The Red Sox sweep the White Sox
August 16, 1916 ...
Red Sox furnished a treat for more than 25,000 fans at Fenway Park, taking two games from the White Sox, with the opener going 16 innings for a 5 to 4 victory. They saw the raising of the World Champion Pennant won last year, and then a second victory
to cap a fine afternoon. The second game, being called on account of darkness in the sixth inning, with Boston leading 2 to 1.
The first game was one of the best played this year, with remarkable fielding by both teams highlighted, and free hitting against all the pitchers. Manager Carrigan sent 21 players into the game. Only one of the pinch hitters came across with a hit.
That was Hick Cady in the seventh inning. With two out he went to bat for Dutch Leonard and sent Larry Gardner home with the tying run on a fine single to center. Ernie Shore then relieved Carl Mays in the eighth inning and pitched 8 2/3 splendid innings, until the 15th inning,
when he was touched for three base hits. A great doubleplay, started by Everett Scott, pulled him out of the hole. In the 16th inning, with two out, Harry Hooper drew a pass and stole second base. Jack Barry hit a grounder as Hooper headed for third. Hooper didn't stop
as thirdbaseman Fred McMullen's throw went past firstbaseman Jack Fournier, scoring the winning run.
In the second game, the White Sox started hitting right out of the gate, but in the second inning, with the bases loaded, and one out, the Sox stopped the rally. In the fourth, the Red Sox scored the two runs that won the game. At this point the
darkness was creeping in, but the umpires wanted to keep on. In the sixth, the White Sox again threatened and scored one run, but Duth Leonard came in and struck out Fritz Van Kolnis. At that point the game was finally called.