1916 BOSTON RED SOX
BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS ...

 

Bob Elliott   Tex Hughson   Jim Bagby   Phil Masi
Born: Nov 26th   Born: Feb 9th   Born: Sept 8th   Born: Jan 6th
Billy Hitchcock   Charlie Keller   Ken Keltner   Enos Slaughter
Born: July 31st   Born: Sept 12th   Born: Oct 31st   Born: April 27th



Cutting prices was the name of the game early in 1916.  Despite coming off a World Series win, Joe Lannin was in a position to cut salaries. The Federal League was defunct and with fewer major league bidders, there was no need to pay the artificially inflated salaries that had characterized 1914 and 1915. Many, if not most, player contracts were for lower amounts than the year before.

As the club gathered for Spring Training, they looked even stronger than the year before. The young pitching staff had been tested and Bill Carrigan planned few changes.  But Tris Speaker and Joe Wood were holdouts. Speaker wasn’t pleased with his salary being cut from $17K to $10K.   Lannin argued that his production had steadily decreased, batting .383 in 1912, .365 in 1913, .338 in 1914, and .322 in 1915.  Speaker refused to sign, but reported to camp. The greatest Red Sox player in their history was sold, on the eve of the season opener, to the Cleveland Indians for $50,000 and pitcher Sam Jones and utility infielder Fred Thomas.  Boston fans were outraged. 

Earlier American League President Ban Johnson had brokered a deal for his crony, the former Baltimore Orioles owner who sold Babe Ruth to Joe Lannin, Jim Dunn, to buy the Indians from Charles Somers.  Johnson had even loaned Dunn a portion of the money, retaining some financial interest in the club.  Johnson himself was the one who put together the deal to buy Speaker, before any of the other clubs knew that Speaker was available.  With the purchase of Speaker, Johnson's investment in the Indians went up.  There was evidence that Lannin was coerced by Johnson to make the deal, because their relationship cooled significantly after.  Joe Wood received a similar offer.  Lannin refused to pay for a sore-armed pitcher based on what he had done when he was healthy.  Unlike Speaker, Wood stayed home on his farm in Pennsylvania. 

But the Red Sox still had a great pitching staff and in the "Dead Ball Era" that was enough.  No team in the American League could match the Sox pitching staff.  Carl Mays and Babe Ruth emerged, while stars like Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore, and Rube Foster continued to put up their strong numbers.  Dutch Leonard was 18-12 and Carl Mays was 18-13.   Lannin picked up veteran Tilly Walker from St. Louis, to replace Speaker and he plated well, but wasn't the player Speaker was.

At age 21, Babe Ruth was arguably the best left-hander in baseball. Compiling a 23-13 record for the season, he ranked third in the American League in wins, innings (323 2/3), and strikeouts (170) while setting a league record for left-handers with nine shutouts that still stands.  Only Chicago's Eddie Cicotte bettered Babe's .657 winning percentage, and Ruth's league-best 1.75 ERA has not been topped by a Red Sox pitcher since.  He held opponents to a .201 batting average (also the lowest mark in the league) and when at the plate himself batted .272 including 19 pinch-hitting appearances. Taking the ball on opening day in 1916, Babe won 2-1 on Opening Day, April 12th, to start the Sox off to a streak of six victories in their first eight games. His second appearance, on April 17th, was a match-up with Walter Johnson.  Ruth emerged victorious again in a 5-1 decision. He won his first four starts to help the Red Sox into first place, but hurt by the loss of Tris Speaker, the club suddenly dropped into a horrendous batting slump. Even in the dry offensive spell however, Babe usually pitched and hit well enough to win.  He out-dueled Johnson again in a 1-0 victory on June 1st, then tossed another shutout four days later, on June 5th, against Cleveland.  He got knocked out in his next start against Detroit on June 9th, but was perfect at the plate and hit his first home run since the previous July. He homered again (a three-run shot) when manager Bill Carrigan called on him to pinch-hit three days, on later on July 12th, at St. Louis. Pitching the next afternoon's game, the Babe beat the Browns 5-3, on July 13th, while homering for the third time in as many games.   He went all the way, all 13 innings, beating Walter Johnson, 1-0, on August 15th.

