Culberson had his highest BA in 1946 (.313) with the Red Sox. In that year's World
Series, filling in for Dom DiMaggio, Culberson scooped up Harry Walker's single and
threw it in to shortstop Johnny Pesky. When Pesky paused, Cardinal Enos Slaughter
completed his dash home from first with the Series-winning run.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 30, 1943:
The Red Sox are also having trouble hitting the major league's balata ball, as Jim Tabor hits the first Sox homer at Fenway Park in a DH sweep of the Tigers. The Bosox win 3–0 behind Dick Newsome, and 5–1 behind Lou Lucier. In 33 games, the only other Boston homers are Leon Culberson's dinger in Detroit on May 23, and Bobby Doerr's inside the park liner at Washington on May 15th.
»May 25, 1945: Red Sox CF Leon Culberson makes an unassisted DP when he catches a short looper and continues on to 2B to nab Vern Stephens before he can return. Despite the play, the Red Sox lose to the Browns, 5–0. Nels Potter records the shutout.
»May 7, 1946: The Red Sox stretch their win streak to 12 games by topping the Browns, 10–6. The Sox score four runs in the 7th to tie the game, and then win it in the bottom of the 14th on Leon Culberson's grand slam. Clem Dreiseward steams to his 2nd win during Boston's streak.