Red Sox fail to hit and lose
May 27, 1916 ...
Everything seemed to work against the Red Sox at Brush Stadium when the Yanks put down the Red Sox for the third time by a 4 to 2 score. Even the weather wouldn't cooperate with the Red Sox. Down 4-0 in the second inning, when it started to rain,
the best the Sox could hope for was a rain-out before the game became "official". But suddenly it stopped and the Yanks coasted to an easy win. Babe Ruth was on the mound and he got whacked around pretty good before settling down.
Luck played a big part of the Yankee win. In the second inning, with Luke Boone and Hugh High on base, Frank Gilhooley hit a Texas League pop up down the right field line, past first base and just out of the reach of Hobby and Jack Barry, sending in the
runners. Gilhooley then scored on Lee Magee's base hit to left. The other run the Yankees got in the first inning was also a gift. Hal Janvrin bobbled Gilhooley's easy grounder, Magee hit to right for a single, and Gil made it home on a force play. The Sox got two
back in the fifth on Harry Hooper's smash against the right field wall, that missed being a home run by inches and ended up being a single, with Ruth on second base. Duffy Lewis then hit a triple to right center, bringing in both runners. The Sox also had chances in the third
and fourth innings without taking advantage of their opportunity. With the exception of the fifth Ray Keating pitched a good game for the Yankees, and was not in danger for the last four innings.