“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

TILLY WALKER

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
The Red Sox out slug the Indians

July 27, 1916 ... The Red Sox beat the Indians in a battle royal of a game that had brilliant fielding and hard hitting.  The Champions were in fear from the first inning.  First they led by one run and then by three, but in the fifth the Indians brought the score back to even against Rube Foster.  Undaunted however, Carrigan's troops came back at once to re-take the lead.  A three-base wallop by Olaf Henriksen, followed by two singles netted three runs in the sixth.  The Indians came right back with a run in the seventh and two in the eighth, but it was not enough because in the top of the eight, they gave the Sox the winning run.  Tilly Walker doubled and Steve O'Neill's heave into center, let him score when O'Neill tried to pick him off second base.  In the ninth the Sox caught a break, when Tris Speaker knocked one of Dutch Leonard's pitches off the right field wall, only a foot from leaving the park.  The rebound was fielded beautifully by Harry Hooper, who threw a strike to Hal Janvrin to knock out Speaker going to second.

The ball was batted all over the lot.  The Sox made 22 bases on their 11 hits against three "splitball" performers, Coveleski, Klepfer, and Gould, while the Indians made 10 hits against Foster and four against Leonard.  Tilly Walker had a field day with his bat, cracking out two fine triples and a double.

Last night, President Lannin announced that Joe Wood had agreed to terms and will play with the Red Sox this season, however Wood returned home after Lannin would not discuss a contract for 1917.  Lannin had agreed to pay Wood $7500 for the remainder of this year.  Herb Pennock was also sent to Buffalo in exchange for Vean Gregg, who will rejoin the team in Detroit.

 

at Dunn Field (Cleveland) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

1

0

0

2

3

0

1

0

 

7

11

2

CLEVELAND INDIANS

0

0

0

0

3

0

1

2

0

 

6

14

3

W-Rube Foster (6-7)
L-Harry Coveleski (11-7)
Attendance – 6299


2
B-Walker (Bost), Gardner (Bost), Foster (Bost),
Graney (Clev), O'Neill (Clev), Daly (Clev)
3B-Hooper (Bost), Walker (2)(Bost), Henriksen (Bost), Howard (Clev)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

5 1 1 .255

 

 

Jack Barry

2b

3 0 1 .203

 

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

4 0 1 .256

 

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

4 1 1 .354

 

 

Tilly Walker

lf

4 2 3 .265

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 1 1 .275

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

2 1 0 .235

 

 

Olaf Henriksen

ph

1 1 1 .202

 

 

Hal Janvrin

ss

0 0 0 .243

 

 

Pinch Thomas

c

4 0 1 .307

 

 

Rube Foster

p

3 0 1 .175

 

 

Dutch Leonard

p

1 0 0 .220

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Rube Foster

6.1

10 4 3 2

 

 

Dutch Leonard

2.2

4 2 1 1

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees

52

38

-

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

51

38

1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox

50

41

2 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

50

41

2 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

47

43

5

 

 

Detroit Tigers

49

45

5

 

 

St. Louis Browns

42

49

10 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

19

65

30