The 1946 World Series is now available on DVD from Rare Sportsfilms, Inc! This is also our first baseball DVD produced in HD! Not only does it include the original film by Major League baseball, but we have added an extra bonus two different never-before-seen shorter versions of the World Series, the 1946 All-Star Game at Fenway Park, and three vintage interviews with players who played prominent roles in the 1946 World Series, Johnny Pesky, Harry “The Cat “ Brecheen and Stan Musial!
In front of his home fans, Ted Williams puts on one of the greatest one-man shows in All-Star history! Shown is Charley Keller’s first inning home run with Williams on base to put the A.L. out in front, 2-0. In the fourth, Ted smashes a Kirby Higbe pitch out of the park to push the lead to 3-0. But his most remembered at-bat comes in the 8th, when he hits Rip Sewell’s celebrated ‘Blooper Pitch’ into the bullpen with two on to drive in three more runs! With a walk and four hits (two homers) and 5 RBI’s in five trips, Ted leads the American League to the most lopsided victory in the All-Star series!
The 1946 World Series was the first fall classic the Red Sox ever lost (they were 5-0) and pitted a match-up of two of the greatest hitters the game has known; Williams and Musial, however both struggle in the series, as other players steal the limelight. Bobby Doerr hits .409 and Rudy York swings a big bat, walloping two homers, a triple and a double for the Red Sox. Harry Walker is the batting star for St. Louis with .412 for the series. Playing in his first major league season, rookie Joe Garagiola hits .316 with two doubles in five games!
Game 1 at Sportsmans Park: Tex Hughson vs Howie Pollet Pinky Higgins’ bad hop grounder to Marty Marion ties the game in the ninth, 2-2, and Rudy York’s homer in the tenth wraps up a 3-2 Red Sox victory in the series opener.
Game 2 at Sportsmans Park: Harry Brecheen vs Mickey Harris Eventual pitching star of the series Harry Brecheen tosses a four-hit shutout at the beantowners and the Cardinals win 3-0 to tie the series at a game apiece.
Game 3 at Fenway Park: Boo Ferris vs Murry Dickson The Red Sox, shut out in game 2 by Brecheen, turn the tables and this time shut out St. Louis 4-0, scoring three of their four runs in the first inning. Rudy York hits another homer!
Game 4 at Fenway Park: George Munger vs Tex Hughson In the only blowout of the series, the Cardinals back Munger with a 20-hit barrage vs. Red Sox pitching and tromp Boston, 12-3. The hitting stars of the game are Whitey Kurowski, Enos Slaughter and rookie catcher Joe Garagiola, with each rapping out four hits during the afternoon! Slaughter and Bobby Doerr each hit home runs!
Game 5 at Fenway Park: Joe Dobson vs Howie Pollet Dobson tosses a four-hitter at the Redbirds, Sox right fielder Leon Culbertson smacks a homer and the Red Sox go ahead in the series with a 6-3 victory.
Game 6 at Sportsmans Park: Harry Brecheen vs Mickey Harris With their backs to the wall, the Cardinals bounce back with a 4-1 win. Brecheen chalks up his second victory in the series. His only extra base hit given up is a triple by Rudy York!
Game 7 at Sportsmans Park: Murry Dickson vs Boo Ferris In one of the great seventh games in World Series history, the Cardinals prevail, thanks to great relief pitching by little lefty Harry Brecheen, and the daring base running of hustling Enos Slaughter! The Cards overcome a 1-0 first inning Red Sox lead and come back to go ahead 3-1 after five innings. They hold the powerful Sox until the eighth, when Dom DiMaggio’s clutch double with two on ties the score at 3-3! In the bottom of the eighth, Slaughter opens with a single off Sox reliever Bob Klinger. With two outs and Slaughter running with the pitch, Harry Walker hits to left center. Slaughter doesn’t stop at third as expected, but tears for the plate, much to the surprise of startled relay man Johnny Pesky, who hurriedly makes a throw to catcher Roy Partee as Slaughter scores the go-ahead run! Brecheen holds off the Red Sox in the ninth and the Cardinals are World Champions!
1946 World Series Films by Texaco Petroleum and on the TV show “Time Out For Sports” are an additional bonus on this DVD! The action is shown from totally different angles and from a different perspective than before. Afterward, you’ll enjoy Marty Glickman interviews with Johnny Pesky and Harry Brecheen, then Lew Fonseca interviews Stan Musial. All talk about the 1946 World Series as well as other baseball subjects.
You can get your own DVD with all of this historic baseball footage now in HD, by sending $29.95 plus $4.00 S & H to:
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