The troublesome Browns give the Sox a battle
July 18, 1916 ...
The Red Sox continued their winning by defeating the Browns 4 to 3, making it three victories in four games. The Red Sox found the Browns a tough customer, but won the series by playing tough ball throughout the whole series. The game started with
two crack left handed pitchers in Babe Ruth and Carl Weilman. The home team hit the Browns pitcher more freely than usual, scoring four runs, all of which were earned. Babe was rather wild at times, passing the first man up in four innings, but managed to get out of the hole,
thanks to great fielding by Larry Gardner and Del Gainor.
Babe put catcher Hank Severeid out of the game, probably for several days when he scored from third on Jack Barry's grounder to short, knocking the ball out of Severeid's hands, as he went into him head first.
The Browns scored two runs in the first inning and the Red Sox tied it up in the third. In the fifth when Hick Cady singled, was forced at second by Ruth, Harry Hooper walked, and singles by Jack Barry and Duffy Lewis. The Browns scored one more run in
the eighth. The Red Sox are gradually improving with the bat. Duffy Lewis hit the ball hard and Jack Barry chipped in with timely hitting.