April 19th, 1948
Ted Williams got the Red Sox off to a winning start for the 1948 season with a three hit day which included a home run and four runs batted in. The Athletics were up 1-0 in the Top of the 4th and threatening when pitcher Lou Brissie attempted to help his own cause with a single to centerfield. Eddie Joost was waved home but was thrown out by Dom Dimaggio to end the inning. The momentum appeared to change on that play as the Red Sox would jump on the A’s and Brissie in the bottom of that inning with three runs highlighted by a tw0 run homer by Bobby Doerr. The Sox would add five runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth and cruise their way to a season opening win 11-3.
Joe Coleman shut down the Red Sox in Game 2 of the opening day doubleheader as the Philadelphia Athletics defeated the Red Sox 5-2. The teams will have take a day off on Tuesday and will conclude the three game series on Wednesday from Fenway Park.