Duffy Lewis wins for the Red Sox in extra innings
April 27, 1916
The rain clouds that hovered over Brush Stadium finally opened up this morning and prevented and playing of baseball this afternoon. The players were not upset because the recent cold and damp conditions have not been enjoyable to play in.
April 28, 1916
Spectacular is the word that best describes what happened this afternoon at the Polo Grounds. Apparently shut out by 2 to 0 when they went to bat in the ninth inning, the Champions turned the jubilation of the Yankee fans to despair by tying the score
and then bringing in the winning run in the 11th inning.
Ray Keating had held the Red Sox so safely for eight innings that it seemed impossible for them to do anything. Therefore the onlookers could not have been more startled than when Duffy Lewis smashed the ball into the left field bleachers and trotted around the
bases behind dick Hoblitzell, who as the result of a pass, had been standing on first base at the crack of the bat. The Sox players up to that point had not given up hope because at that moment they stood on the steps of the dugout urging their teammate on. In a moment they rushed
onto the field to greet their momentary hero at home plate. Then it was back to business because the game was only tied. Both teams went out in the 10th inning but in the eleventh the Sox started a winning rally. Harry Hooper waited until he drew a pass, Hobby smashed one to
right for a double and it was sharp fielding by Paddy Baumann that held Hooper on third. Up came Duffy Lewis, again in the potential hero sport. Duffy hit a hot grounder that Roger Peckinpaugh had trouble picking up, and the best Peck could do was get Duffy at first, letting Hooper
come in with the go-ahead run.
Dutch Leonard had started for the Sox and although he had given up 11 hits in seven innings, only two runs were scored on him, one of which was a home run by Baumann. The Yanks made a desperate attempt to untie the score in the ninth. Frits Maisel
opened with a single and Hugh High smashed a hot one at Larry Gardner, who made a great stop and threw him out. Vean Gregg, who had relieved Leonard, got the next two batters on fly balls and that was the finish because Gregg easily retired the side thereafter.