The Browns pound Rube Foster
May 18, 1916 ...
Carl Weilman pitched the Browns past the Red Sox
today at Fenway Park, 7 to 1. Rube Foster was on the mound for the Red Sox and was touched for 13 hits. After four days off, quite simply, the Red Sox looked
bad. The 7-1 score about tells the story of the two different clubs. The Sox offense was measured by five singles, only two of which, came in the same inning. Mike McNally, who pinch ran in the sixth inning for Hick Cady, was the only man who made it past first base, except
for Harry Hooper who was allowed to go from first to third in the ninth inning after the Brownies had locked up the game and let him go.
St. Louis had a 2-0 lead going into the sixth inning as the Red Sox struggled along. The Sox finally were able to push a run across in the sixth on a base hit by Hick Cady and another hit to center by Hal Janvrin. In the meantime, the Browns just kept
hitting and hitting hard. Foster seldom had been hit as hard as he was today. If Tilly Walker had not shut off one run at the plate for him and Hobby had not stopped another, their score would have been even greater.