Sept. 15, 1948

With the Red Sox and Braves both winning, dreams of a Commonwealth Avenue World Series Still Gripped Hub.

(To those weren’t even thought of in 1967: When referring to anything that had Boston fans excited, the preceding line is base on a headline on the front page of the old Record-American as the Red Sox battled through the ‘67 season: Pennant Fever Grips Hub.)

As for the Comm. Ave. Series of ‘48, the Braves increased their lead in the National League to five games over the Pirates and Dodgers by drubbing the Cubs, 10-3, at Braves Field.  The Red Sox went two games up on the Yankees and four up on the Indians with a 3-1 win over the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

Johnny Sain lifted his record to 20-14, his third straight 20-win season. The Braves were never challenged the rest of the way, finishing 6½ games ahead of the second-place Cardinals.

The American League race was mercurial. The Indians rallied to finish tied with the Red Sox for first place and the Yankees faded.

In the American League playoff game to settle a tie, the Indians buried the Red Sox, 8-3, at Fenway Park

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