BABE RUTH

Ruth’s home-run production was down, but he hit three, and that was still enough to lead the team in the middle of the “Deadball Era”. He shared the team lead with Del Gainor and Tillie Walker, the man who’d taken Tris Speaker’s place in center field.  With the June 20th home run that Walker hit over the left field wall, in a game against the visiting Yankees, the Red Sox only hit that one home run at home all season long.  It came on the same day that Everett Scott began his “iron-man” run of 1,307 consecutive games, which wouldn't be broken until Lou Gehrig did it.

Red Sox fans were horrified as Tris Speaker and the Cleveland Indians vaulted into first place in early May. The Red Sox played .500 ball until June, hanging around fourth place behind Washington, Cleveland and New York.  The master motivator, Carrigan didn't let his team give up.  Even without Speaker the team began to respond to him.  Rube Foster threw the first no-hit game in Fenway Park history, beating the New York Yankees and opposing pitcher Bob Shawkey on June 21st.  It was mid-summer when the Indians and the Yankees fell back  In the middle of July the Sox heated up, finally taking over first place on July 30th.  On August 30th, Dutch Leonard threw another no-hitter, against the St. Louis Browns. 

As weak as the Red Sox were offensively, the conservative manager felt pitching and defense would still be the keys to the club repeating as champions. Ruth, it appeared, was not only the best pitcher Bill Carrigan now had on his staff, but also the finest in the league.  The pennant wasn’t secured until October 1st. The Sox had escaped a late season charge by the White Sox and Tigers.  Ruth and Leonard had shut out the Yankees in back-to-back games on September 29th and then 30th.  When the Chicago White Sox lost their first game on October 1st, the idle Red Sox backed into the pennant. They’d won 91 games and lost 63, not as good a record as 1915, but good enough to take the A.L. flag for the second year in a row and third time in five years. They finished two games ahead of Chicago and four ahead of Detroit, securing their fifth pennant in their 16 years.

Boston faced the Brooklyn Robins in the World Series, and this time Ruth would play a major role. Ernie Shore won 6-5 in Game #1 at Braves Field, and Babe started Game #2 before a delighted crowd of 41,373 and threatening skies. Dark clouds drifted in over the park as the game got underway. Conditions in the park looked ominous for Boston when the third man up for Brooklyn smashed a line drive to center that bounced to the wall for an inside-the-park homer, as outfielders Tilly Walker and Harry Hooper stumbled in pursuit.  Trailing 1-0, Ruth escaped further trouble in the third when Robins pitcher Sherry Smith was tagged out trying to stretch a double into a triple. Babe got a reprieve with an RBI ground out later the same inning, and it would remain 1-1 for 11 more frames. Both teams had scoring chances thwarted by base-running blunders.  As the sky grew darker, Ruth seemed to get stronger. After allowing six hits and three walks through seven innings, he had relinquished just one walk and no hits over the next seven. When Boston came to bat in the bottom of the 14th, the umpires declared this would be the last half-inning.  First baseman Dick Hoblitzell led off with a walk (his fourth of the game against Sherry) and was sacrificed to second by Duffy Lewis. Pinch-hitter Del Gainor followed with a line drive over the head of the third baseman (who probably had trouble seeing it in the dark), and the winning run scored in what was then the longest World Series game ever played.

The World Series moved to Brooklyn for Game #3. Owner Charles Ebbets tried to cash in on the Series, charging an unheard-of five dollars per ticket, and alienated fans, a situation not helped by game time temperatures just above freezing. Only 21,087 greeted the two teams at Ebbetts Field. Red Sox starter Carl Mays was less than effective in the cold, as Brooklyn peppered him with seven hits and three walks over five innings, good for four runs. Rube Foster took over for Mays and shut down the Dodgers for the rest of the game, but the Sox could only scratch out three runs off Jack Coombs. Jeff Pfeffer came in to relieve Coombs and retired the last eight men to preserve a 2 to 1 win.

The crowd was more enthusiastic for Game #4, as the Robins started the game against Dutch Leonard with two hits and a walk, good enough for two runs. But their good cheer didn't last long as the Red Sox knocked around Rube Marquard for the second time and rolled to a 6 to 2 win.

Game #5 was played back in Boston with the Red Sox just needing one win. Brooklyn scored first, touching up Ernie Shore for a run in the second inning on a passed ball by Hick Cady. But just as they had done in the last game, the Sox came right back when Duffy Lewis tripled and scored on Larry Gardner's sacrifice fly to tie it up. One inning later the Red Sox went ahead for good, scoring two runs on some shoddy Brooklyn defense. Harry Hooper added an insurance run to make the Red Sox lead stand at 4-1. Shore was in total command from the beginning. He tossed a three hitter, capturing the World Series in five games.

