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Cleveland Indians 2, Boston Braves 0

Cleveland Indians 2, Boston Braves 0

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World Series Game Played on Friday, October 8, 1948 (D) at Cleveland Stadium

BOS N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  1
CLE A    0  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   2  5  0
BATTING
Boston Braves         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Holmes rf              4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Dark ss                4   0   1   0       0   1       3   2
M. McCormick lf        4   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Elliott 3b             3   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
F. McCormick 1b        3   0   1   0       0   1       5   1
Conatser cf            3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Masi c                 3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Stanky 2b              3   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Bickford p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Voiselle p           1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Ryan ph              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Barrett p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                29   0   5   0       0   4      24   7
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Dark (3).
BATTING - 
2B: Dark (1,off Bearden).
SH: Bickford (1,off Bearden).
Team LOB: 3.
Cleveland Indians     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mitchell lf            3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Doby cf                3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Boudreau ss            3   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
Gordon 2b              4   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
Keltner 3b             3   1   0   0       1   0       0   4
Judnich rf             3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Robinson 1b            3   0   1   0       0   0      14   0
Hegan c                3   0   1   1       0   0       5   0
Bearden p              3   1   2   0       0   0       0   6
Totals                28   2   5   1       5   1      27  16
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
BATTING - 
2B: Bearden (1,off Bickford).
Team LOB: 7.
PITCHING
Boston Braves         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Bickford L(0-1)        3.1   4   2   1   5   1   0
Voiselle               3.2   1   0   0   0   0   0
Barrett                1     0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 8     5   2   1   5   1   0
Cleveland Indians     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Bearden W(1-0)         9     5   0   0   0   4   0

Umpires: Bill Stewart (NL), Bill Grieve (AL), George Barr (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Joe Paparella (AL), Babe Pinelli (NL)
Time of Game: 1:36   Attendance: 70306
Starting Lineups:

   Boston Braves                 Cleveland Indians        
1. Holmes              rf        Mitchell            lf
2. Dark                ss        Doby                cf
3. M. McCormick        lf        Boudreau            ss
4. Elliott             3b        Gordon              2b
5. F. McCormick        1b        Keltner             3b
6. Conatser            cf        Judnich             rf
7. Masi                c         Robinson            1b
8. Stanky              2b        Hegan               c
9. Bickford            p         Bearden             p

BRAVES 1ST: Holmes grounded out (shortstop to first); Dark
struck out; M. McCormick struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Mitchell lined to left; Doby walked; Boudreau
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Doby
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Elliott grounded out (third to first); F. McCormick
singled to center; Conatser grounded out (pitcher to first) [F.
McCormick to second]; Masi made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 0.

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

BRAVES 3RD: Stanky singled to right; Bickford made an out to
catcher [Stanky to second]; Holmes grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Stanky to third]; Dark made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Hegan popped to catcher in foul territory; Bearden
doubled to right; Mitchell walked; Doby forced Mitchell (second
to shortstop) [Bearden scored (unearned) (error by Dark), Doby
to second]; Boudreau walked; Gordon made an out to left; 1 R, 1
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 1.

BRAVES 4TH: M. McCormick singled to center; Elliott made an out
to center; F. McCormick grounded into a double play (pitcher to
second to first) [M. McCormick out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 1.

INDIANS 4TH: Keltner walked; Judnich struck out; Robinson
singled to left [Keltner to second]; Hegan singled to center
[Keltner scored, Robinson to second]; Bearden singled to left
[Robinson to third, Hegan to second]; VOISELLE REPLACED BICKFORD
(PITCHING); Mitchell popped to third in foul territory; Doby
grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves
0, Indians 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Conatser grounded out (third to first); Masi
grounded out (third to first); Stanky made an out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 2.

INDIANS 5TH: Boudreau popped to third; Gordon grounded out
(third to first); Keltner made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Voiselle grounded out (shortstop to first); Holmes
grounded out (second to first); Dark doubled to left; M.
McCormick popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0,
Indians 2.

INDIANS 6TH: Judnich made an out to center; Robinson popped to
second; Hegan made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Indians 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Elliott singled to left; F. McCormick struck out;
Conatser grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Elliott out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Indians 2.

INDIANS 7TH: Bearden grounded out (shortstop to first); Mitchell
popped to shortstop; Doby singled to right; Boudreau popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Masi grounded out (pitcher to first); Stanky
grounded out (pitcher to first); RYAN BATTED FOR VOISELLE; Ryan
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 2.

INDIANS 8TH: BARRETT REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); Gordon made an
out to left; Keltner made an out to right; Judnich grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Holmes grounded out (pitcher to first); Dark
grounded out (second to first); M. McCormick popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Indians 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           0   5   1    3
 Indians          2   5   0    7

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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