The Tigers win in the ninth inning
August 26, 1916 ...
The Tigers outlasted the Red Sox at Fenway Park by a 2 to 1 score For seven innings the fielding was sharp and the pitching of Carl Mays and Bill James was air tight. Not a player had reached second base. Then in the eight, Sam Crawford was
passed by Mays. Mays, seeing Crawford with a big lead off first base, threw one that got past Hobby, letting Crawford reach third base. Ralph Young, with a single to center, scored Crawford.
In the ninth, with Weldon Wyckoff now pitching, the Tigers took added to their the lead with another run. In the bottom of the ninth, Babe Ruth came in as a pinch hitter and walloped the ball off the left field wall for two bases and scored on a single by
Hobby, but that was it. The Sox lost when Hick Cady was called out on strikes. The win gave the Tigers their first series win against the Sox this year.