After going on to win the World Series again, too, Joseph Lannin made another unexpected move, he sold the team to two men from New York City. Harry Frazee and Hugh Ward.  Bill Carrigan retired to his native Maine.  The manager had announced his retirement (to be effective at season's end) during September. After the Red Sox dispatched of the Robins in five games for their second straight world championship, the old catcher waved goodbye and headed for his home in Maine to stay.

 

 SPRING TRAINING DIARY
02/04/1916  Bill Carrigan signs catcher Joe Devine to spring training contract
02/05/1916  Louis Page is in negotiations with Joe Lannin to buy the Red Sox
02/16/1916  Mike McNally signs contract
02/28/1916  Joe Wood passes waivers from all major league clubs
03/03/1916  Chick Shorten signs contract
03/10/1916  Red Sox leave Boston for Hot Springs
03/12/1916  Red Sox arrive at Hot Springs
03/13/1916  First day of practice for pitchers and catchers
03/14/1916  Carl Mays arrives
03/15/1916  Practice and hiking
03/16/1916  Rube Foster arrives
03/17/1916  Tris Speaker says he won't report to camp
03/18/1916  Hick Cadys beat Pinch Thomas' team 7 to 5
03/19/1916  Full team arrives at Hot Springs
03/20/1916  Duffy Lewis stars in centerfield
03/21/1916  Yannigans W 8-2  Gardner homers
03/22/1916  Yannigans W 8-2  Lewis goes 5 for 5
03/23/1916  Yannigans W 6-0  
03/24/1916  Yannigans W 10-1  Speaker gets four hits
03/25/1916  Hiking (wet grounds)
03/26/1916  Exhibition game with the Pittsburgh Pirates cancelled due to wet grounds
03/27/1916  Yannigans L 7-4  
03/28/1916  Yannigans W 15-0  
03/29/1916  Yannigans W 8-2  
03/30/1916  at Pittsburgh Pirates (Whittington Park) L 2-1  
03/31/1916  Red Sox leave Hot Springs for Memphis
04/01/1916  at Memphis Turtles W 7-2  
04/02/1916  at Memphis Turtles (cancelled because of rain)
04/03/1916  at Memphis Turtles (cancelled because of rain)
04/04/1916  Red Sox arrive in Baltimore
04/05/1916  at Baltimore Orioles W 5-0  Speaker hits two home runs
04/06/1916  at Brooklyn Robins W 6-0  Sox buy Tilly Walker
04/07/1916  at Brooklyn Robins L 3-2  
04/08/1916  Tris Speaker sold to the Cleveland Indians
04/09/1916  Red Sox arrive back in Boston
04/10/1916  Harvard L 1-0  
04/11/1916  Boston College W 9-1  
 
