Dutch Leonard mystifies the Yankee batters
May 3, 1916
Several thousand fans in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania were disappointed this afternoon when rain prevented the exhibition game with the Barons of the New York State League. When the game was cancelled, the Red Sox headed back to Boston.
May 4, 1916
Aided by the great pitching of Dutch Leonard, the Red Sox returned home and stopped their skid by beating the Yankees 3-0 at friendly Fenway Park. Leonard was in great form and at no time did he give the Yankees a chance. He kept them down to just
two hits and a total of three bases. Only two Yanks reached second base and only four reached first. He passed only two men and struck out two. It was his day, for in addition to his excellent pitching, he was responsible for the first Boston run, when he brought Jack Barry
in to score with a clean line drive single in the second inning. In his three wins this season, Dutch has not allowed a run to score and has a 0.26 ERA overall.
Ray Caldwell pitched the whole game for New York, but the Sox batters hit him easily and at times he was somewhat wild. His wildness contributed to the first Red Sox run in the second inning, as Jack Barry, who scored on Leonard's hit, had gotten to first by
being hit by a pitch. In the same inning Caldwell also hit Hal Janvrin. From the third to the seventh both sides went out quietly, but the Red Sox got to him in the eighth for three hits and two runs. Dick Hoblitzell and Duffy Lewis both singled, Gardner forced Hobby at second, and
then both he and Lewis worked a perfect double steal. Barry singled to score Lewis, sending Gardner to third. Gardner then scored trying to steal home, when he got caught in a run-down and made it when Caldwell dropped the ball.