throws a no-hitter at the Browns
August 30, 1916 ...
Dutch Leonard earned a spot in the baseball heavens by pitching a no hit, no run game against the high flying St. Louis Browns. Not a St. Louis baserunner saw first base until the eighth inning when Dutch passed Hank Severeid. Grover Hartley was
passed in the ninth for the only two Browns base runners.
Dutch was only in trouble twice during the game in the first and seventh innings, when great catches by Harry Hooper and Duffy Lewis saved him. The catch by Harry Hooper was off George Sisler in the first inning. It was a shot to right center field
that both Hooper and Tilly Walker went after like greyhounds and with a magnificent spurt Hooper tracked down the ball as it went over his head, only a few feet from the fence. In the seventh Jimmy Austin drove a low liner close to the foul line that Lewis picked off his shoe tops.
The Sox runs came on timely singles by Leonard and Bill Carrigan. In the second inning, Walker tripled to center and scored on a single by Gardner. Everett Scott sacrificed him to second and Leonard drove him in with a hit to center. In the
sixth Del Gainor singled and Walker doubled to the left field corner. Gardner doubled in Walker and Carrigan knocked in Gardner to make it 4-0. Neither team showed anything close to an error and the fielding of Doc Lavan at shortstop was tight for the Browns.
The Red Sox acquired Jimmy Walsh from the Philadelphia Athletics, for catcher Pat Haley, from the Red Sox' minor league affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons of International League. After the game tomorrow the Sox will take the train to New York. In case of a strike on the railroads, the Sox will take automobiles to New York.