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.