“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
Sox split doubleheader in New York

September 4, 1916 ... With the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and 25,000 fans yelling themselves hoarse, catcher, Hick Cady let a Carl Mays underhanded bender, get by him and Lee Magee scampered across home to give the Yankees a split in the doubleheader with the Sox.

That ruined what would have been a great day for the Sox, because Babe Ruth dominated the first game, holding the Yankees to two scratch hits in the first six innings while Sox batters pounded Yankees starter Allen Russell and won 7 to 1.  Harry Hooper dropped a home run into the upper deck of the grandstand, scoring Bill Carrigan in front of him.  The second game was a tough one to lose because the Sox overcame a three run deficit to grab a 4-3 lead.

And, in the ninth inning with Mike McNally on third, Del Gainor slammed a long fly ball to Rube Oldring who caught the ball and launched a throw home that Mike McNally just beat on his tag up at third.  A moment later, catcher Walt Alexander tagged McNally as he was walking back to the dugout and home plate umpire Ollie Chili ruled him out for missing the plate.  In the two games the Sox collected 37 base hits off the Yankee pitchers.

 

at The Polo Grounds (New York) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

1

0

5

1

0

 

7

11

0

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

 

1

5

4

W-Babe Ruth (18-11)
L-Allen Russell (5-8)
Attendance – 25,000

2B-Walters (NY)
3B-Pipp (NY)
HR-Hooper (Bost)

 

Game #2 ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

 

3

6

1

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

4

7

1

W-Bob Shawkey (5-1)
L-Carl Mays (14-10)

2B-Scott (Bost), Walsh (Bost), High (NY), Peckinpaugh (NY), Maisel (NY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game #1

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

5 1 3 .262  

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

5 0 0 .242  

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

4 1 3 .257  

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

2 0 1 .279  

 

Tilly Walker

lf

4 1 1 .268  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

2 2 1 .305  

 

Everett Scott

ss

1 1 0 .203  

 

Chick Shorten

ph

1 0 0 .273  

 

Mike McNally

ss

0 0 0 .174  

 

Bill Carrigan

c

4 1 2 .271  

 

Babe Ruth

p

4 0 0 .288  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Babe Ruth

9

5 0 0 5

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game #2

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 0 1 .263  

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

4 0 0 .237  

 

Duffy Lewis

cf

4 0 0 .254  

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

4 1 1 .279  

 

Tilly Walker

lf

2 0 1 .269  

 

Chick Shorten

lf

0 1 0 .273  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 0 0 .302  

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 0 1 .204  

 

Jimmy Walsh

ph

1 1 1 .224  

 

Carl Mays

p

0 0 0 .250  

 

Bill Carrigan

c

1 0 0 .265  

 

Babe Ruth

ph

1 0 0 .286  

 

Pinch Thomas

c

1 0 1 .251  

 

Mike McNally

pr/ss

0 0 0 .174  

 

Dutch Leonard

p

2 0 0 .212  

 

Vean Gregg

p

0 0 0 .111  

 

Olaf Henriksen

ph

1 0 0 .200  

 

Weldon Wycoff

p

0 0 0 .286  

 

Del Gainor

ph

1 0 0 .239  

 

Hick Cady

c

0 0 0 .213  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Dutch Leonard

2

5 2 2 1  

 

Vean Gregg

5

0 0 1 3  

 

Weldon Wyckoff

1

1 0 1 1

 

 

Carl Mays

0.2

1 1 1 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

73

54

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

74

57

1

 

 

Chicago White Sox

72

58

2 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees

68

61

6

 

 

St. Louis Browns

69

62

6

 

 

Cleveland Indians

68

63

7

 

 

Washington Nationals

64

63

9

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

28

98

44 1/2