TRIS SPEAKER DAY
Dutch Leonard knocks down the Indians
May 9, 1916 ...
It was "Tris Speaker Day" at the ballpark and over 14,000 fans showed up to pay tribute to their former hero. They all rose and sang Auld Lang Syne and cheered for "Spoke". He arrived at Back Bay Station four hours before the game and went to find
his old pals and other friends at the Boylston Street police station. Shortly after 2PM, he came out on the field, and after a lot of hand shaking in the Red Sox dugout, he was given a grand ovation by the several thousand early birds. The Shriners gave him gifts and President
Lannin gave him an engraved silver cup. Ban Johnson was on hand and watched the game with Joe Lannin in his box.
In the game it was Dutch Leonard's day. He was at his best and the only moment the Indians were dangerous was midway through the game, when Speaker tripled and was knocked in by Braggo Roth for their only run in the fourth. These two hits and a poke
past Hal Janvrin were the only three hits the Indians could muster off Dutch. Against Indians' starter Stan Coveleski, the Sox knocked out six hit, three of which were doubles. While Cleveland made four errors, all that cost them, the Champions fielded perfectly. The Sox grabbed
the lead with a 1-1 tie in the third inning when Bill Carrigan was passed, Leonard sacrificed and Harry Hooper came through with a nice double to right. The Sox added one more in the seventh and two in the eighth.