August 1, 1948
Indians right fielder Hank Edwards was taken to Lakeside Hospital to treat an injured shoulder during the third inning of Sunday’s first game, too early to see his ball club steamroll the once-red hot Red Sox by a score of 12-2.
Edwards made an outstanding, acrobatic catch to rob Boston’s Stan Spence of a three run homerun and saved the Tribe’s momentum as well. Edwards crashed into the outfield wall just in front of the Cleveland bullpen, but held on for the third out of the inning. Early signs on the injury do not look good.
July 30, 1948
In a pennant chase, every game and series seems to be more important than the last. For the Cleveland Indians, the four-game set that brings the Boston Red Sox to the Stadium is the biggest series of the season thus far.
The Red Sox come in red hot, fresh off of an 8-1 beatdown of the Detroit Tigers and winners of 16 of their last 18 ballgames. The BoSox have battled back from being 11.5 games back on May 30 to take the lead in the American League standings; 0.5 games ahead of second place Philadelphia. The Indians, meanwhile, are just as cold as Boston is hot, as they have dropped six of their last eight to lose their spot in the catbird seat.
July 29, 1948
The series is a great opportunity for the Indians to make up ground in the American League against the Red Sox, who have been the hottest team in baseball.
Boston has taken each of the last seven matchups between the two ball clubs after Cleveland took six of the first seven games of the season against them.