April 19 - Game One
Philadelphia Athletics 4 McKosky 2-5 2B Run 2RBI
Boston Red Sox 14 Williams 3-5 Run 2RBI
Pesky, Doerr and Williams were just too tough for the Athletics.
April 19 - Game Two
Philadelphia Athletics 1 McKosky DNP
Boston Red Sox 8 Williams 0-1 3BB SAC
Philadelphia tried to not let Williams hurt them, but their strategy did not help.
Philadelphia Athletics 3 McKosky 1-4 RBI Sac
Boston Red Sox 5 Williams 0-4
Doerr homered in the 7th Inning to bring bring the Red Sox to within one run at 3-2; then tripled with two out in the 8th Inning to put Boston in the lead, 4-3. Doerr has homered in the first three games of the season.
Boston comes away with a sweep thanks to the heroics of Bobby Doerr who has hit a home run in three straight games. Doerr's stat line for the series: .444 4-9 3B 3 HR 6 Runs 6 RBI 4 BB. In the third game, Philadelphia starter Joe Coleman took a 3-0 lead into the 7th Inning and looked headed for a win before Doerr showed up.
Washington Senators 0 Scarborough Vernon 0-3 Reached on an error
Philadelphia Athletics 5 Fowler McCosky 0-2 Walk Run Sac
The Senators managed only four hits off of Dick Fowler and never threatened to score. Hank Majeski doubled in two in the First Inning for the Athletics and Buddy Rosar sealed the game with a 3-run double in the Fifth Inning.
Washington Senators 1 Hudson Vernon 0-4 2 Strikeouts
Philadelphia Athletics 8 Scheib McCosky 3-4 Run RBI Walk
The Senators could only muster two hits on the day and one of those was a solo home run by Stewart in the Sixth Inning. The Athletics pounded out sixteen hits. Sam Chapman went 4-5, belted a 2-run homer, scored twice and drove in three runs.
April 25 - Game 1
Washington Senators 6 Wynn Vernon 0-4 RBI
Philadelphia Athletics 7 Marchildon McCosky 1-4 Run Strikeout
The Senators jumped ahead 2-0 in the First Inning helped by a triple from Kosar. Sam Chapman blasted the Athletics in front in the Third Inning with a grand slam that chased Early Wynn to the showers. Philadelphia tacked on two more runs in the Fourth Inning to stretch their lead to 7-2. Washington had more in the tank and they plated three runs in the Sixth Inning and added another in the Seventh Inning on a Ferrick triple to bring them within one run at 7-6. Eddie Yost singled in the Ninth Inning but was stranded and the Senators remained winless.
April 25 - Game 2
Washington Senators 2 Masterson Vernon 0-3 Sac
Philadelphia Athletics 2 Coleman McCosky 0-3 Walk
The Senators had Walt Masterson on the mound in the final game of the series in an effort to help Washington pick up its first win of the season. Washington fell behind 2-0 after four innings thanks to a solo home run from Sam Chapman - Chapman’s third straight game with a home run. Washington clawed back into a 2-2 tie in the top of the Sixth Inning behind and RBI single from Junior Wooten. Both teams threatened in the Ninth Inning but each left the go-ahead run stranded at third base.
What This Is
My attempt to to play out the 1948 MLB season with the APBA Baseball basic game.