The Red Sox shut out the Yankees
and break their losing streak
May 29, 1916 ...
The Red Sox shut out the Yankees 3 to 0 at the Polo Grounds and played like World Champions for a change. They played like a machine and made no mistakes. It all started with Carl Mays who pitched like a master. His pitching was flawless as
was the defensive support behind him, and his hitters smashed base hits at the moments they were needed. Against this combination, the Yankees were helpless. They got only three men as far as second base and only six batters reached first base.
The Sox started in the first inning getting a run on Mike McNally's pass, steal of second and a clean single by Dick Hoblitzell. With two outs in the second inning, Pinch Thomas homered into the right field stands. Then in the fifth inning he
slammed a double to left, reached third on an infield hit and came home on McNally's sacrifice fly.
The Yankees could do nothing against Mays. Ray Caldwell hit a double to left in the third but was caught in a run down between second and third on a grounder back to Mays. Wally Pipp opened the second with a base hit, but then got picked off first
by Thomas. Jack Barry sat out the game today with a cold and Mike McNally proved to be a quite able sub. The Sox were in quite a good mood when they caught the train back home.