“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

 

CARL MAYS

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
The Red Sox sweep a doubleheader

June 24, 1916 ... The Red Sox had a field day at the expense of the Philadelphia Athletics by the two scores of 3 to 2 and 7 to 3 with Carl Mays taking credit for the two wins.  The first game was presented to the World Champs in the ninth inning, much to the disgust of A's pitcher Jack Nabors, who had pitched a masterpiece up to that point.  Nabors had held the Sox to a scratch hit in the first inning off the bat of Harry Hooper to open the game.  Philly was ahead 2-1 in the ninth inning with one out and Harry Hooper and Hal Janvrin on second and third when Dick Hoblitzell hit an easy fly ball to Wally Schang in left for the second out.  Hooper tagged up and scored when Schang's throw was dropped by the rookie catcher, Mike Murphy to let Hooper tie up the game.  Murphy must have been very upset, because he let Nabor's next pitch slip threw his hands and bounce toward the Sox dugout, allowing Janny to come across with the game-ending winning run. 

Dutch Leonard worked the game and was far from his best.  Mack's men scattered seven hits against him in eight innings and got their runs in the fourth inning when Dutch hit Nap Lajoie and three subsequent hits put them in the lead.  Carl Mays finished the game and watched as Murphy's miscues gave him a win.

The second game the Red Sox won 7 to 2 after trailing 2 to 1.  Three hits in the fourth inning against Carl Mays put the Athletics ahead.  The lead was momentary because the Sox came right back against Joe Bush and scored four runs in their half of the inning thanks to a couple of errors by Stuffy McInnis and Wally Schang, and three base hits.  The A's now have not won a game at Fenway Park this year.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

GAME #1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

   

2

8

3

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

   

3

3

1

 

 

W-Carl Mays (5-2)
L-Jack Nabors (1-6)
Attendance -
13,927

2B-Walsh (Phil)

 

P

C

GAME #2

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS

0

0

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

   

3

7

4

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

1

0

0

4

0

0

0

2

x

   

7

9

1

 

 

W-Carl Mays (6-2)
L-Joe Bush (7-11)

2B-Lajoie (Phil), Scott (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #1

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 2 2 .261

 

 

Hal Janvrin

2b/ss

3 1 1 .235

 

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

4 0 0 .235

 

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

4 0 0 .246

 

 

Tilly Walker

lf

3 0 0 .248

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

3 0 0 .293

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

1 0 0 .145

 

 

Olaf Henriksen

ph

0 0 0 .200

 

 

Mike McNally

2b

0 0 0 .189

 

 

Bill Carrigan

c

2 0 0 .217

 

 

Pinch Thomas

ph

1 0 0 .271

 

 

Sam Agnew

c

0 0 0 .211

 

 

Dutch Leonard

p

2 0 0 .182

 

 

Babe Ruth

ph

1 0 0 .291

 

 

Carl Mays

p

0 0 0 .286

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Dutch Leonard

8

7 2 5 6

 

 

Carl Mays

1

1 0 0 0  

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #2

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 1 1 .261  

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

4 0 1 .236  

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

4 0 0 .230  

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

4 0 0 .241  

 

Tilly Walker

lf

4 2 3 .261  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 0 0 .287  

 

Everett Scott

ss

4 2 1 .152  

 

Pinch Thomas

c

3 1 2 .288  

 

Carl Mays

p

3 1 1 .294  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Carl Mays

9

7 3 3 3  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Cleveland Indians

34

24

-

 

 

New York Yankees

31

25

1

 

 

Detroit Tigers

32

26

2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

32

27

2 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

31

28

3 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox

28

28

5

 

 

St. Louis Browns

24

33

9 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

16

39

16 1/2