Rube Foster shuts out the Athletics
September 7, 1916 ...
If not for the wild throw by A's catcher Val Picinich in the fourth inning, big Jack Nabors might not have lost this final game of the series. The Mackmen outhit the Red Sox getting six blows off Rube Foster, who also walked four. But Rube did some
fine pitching in the pinches. Wally Schang failed twice to get a hit off Rube when men were in scoring position for Philly. The A's have outhit the Sox several times this season, but they are unable to put them together to produce a big inning.
Larry Gardner sat out the game today nursing a bruised right foot that he got in yesterday's game. Mike McNally took over at third base and collected one of the four hits the Sox collected in the game.
In every game that Nabors pitches, it seems that one bad inning leads to his undoing. In that frame Jack either throws the game away himself or has someone do it for him. It was in the fourth inning today that Jack had his trouble today. He
walked Hal Janvrin and then Jimmy Walsh dropped down a bunt in front of home. Picinich got to the ball and threw it into center field allowing Janny to get to third. Hobby grounded out, allowing Janny to score, and Walsh then stole third. Everett Scott finally came in
with a sweet single to score Walsh.
The Macks had men on base during every inning, but Foster was always there to weather the storm. The Sox have taken three out of four in the series and won 15 of 19 this year from the A's.