THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Tex Hughson wins one for the Sox in Chicago
July 24, 1946 ... Tex Hughson regained his winning touch today as the Red Sox evened the current series with the White Sox by a score of 4 to 1 at Comiskey Park. The crowd saw Hughson space seven base hits to win his
11th game and first in his last three starts.
Although the Red Sox rolled up 14 hits, they left that same number stranded on the base paths. It was really their defenses support, in contrast to some questionable White Sox fielding and baserunning, that settled the issue. With three hits apiece, Rudy York and Johnny Pesky where the
batting leaders of the day. However, Ted Williams accounted for his 91st and 92nd RBI with a pair of well stroked singles in five at bats.
Their first two runs, which came in the third inning started with Hal Wagner beating out a single off pitcher Orval Grove's shins. Hughson then sacrificed and Tom McBride, back in right field, hit a ground ball to Luke Appling who threw the ball wide to first base. The one clean Boston run
came in the sixth inning on successive singles by Rudy York, Mike Higgins and Wagner. Hughson set the stage for the final run by starting the eighth inning with his only clean hit, a single through the box. McBride laid down a sacrifice bunt and beat the throw to first base. Johnny Pesky
bunted both of the base runners along and Don DiMaggio hit one down to Appling, who nailed Hughson at the plate. Ted Williams came through with a well-placed poke in the center to score McBride with the fourth Red Sox run.
Tom Carey went from being an active player to a member of the coaching staff to make room for Wally Moses. Jim Suchecki, a member of the Scranton farm club, worked out with the Red Sox at Comiskey. Jim was separated from the service only yesterday and had served at the Great Lakes Naval Air