The Indians paste Red Sox pitching
June 3, 1916 ...
The Indians scalped the Red Sox at League Park by a score of 11 to 2. After the third inning the game was played under protest by manager Bill Carrigan on account of umpire Ollie Chili's changing of a decision. Terry Turner had opened the Cleveland
half of the third by hitting a ground ball to Hal Janvrin, who threw the ball over Dick Hoblitzell's head. Pinch Thomas recovered the ball and threw down to Mike McNally at second base, who tagged Turner. Chili called him safe because he (Chili) had interfered with Terry while
he was running down the base line. This caused a protest from Carrigan and the Sox players involved. Chili conferred with home plate umpire, Bill Dineen, and changed his call to "out" which caused the Cleveland players to start yelling, which caused Chili to go back to his
original decision. After 17 minutes of yelling and screaming, Bill Carrigan decided to play under protest.
The game started as a pitchers battle between Dutch Leonard and Stan Coveleski with the Indians jumping out to a quick 1-0 lead. The game was uneventful until the fifth inning when the Cleveland hitters came alive and scored five runs. Dutch was
taken out in favor of Herb Pennock who fared no better. Leonard gave up nine hits, including two triples and four doubles. Tris Speaker had a party against his former mates, knocking out two triples and a double. The short right field fence made Olaf Henriksen look bad,
as he had no idea how to play the bounces off the wall. Coveleski pitched a good game, limiting the Sox to just one hit in the six innings he pitched. The city has gone baseball crazy. The team is playing good ball and Tris Speaker is their hero.