Ruth's homer ties
but the Sox lose out in the ninth
June 12, 1916 ...
Jimmy Austin's shot to right in the ninth inning sent Eddie Plank across the plate in the ninth inning for a 4 to 3 walk-off win for the Browns at Sportsman's Park. Before all this transpired, the Sox had tied up the game in the seventh inning.
Down 3-0, Babe Ruth clouted his second home run in three games into the centerfield bleachers to make the score 3 to 3. The stage was set for the Red Sox to win. Not only had Babe tied the game, but Tilly Walker robbed Del Pratt of extra bases with a great running catch toward
the flag pole. Then there was Dick Hoblitzell's sliding catch of a foul pop up. Finally, there was a fine performance on the mound from Vean Gregg, in spite of the heartbreaking defeat.
Gregg was opposed by Jim Park who pitched like a thoroughbred until the seventh inning, when the Red Sox pounded him for three runs to tie the score. Hobby and Tillie Walker singled and Carrigan chose Babe to pinch hit for Hal Janvrin. With the
count one and one, Babe smashed the ball deep to center into the bleachers and that was it for Park. Plank finished the game and he too looked as good as he did in his hey day. It was a tough game to lose for the Sox.