BABE RUTH &
shuts down the Tigers
August 24, 1916 ...
The Red Sox administered their third shutout of the week by defeating the Detroit Tigers 3 to 0 at Fenway Park. With a heavy rain during the morning, the game was delayed a half hour before starting. Three Boston players turned in outstanding
performances when the game started. Harry Hooper with three hits and Hick Cady did great jobs with the bat and Babe Ruth was dominant on the mound. He held down Ty Cobb to no hits, although he was passed twice.
There were no hits in the game until the third inning. The Red Sox scored in the sixth inning when Cady doubled into the left field corner, Ruth beat out a hit, and Hooper singled to center, scoring pinch runner Mike McNally. Cobb fumbled the hit,
allowing Ruth to reach third on the play, who scored on a fly to Cobb. With the win, Babe Ruth now leads the American League with shutouts. President Lanin had 1200 members of the Boston Elks Lodge as his guests.