April 23, 1948
Stan Spence was just a double short of the cycle as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 7-2 in the first game of a three game series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees were unable to retire Spence as he went 3-3 with a homer and a walk and drove in five runs. Spence now has 8 RBI on the season which is second on the team to the red hot Bobby Doerr who homered again on Friday. Doerr now has four homers in as many games.
Joe Dobson went the distance for the Red Sox and is now 2-0 on the young season. The highlight for the Yankees was the monster homer by Joe DiMaggio to dead center-field. Estimates have the homer traveling 535 feet. It was DiMaggio’s first homer of the season.