GAME LOG
  RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
04/12/1916 1-0 1st -  Philadelphia Athletics W 2-1 Babe Ruth 1-0
04/13/1916 2-0 1st -  Philadelphia Athletics W 8-2 Ernie Shore 1-0
04/14/1916 2-0 1st -  Philadelphia Athletics pp  
04/15/1916 3-0 1st +1/2  Philadelphia Athletics W 2-1 Rube Foster 1-0
04/16/1916 3-0 1st +1/2  
04/17/1916 4-0 1st +1  Washington Nationals W 5-1 Babe Ruth 2-0
04/18/1916 4-1 1st -  Washington Nationals L 4-2 Ernie Shore 1-1
04/19/1916 4-2 1st -  Washington Nationals L 3-2 Rube Foster 1-1
5-2 1st +1/2 W 2-0 Dutch Leonard 1-0
04/20/1916 6-2 1st +1 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 7-1 Babe Ruth 3-0
04/21/1916 6-3 1st +1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics L 3-0 Herb Pennock 0-1
04/22/1916 6-4 2nd -1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics L 6-2 Rube Foster 1-2
04/23/1916 6-4 2nd -1/2  at Newark Indians W 4-0  
04/24/1916 7-4 1st +1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 4-0 Dutch Leonard 2-0
04/25/1916 8-4 1st +1 1/2  at New York Yankees W 4-3 Babe Ruth 4-0
04/26/1916 8-5 1st +1/2  at New York Yankees L 9-0 Marty McHale 0-1
04/27/1916 8-5 1st +1/2  at New York Yankees pp  
04/28/1916 9-5 1st +1/2  at New York Yankees W 3-2 Vean Gregg 1-0
04/29/1916 9-6 2nd -1/2  at Washington Nationals L 4-0 Rube Foster 1-3
04/30/1916 9-6 2nd -  
05/01/1916 9-7 2nd -1/2  at Washington Nationals L 5-3 Babe Ruth 4-1
05/02/1916 9-8 4th -1 1/2  at Washington Nationals L 7-4 Ernie Shore 1-2
05/03/1916 9-8 4th -1 1/2  at Wilkes-Barre Barons pp  
05/04/1916 10-8 3rd -1 1/2  New York Yankees W 3-0 Dutch Leonard 3-0
05/05/1916 10-9 3rd -2  New York Yankees L 8-4 Vean Gregg 1-1
05/06/1916 10-10 4th -3  New York Yankees L 5-4 Rube Foster 1-4
05/07/1916 10-10 4th -3 1/2  
05/08/1916 10-11 4th -4 1/2  New York Yankees L 4-0 Vean Gregg 1-2
05/09/1916 11-11 4th -3 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 5-1 Dutch Leonard 4-0
05/10/1916 11-12 6th -4 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 6-2 Babe Ruth 4-2
05/11/1916 12-12 4th -3 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 6-5 Carl Mays 1-0
05/12/1916 12-13 5th -4 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 3-1 Herb Pennock 0-1
05/13/1916 13-13 4th -4 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 3-2 Rube Foster 2-4
05/14/1916 13-13 4th -4 1/2  
05/15/1916 13-13 4th -5  Chicago White Sox pp  
05/16/1916 13-13 4th -5  Chicago White Sox pp  
05/17/1916 13-13 4th -5  Chicago White Sox pp  
05/18/1916 13-14 4th -6  St. Louis Browns L 7-1 Rube Foster 2-5
05/19/1916 13-15 4th -7  St. Louis Browns L 5-1 Dutch Leonard 4-1
05/20/1916 14-15 4th -6  St. Louis Browns W 3-1 Babe Ruth 5-2
05/21/1916 14-15 4th -5 1/2  
05/22/1916 15-15 4th -5  Detroit Tigers W 2-1 Rube Foster 3-5
05/23/1916 16-15 4th -5  Detroit Tigers pp  
05/24/1916 16-15 4th -4 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 4-0 Babe Ruth 6-2
05/25/1916 17-15 4th -4  Detroit Tigers W 5-2 Ernie Shore 2-2
05/26/1916 17-16 4th -5  at New York Yankees L 2-1 Dutch Leonard 4-2
17-17 4th -5 1/2 L 6-5 Sam Jones 0-1
05/27/1916 17-18 4th -6 1/2  at New York Yankees L 4-2 Babe Ruth 6-3
05/28/1916 17-18 4th -6 1/2  
05/29/1916 18-18 4th -6  at New York Yankees W 3-0 Carl Mays 2-0
05/30/1916 19-18 4th -5  Washington Nationals W 4-3 Ernie Shore 3-2
20-18 4th -4 W 8-2 Dutch Leonard 5-2
05/31/1916 21-18 4th -3  Washington Nationals W 10-1 Vean Gregg 2-2
