“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

PENNANT RAISING

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
The Red Sox sweep the White Sox

August 16, 1916 ... The 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.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

GAME #1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

6

R

H

E

 
     

CHICAGO

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

4

16

1

 
     

RED SOX

0

0

0

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

5

12

1

 

 

W-Ernie Shore (12-5)
L-Eddie Cicotte (9-5)
Attendance - 25,227

2B-Hooper (Bost), Hoblitzell (Bost), Gardner (Bost),
Jackson (Chi), Felsch (Chi), McMullin (Chi)
3B-S.Collins (Chi)

 

P

C

GAME #2

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

0

0

0

0

0

1

         

1

5

0

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

2

0

x

         

2

5

0

 

 

W-Rube Foster (10-7)
L-Lefty Williams (7-6)

2B-Jackson (Chi), Foster (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #1

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

6 1 1 .257

 

 

Jack Barry

2b

7 0 2 .202

 

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

4 0 1 .256

 

 

Hal Janvrin

pr

0 0 0 .234

 

 

Chick Shorten

lf

0 0 0 .224

 

 

Del Gainor

ph

0 0 0 .279

 

 

Babe Ruth

ph

1 0 0 .280

 

 

Sam Jones

lf

1 0 0 .500

 

 

Sam Agnew

ph

1 0 0 .213

 

 

Weldon Wycoff

pr

0 0 0 .364

 

 

Rube Foster

lf

0 0 0 .154

 

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

6 0 1 .279

 

 

Tilly Walker

cf

6 0 1 .260

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 2 2 .304

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

6 1 1 .225

 

 

Pinch Thomas

c

7 0 1 .250

 

 

Dutch Leonard

p

2 0 1 .203

 

 

Hick Cady

ph

1 0 1 .227

 

 

Mike McNally

pr

0 1 0 .177

 

 

Carl Mays

p

0 0 0 .229

 

 

Ernie Shore

p

0 0 0 .104

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Dutch Leonard

7

8 3 1 4

 

 

Carl Mays

0.1

2 1 0 0

 

 

Ernie Shore

8.2

6 0 2 1

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #2

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 1 1 .258  

 

Jack Barry

2b

2 0 0 .201  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

2 1 1 .258  

 

Del Gainor

1b

2 0 0 .273  

 

Tilly Walker

lf

2 0 1 .262  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

2 0 1 .305  

 

Everett Scott

ss

2 0 0 .223  

 

Hick Cady

c

2 0 0 .223  

 

Rube Foster

p

2 0 1 .148  

 

Dutch Leonard

p

0 0 0 .203  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Rube Foster

5.2

5 2 1 3

 

 

Dutch Leonard

0.1

0 0 0 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

65

47

-

 

 

Chicago White Sox

64

51

2 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

62

51

3 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns

62

53

4 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees

60

52

5

 

 

Detroit Tigers

62

54

5

 

 

Washington Nationals

53

58

11 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

23

85

40