Baseball and Glove

Aug. 26, 1948

The prospect of an All-Hub World Series quickened the masses’ collective heart. With a little more than a month to go, the Braves stood atop the National League standings and the Red Sox were arm-wrestling with the Indians atop the American League.

Ar Fenway Park, the Indians went a half-game up on the Red Sox with a 9-0 win. Bob Lemon tamed the Boston lineup, limiting the Red Sox to four hits, with Dom DiMaggio’s double the only one for extra bases. 

Denny Galehouse started for the Red Sox and allowed four runs on seven hits before departing with two outs in the second.

That adds another log to the fire that erupted when Joe McCarthy started Galehouse against the Indians five weeks later in the one-game pennant playoff against Cleveland.

The Braves were in much better shape. Their 2-0 win in St. Louis increased their NL lead to four games, Warren Spahn allowed seven hits in the shutout and his teammates scratched out two runs in the fifth inning off Howie Pollet.

Boston’s National League Baseball Club would fall to Cleveland in the World Series, four games to two.

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