“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

BABE RUTH

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
Babe Ruth beats Walter Johnson, but
the Sox lose the second game in extra innings

September 9, 1916 ... Babe Ruth opened up the first game of a doubleheader by vanquishing Walter Johnson 2 to 1.  It being the fourth time this year the Babe has beaten him.  The best the World Champions could do however, is manage a split, as the Nats pulled out the second game in an extra inning after two men were out.  In the tenth inning Bill Carrigan pulled Carl Mays and Dutch Leonard was sent in to face Elmer Smith.  Smith, a right field hitter generally, crossed up the Sox defense and hit one down the left field line to bring home Clyde Milan with the game winning run. 

In the first game the Sox landed on Walter for eight hits, three of which were doubles.  As a matter of fact, they hit the ball hard all afternoon, banging out a total of 19 hits.  The Sox scored their first run on Pinch Thomas' double and Hal Janvrin's double.  The Babe just blazed his way through the hitters after he gave up a run in the first inning.  He went from that inning to the seventh without allowing a hit.

In the second game Carl Mays got along well until the fifth inning, holding the Senators to just one hit.  By the ninth inning Mays was out of gas and a single and double were hit before anyone was out.  An infield hit brought in the tying run to take the game into extra innings.

 

at National Park (Washington) ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

 

2

8

1

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

1

5

1

W-Babe Ruth (19-11)
L-Walter Johnson (24-17)
Attendance – 12,000

2B-Janvrin (Bost), Hoblitzell (Bost),
Thomas (Bost), Smith (Wash)

 

Game #2 ...

R

H

E

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

 

3

12

2

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

1

 

4

10

0

W-Jim Shaw (2-4)
L-Carl Mays (15-11)

2B-Judge (Wash)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game #1

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 1 1 .260  

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

4 0 1 .237  

 

Chick Shorten

cf

4 0 1 .266  

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

4 0 2 .269  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

4 0 0 .252  

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 0 1 .214  

 

Mike McNally

3b

3 0 0 .171  

 

Pinch Thomas

c

3 1 1 .244  

 

Babe Ruth

p

3 0 1 .288  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Babe Ruth

9

5 0 3 3

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game #2

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 1 1 .259  

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

5 0 3 .245  

 

Jimmy Walsh

cf

2 1 1 .223  

 

Pinch Thomas

c

1 0 0 .243  

 

Del Gainor

1b

2 0 0 .235  

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

2 0 0 .268  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

4 0 2 .254  

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 1 1 .215  

 

Olaf Henriksen

ph

0 0 0 .200  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

0 0 0 .306  

 

Mike McNally

3b/ss

5 0 2 .180  

 

Hick Cady

c

1 0 0 .206  

 

Chick Shorten

rf

3 0 2 .284  

 

Carl Mays

p

4 0 0 .222  

 

Dutch Leonard

p

0 0 0 .205  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Carl Mays

9.2

9 3 0 3

 

 

Dutch Leonard

-

1 0 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

77

56

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

77

58

1

 

 

Chicago White Sox

76

58

1 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees

71

64

7

 

 

St. Louis Browns

70

65

8

 

 

Washington Nationals

67

65

9 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

68

67

10

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

30

103

47