1946 Red Sox – Best of All Time

Well, I’m not sure they are the best all-time, but apparently they are the best Red Sox, or Yankees, team in the last 90 years. Ted Williams must be spinning in his grave…er…cylinder…er…cylinders.

In a stunning, Cinderella-story, the 1946 Red Sox, who in real life lost to the St Louis Cardinals, have won the inaugural YRRS.

Game 5 – Box Score

Whilst not a defensive effort, game 5 proved to be a thrilling 9-8 Red Sox victory. The 1961 Yankees Mickey Mantle broke out of his slump and went 3-3 with 2 BB, 2 R, 1 HR and 4 RBI. But the Red Sox ability to contain Roger Maris, 1-4, and Yogi Berra, 0-5, afforded enough defense to get Red Sox starter Mickey Harris to the bullpen. From there, the Red Sox pen pitcheda…mediocre game, allowing 2 ER in 4 IP. Thankfully, the Yankees Art Ditmar imploded allowing a 3-run HR to Wally Moses. Moses’s HR was the penultimate at-bat, giving the 1946 Red Sox the “all-time best” team status.

1946 Red Sox Final Stats:

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Pitching

1961 Yankees Final Stats:

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Pitching

Important Note: You need to select “Playoff” in the “Select Split” drop down menu.

Big thanks to blmeanie. He conceived of, managed and produced the entire YRRS. Please visit his blog at http://blmeanieblog.blogspot.com/.

bl has been a fantastic contributor to www.yankeesredsox.com and both Peter and myself appreciate his efforts in this simulation and his contribution to our site. Thanks bl.

We hope you enjoyed this and also hope you are all ready for Spring Training which is just around the corner. Isn’t baseball great?