“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

 

ROY ZIMMERMAN

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
The Yanks get back into the race
by beating the Steelers

October 17, 1948 ... The Yanks put themselves back into the race yesterday by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers at Fenway Park.  It was their second straight win and first over the Steelers in three years.  The Yanks, who lost at Pittsburgh, a few weeks ago beat the Steelers in every statistical department except first downs.  The team displayed a tight defense especially against short passes.  Ironically, the Yanks aggressiveness on defense set up the only Pittsburgh score in the last 26 seconds of play.  Pass interference was called against Rudy Romboli as he tried to knock down a pass from Ray Evans to Joe Glamp at the two yard line.  Jerry Shipkey took it over from there ruining the shutout.

Ralph Heywood, who the Yanks recently picked up last week, started the scoring in the first period.  The Steelers gave up the ball again when Bobby Cifers lost possession of the pigskin on a vicious tackle by Joe Golding as he attempted to run over the Yanks' right side.  Heywood picked up the ball, eluded two tacklers, and ran it end for the first score.  Three times later the Yanks threatened to score and failed.  Twice Roy Zimmerman missed field goals and the other time, Romboli fumbled on the Pittsburgh 2-yard line to end a 69 yard drive.  The Yanks finally cashed in in the fourth period when Zimmerman hit Steve Pritko for 28 yards, then hit Frank Seno for the touchdown, climaxing a 67 yard advance.  Pittsburgh center, Bryant Meeks, tipped the pass, but it fell into Seno's arms.

Boston Yanks' owner Ted Collins revealed he had lost $30,000 in this one afternoon, boosting his total loss to $750,000 since the Yanks came into existence.  He revealed that his best night was the Green Bay game on September 17th.  His net receipts were only $11,000, and his guarantee to the Packers was $15,000.  It was a $4000 loss without taking expenses into account.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

0

0

0

7

 

 

7

 

 
 

BOSTON YANKS

6

0

0

7

 

 

13

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

15 yd Fumble Return - Ralph Heywood (Bost)
PAT failed

Pittsburgh (0)
Boston (6)

 1st Qtr

22 yd Pass - Roy Zimmerman to Frank Seno (Bost)
Roy Zimmerman (PAT)

Pittsburgh (0)
Boston (13)

 4th Qtr

2 yd Rush - Joe Glamp (Pitts)
Joe Glamp (PAT)

Pittsburgh (7)
Boston (13)

 

 Attendance – 7208