TED WILLIAMS WINS IT
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Sox win their eighth straight,
Ted homers again
May 3, 1946 ... The Red Sox and Ted Williams continued on their merry way today at Fenway Park. There was some early pressure on Mickey Harris, but once the Sox started hitting, he
coasted to his fourth straight victory and the Sox beat the Cleveland Indians a 9-4 count.
Williams was the big noise, walking the first three times he faced Red Embree. Then he smacked a double that accounted for two runs, and climaxed his performance with his third home run of the season into the visiting team's bullpen.
For four innings it was quite a game. In the third inning, a missed hopper by Johnny Pesky and a sacrifice fly ball sent the Indians out in front. In the fifth inning, the Indians were handed a run when Harris hit Les Fleming with the bases loaded after another error by Pesky had started the
Then the Sox opened up. Three runs in the fifth, two each in the sixth and seventh, and Ted Williams' homer in the eighth turned the game into a rout. Metkovich and Pesky singled in the fifth and Williams was passed to fill the bases with none out. Bobby Doerr dunked a roller toward Embree,
but the pitcher overran it and Metkovich scored. York was passed to force in a run and Don DiMaggio, who had doubled his first two times at bat, then flied deep to left to score Rudy York.
In the sixth, Williams' double added a couple of runs, and in the seventh DiMaggio scored from second behind York, when Mickey Harris' roller to short failed to materialize into a doubleplay, emphasizing the Sox speed. In the eighth, Williams sauntered up to the plate to look over pitcher
Tom Ferrick's pitches while he was warming up. Then Ted picked the first pitch out for a home run.
Over the winning stretch, the Sox have scored 57 runs to the opponents 16 and 76 hits to their 51.