Carl Mays turns back the Athletics
July 3, 1916 ...
Bill Carrigan's veterans turned back the varsity of Connie Mack at Shibe Park by a score of 6 to 4. The Red Sox had the punch when necessary to deliver, while Mack's college graduates were lacking in the field, which accounted for the Boston victory.
In the third inning the Athletics were very much in the game with a one-run lead, but once the Red Sox started hitting, the lead vanished and they were out in front to stay.
There was a little rain falling when the Red Sox came to bat in the fourth inning and the A's leading 2 to 1. Larry Gardner was walked, Everett Scott reached on an infield hit, and Ernie Shore filled the bases on an error. Harry Hooper cuffed a
single into right field and the Sox grabbed the lead for good.