The Red Sox climb into second place
September 17, 1916 ...
40,000 people, the largest crowd in the history of the South Side ballpark saw the Red Sox defeat their home team in the second game of this important series. Spotting Chicago two runs in the first inning, Chicago secured three of the five hits they made
off Babe Ruth. The Red Sox came back with a rush in the second, wrestling the lead away and went on to hold it.
There was nothing wrong with Boston today. The old punch was there and a determination to win, seen in every movement. Proof off this determination is best exemplified in an incident in the second inning. Dave Danforth caught Harry Hooper off
first base. It was clearly a balk, yet neither umpire saw it that way and Hooper was called out. The commotion that decision made was immediate. Bill Carrigan was ready to flatten umpire Ollie Chili and if not for the intervention of Heinie Wagner it might have gotten
After the turbulent opening Babe Ruth pitched with a sense of disgust. He only allowed two hits and when the men did get on, he buckled it up and nothing was gained for the White Sox batters. Harry Hooper went on to get four hits, including a
double, driving in four runs, stole three bases and made a great catch, going into the crowd in right field. Tilly Walker got three hits and had a big day himself. Both he and Duffy Lewis had to fight back the crowd who lined the edge of the field and inched closer and closer
as the Red Sox lead got bigger and bigger.