1916 WORLD SERIES, GAME #3
Carl Mays pitches poorly and Brooklyn wins
October 10, 1916
The fans at Ebbets Field walked away happy as the Robins downed the Red Sox 4 to 3. The crowd was not as large as expected with many empty seats showing around the field. The loss of the game can wholly be
attributed to the poor pitching of Carl Mays. From the first ball he pitched that hit Hi Myers, Mays was wild. Rube Foster replaced Mays in the sixth inning and shut the door on Brooklyn but it was too late. Mays fumbled, hit batters, passed others, refused to throw the ball
to third for an out with the runner five yards from the bag, and with two out in the fifth inning, passed two men before Ivy Olson banged him for three bases.
In the third inning, the Robins turned in their only cleanly earned run on three clean singles by Jake Daubert, Casey Stengel and George Cutshaw. If not for the slick fielding of Everett Scott they would have scored more.
Brooklyn scored a cheap run in the fourth inning. Ivy Olson singled and took second on Larry Gardner's wild throw to first. Then came a sacrifice bunt to Mays and instead of throwing it to third to get Ivy Olson who was running, he turned to first to get Otto Miller. Jack
Coombs single to right scored Olson, making it 2 to 0.
In the fourth inning Mays passed Zack Wheat for the second time and then walked Mike Mowrey. Olson banged the ball to the corner in center field for three bases, scoring two more runs and running the score up to 4 to 0.
On the Brooklyn side, Jack Coombs was pitching a great game. However Harry Hooper sent a chill down Jack Coombs' back when he banged the ball, to start the game, against the right field fence only a few inches foul.
Leading 4 to 0, he walked Olaf Henriksen, Harry Hooper then nailed a triple, and Chick Shorten knocked him in, to cut the score in half. In the next inning Larry Gardner banged one over the right field wall for a home run and that was it for Coombs.
The Red Sox are not hitting up to their form as a team. The highlight for the Sox was the hitting of Chick Shorten who was perfect with three hits. The Brooklyn boys seemed to get energized from the cheering of the fans and
played much better than they did in Boston. Three games all settled by one run is great for any World Series. The $5 upper grandstand seats were not a hit with the Brooklyn fans, and many seats were empty for today's game.
THE ROYAL ROOTERS
ARRIVE AT EBBETS FIELD