1948 World Series

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1948 World Series Program


The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians against the Boston Braves. The Braves had won the National League pennant for the first time since the "Miracle Braves" team of 1914. The Indians spoiled a chance for the only all-Boston World Series by winning a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox. Though superstar pitcher Bob Feller failed to win either of his two starts, the Indians won the Series in six games to capture their second championship and their first since 1920 (as well as their last to the present date).

It was the first World Series to be televised on a nationwide network and was announced by famed sportcasters Red Barber and Van Patrick.

Both teams would meet again in the 1995 World Series - by that time, the Braves had moved to Atlanta.


1948 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 6th, 1948
Location Braves Field
Attendance 40,135

1948 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 1 2 2


1948 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Cleveland Indians 0, Boston Braves 1

Cleveland Indians Boston Braves
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Mitchell lf 4 0 0 0 Holmes rf 4 0 1 1
Doby cf 4 0 1 0 Dark ss 4 0 0 0
Boudreau ss 4 0 0 0 Torgeson 1b 2 0 0 0
Gordon 2b 4 0 1 0 Elliott 3b 3 0 0 0
Keltner 3b 4 0 1 0 Rickert lf 3 0 1 0
Robinson 1b 3 0 0 0 Salkeld c 1 0 0 0
Hegan c 3 0 1 0 Masi pr,c 0 1 0 0
Feller p 2 0 0 0 McCormick cf 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Stanky 2b 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Sisti pr,2b 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Sain p 3 0 0 0
Total 32 0 4 0 Total 24 1 2 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 1 2 2
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Feller L(0-1) 8.0 2 1 1 3 2
Total 8.0 2 1 1 3 2
Boston Braves IP H R ER BB SO
Sain W(1-0) 9.0 4 0 0 0 6
Total 9.0 4 0 0 0 6

E: B Elliott 2 (2).SB: J Gordon (1, 2nd base off J Sain/B Salkeld); J Hegan (1, 2nd base off J Sain/B Salkeld).SH: B Feller (1, off J Sain). TB: K Keltner; J Hegan; J Gordon; L Doby. Team LOB: 6. With RISP: 0 for 6.SB: E Torgeson (1, 2nd base off B Feller/J Hegan).SH: B Salkeld (1, off B Feller); M McCormick (1, off B Feller). IBB: E Stanky (1, by B Feller). TB: T Holmes; M Rickert. RBI: T Holmes (1). 2-out RBI: T Holmes. Team LOB: 4. With RISP: 1 for 6.Umpires: HP - Barr, 1B - Summers, 2B - Stewart, 3B - Grieve. Time of Game: 1:42. Attendance: 40,135.


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1948 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 7th, 1948
Location Braves Field
Attendance 39,633

1948 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 8 1
Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 3


1948 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Cleveland Indians 4, Boston Braves 1

Cleveland Indians Boston Braves
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Mitchell lf 5 1 1 0 Holmes rf 4 0 0 0
Clark rf 3 0 0 0 Dark ss 4 1 1 0
Kennedy rf 1 0 1 1 Torgeson 1b 4 0 2 0
Boudreau ss 5 1 2 1 Elliott 3b 4 0 1 1
Gordon 2b 4 1 1 1 Rickert lf 4 0 0 0
Keltner 3b 4 0 0 0 Salkeld c 1 0 1 0
Doby cf 4 0 2 1 Masi c 1 0 0 0
Robinson 1b 3 0 1 0 McCormick M. cf 4 0 2 0
Hegan c 3 1 0 0 Stanky 2b 2 0 1 0
Lemon p 4 0 0 0 Spahn p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Barrett p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - McCormick F. ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Potter p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Sanders ph 1 0 0 0
Total 36 4 8 4 Total 32 1 8 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 8 1
Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 3
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Lemon W(1-0) 9.0 8 1 0 3 5
Total 9.0 8 1 0 3 5
Boston Braves IP H R ER BB SO
Spahn L(0-1) 4.1 6 3 3 2 1
Barrett 2.2 1 0 0 0 1
Potter 2.0 1 1 0 0 1
Total 9.0 8 4 3 2 3

