The Nationals drive out Ruth
July 1, 1916 ...
The Washington Nationals knocked out Babe Ruth in the fourth inning and proceeded to nick reliever Rube Foster for a two-bagger and won the final game of the series by a 4 to 2 score. The game was a good one from start to finish. Joe Boehling and
Walter Johnson allowed three scattered hits between them. The Nats picked the fourth inning for their rally after being down 2-0, and made the most of all their opportunities. As both managers, Griffith and Carrigan, were suspended because of yesterday's brawl, they directed
their teams from the grandstand. The only indication of trouble came when a series of Boehling's wilder pitches upset Larry Gardner and Pinch Thomas yelled something about calling him for throwing bean balls. Umpire Tommy Connolly quickly told him to knock it off and the game
In the fourth, Babe Ruth exploded so suddenly that the crowd gasped when the hits came fast and furious against him. Until then, Ruth had fanned five batters and turned back the Senators as quickly as they stepped into the batters box. Two bunched errors
and a long fly gave the Red Sox a rally in the third and another in the fourth when Tilly Walker doubled in Del Gainor. When Boehling started to wobble in the seventh inning, Walter Johnson came in and got things settled down.
In Police Court this morning, the case against Sam Agnew was settled, with the catcher paying a $10 fine. Griffith did not press an assault charge and Joe Lannin decided not to go after McBride and Griffith. Agnew was sent back to Boston on the noon
train. Jack Barry was back in the lineup and his presence adds much strength to the team. The Red Sox left on the 8PM train for Philadelphia.