“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

JIMMY WALSH

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
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.

 

at Shibe Park (Philadelphia) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

 

2

4

4

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

0

6

1

W-Rube Foster (13-7)
L-Jack Nabors (1-18)
Attendance – 1500

2B-Thomas (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 0 0 .260  

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

3 1 1 .240  

 

Jimmy Walsh

cf

3 1 0 .221  

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

4 0 0 .268  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

3 0 0 .254  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

3 0 1 .306  

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 0 1 .215  

 

Pinch Thomas

c

2 0 1 .243  

 

Dutch Leonard

p

3 0 0 .205  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Rube Foster

9

6 0 5 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

76

55

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

75

58

2

 

 

Chicago White Sox

74

58

2 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns

70

63

7

 

 

New York Yankees

69

63

7 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

68

65

9

 

 

Washington Nationals

66

64

9 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

29

101

46 1/2