1946: Loss (4-3)
Baseball great Ted Williams got his one chance at a championship in 1946 after returning to the game from military service in WWII. “The Splendid Spinter” was MVP that season when the team won 104 games and won the American League pennant by 12 games. Williams batted just .200 on the way to Boston’s loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
The deciding run, known as Slaughter’s Mad Dash, came in Game 7 when St. Louis outfielder Enos Slaughter broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning by running through a stop sign, beating Johnny Pesky’s relay from shortstop, and scoring on a hit-and-run. The Red Sox lost 4-3 and the Cardinals won the series.