Tigers beaten in two hard-fought battles
July 19, 1916 ...
More than 18,000 fans were at Fenway Park to see the World Champions take apart the Detroit Tigers, by sweeping a doubleheader. Out-hit in the first game, with Carl Mays matched against Hooks Dauss, the Tigers led the way in the second game as Ernie
Shore was hammered in an unmerciful way. Dutch Leonard came in to relieve and held down Detroit to gain a save.
In the first game the score was one each until the fifth inning, when the Red Sox took a one run lead. Detroit tied the score in the sixth when Mays muffed a thrown ball at first base. In the eighth, with two down, Dick Hoblitzell scored from
second on a line drive by Olaf Henriksen, who was pinch hitting for Everett Scott. Henriksen stole second and scored on a hit by Pinch Thomas. Mays pitched a strong game and ended the contest by striking out the last two men.
After a brief rest, the two teams went at it again with Ernie Shore matched against George Cunningham. The Tiger hitters found Shore easy and forced him out of the game with one out and the bases full in the fourth inning and the Sox leading 6 to 3.
Dutch Leonard came in and forced George Burns to hit a grounder to Larry Gardner, who got the man at the plate, followed by Ty Cobb's easy pop up to Dick Hoblitzell. The Red Sox went on to win the second game 9 to 5.