Tilly Walker and Mike McNally lead
the Champions over Washington
May 31, 1916 ...
The Red Sox blossomed as a heavy hitting baseball team in defeating the Senators, 10 to 1 at Fenway Park. They smacked out 11 hits off Bert Gallia and in the later innings, off Harry Harper. Vean Gregg went the entire route, looking a little
uncertain at first, but coming back strong and holding the visitors to three scattered singles, until the eighth when the Nats were saved from being shutout by Rip Williams and George McBride, who put two safe hits together.
The Sox scored in three of their eight innings, having a struggle early in the game seeing two base runners pegged out at third and home. In the fourth, however there was a real merry-go-round, with four singles and a triple being mixed in with two
walks, and accounting for six additional runs. The Sox hit Gallia safely seven times in the first three innings, but scored only one run. The game was not without its cost as Harry Hooper pulled a muscle , running down to second base. Tilly Walker was the hitting star, putting
in two doubles, a triple and a single. Mike McNally continued with his hot bat chipping in with three singles. Larry Gardner had a triple with two men on base to highlight the Sox slugfest.