E: J Gordon (1).-A Dark 2 (2); B Elliott (3). DP: 2. J Gordon-L Boudreau-E Robinson; L Boudreau-J Gordon-E Robinson.-1. T Holmes-E Torgeson.2B: L Doby (1, off W Spahn); L Boudreau (1, off W Spahn). E Stanky (1, off B Lemon).SH: A Clark (1, off W Spahn).E Stanky (1, off B Lemon).J Hegan (1, by W Spahn). TB: L Doby 3; L Boudreau 3; D Mitchell; E Robinson; J Gordon; B Kennedy.E Stanky 2; M McCormick 2; E Torgeson 2; A Dark; B Salkeld; B Elliott.RBI: L Doby (1); B Kennedy (1); L Boudreau (1); J Gordon (1). B Elliott (1).2-out RBI: B Kennedy. Team LOB: 8. With RISP: 4 for 11.Team LOB: 8. With RISP: 1 for 7.GIDP: E Stanky (1); B Elliott (1).IBB: W Spahn (1; J Hegan). PO: B Lemon (1; E Torgeson, 2nd base).Umpires: HP - Stewart, 1B - Grieve, 2B - Barr, 3B - Summers. Time of Game: 2:14. Attendance: 39,633.


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1948 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 8th, 1948
Location Cleveland Stadium
Attendance 70,306

1948 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Cleveland 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 x 2 5 0


1948 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Boston Braves 0, Cleveland Indians 2

Boston Braves Cleveland Indians
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Holmes rf 4 0 0 0 Mitchell lf 3 0 0 0
Dark ss 4 0 1 0 Doby cf 3 0 1 0
McCormick M. lf 4 0 1 0 Boudreau ss 3 0 0 0
Elliott 3b 3 0 1 0 Gordon 2b 4 0 0 0
McCormick F. 1b 3 0 1 0 Keltner 3b 3 1 0 0
Conatser cf 3 0 0 0 Judnich rf 3 0 0 0
Masi c 3 0 0 0 Robinson 1b 3 0 1 0
Stanky 2b 3 0 1 0 Hegan c 3 0 1 1
Bickford p 0 0 0 0 Bearden p 3 1 2 0
Voiselle p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Ryan ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Barrett p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 29 0 5 0 Total 28 2 5 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Cleveland 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 x 2 5 0
Boston Braves IP H R ER BB SO
Bickford L(0-1) 3.1 4 2 1 5 1
Voiselle 3.2 1 0 0 0 0
Barrett 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 5 2 1 5 1
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Bearden W(1-0) 9.0 5 0 0 0 4
Total 9.0 5 0 0 0 4

E–Dark (3). DP–Boston 1, Cleveland 2. 2B–Boston Dark (1,off Bearden), Cleveland Bearden (1,off Bickford). SH–Bickford (1,off Bearden). U–Bill Stewart (NL), Bill Grieve (AL), George Barr (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Joe Paparella (AL), Babe Pinelli (NL). T–1:36. A–70,306.


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1948 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 9th, 1948
Location Cleveland Stadium
Attendance 81,897

1948 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0
Cleveland 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0

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1948 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Boston Braves 1, Cleveland Indians 2

Boston Braves Cleveland Indians
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Holmes rf 4 0 0 0 Mitchell lf 4 1 1 0
Dark ss 4 0 0 0 Doby cf 3 1 1 1
Torgeson 1b 3 0 2 0 Boudreau ss 3 0 1 1
Elliott 3b 4 0 0 0 Gordon 2b 3 0 0 0
Rickert lf 4 1 2 1 Keltner 3b 3 0 0 0
McCormick M. cf 4 0 1 0 Judnich rf 3 0 0 0
Masi c 3 0 0 0 Kennedy rf 0 0 0 0
Salkeld ph 1 0 0 0 Robinson 1b 3 0 2 0
Stanky 2b 3 0 1 0 Hegan c 2 0 0 0
Sain p 2 0 1 0 Gormek p 3 0 0 0
Total 32 1 7 1 Total 27 2 5 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0
Cleveland 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Boston Braves IP H R ER BB SO
Sain L(1-1) 8.0 5 2 2 0 3
Total 8.0 5 2 2 0 3
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Gromek W(1-0) 9.0 7 1 1 1 2
Total 9.0 7 1 1 1 2

E–None. DP–Cleveland 1. 2B–Boston Torgeson 2 (2,off Gromek 2), Cleveland Boudreau (2,off Sain). HR–Boston Rickert (1,7th inning off Gromek 0 on, 0 out), Cleveland Doby (1,3rd inning off Sain 0 on, 2 out). SH–Sain (1,off Gromek); Hegan (1,off Sain). U–Bill Grieve (AL), George Barr (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Bill Stewart (NL), Joe Paparella (AL), Babe Pinelli (NL). T–1:31. A–81,897.


