“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

RUBE FOSTER

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
The Tigers give the Red Sox very little trouble

August 2, 1916 ... The Red Sox had very little trouble taming the Tigers and made it four straight over Detroit, doing some fine hitting early in the day against right-hander Bernie Boland.  Rube Foster pitched a great game until the eighth inning when the Tigers scored two runs on three of their seven hits.  From the first inning until the eighth, Foster allowed only two singles, while the Sox bunched two runs in the second and three more in the third.

Hughie Jennings tried three pitchers.  Against Boland the Sox combined three hits with as many passes for four runs.  Off reliever George Cunningham, the Sox made three hits, one a double by Larry Gardner, putting over the Sox final score in the third inning.  The champions had men on base constantly, but were very shy on timely hitting.  The defense behind Foster was remarkable, stopping potential rallies on numerous occasions.  Tilly Walker made a great try for Sam Crawford's triple in the eighth.  Pinch Thomas made two fine running catches of foul flies close to the stands.  Jack Barry played a great series, making 13 putouts, 22 assists and only one error. Ty Cobb failed to hit in his last ten trips against Sox pitching.

 

at Navin Field (Detroit) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

5

7

1

DETROIT TIGERS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

 

2

7

2

W-Rube Foster (7-7)
L-Bernie Boland (5-3)
Attendance – 5314

2B-Veach (Det), Hooper (Bost), Walker (Bost), Gardner (Bost)
3B-Crawford (Det)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 1 1 .249

 

 

Jack Barry

2b

5 1 1 .199

 

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

3 0 0 .251

 

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

3 2 2 .282

 

 

Tilly Walker

lf

3 0 1 .268

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

2 1 1 .280

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

1 0 0 .226

 

 

Pinch Thomas

c

4 0 1 .271

 

 

Rube Foster

p

4 0 0 .156

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Rube Foster

9

7 1 3 1

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

56

40

-

 

 

Chicago White Sox

58

42

-

 

 

New York Yankees

53

44

3 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

53

44

3 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers

52

49

6 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

49

47

7

 

 

St. Louis Browns

49

49

8

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

19

74

35 1/2