The Red Sox trade games with the Browns
July 15, 1916 ...
The Red Sox released pitcher Vean Gregg, who was the pitching sensation for Cleveland in 1911 and 1912. He was sent to the Buffalo Bisons of the International League, who are also owned by President Joe Lannin. Gregg was the highest paid Red Sox
pitcher, receiving $6500. He came here in July of 1914 in a trade for A. Rankin Johnson, Ben Egan, and Fitzy Coumbe.
There was a split to a doubleheader at Fenway Park. The Red Sox lost the first game 2 to 1, with Rube Foster going against Earl Hamilton. The Browns scored two unearned runs in the first inning and were held scoreless by Foster after that.
Sox batters couldn't make any headway against Hamilton until late in the game. The Sox had men on second and third, with two outs, in each of the last two innings and couldn't get the hit to drive in. In the eight Hal Janvring grounded out and in the ninth Jack Barry hit a fly
ball to end the game.
In the second game, the Champions had their hitting shoes on, as they forced one pitcher after another to face them without success. Babe Ruth started the game but after matters were well in hand, Carrigan sent Weldon Wyckoff in to finish. Wyckoff
was picked up from the Athletics on June 27th. The Sox scored five runs in the third inning and never stopped. Dick Hoblitzell picked up four hits during the game.