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1948 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 10th, 1948
Location Cleveland Stadium
Attendance 86,288

1948 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 3 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 11 12 0
Cleveland 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 2

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1948 World Series Game 5-Box Score

Boston Braves 11, Cleveland Indians 5

Boston Braves Cleveland Indians
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Holmes rf 5 2 2 0 Mitchell lf 3 1 1 1
Dark ss 4 1 1 0 Doby cf 4 0 0 0
Torgeson 1b 5 1 2 1 Boudreau ss 4 0 2 0
Elliott 3b 4 3 2 4 Gordon 2b 3 1 1 0
Rickert lf 5 1 1 1 Keltner 3b 3 1 0 0
Salkeld c 4 2 1 1 Judnich rf 3 1 1 1
McCormick M. cf 5 1 1 1 Boone ph 1 0 0 0
Stanky 2b 3 0 1 1 Peck rf 0 0 0 0
Potter p 2 0 1 0 Robinson 1b 4 0 0 0
Spahn p 2 0 0 1 Hegan c 4 1 1 3
- - - - - Feller p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Klieman p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Christopher p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Paige p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Rosen ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Muncrief p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Tipton ph 1 0 0 0
Total 39 11 12 10 Total 33 5 6 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 3 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 11 12 0
Cleveland 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 2
Boston Braves IP H R ER BB SO
Potter 3.1 5 5 5 2 0
Spahn W(1-1) 5.2 1 0 0 1 7
Total 9.0 6 5 5 3 7
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Feller L(0-2) 6.1 8 7 7 2 5
Klieman 0.0 1 3 3 2 0
Christopher 0.0 2 1 1 0 0
Paige 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Muncrief 2.0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 12 11 11 4 5

E–Doby (1), Keltner (1). 2B–Cleveland Boudreau (3,off Spahn). HR–Boston Elliott 2 (2,1st inning off Feller 2 on, 1 out,3rd inning off Feller 0 on, 2 out); Salkeld (1,6th inning off Feller 0 on, 1 out), Cleveland Mitchell (1,1st inning off Potter 0 on, 0 out); Hegan (1,4th inning off Potter 2 on, 1 out). SH–Dark (1,off Feller). BK–Paige (1). U–George Barr (NL), Bill Summers (AL), Bill Stewart (NL), Bill Grieve (AL), Babe Pinelli (NL), Joe Paparella (AL). T–2:39. A–86,288.


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1948 World Series-Game 6

Date Oct. 11th, 1948
Location Braves Field
Attendance 40,103

1948 World Series Game 6-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 10 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 9 0

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1948 World Series Game 6-Box Score

Cleveland Indians 4, Boston Braves 3

Cleveland Indians Boston Braves
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Mitchell lf 4 1 1 0 Holmes rf 5 1 2 0
Kennedy lf 1 0 0 0 Dark ss 4 0 1 0
Doby rf 4 0 2 0 Torgeson 1b 4 1 1 0
Boudreau ss 3 0 1 1 Elliott 3b 3 1 3 0
Gordon 2b 4 1 1 1 Rickert lf 3 0 0 0
Keltner 3b 4 1 1 0 Conatser ph,cf 1 0 0 1
Tucker cf 3 1 1 0 Salkeld c 2 0 0 0
Robinson 1b 4 0 2 1 Masi ph,c 1 0 1 1
Hegan c 4 0 1 1 McCormick M. cf,lf 4 0 1 1
Lemon p 3 0 0 0 Stanky 2b 1 0 0 0
Bearden p 1 0 0 0 Ryan pr 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Voiselle p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - McCormick F. ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Spahn p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Sisti ph 1 0 0 0
Total 35 4 10 4 Total 31 3 9 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 10 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 9 0
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Lemon W(2-0) 7.1 8 3 3 4 1
Bearden SV(1) 1.2 1 0 0 1 0
Total 9.0 9 3 3 5 1
Boston Braves IP H R ER BB SO
Voiselle L(0-1) 7.0 7 3 3 2 2
Spahn 2.0 3 1 1 0 4
Total 9.0 10 4 4 2 6

