Hal Janvrin comes through with
a ninth inning walk-off hit
May 21, 1916 ...
No game scheduled
May 22, 1916
... The Red Sox won the game with two outs in the ninth inning. It fell to Hal Janvrin coming through with a clutch hit and Tilly Walker, who had started the inning with a double, galloping home with the winning run. It was only a short rally but it was
due, because the Sox had been threatening Hooks Dauss all game. It was one of those typical Sox and Tigers duels with Dauss and Vean Gregg holding the hits down, although a timely one from each team, knotted the score at 1-1 up to the time Janvrin delivered his walk-off.
Gregg was in fine form and pitched great for six innings and Rube Foster for the final three. The five hits made against him were scattered except in the inning when Detroit scored. The Tigers got their one run in the fifth inning when the wind whisked Ralph
Young's long fly ball out of the reach of Tilly Walker, allowing Dauss' double to bring home the game's first run of the game.
Dauss however was in hot water for most of the game. He walked ten batters, but only one of the passes affected the game, allowing the Sox to tie it up in the eighth. Janvrin rapped a base hit to left, Thomas' walk, and Harry Hooper's base hit to tie the
game. The Red Sox left fourteen men on base, with Walker, Janvrin, Gardner and Gregg all coming up with the bases loaded, and failing to deliver.