THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Roy Partee and Rudy York help smash the Yankees
September 25, 1946 ... Joe Dobson pitched the Red Sox a game nearer to their 105 victory objective, when he held the Yankees to four hits and gained his 13th win, by a 5 to 2 score, before almost 14,000 fans at Fenway
Park. Roy Partee, the Red Sox vastly improved catcher, was Clarence Marshall's big problem. Roy wrapped out a double and a triple, for three RBI and scoring one run himself.
Dobson unfurled one of his best games of the year. He was nicked for a single by leadoff man Snuffy Stirnweiss, who beat out a high bouncer down the third base line. After him, Joe faced 16 men over 5 1/3 innings. Then Snuffy hit another double, that was instrumental in taking away the
Marshall set down the first five Red Sox batters, then he started his own undoing. With two out in the second inning, Rudy York cracked out the first of his three singles in his perfect day at the plate. Mike Higgins walked and Partee doubled to left to bring home Boston's first two runs.
Although Marshall survived the third inning, he was removed under fire in the fourth. Bobby Doerr started by getting a double, when he sliced a drive that dropped safely into right field. York then lined a single to center scoring Bobby. Partee came to the plate and hit a triple to right
field, scoring Doerr. Marshall was allowed to pitch to Dobson and Joe drilled a single into center scoring his battery mate, Partee. Karl Drews came into pitch and Marshall was sent to the showers.
Those five runs were sufficient for Dobson. He didn't lose a shutout until the eighth-inning. Yogi Berra started the eighth with a single, Aaron Robinson walked and Stirnweiss doubled down the right-field line, scoring two runs.
Rudy York went on a rampage. He had gone hitless 19 times in a row, prior to this game. He went three for three before retiring, knocking in one run, to move up to within two runs of Ted Williams RBI total.
The Red Sox and Yankees play an exhibition game in East Douglas, MA tomorrow which is a makeup for the Red Sox, and Indians game that was rained out a month ago.