2B: L Boudreau (4, off B Voiselle); D Mitchell (1, off B Voiselle). HR: J Gordon (1, off B Voiselle; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF). HBP: L Boudreau (1, by B Voiselle). TB: J Gordon 4; L Boudreau 2; L Doby 2; E Robinson 2; D Mitchell 2; K Keltner; J Hegan; T Tucker. GIDP: L Boudreau (2). RBI: J Hegan (5); L Boudreau (3); E Robinson (1); J Gordon (2). Team LOB: 7. With RISP: 2 for 9. FIELDING DP: 4. B Lemon-L Boudreau-E Robinson; J Gordon-L Boudreau-E Robinson; T Tucker-E Robinson; J Hegan-J Gordon. BASERUNNING PO: T Tucker (3rd base by W Spahn).2B: P Masi (1, off G Bearden); E Torgeson (3, off B Lemon). SH: B Voiselle (1, off B Lemon). TB: B Elliott 3; T Holmes 2; P Masi 2; E Torgeson 2; A Dark; M McCormick. GIDP: A Dark (1); M Rickert (1). RBI: M McCormick (2); P Masi (1); C Conatser (1). 2-out RBI: M McCormick; P Masi. Team LOB: 7. With RISP: 3 for 10. FIELDING DP: 1. B Elliott-E Stanky-E Torgeson.Umpires: HP - Summers, 1B - Stewart, 2B - Grieve, 3B - Barr. Time of Game: 2:16. Attendance: 40,103.


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Cleveland Indians Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Gene Bearden p 2 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 .500 0 1 0
Ray Boone ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Lou Boudreau ss 6 22 6 4 0 0 1 3 .273 1 1 0
Russ Christopher p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Allie Clark of 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Larry Doby of 6 22 7 1 0 1 1 2 .318 2 4 0
Bob Feller p 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Joe Gordon 2b 6 22 4 0 0 1 3 2 .182 1 2 1
Steve Gromek p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Jim Hegan c 6 19 4 0 0 1 2 5 .211 1 4 1
Wally Judnich of 4 13 1 0 0 0 1 1 .077 1 4 0
Ken Keltner 3b 6 21 2 0 0 0 3 0 .095 2 3 0
Bob Kennedy of 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0 1 0
Ed Klieman p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Bob Lemon p 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dale Mitchell of 6 23 4 1 0 1 4 1 .174 2 0 0
Bob Muncrief p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Satchel Paige p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Hal Peck of 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Eddie Robinson 1b 6 20 6 0 0 0 0 1 .300 1 0 0
Al Rosen ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Joe Tipton ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Thurman Tucker of 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 1 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 191 38 7 0 4 17 16 .199 12 26 2

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1948 World Series

Cleveland Indians Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Gene Bearden 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 10.2 0.00 6 4 0 1
Russ Christopher 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 --- 2 0 1 0
Bob Feller 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 14.1 5.02 10 7 8 5
Steve Gromek 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 7 2 1 1
Ed Klieman 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 --- 1 0 3 2
Bob Lemon 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 16.1 1.65 16 6 3 7
Bob Muncrief 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00 1 0 0 0
Satchel Paige 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.00 0 0 0 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 2 11 6 4 1 1 53.0 2.72 43 19 16 16

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1948 World Series

Boston Braves Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Red Barrett p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Vern Bickford p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Clint Conatser of 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0
Alvin Dark ss 6 24 4 1 0 0 2 0 .167 0 2 0
Bob Elliott 3b 6 21 7 0 0 2 4 5 .333 2 2 0
Tommy Holmes of 6 26 5 0 0 0 3 1 .192 0 0 0
Phil Masi c 5 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 .125 0 0 0
Frank McCormick 1b 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 2 0
Mike McCormick of 6 23 6 0 0 0 1 2 .261 0 4 0
Nels Potter p 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 1 0
Marv Rickert of 5 19 4 0 0 1 2 2 .211 0 4 0
Connie Ryan ph 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Johnny Sain p 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 0 0
Bill Salkeld c 5 9 2 0 0 1 2 1 .222 5 1 0
Ray Sanders ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Sibby Sisti 2b 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Warren Spahn p 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0
Eddie Stanky 2b 6 14 4 1 0 0 0 1 .286 7 0 0
Earl Torgeson 1b 5 18 7 3 0 0 2 1 .389 2 1 1
Bill Voiselle p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 187 43 6 0 4 17 16 .230 16 19 1

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1948 World Series

Boston Braves Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Red Barrett 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3.2 0.00 1 1 0 0
Vern Bickford 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.1 2.70 4 1 1 5
Nels Potter 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5.1 8.44 6 1 5 2
Johnny Sain 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 17.0 1.06 9 9 2 0
Warren Spahn 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 12.0 3.00 10 12 4 3
Bill Voiselle 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 10.2 2.53 8 2 3 2
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 2 4 12 6 2 0 1 52.0 2.60 38 26 15 12

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