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Cleveland Indians 4, Boston Braves 1

Cleveland Indians 4, Boston Braves 1

Day

World Series Game Played on Thursday, October 7, 1948 (D) at Braves Field

CLE A    0  0  0    2  1  0    0  0  1  -   4  8  1
BOS N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  3
BATTING
Cleveland Indians     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mitchell lf            5   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Clark rf               3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Kennedy rf           1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Boudreau ss            5   1   2   1       0   0       4   2
Gordon 2b              4   1   1   1       0   0       2   3
Keltner 3b             4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Doby cf                4   0   2   1       0   2       0   0
Robinson 1b            3   0   1   0       1   0       8   3
Hegan c                3   1   0   0       1   0       7   0
Lemon p                4   0   0   0       0   0       3   6
Totals                36   4   8   4       2   3      27  14
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Gordon (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Doby (1,off Spahn); Boudreau (1,off Spahn).
SH: Clark (1,off Spahn).
IBB: Hegan (1,by Spahn).
Team LOB: 8.
Boston Braves         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Holmes rf              4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Dark ss                4   1   1   0       0   1       0   2
Torgeson 1b            4   0   2   0       0   0      14   1
Elliott 3b             4   0   1   1       0   1       1   4
Rickert lf             4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Salkeld c              1   0   1   0       2   0       2   0
  Masi c               1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
M. McCormick cf        4   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
Stanky 2b              2   0   1   0       1   0       1   4
Spahn p                2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Barrett p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  F. McCormick ph      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Potter p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sanders ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                32   1   8   1       3   5      27  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Dark 2 (2), Elliott (3).
BATTING - 
2B: Stanky (1,off Lemon).
SH: Stanky (1,off Lemon).
Team LOB: 8.
PITCHING
Cleveland Indians     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Lemon W(1-0)           9     8   1   0   3   5   0
Boston Braves         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Spahn L(0-1)           4.1   6   3   3   2   1   0
Barrett                2.2   1   0   0   0   1   0
Potter                 2     1   1   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9     8   4   3   2   3   0
IBB: Spahn (1,Hegan).
Umpires: Bill Stewart (NL), Bill Grieve (AL), George Barr (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Babe Pinelli (NL), Joe Paparella (AL)
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 39633
Starting Lineups:

   Cleveland Indians             Boston Braves            
1. Mitchell            lf        Holmes              rf
2. Clark               rf        Dark                ss
3. Boudreau            ss        Torgeson            1b
4. Gordon              2b        Elliott             3b
5. Keltner             3b        Rickert             lf
6. Doby                cf        Salkeld             c
7. Robinson            1b        M. McCormick        cf
8. Hegan               c         Stanky              2b
9. Lemon               p         Spahn               p

INDIANS 1ST: Mitchell popped to third in foul territory; Clark
struck out; Boudreau grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Holmes grounded out (pitcher to first); Dark reached
on an error by Gordon [Dark to first]; Torgeson singled to right
[Dark to third]; Elliott singled to left [Dark scored
(unearned), Torgeson to second]; Torgeson was picked off second
(pitcher to shortstop); Rickert struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Indians 0, Braves 1.

INDIANS 2ND: Gordon grounded out (shortstop to first); Keltner
made an out to left; Doby doubled; Robinson walked; Hegan made
an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 0, Braves 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Salkeld singled to right; M. McCormick made an out
to pitcher; Stanky walked [Salkeld to second]; Spahn grounded
out (second to first) [Salkeld to third, Stanky to second];
Holmes grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Indians 0, Braves 1.

INDIANS 3RD: Lemon made an out to left; Mitchell flied to left
in foul territory; Clark grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Dark singled to left; Torgeson made an out to right;
Elliott struck out; Rickert grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Braves 1.

INDIANS 4TH: Boudreau doubled to right; Gordon singled to left
[Boudreau scored, Gordon to second (on throw to home)]; Keltner
flied to left in foul territory; Doby singled to right [Gordon
scored, Doby to second (on throw to home)]; Robinson made an out
to left; Hegan was walked intentionally; Lemon grounded out
(pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 2, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Salkeld walked; M. McCormick singled to left
[Salkeld to second]; Stanky out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Salkeld to third, M. McCormick to second]; Spahn
grounded out (pitcher to first); Holmes made an out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 2, Braves 1.

INDIANS 5TH: Mitchell singled to left; Clark out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Mitchell to second]; Boudreau singled to
center [Mitchell scored]; BARRETT REPLACED SPAHN (PITCHING);
Gordon grounded out (first unassisted) [Boudreau to second];
Keltner grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Indians 3, Braves 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Dark struck out; Torgeson grounded out (first to
pitcher); Elliott popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 3, Braves 1.

INDIANS 6TH: Doby struck out; Robinson singled to center; Hegan
hit into a double play (right to first) [Robinson out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 3, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Rickert popped to shortstop; Salkeld walked; M.
McCormick singled to center [Salkeld to second]; Stanky grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [M. McCormick
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 3, Braves 1.

INDIANS 7TH: MASI REPLACED SALKELD (PLAYING C ); Lemon made an
out to right; Mitchell grounded out (second to first); Clark
reached on an error by Dark [Clark to first]; Boudreau reached
on an error by Elliott [Clark to second, Boudreau to first];
Gordon grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 2 E, 2 LOB. 
Indians 3, Braves 1.

BRAVES 7TH: F. MCCORMICK BATTED FOR BARRETT; F. McCormick struck
out; Holmes popped to shortstop; Dark made an out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 3, Braves 1.

INDIANS 8TH: POTTER REPLACED F. MCCORMICK (PITCHING); Keltner
grounded out (shortstop to first); Doby struck out; Robinson
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians
3, Braves 1.

BRAVES 8TH: KENNEDY REPLACED CLARK (PLAYING RF); Torgeson
singled to center; Elliott grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Torgeson out at second]; Rickert
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians
3, Braves 1.

INDIANS 9TH: Hegan reached on an error by Dark [Hegan to first];
Lemon grounded out (first unassisted) [Hegan to second];
Mitchell grounded out (second to first) [Hegan to third];
Kennedy singled to right [Hegan scored (unearned)]; Boudreau
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Indians
4, Braves 1.

BRAVES 9TH: Masi popped to catcher in foul territory; M.
McCormick struck out; Stanky doubled; SANDERS BATTED FOR POTTER;
Sanders grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Indians 4, Braves 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Indians          4   8   1    8
 Braves           1   8   3    8

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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