THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Glenn Russell's clutch hit wins for the Red Sox
July 5, 1946 ... The Red Sox broke loose in the eighth inning for four runs and a 5 to 2 victory over the Athletics at Shibe Park. For seven innings it looked like Dick Fowler had stood them on their heads, with the A's
enjoying a 2 to 1 lead which they established in the first inning off Joe Dobson. The victory boosted the Sox lead to 7 1/2 games, as the Yankees lost to Washington.
In the eighth-inning Paul Campbell pinch-hit a double that started the fireworks for the Red Sox. Leon Culberson laid down a bunt that Fowler threw past Hank Majeski at third base, trying to get Campbell, allowing the Sox to tie up the game. After Pesky popped out, Dom DiMaggio pounded one
down to Jack Wallaesa who tried to get Culby at second unsuccessfully, and Dom beat the relay throw at first. Fowler then passed Ted Williams to load the bases. After Rudy York struck out, Glenn Russell saved the Sox with a slashing single to left field, to bring over Culberson and DiMaggio.
Hal Wagner followed suit with another base hit to bring home Ted.
The Athletics made only five hits against Dobson and after scoring their two runs, reached second base just once on Russell's bad throw. But Glenn more than made up for the miscue by driving in the Sox winning runs. Tex Hughson went in to pitch in relief for the last two innings and allowed
only one hit.
Bobby Doerr sat out the game with a badly bruised thumb.