The Red Sox show the White Sox how to play championship baseball
August 10, 1916 ...
The Red Sox wound up their western trip in form by winning the final game at Comiskey Park, by a score of 11 to 7. Rube Foster was picked to pitch the finale, while Reb Russell, who conquered the champs in the opening game, was back on the mound for
Chicago. It was not Russell's day, for the Red Sox got seven hits against him, including a double and a triple in five innings. They scored four runs off him, one of which Russell was responsible for, by standing with the ball while Jack Barry stole home. Jack Danforth
followed Russell and Boston knocked out four hits to score three runs, and in the ninth scored four more.
Foster allowed only two hits for five innings, but after a bad fumble by Everett Scott, two hits brought in two Chicago runs. In the seventh inning he was hit safely for a run, but got out of the hole by fanning Eddie Collins. Five hits in the next two
innings knocked out Foster in favor of Dutch Leonard, who finished up the game for a save. The champs got a run in the first, two more in the fourth and by the fifth inning had a 5-0 lead. The best punch the Red Sox had was in the eight while leading 5 to 3. Hick Cady
walloped a two-bagger past Collins. The team missed their train home due to a rain shower in the ninth inning. They will therefore arrive after 10PM on Friday night. More than 50,000 spectators showed up for the four games here.