CONGRATS TO TEX HUGHSON
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
The Sox get walked in for a 1-0 win
June 25, 1946 ... Someday the Red Sox may give Tex Hughson the assistance of a lot of runs and an airtight defense when he pitches.
Hughson tossed his second straight 1-0 shutout and third of the season, as the rallying Red Sox walked in to triumph over the Detroit Tigers.
While Tex was running his string of scoreless innings to 23, he was matched by a surprising two-hit effort by Fred Hutchinson. Hutch concentrated most of his wildness after two were out in the eighth inning, to force across the winning run in today's thrilling game. He walked George
Metkovich, Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr in succession to present a great big beautiful run, that widen the Red Sox lead to 7 1/2 games over the Yankees.
The one thing the Detroit fans may never forgive him for, is the fact that he walked Ted Williams on purpose to set the stage for Bobby Doerr, whose walk ultimately boosted Bobby's league-leading RBI total to 58.
Hughson faced only 29 batters and used only 97 pitches while earning his fourth straight win. Just one Tiger batter advanced beyond first. Hutchinson bettered Tex on only one count. He allowed only six balls to be hit beyond the infield while the Tigers hit seven to the further reaches of
the ballpark. However, the Sox had five other scoring chances beyond their gift and didn't capitalize. Hughson's highspot was the second inning when he whiffed Greenberg, Mullin, and Wakefield in succession.