Babe Ruth shuts out the Yankees
September 29, 1916 ...
The Red Sox took another step toward the World Series by defeating the New York Yankees 3 to 0. With the White Sox game rained out, the number to clinch now is at "two". Babe Ruth was on the mound for the Sox and New York ace Bob Shawkey had the
ball for the visitors. Babe pitched well but if not for a doubleplay in the eighth inning, his wildness might have cost him.
In the second inning the Sox jumped out to a three run lead aided by the wind. Larry Gardner was given a double on a fly ball misjudged by Hugh High. Everett Scott then reached first on a sacrifice when the pitcher and catcher got tangled up, and
Pinch Thomas drew a pass to fill the bases. Harry Hooper lined one to left to score Gardner and Hal Janvrin laced one to right that went for a bases clearing triple.
In the eighth there was trouble for Babe, who was losing his control. He had two strikes on Shawkey and walked him. Sherry Magee doubled and Paddy Baumann laced one back at Ruth who stuck out his glove to protect himself and ended up knocking down
the ball and catching Shawkey in a run down between third and home. Babe passed Roger Peckinpaugh to fill the bases and was saved by another line ball drilled back at him by Wally Pipp, right into his glove.