GERRY PRIDDY SCORES
AFTER HIS 11TH INNING HR
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Six runs in the 11th wins for Washington
April 23, 1946 ... A patched up Red Sox lineup had the roof fall in on it in the 11th inning and lost 8-2, to the overdue Washington Senators here at Fenway Park. All the breaks that went in favor of the Sox during
the first week of the season, went against them today as the Senators prevailed and won their first decision in five meetings.
The Sox who played without George Metkovich and Johnny Pesky, were joined on the sidelines by Ernie Andres in the third inning. The Sox had a half dozen chances to win the game in regulation. Their best opportunity was wrecked by Sherry Robertson, whose great stab of a Bobby Doerr smash kept
Clem Dreiswerd from scoring the winning run from second in the last of the ninth, sending the three hour battle into overtime, knotted at two all.
For seven innings, Earl Johnson had the Nats on the same hook on which he hung them after relieving Boo Ferriss in Washington last week. The Sox were leading 2-0 when Johnson suddenly tired.
When Roger Wolff took over in relief for Washington, he blanked the Sox over the last four innings as the Senators tied up the game in the eighth. The 9th and 10th innings were filled with tension on both sides.
In the 11th inning, Sox pitcher Mike Ryba was greeted with a single by Robertson. Buddy Lewis bunted Robertson to second and Jeff Heath doubled against the wall. A succession of hits ended when Gerry Priddy homered into the screen.