THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Dizzy Trout keeps the Sox hitters silent
August 2, 1946 ... At Briggs Stadium this afternoon, Tex Hughson and Jim Bagby, who followed him to the mound got walloped when the Tigers beat the suddenly runless Red Sox, by a score of
7 to 1. Dizzy Trout, whom the Tigers had scored one run for in 27 innings before today, limited the league leaders to just five singles and had a shutout going until the ninth inning, when walks to Ted Williams and Rudy York, followed by a Bobby Doerr single worked in the only Sox run.
Led by Eddie Lake, George Kell and Dick Wakefield, Detroit belted Hughson for 11 hits and 4 runs before he retired for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning. Tex, unfortunately has been the victim of the lightest hitting support by any Red Sox pitcher this year. It was Birdie Tebbetts who
drove in the first Tiger run in the second inning. Dick Wakefield opened the inning by hitting a single and ambled to third while Johnny Pesky was throwing out Skeeter Webb. He trotted across when Tebbetts lined a first pitch double into left-center.
The Tigers scored another run in the third, two more in the fifth, and three in the eighth to take a commanding 7 to 0 lead going into the top of the ninth inning.