1916 World Series
The Red Sox' World Series winning roster
|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.
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.
|1||October 7||Brooklyn Robins – 5, Boston Red Sox – 6||Braves Field||2:16||36,117|
|2||October 9||Brooklyn Robins – 1, Boston Red Sox – 2 (14 innings)||Braves Field||2:32||47,373|
|3||October 10||Boston Red Sox – 3, Brooklyn Robins – 4||Ebbets Field||2:01||21,087|
|4||October 11||Boston Red Sox – 6, Brooklyn Robins – 2||Ebbets Field||2:30||21,662|
|5||October 12||Brooklyn Robins – 1, Boston Red Sox – 4||Braves Field||1:43||43,620|
|WP: Ernie Shore (1–0) LP: Rube Marquard (0–1) Sv: Carl Mays (1)|
|WP: Babe Ruth (1–0) LP: Sherry Smith (0–1)
BRO: Hy Myers (1)
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.
|WP: Jack Coombs (1–0) LP: Carl Mays (0–1) Sv: Jeff Pfeffer (1)
BOS: Larry Gardner (1)
|WP: Dutch Leonard (1–0) LP: Rube Marquard (0–2)
BOS: Larry Gardner (2)
|WP: Ernie Shore (2–0) LP: Jeff Pfeffer (0–1)|
Composite line score
|Boston Red Sox||0||4||4||1||3||2||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||21||39||6|
|Total attendance: 169,859 Average attendance: 33,972
Winning player's share: $3,910 Losing player's share: $2,835
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- "1916 World Series Game 2 – Brooklyn Robins vs. Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
- "1916 World Series Game 3 – Boston Red Sox vs. Brooklyn Robins". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
- "1916 World Series Game 4 – Boston Red Sox vs. Brooklyn Robins". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
- "1916 World Series Game 5 – Brooklyn Robins vs. Boston Red Sox". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
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- History of the World Series - 1916 at The SportingNews. Archived from the original on 2008.