“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

WALTER JOHNSON

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
Walter Johnson halts the Red Sox

June 28, 1916 ... Ernie Shore looked like the greatest pitcher in  the world until the Nationals jumped all over him in the seventh inning at Nationals Park to win the game 6 to 2.  Walter Johnson, who had been saved to pitch in this game, was hit hard early but settled down after the Red Sox jumped into a two run lead. 

The Sox were the first to score in the second inning on a single by Larry Gardner, who went to second on a ground out, and scored on Hick Cady's base hit.  In the third the Sox scored again on a pass to Harry Hooper, a wild pitch, and an RBI single by Duffy Lewis to give them a 2-0 lead.  The lead looked to be enough because Shore was on his game, having given up only four scattered singles, until the sixth inning when the Nats picked up a run.  Then in the seventh it all came apart when four big runs crossed the plate on multiple hits of Shore and then Carl Mays.  Vean Gregg came in to stop the barrage, but the damage was already done.

Heinie Wagner will join the Red Sox as a coach for Bill Carrigan.  Wagner was recently released as the manager of the Hartford ball club.

 

at National Park (Washington D.C.) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

2

8

1

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

0

0

0

0

0

1

4

1

x

 

6

12

0

W-Walter Johnson (13-7)
L-Ernie Shore (4-4)
Attendance –
2961

2B-Moeller (Wash), Shanks (Wash), Williams (Wash)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 1 0 .261

 

 

Mike McNally

2b

4 0 0 .195

 

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

4 0 3 .242

 

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

4 0 2 .241

 

 

Tilly Walker

lf

4 0 0 .250

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 1 2 .296

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 0 0 .149

 

 

Olaf Henriksen

ph

0 0 0 .198

 

 

Hick Cady

c

2 0 1 .174

 

 

Pinch Thomas

ph

1 0 0 .304

 

 

Ernie Shore

p

3 0 0 .190

 

 

Carl Mays

p

0 0 0 .278

 

 

Vean Gregg

p

0 0 0 .125

 

 

Babe Ruth

ph

1 0 0 .305

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Ernie Shore

6.1

8 4 0 1

 

 

Carl Mays

-

2 1 0 0

 

 

Vean Gregg

1.2

2 1 0 0

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees

35

26

-

 

 

Cleveland Indians

35

27

1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

33

29

2 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

33

29

2 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers

34

30

2 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox

31

29

3 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns

28

35

8

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

17

41

16 1/2