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.