THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Rudy York's homer breaks the tie in the 8th to win
July 12, 1946 ... Rudy York hit a 3 and 0 pitch off Virgil Trucks with the score tied in the eighth-inning and Bobby Doerr on base, that
landed in the Detroit Tiger bullpen to give the Red Sox a thrilling 4 to 2 win at Fenway Park. The win also boosted the Red Sox lead over the Yankees to eight full games and handed Dave Ferriss his 13th victory of the season. Ferriss and Trucks were in great form, each yielding only eight hits.
The Sox jumped out to the lead in the first inning when Lee Culberson scored on Bobby Doerr's single. It was Doerr's 73rd RBI and tied him for the major league leadership with Ted Williams. The Sox scored again in the second inning as Ferriss smashed a double score Glenn Russell from first
The Tigers roared back in the sixth inning when Hank Greenberg doubled to left-center driving in Eddie Lake and Hoot Evers to tie the score. The Tigers had a good chance in the first inning but Bobby Doerr's great defensive play saved the Red Sox as he dove on the grass to get Greenberg's
hot shot, and was able to flip it to Johnny Pesky to get the runner at second base.