06/01/1916 22-18 4th -2 1/2  Washington Nationals W 1-0 Babe Ruth 7-3
06/02/1916 22-18 4th -2  at Buffalo Bisons pp  
06/03/1916 22-19 4th -3  at Cleveland Indians L 11-2 Dutch Leonard 5-3
06/04/1916 22-20 4th -4  at Cleveland Indians L 9-3 Carl Mays 2-1
06/05/1916 23-20 4th -3  at Cleveland Indians W 5-0 Babe Ruth 8-3
06/06/1916 23-21 4th -3 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 3-0 Vean Gregg 2-3
06/07/1916 23-21 4th -3 1/2  at Detroit Tigers pp  
06/08/1916 23-21 4th -3 1/2  at Detroit Tigers pp  
06/09/1916 23-22 4th -3 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 6-5 Carl Mays 2-2
06/10/1916 24-22 4th -3 1/2  at St. Louis Browns W 4-2 Carl Mays 3-2
06/11/1916 24-22 4th -4  at St. Louis Browns pp  
06/12/1916 24-23 5th -5  at St. Louis Browns L 4-3 Vean Gregg 2-4
06/13/1916 25-23 4th -5  at St. Louis Browns W 5-3 Babe Ruth 9-3
06/14/1916 25-24 5th -5 1/2  at St. Louis Browns L 8-5 Ernie Shore 3-3
06/15/1916 26-24 5th -5 1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 2-1 Dutch Leonard 6-3
06/16/1916 26-25 5th -6  at Chicago White Sox L 7-4 Vean Gregg 2-5
06/17/1916 26-26 5th -6  at Chicago White Sox L 5-0 Babe Ruth 9-4
06/18/1916 27-26 5th -5  at Chicago White Sox W 3-1 Carl Mays 4-2
06/19/1916 27-26 5th -4 1/2  
06/20/1916 27-27 5th -4 1/2  New York Yankees L 4-1 Dutch Leonard 6-4
06/21/1916 28-27 5th -3 1/2  New York Yankees W 2-0 Rube Foster
(no-hitter)
4-5
06/22/1916 29-27 5th -3 1/2  New York Yankees W 1-0 Babe Ruth 10-4
06/23/1916 30-27 5th -3  Philadelphia Athletics W 1-0 Ernie Shore 4-3
06/24/1916 31-27 4th -3  Philadelphia Athletics W 3-2 Carl Mays 5-2
32-27 4th -2 1/2 W 7-3 Carl Mays 6-2
06/25/1916 32-27 4th -2  
06/26/1916 32-28 4th -3  Philadelphia Athletics L 8-5 Rube Foster 4-6
06/27/1916 33-28 3rd -2  Philadelphia Athletics W 7-2 Babe Ruth 11-4
06/28/1916 33-29 3rd -2 1/2  at Washington Nationals L 6-2 Ernie Shore 4-4
06/29/1916 33-30 5th -3 1/2  at Washington Nationals L 3-0 Dutch Leonard 6-5
06/30/1916 34-30 4th -3 1/2  at Washington Nationals W 6-1 Carl Mays 7-2
07/01/1916 34-31 5th -4 1/2  at Washington Nationals L 4-2 Babe Ruth 11-5
07/02/1916 34-31 5th -4 1/2  
07/03/1916 35-31 4th -4 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 6-4 Ernie Shore 5-4
07/04/1916 36-31 4th -4  at Philadelphia Athletics W 11-2 Dutch Leonard 7-5
37-31 4th -3 1/2 W 5-2 Carl Mays 8-2
07/05/1916 37-31 4th -4  at Philadelphia Athletics pp  
07/06/1916 38-31 3rd -4  Cleveland Indians W 6-5 Ernie Shore 6-4
07/07/1916 39-31 3rd -4  Cleveland Indians W 2-1 Carl Mays 9-2
07/08/1916 39-32 3rd -4  Cleveland Indians L 5-1 Ernie Shore 6-5
07/09/1916 39-32 3rd -4  
07/10/1916 39-33 3rd -4  Chicago White Sox L 4-0 Dutch Leonard 7-6
39-34 4th -4 1/2 L 3-0 Carl Mays 9-3
07/11/1916 40-34 4th -3 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 5-3 Rube Foster 5-6
41-34 3rd -3 1/2 W 3-1 Babe Ruth 12-5
07/12/1916 42-34 3rd -2 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 2-1 Ernie Shore 7-5
43-34 3rd -2 W 3-1 Dutch Leonard 8-6
07/13/1916 43-34 3rd -2  Chicago White Sox pp  
07/14/1916 43-34 3rd -2  St. Louis Browns T 0-0  
07/15/1916 43-35 3rd -2  St. Louis Browns L 2-1 Rube Foster 5-7
44-35 3rd -1 1/2 W 17-4 Babe Ruth 13-5
07/16/1916 44-35 2nd -1 1/2  
07/17/1916 45-35 2nd -2  St. Louis Browns W 3-2 Dutch Leonard 9-6
07/18/1916 46-35 2nd -1  St. Louis Browns W 4-3 Babe Ruth 14-5
07/19/1916 47-35 2nd -1  Detroit Tigers W 4-2 Carl Mays 10-3
