At least the end of season series is in Boston this time. In ‘49 it was a two game set in Yankee Stadium, Red Sox one game up going in and therefore needing to win just one. Sox had their two best pitchers by far going in Mel Parnell and Ellis Kinder. They lost both of course. 1949 kind of got lost in Sox heartbreaker seasons, but it was especially tough because they won 11 straight to catch and pass the Yankees in September. Couldn’t do a little bit more at the end. I should get that Summer of ‘49 book.I read the Summer of '49 in the fall and I think this season has a chance to play out even better than that. Both teams will make the playoffs, but the specter of the one-game play-in game which can be a total crapshoot (unless NY plays Minnesota, then it's an automatic win for NY) makes this feel like a do-or-die race for the division title.
It's gonna be one hell of a ride these next 2+ months.