1916 WORLD SERIES, GAME #5
The Red Sox repeat as World Champions
October 12, 1916
The Red Sox special, bearing players of both teams, their officials and friends arrived at South Station this morning at 12:55AM, nearly seven hours after leaving New York. In 15 minutes the men were all on their way to
their homes or hotels in motor cars. The Brooklyn team returned to the Hotel Brunswick. With the exception of Rube Foster, who collided with a fan at Ebbets Field, all the players were in fine form.
In the afternoon, 42,620 fans at Braves Field saw the Red Sox repeat as World Champions of baseball, by defeating Brooklyn 4 to 1. Boston won the series and each player will earn the victor's share of $3760 as compared to the
$2833 each that the Robins will receive.
With a keen knowledge of the finer points of the game, the Boston players were fully conscious of the masterly performance of Ernie Shore, when that performance was needed. The day was better suited for a football game rather
than a baseball game with a strong east wind blowing. The Red Sox played great baseball in every game, made no blunders and showed their best all-around game yesterday in their crowning performance. Duffy Lewis, Larry Gardner and Ernie Shore carried off the honors for this one.
The Robins had only one chance to get back into this game. It came in the seventh inning, where a hit by Chief Meyers could have put his team within one run, but he could only hit the ball back to Shore for the final out and
the threat was over. Ernie Shore was magnificent allowing only two legitimate hits in nine innings and walked only one man. The only run Brooklyn scored was the result of a passed ball. The Robin's Jeff Pfeffer received moth eaten support. Wretched fielding by Zack
Wheat and Ivy Olson, the latter establishing a World Series record by absorbing two errors on one batted ball, tossed Big Jeff to the wolves. The score might have only been 4 to 1 but it could have been 40 to 1 just as easily because Brooklyn had no fight . The Robins were beaten
because they were outclassed in every department.
Of course the Royal Rooters must have their celebration. They poured onto the field when the last out was made. The crowd made its way over to President Lannin box and he climbed over the fence to greet his fellow owner
Charles Ebbets on the field.