“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

LARRY GARDNER

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
Larry Gardner leads the attack over the Yankees

September 2, 1916 ... The  Red Sox walloped George Mogridge for 11 base hits and when the final gun sounded, beat the Yankees 5 to 3.  The Red Sox grabbed a two run lead in the second inning, but were in danger at times, as Rube Foster wobbled in every inning that he pitched.  He was getting hammered so vigorously in the sixth inning, that he was yanked in favor of Dutch Leonard.  Not one Yankee reached first base after that.  In all Foster allowed 12 hits and passed Roger Peckinpaugh with the bases loaded.

Some great defense helped Foster out of the trouble he created.  Everett Scott and Larry Gardner made great plays on numerous occasions.  The Yankees tried hard to beat the Sox, but today they fell short.  In the ninth inning, Larry Gardner buried them with a long home run into the right field grandstand.  After that the Yanks lost all their fight.

 

at The Polo Grounds (New York) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

2

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

 

5

10

2

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

 

3

12

2

W-Rube Foster (12-7)
L-George Mogridge (5-9)
S-Dutch Leonard
Attendance – 17,000

2B-Hooper (Bost), Pipp (NY)
3B-Janvrin (Bost), Scott (Bost)
HR-Gardner (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 0 2 .262  

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

4 0 1 .236  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

3 0 0 .254  

 

Del Gainor

1b

4 1 1 .248  

 

Tilly Walker

cf

4 1 1 .267  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

3 1 1 .298  

 

Everett Scott

ss

4 1 1 .207  

 

Bill Carrigan

c

4 1 2 .250  

 

Rube Foster

p

2 0 1 .164  

 

Dutch Leonard

p

1 0 0 .210  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Rube Foster

5.2

12 3 2 6

 

 

Dutch Leonard

3.1

0 0 0 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

72

53

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

71

57

2 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox

69

58

4

 

 

St. Louis Browns

69

59

4 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

68

60

5 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees

67

60

6

 

 

Washington Nationals

62

63

10

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

28

96

43 1/2