The Sox take the Yanks in 10 innings
April 25, 1916
The World Champions gave the New York Yankees a heartbreaking loss at the Brush Stadium, winning in extra innings 4 to 3. The Red Sox might have had an easier time except for Yankees catcher Les Nunamker who got a hit every time he came to bat. Only five Yankees were able to hit
Babe Ruth, but Nunamker had two of them. Ruth pitched a great game, and if not for an error the score would not have been tied and gone into extra innings. The Sox hit Ray Caldwell rather easily, but great fielding support kept him in the game.
The Sox jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the sixth inning. Olaf Henriksen opened up with a screaming double down the left field line. Hal Janvrin then laid down a perfect bunt and beat the throw to first, while Henriksen scampered to third. Janvrin
moved to second ion a ground out and Hobby pushed through a single to score the two runs. The Yanks got one back in their half of the inning thanks to Nunamaker's double and in the eight he singled and scored another run. In that eight the Yankees could have put the Red Sox away
but failed. They had the bases loaded and none out, but Ruth struck out Hugh High and got Roy Hartzell to ground into an inning-ending doubleplay. Nunamaker ended up tying the score in the ninth with an RBI triple.
In the 10th Olaf Henriksen singled, was sacrificed by Janvrin, and driven in by Dick Hoblitzell. The Yankees made a dying effort in their half of the 10th. With two out Hartzell got on base and got thrown out trying to steal second base, ending the