48-35 2nd -1 W 9-5 Ernie Shore 8-5
07/20/1916 48-36 2nd -1  Detroit Tigers L 3-2 Babe Ruth 14-6
07/21/1916 48-26 2nd -1  Detroit Tigers pp  
07/22/1916 48-27 2nd -1  Detroit Tigers L 4-3 Carl Mays 10-4
49-27 2nd -1 1/2 W 1-0 Dutch Leonard 10-6
07/231916 49-27 2nd -1 1/2 Syracuse Stars L 5-2  
07/241916 49-27 2nd -1 1/2 Toronto Maple Leafs T 5-5  
07/25/1916 49-28 2nd -1 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 5-4 Babe Ruth 14-7
07/26/1916 50-28 2nd -1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 3-2 Carl Mays 11-4
07/27/1916 51-28 2nd -1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 7-6 Rube Foster 6-7
07/28/1916 52-28 2nd -1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 3-2 Ernie Shore 9-5
07/29/1916 52-29 2nd -1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 10-8 Babe Ruth 14-8
52-30 2nd -1/2 L 7-3 Dutch Leonard 10-7
07/30/1916 53-40 1st +1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 9-3 Carl Mays 12-4
07/31/1916 54-40 1st +1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 6-0 Babe Ruth 15-8
08/01/1916 55-40 1st -  at Detroit Tigers W 6-2 Dutch Leonard 11-7
08/02/1916 56-40 1st -  at Detroit Tigers W 5-2 Rube Foster 7-7
08/03/1916 56-41 2nd -1/2  at St. Louis Browns L 3-2 Dutch Leonard 11-8
08/04/1916 56-42 2nd -1  at St. Louis Browns L 6-1 Babe Ruth 15-9
08/05/1916 57-42 2nd -1  at St. Louis Browns W 4-1 Ernie Shore 10-5
57-43 2nd -1 1/2 L 6-3 Carl Mays 12-5
08/06/1916 58-43 2nd -1/2  at St. Louis Browns W 1-0 Rube Foster 8-7
08/07/1916 58-44 2nd -1 1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 7-1 Dutch Leonard 11-9
08/08/1916 59-44 2nd -1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 6-4 Carl Mays 13-5
08/09/1916 60-44 1st +1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 3-1 Ernie Shore 11-5
08/10/1916 61-44 1st +1  at Chicago White Sox W 11-5 Rube Foster 9-7
08/11/1916 61-44 1st +2  
08/12/1916 62-44 1st +2  Washington Nationals W 2-1 Dutch Leonard 12-9
08/13/1916 62-44 1st +2 1/2  
08/14/1916 62-45 1st +1 1/2  Washington Nationals L 2-1 Carl Mays 13-6
08/15/1916 63-45 1st +2  Washington Nationals W 1-0 Babe Ruth 16-9
08/16/1916 64-45 1st +3  Chicago White Sox W 5-4 Ernie Shore 12-5
65-45 1st +3 1/2 W 2-1 Rube Foster 10-7
08/17/1916 65-46 1st +3 1/2  Chicago White Sox L 7-0 Carl Mays 13-7
08/18/1916 65-47 1st +2 1/2  Chicago White Sox L 11-6 Dutch Leonard 12-10
08/19/1916 65-47 1st +2 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 2-1 Rube Foster 11-7
08/20/1916 66-47 1st +2 1/2  
08/21/1916 67-47 1st +3 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 4-0 Ernie Shore 13-5
08/22/1916 68-47 1st +4 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 3-0 Carl Mays 14-7
08/23/1916 69-47 1st +5 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 7-3 Dutch Leonard 13-10
08/24/1916 70-47 1st +6 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 3-0 Babe Ruth 17-9
08/25/1916 70-48 1st +6  Detroit Tigers L 2-1 Ernie Shore 13-6
08/26/1916 70-49 1st +5  Detroit Tigers L 2-1 Carl Mays 14-8
08/27/1916 70-49 1st +5  
08/28/1916 70-49 1st +5  St. Louis Browns pp  
08/29/1916 70-50 1st +4  St. Louis Browns L 5-3 Babe Ruth 17-10
70-51 1st +3 L 8-2 Ernie Shore 13-7
08/30/1916 71-51 1st +4  St. Louis Browns W 4-0 Dutch Leonard
(no-hitter)
14-10
08/31/1916 71-52 1st +3  St. Louis Browns L 2-1 Babe Ruth 17-11
09/01/1916 71-53 1st +2 1/2  at New York Yankees L 7-3 Carl Mays 14-9
09/02/1916 72-53 1st +2 1/2  at New York Yankees W 5-3 Rube Foster 12-7
