Mays dozes and the Yankees
overcome the Red Sox lead
September 1, 1916 ...
The Yankees gave the Red Sox a 7 to 3 licking and Carl Mays can take the blame. He threw away a three run lead that looked like it was all the Champions would need. Had Mays been awake in the fifth inning, when the Yankees slipped their first two
runs over, he would have cut off a run when he was supposed to be backing up home plate.
There were men on every base when Hugh High lifted a fly ball to Duffy Lewis. The throw was in too late to catch Rube Oldring at the plate and it slipped by the catcher, Pinch Thomas. For several seconds Carl Mays, who was standing behind his
catcher, made no move to get the ball, and the man scored from second before he picked it up.
The Red Sox looked good while they were out in front, but after the sixth inning, the old fight was sucked out of them. The Yankees were then able to pull off a double squeeze in the eighth inning. For the Sox Hal Janvrin had a big day with three
hits, including a double. Urban Shocker started for the Yankees and was tagged for three runs in the fourth. Ray Fisher took over and put out the fire for New York. Babe Ruth was out with a blister on his heel.