THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Metkovich and York lead the Sox past the Browns
September 18, 1946 ... The Red Sox reserves showed the results of their long batting practice at Sportsman's Park, by driving Jack Kramer
to the showers after a volley of 11 hits, including a double, two triples and Rudy York's 17th home run of the season. The result was a 6 to 2 Red Sox victory, their 99th of the year.
Against four Browns pitchers, the Sox made 13 hits. Outfielders Wally Moses, Tom McBride and George Metkovich each got three. Moses contributed a triple, while Metkovich had a double and a triple. Don Gutteridge, Metkovich and Moses sent the Sox out in front by two runs in the third inning
and in the fifth, the same trio did it again scoring four runs.
Fewer than 5000 watched the Sox tear into the pitching of Kramer and Joe Dobson's fine performance. St. Louis made only five hits against Joe, with none coming in the same inning. He had four strikeouts and his performance was marred by only one walk and a wild pitch. The only damaging blow
came from Geoff Heath with a tremendous home run that sword out of the ballpark.
In the sixth inning, Eddie Pellegrini and Don Gutteridge made some great middle infield plays that would have made Doerr and Pesky envious.