1916 World Series

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1916 World Series
Red Sox 1916.jpg
The Red Sox' World Series winning roster
Team (Wins)ManagerSeason
Boston Red Sox (4)Bill Carrigan91–63, .591, GA: 2
Brooklyn Robins (1)Wilbert Robinson94–60, .610, GA: 2 12
Dates:October 7–12
Umpires:Tommy Connolly (AL), Hank O'Day (NL), Bill Dinneen (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL)
Hall of Famers:Umpire: Hank O'Day.
Red Sox: Harry Hooper, Herb Pennock (dnp), Babe Ruth.
Robins: Wilbert Robinson (mgr.), Rube Marquard, Casey Stengel‡, Zack Wheat.
‡ elected as a manager.
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1916 World Series
Red Sox 1916.jpg
The Red Sox' World Series winning roster
Team (Wins)ManagerSeason
Boston Red Sox (4)Bill Carrigan91–63, .591, GA: 2
Brooklyn Robins (1)Wilbert Robinson94–60, .610, GA: 2 12
Dates:October 7–12
Umpires:Tommy Connolly (AL), Hank O'Day (NL), Bill Dinneen (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL)
Hall of Famers:Umpire: Hank O'Day.
Red Sox: Harry Hooper, Herb Pennock (dnp), Babe Ruth.
Robins: Wilbert Robinson (mgr.), Rube Marquard, Casey Stengel‡, Zack Wheat.
‡ elected as a manager.
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In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (a.k.a. Dodgers) four games to one.

Casey Stengel shone on offense for the Robins in the 1916 Series but the Red Sox pitching core ultimately proved too much for the denizens of Flatbush. The Sox's Babe Ruth pitched thirteen shutout innings in Game 2, starting a consecutive scoreless innings streak that would reach 29 in 1918. As with the 1915 Series, the Red Sox played their home games at the larger Braves Field, and it paid off as they drew a then-record 42,620 people for the final game.

Brooklyn fielded some strong teams under their manager and namesake Wilbert Robinson in the late 1910s. The Robins, also interchangeably called the Dodgers, would win the pennant again in 1920, but the American League teams were generally stronger during that interval. It would be 39 years before the Dodgers would win their first World Series title in 1955. The Series had the longest game in terms of innings (14) in World Series History until Game 3 of the 2005 World Series.

Summary[edit]

AL Boston Red Sox (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Robins (1)

GameDateScoreLocationTimeAttendance
1October 7Brooklyn Robins – 5, Boston Red Sox – 6Braves Field2:1636,117[1]
2October 9Brooklyn Robins – 1, Boston Red Sox – 2 (14 innings)Braves Field2:3247,373[2] 
3October 10Boston Red Sox – 3, Brooklyn Robins – 4Ebbets Field2:0121,087[3] 
4October 11Boston Red Sox – 6, Brooklyn Robins – 2Ebbets Field2:3021,662[4] 
5October 12Brooklyn Robins – 1, Boston Red Sox – 4Braves Field1:4343,620[5]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Robins manager Wilbert Robinson with Red Sox manager Bill Carrigan

Saturday, October 7, 1916 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team123456789RHE
Brooklyn0001000045104
Boston00101031X681
WP: Ernie Shore (1–0)   LP: Rube Marquard (0–1)   Sv: Carl Mays (1)

Game 2[edit]

Monday, October 9, 1916 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team1234567891011121314RHE
Brooklyn10000000000000162
Boston00100000000001271
WP: Babe Ruth (1–0)   LP: Sherry Smith (0–1)
Home runs:
BRO: Hy Myers (1)
BOS: None

The Robins scored in the top of the first on an inside-the-park home run by Hy Myers, and the Red Sox tied it in the bottom of the third, Ruth himself knocking in the run with a ground ball. The game remanied 1–1 until the bottom of the 14th, when the Red Sox won it on a pinch-hit single by Del Gainer.

Game 3[edit]

Tuesday, October 10, 1916 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team123456789RHE
Boston000002100371
Brooklyn00112000X4100
WP: Jack Coombs (1–0)   LP: Carl Mays (0–1)   Sv: Jeff Pfeffer (1)
Home runs:
BOS: Larry Gardner (1)
BRO: None

Game 4[edit]

Wednesday, October 11, 1916 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team123456789RHE
Boston0301101006101
Brooklyn200000000254
WP: Dutch Leonard (1–0)   LP: Rube Marquard (0–2)
Home runs:
BOS: Larry Gardner (2)
BRO: None

Game 5[edit]

Thursday, October 12, 1916 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team123456789RHE
Brooklyn010000000133
Boston01201000X472
WP: Ernie Shore (2–0)   LP: Jeff Pfeffer (0–1)

Composite line score[edit]

1916 World Series (4–1): Boston Red Sox (A.L.) over Brooklyn Robins (N.L.)

Team1234567891011121314RHE
Boston Red Sox0441325100000121396
Brooklyn Robins31122000400000133413
Total attendance: 169,859   Average attendance: 33,972
Winning player's share: $3,910   Losing player's share: $2,835[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1916 World Series Game 1 - Brooklyn Robins vs. Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1916 World Series Game 2 - Brooklyn Robins vs. Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1916 World Series Game 3 - Boston Red Sox vs. Brooklyn Robins". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ "1916 World Series Game 4 - Boston Red Sox vs. Brooklyn Robins". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "1916 World Series Game 5 - Brooklyn Robins vs. Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved June 14, 2009. 

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