The Red Sox tumble into third place
September 16, 1916 ...
Dutch Leonard was nowhere to be found in today's game and the White Sox got to him early, and defeated the Red Sox by a 6 to 4 score. The defeat knocked the Red Sox out of first place into third place behind these White Sox and the Tigers. The game
had just got started when it was evident that Dutch didn't have it. In four innings he was found for nine hits, including a home run and a triple. Sam Jones finished the game and held the White Sox to just two hits in four innings.
Lefty Williams looked good fort Chicago and was never in distress. His teammates looked good, playing with a lot of snap to their game. They hit Leonard right at the start of the game. After Duffy Lewis took down a fly ball, Buck Weaver
smashed one over the left field gate into the grandstand for a home run. Eddie Collins then hit a triple to deep center. Tilly Walker dropped Joe Jackson's fly ball allowing Collins to score. Joe scored on a single by Happy Felsch giving the pale hose a 3-0 lead after
the first inning.
Pesident Lannin was at the game and would not discuss who Bill Carrigan's successor might be. Pitcher Vean Gregg was sent back to Boston with an injury to his ribs. Herb Pennock was recalled from Buffalo to take his spot.