THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Dave Ferriss is handed his
first loss of the year
June 15, 1946 ... Manager Joe Cronin's crew dropped a third decision in a row for the first time this season, as Dave Ferriss was having his
10 game unbeaten streak broken by a 7 to 6 White Sox victory. For the second time in a row and only the fourth time this season, the Red Sox blew the game after scoring first.
After Ferriss was taken out of the game, following for Chicago runs, Joe Dobson followed up by giving up two runs in the fourth inning and allowed the White Sox to win their fifth straight game.
Bobby Doerr's eighth home run with Ted Williams aboard, in the eighth inning was the highlight for the Red Sox. The homer gave Bobby his 50th RBI. The Sox were making a comeback down 7 to 3 at the start of the eighth-inning. Doerr's homer made the score 7 to 5.
In the ninth inning Luke Appling booted ground ball and Ted Williams double with one out, put Johnny Pesky on third. Manager Ted Lyons ordered Bobby Doerr to be given first base. With the bases loaded Rudy York's long fly ball scored Pesky. Don DiMaggio's grounder to Appling ended the
Leon Culberson replaced George Metkovich in right field. Metkovich had injured his finger in last night's game and the length of his absence is uncertain. Ferriss' defeat was only his third in nine starts vs the White Sox over two years. Ted Williams muffed his first fly ball of the year
when he dropped Kolloway's liner to start the second inning.