“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

RUBE FOSTER

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
Rube Foster throws the first no-hitter
in Fenway Park history

June 21, 1916 ... George "Rube" Foster broke into a select set, no-hitting the New York Yankees 2 to 0 and pitching the first no-hitter ever tossed at Fenway Park.  While Foster had a heap of stuff, an airtight defense was of inestimable value to him in attaining the honor that is the ambition of every pitcher. Foster blazed through nine innings with all the confidence in the world. Not one of the Yankees saw first base until the sixth when, after one was out, Les Nunamaker walked. In the seventh Foster passed Hugh High and in the eighth Lee Magee, but in the base-hit line there was absolutely nothing doing. It was not until the game was about two-thirds over that all the fans realized that Rube was holding the Yankees hitless, and after this interest increased. There were cheers every inning as he walked in, but there were moments when the fans sat silent, fearing that some Manhattan slugger would puncture Foster’s hopes. There were other heroes in the affair besides Rube. Duffy Lewis drove in both tallies made by the Red Sox, and there was some sweet hitting by Harry Hooper and Hal Janvrin. The Sox banged out eight hits and but for sensational work by Lee Magee, Hugh High and Gil Gilhooley, Yankee starter, Bob Shawkey, would have been in a lot of trouble.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

   

0

0

0

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

x

   

2

8

0

 

 

W-Rube Foster (4-5)
L-Bob Shawkey (6-5)
Attendance - 4523

2B-Hooper (Bost)
3B-Janvrin (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 1 3 .255

 

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

3 1 2 .238

 

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

3 0 2 .242

 

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

3 0 0 .258

 

 

Tilly Walker

lf

3 0 0 .255

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

3 0 0 .302

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 0 1 .161

 

 

Bill Carrigan

c

3 0 0 .238

 

 

Rube Foster

p

3 0 0 .083

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Rube Foster

9

0 0 3 3  

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians

32

24

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

32

24

-

 

 

Washington Nationals

30

23

1/2

 

 

New York Yankees

29

24

1 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

28

27

3 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox

26

28

5

 

 

St. Louis Browns

24

31

7 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

15

35

14