09/03/1916 72-53 1st +2  
09/04/1916 73-53 1st +2  at New York Yankees W 7-1 Babe Ruth 18-11
73-54 1st +1 L 4-3 Carl Mays 14-10
09/05/1916 73-55 1st +1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics L 5-2 Ernie Shore 13-8
74-55 1st +1 W 7-1 Carl Mays 15-10
09/06/1916 75-55 1st +1  at Philadelphia Athletics W 5-2 Dutch Leonard 15-10
09/07/1916 76-55 1st +2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 2-0 Rube Foster 13-7
09/08/1916 76-55 1st +1 1/2  at Washington Nationals T 0-0  
09/09/1916 77-55 1st +1 1/2  at Washington Nationals W 2-1 Babe Ruth 19-11
77-56 1st +1 L 4-3 Carl Mays 15-11
09/10/1916 77-56 1st +1 1/2  
09/11/1916 78-56 1st +1 1/2  at Washington Nationals W 4-2 Dutch Leonard 16-10
09/12/1916 78-57 1st +1/2  at Washington Nationals L 4-3 Ernie Shore 13-9
09/13/1916 78-57 1st -  
09/14/1916 78-58 1st -  at St. Louis Browns L 6-1 Ernie Shore 13-10
09/15/1916 79-58 1st -  at St. Louis Browns W 8-3 Rube Foster 14-7
09/16/1916 79-59 3rd -1  at Chicago White Sox L 6-4 Dutch Leonard 16-11
09/17/1916 80-59 2nd -1  at Chicago White Sox W 6-2 Babe Ruth 20-11
09/18/1916 81-59 1st -  at Chicago White Sox W 4-3 Ernie Shore 14-10
09/19/1916 82-59 1st +1  at Detroit Tigers W 3-1 Carl Mays 16-11
09/20/1916 83-59 1st +1 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 4-3 Dutch Leonard 17-11
09/21/1916 84-59 1st +2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 10-2 Babe Ruth 21-11
09/22/1916 85-59 1st +2 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 4-1 Ernie Shore 15-10
09/23/1916 86-59 1st +3 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 5-3 Carl Mays 17-11
09/24/1916 86-60 1st +2 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 5-3 Dutch Leonard 17-12
09/25/1916 87-60 1st +2 1/2  at Cleveland Indians W 2-0 Babe Ruth 22-11
09/26/1916 87-60 1st +2 1/2  
09/27/1916 88-60 1st +3  New York Yankees W 3-2 Carl Mays 18-11
09/28/1916 88-61 1st +2 1/2  New York Yankees L 4-2 Carl Mays 18-12
09/29/1916 89-61 1st +3  New York Yankees W 3-0 Babe Ruth 23-11
09/30/1916 90-61 1st +2 1/2  New York Yankees W 1-0 Dutch Leonard 18-12
10/01/1916 90-61 1st +2 1/2  The Sox clinch the American League pennant when the White Sox lose
10/02/1916 91-61 1st +3  Philadelphia Athletics W 4-2 Ernie Shore 16-10
10/03/1916 91-62 1st +2 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics L 5-3 Carl Mays 18-13
91-63 1st +2 L 7-5 Babe Ruth 23-12
10/05/1916  Philadelphia Athletics L 3-0

 Gaffney Benefit Game

   
THE WORLD SERIES
  
10/07/1916 1-0 Game #1  Brooklyn Robins W 6-5 Ernie Shore 1-0
10/08/1916

 Red Sox and Robins players go sightseeing with their friends and relatives

10/09/1916 2-0 Game #2  Brooklyn Robins W 2-1 Babe Ruth 1-0
10/10/1916 2-1 Game #3  at Brooklyn Robins L 4-3 Carl Mays 0-1
10/11/1916 3-1 Game #4  at Brooklyn Robins W 6-2 Dutch Leonard 1-0
10/12/1916 4-1 Game #5  Brooklyn Robins W 4-1 Ernie Shore 2-0
10/13/1916  The Red Sox players receive their checks and go barnstorming
   
1916 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING
 
 

 

 

FINAL 1916 STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

91 63 -

 

 

Chicago White Sox 89 65 2

 

 

Detroit Tigers 87 67 4

 

 

New York Yankees 80 74 11

 

 

St. Louis Browns 79 75 12

 

 

Cleveland Indians 77 77 14

 

 

Washington Nationals 76 77 14 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 54 1/2

 

 

 
1915 RED SOX 1917 RED SOX