The Babe finishes well in
a Sox win
June 27, 1916 ...
Babe Ruth, after a shaky first inning, settled down to pitch great ball and the Red Sox romped home with a 7 to 2 win against the Athletics. Connie Mack decided to start rookie pitcher Jing Johnson from Erasmus College. Johnson pitched most
of the game and allowed 11 hits and three run-producing wild pitches. Babe was in fine form after the start. A base hit, a pass, a hit batter, and a single by Stuffy McInnis, put the A's on the board in the first inning, but after that it was all Ruth, who struck out seven.
After the first inning the A's only had five men reach first base.
Larry Gardner had a nice day at bat, collecting three singles. Two of them were good for enough RBIs for the win. In the Sox fourth inning, they came back to score the runs that eventually proved to be enough to win the game. Johnson
passed Duffy Lewis and Dick Hoblitzell, and then threw a wild pitch to start it off. Tilly Walker reached on a grounder that Lee King threw past Stuffy Mcinnis, allowing Lewis and Hobby to score while Walker ended up on third. He then came in on Gardner's single to right.
After the game Joe Lannin worked a deal with Connie Mack to pick up pitcher Weldon Wyckoff. The Red Sox all left for Washington after the game, with the exception of Jack Barry and Chick Shorten.