“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
Rube Foster shuts out the Browns

August 6, 1916 ... The Red Sox shut out the Browns behind Rube Foster who was at his very best, limiting St. Louis to just three hits.  Ernie Koob pitched a fine game also, limiting Sox batters to five his thru five innings.  The other three hits produced the Sox winning punch.  In the sixth Foster, Harry Hooper and Jack Barry knocked out singles to produce the only run the Sox needed.

In the Browns sixth inning fireworks exploded.  Jimmy Austin thought Foster tried to bean him and had a confrontation with catcher Pinch Thomas.  Austin swung and connected with Thomas' face.  Thomas pushed him away and connected with three punches and knocked him to the ground.  Both players were thrown out of the game.  The Sox now have won nine of fifteen

 

at Sportsman's Park (St. Louis) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

 

1

8

2

ST. LOUIS BROWNS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

0

3

0

W-Rube Foster (8-7)
L-Ernie Koob (7-3)
Attendance – 20,000

2B-Scott (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 0 1 .248

 

 

Jack Barry

2b

4 0 1 .197

 

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

4 0 1 .251

 

 

Del Gainor

1b

3 0 1 .282

 

 

Tilly Walker

lf

4 0 1 .267

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 0 1 .277

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

4 0 1 .220

 

 

Pinch Thomas

c

2 0 0 .264

 

 

Hick Cady

c

1 0 0 .172

 

 

Rube Foster

p

1 1 1 .174

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Rube Foster

9

3 0 2 3

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Chicago White Sox

60

44

-

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

58

43

1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

57

44

1 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees

54

47

4 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers

55

50

5 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

51

49

7

 

 

St. Louis Browns

52

51

7 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

19

78

37 1/2