NHL Shield

April 4, 1948

Ted Kennedy of the Toronto Maple Leafs (who never drreamed of running for the United States Senate) scored at 5:52 of the third period to end the Bruins Stanley Cup playoff run. It took the Leafs just five games to eliminate the B’s, winning Game 5, 3-2.

Kennedy, nicknamed “Teeder,” had six goals in the series, four in one Game 2.

The Bruins series was just a warmup act for the Leafs, who went on to sweep the Red Wings in the finals.

In a bit of completely unrelated but irresistible news, Philadelphia A’s owner Connie Mack, age 85, and Washington Senators owner Clark Griffith, 78, raced one another from third base to home plate before an exhibition game in Orlando.

They arrived by ambulance but had no need for it from there. Before a crowd estimated at 1,000, the race ended in a tie.

Each man accomplished what he set out to do – sell a few extra tickets.

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