Hick Cady's triple beats the Indians
September 22, 1916 ...
It was a squeeze play that took the fight out of the Cleveland Indians in the opening game of the series. The Champions won the game 4 to 1.
The game was a pitchers' duel between Ernie Shore and Jim Bagby. In only two innings, the second and the ninth, did the Red Sox get men on base, but in each of those innings the runners scored. Shore walked two batters while Bagby walked none.
Duffy Lewis drove in two more runs and nobody is hotter than Duff. His hit in the second inning gave the Sox their second run, which proved to be the game winner. Bagby was put at a disadvantage after Dick Hoblitzell doubled to right which Braggo Roth juggled. His throw
to third was wild, allowing Hobby to score. Lewis then punched a hit to left. Hick Cady came up and executed a good hit and run play. Secondbaseman Terry Turner missed the throw and the ball went pass Tris Speaker to the fence before Cady stopped at third base.
Shore was steady. In the eighth inning with the bases loaded and only one down, he got both Walter Barbare and Speaker to make outs. The Sox took the life out of the Indians in the ninth. Harry Hooper singled to left and went to second on a
sacrifice. Chick Shorten smacked a single to put Hooper on third. The Champs then pulled of a nifty squeeze with Hobby chopping a bounder between Bagby and third base. By the time Bagby got the ball and threw to the plate, Hooper was able to slide under the tag.
The Red Sox have now won six straight and are playing great baseball. The pitching and defense is great and the batters are getting clutch hits with men on base. Former owner James McAleer was at the game with Cy Young.