In one of the most grueling pennant chases in baseball history, the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians entered play with identical 91-56 marks on September 25, 1948. Hosting the Red Sox that day, the Yankees unveiled Joe Collins, who flied out to right field in a pinch-hitting appearance that marked his Major League debut. Encapsulated and Graded EX 5 by PSA, this ticket stub was issued in the Bronx as the heated rivalry between the Bombers and BoSox continued. The “Lower Box Seat” voucher features printed seating/event details and the hosts’ stars-and-stripes themed top hat logo. With razor sharp edges/corners, a clean reverse and an uneven admission tear, the ticket presents even nicer than the technical assessment suggests.
The Yanks, incidentally, went 3-4 in their final seven games to finish two games out. The Red Sox and Indians, meanwhile, both won five of their last seven to finish the regular season deadlocked for first place. Cleveland proceeded to pummel the Red Sox, winning a one-game playoff at Fenway Park by an 8-3 score as Lou Boudreau homered twice and Ken Keltner added a circuit clout of his own.