his reliever,
Frank Biscan no mercy. Wally Moses singled to right and Biscan walked Billy
Goodman. Birdie Tebbetts singled into center to score Moses and put the Sox up 6
In the sixth inning, the Sox added four more runs. With two outs, Ted
Williams singled and Vern Stephens walked. Doerr lined a single to left that
scored Williams and moved Stephens down to second. Then Moses slammed a double
that scored Stephens, while Doerr held up at third. Blackie Schwamb now came in
and gave up a single to Billy Goodman, that scored the last two runs for the
Sox. Every Red Sox hitter, except the slumping Vern Stephens, played a part in
the ninth hit, nine run assault, midway through the game.
Sam Mele's leg injury, that he suffered yesterday, left him lame today, but he
was around and about the hotel, accompanying the Sox the ballpark. It will be a
few more days before he will be in uniform according to the trainer.
The Yankees were beaten 4 to 3 as Hal Newhowser won his eighteenth game for
the Tigers, 4 to 3. Newhowser brought in the winning run on a squeeze play bunt,
that scored George Vico.