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