The A's take two from the Champions
October 3, 1916 ...
The Champion Red Sox, playing under no special pressure, bade goodbye to the 1916 season, by losing both ends of a doubleheader to the Philadelphia Athletics at Braves Field. Connie Mack, who is clearly in rebuilding mode, sent out his best lineup to do
battle. The Red Sox were trying to win both games, but Bill Carrigan used his regulars sparingly and it was mostly his bench players who saw the action. The Sox feared the high dark background of the Braves Field grandstand might prove to be a difficulty, and they got plenty of
experience chasing baseballs around the yard, to check it out.
The Red Sox are a team of players from across the country. Only Hal Janvrin calls Boston his home. This team closely resembles last years team with some glaring exceptions they closely resemble the 1912 squad. Tris Speaker is gone, Ray Collins has
retired, and Joe Wood is under suspension because of salary differences. New faces are Tilly Walker, from the Browns, Chick Shorten from Providence, former Athletic Jimmy Walsh, and speedster Mike McNally.