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July 1, 1948

Boston Braves right-hander Bill Voiselle put an end to a measure of personal and team frustration with a 3-1 win over the New York Giants.

It marked Voiselle’s eighth win of the season and broke a string of nine straight starts in which he failed to throw a complete game. Starting pitchers in the olden days actually loathed handing the ball to a relief pitcher.

It was Boston’a first win of the season over the Giants at Braves Field.

It gave the first-place Braves a 1½ game lead in the National League.

RBI singles by Bob Elliott and Jim Russell with two outs in the third spotted Voiselle all the run support he would need. Alvin Dark reached on an infield hit in the fourth, stole second and scored on Tommy Holmes single to right.

Johnny Mize ruined Voiselle’s chance for a shutout with his sixth-inning home run.

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