The Red Sox drop a doubleheader to Chicago
July 10, 1916 ...
The Chicago White Sox gave a superb all-around performance at Fenway Park, taking both ends of a doubleheader from the Red Sox. The opening game went to the visitors by a score of 4 to 0, with only one man reaching second base for the Red Sox. The
second game was another walk-over for Chicago, with the core being 3 to 0. This time Reb
Russell did not let a single Boston batter reach second base,
allowing only one base hit. Chicago had the punch at bat while
the Red Sox never displayed an ounce of ginger. Both Lefty
Williams and Reb Russell had plenty of speed and very early in each contest, knew they had Boston on the defensive. From six hits in the first game, only Tilly Walker accounted for a hit in the second game.
In the opening game the teams went along evenly for three innings. Then the visitors opened on Dutch Leonard and drove him out of the box after the fifth inning. In the second game Chicago jumped out to a two run lead in the third inning and never
looked back, as Russell was unhittable on the mound.