Right-hander Joe Dobson strung-together double numbers in wins five straight seasons - 1946-1950 with Boston, and won over 10 games in 8-of-14 seasons while compiling a lifetime record of 137-103. One Boston writer in the late-'40s summed up Dobson's roundhouse curveball this way: 'It started out somewhere around the dugout and would up clipping the outside corner of the plate. There are curveballs, and there are curveballs.'
Dobson broke in with Cleveland back in '39, and worked mainly as a reliever for the Indians his first two-years. Traded to Boston in 1941... he stayed in a Boston Red Sox uniform from 1941 thru 1950 before being traded to the White Sox in '51. In Chicago he rang up records of 7-6... 14-10... and 5-5. About his early days in Boston, Dobson recalled Ted Williams played a big part in my becoming a successful pitcher. Dobson said: 'My first year in Boston was 1941. I would pitch to Williams in practice, maybe for 45 minutes. I learned a lot from that man. baseballhistorian.com - Archives - Boston Red Sox 1940s