Pinch Thomas comes through for the Red Sox
June 18, 1916 ...
Eddie Collins lost his chance to be the White Sox hero today. With the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Dutch Leonard popped him up to Hal Janvrin and the Red Sox won the game 3 to 1. Dutch came in as the closer, relieving Carl Mays with one out
in the ninth and Dutch was cool and efficient. Buck Weaver, who had committed an error which figured in this Red Sox win, was at the plate and anxious to redeem himself. He hit a bounding ball to Larry Gardner who got the force out at the plate. Eddie Collins was next
and hit a weak pop up to end the game.
Well placed hits by Gardner and Janvrin in the fifth and seventh innings, put the runs over that won the game. Thomas went up as a pinch hitter for Ernie Shore and delivered a double to drive in two runs in the seventh inning to put the champs in the
lead. Gardner's timely single in the fifth inning sent Tilly Walker over the plate with the first Red Sox run which put the game in a tie.
Jim Scott and Ernie Shore were the starting pitchers, but Shore was taken out to let Thomas pinch hit, and Scott was then pulled out of the game for Chicago. Carl Mays came in to the game and stayed until he loaded the bases in the ninth. The White
Sox out hit the Red Sox, but they were not getting the hits when the situation required it.