THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Eddie Pellagrini wins it for the Red Sox with a HR
April 22, 1946 ... Johnny Pesky was struck on the back of the head by a fastball from Sid Hudson of Washington, in the fifth inning of a game eventually one by the Red Sox 5 to 4. It was the six win of their seven
American League games played to date. X-rays taken after the game were negative and a slight concussion shouldn't keep Pesky out of action for more than a couple of days. The Sox were trailing 4-2 when Pesky was hit and carried from the field on a stretcher. Hudson, who finished the game was among the first athletes to enter
the Sox dressing room at the finish to check on Pesky.
When play resumed, Ted Williams promptly singled into right to score, Leon Culberson from second with the third Red Sox run. That was the only Sox run not the result of a home run, because Bobby Doerr and join the home run club in the fourth, followed by a single from Ted to produce the
first two Sox scores.
It was Eddie Pellagrini, who took his place and proceeded to belt a home run over the left field wall in his first time at bat in the major leagues. It produced the fifth and winning Sox run with two outs in the seventh inning. And so Mickey Harris, who trailed 4-0 at one point gain his
second decision over the Washington Senators in five days.