“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
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.

 

at Comiskey Park (Chicago) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

1

0

0

2

2

0

0

2

4

 

11

13

2

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

1

1

 

5

10

4

W-Rube Foster (9-7)
S-Dutch Leonard (4)
L-Reb Russell (13-7)
Attendance – 13,000

2B-Barry (Bost), Walker (Bost)
3B-Walker (Bost), Jackson (Chi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 1 2 .256

 

 

Jack Barry

2b

5 2 2 .198

 

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

3 2 2 .253

 

 

Del Gainor

1b

5 2 2 .300

 

 

Tilly Walker

lf

5 2 2 .267

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

3 1 2 .289

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

2 1 0 .224

 

 

Hick Cady

c

5 0 1 .200

 

 

Rube Foster

p

4 0 0 .160

 

 

Dutch Leonard

p

0 0 0 .196

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Rube Foster

7.2

7 2 2 5

 

 

Dutch Leonard

1.1

3 1 0 2

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

61

44

-

 

 

Cleveland Indians

60

45

1

 

 

Chicago White Sox

61

47

1 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers

58

51

5

 

 

St. Louis Browns

57

51

5 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees

55

50

6

 

 

Washington Nationals

51

54

10

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

20

81

39