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1916 World Series
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Boston Red Sox
91 - 63 in the AL
4 - 1
Series Summary
Brooklyn Robins
90 - 62 in the AL

In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (a.k.a. Dodgers) four games to one.

Casey Stengel shined 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 13 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, became the last of the "original eight" National League teams to participate in a modern World Series, and 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 1916 series featured the longest game in World Series history, with a 14-inning Game 2, a record that would last until Game 3 of the 2005 World Series.

Newspaper article showing the four umpires.

Records: Boston Red Sox (W: 91, L: 50, Pct: .591, GA: 2) - Brooklyn Robins (W: 94, L: 60, Pct: .610, GA: 2 ½)

Managers: Bill Carrigan (Boston), Wilbert Robinson (Brooklyn)

Umpires: Tommy Connolly (AL), Hank O'Day (NL), Bill Dinneen (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL)

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[edit] Summary

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

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Robins - 5, Red Sox - 6 October 7 Braves Field 36,117
2 Robins - 1, Red Sox - 2 (14 innings) October 9 Braves Field 41,373
3 Red Sox - 3, Robins - 4 October 10 Ebbets Field 21,087
4 Red Sox - 6, Robins - 2 October 11 Ebbets Field 21,662
5 Robins - 1, Red Sox - 4 October 12 Braves Field 42,620

[edit] Matchups

A plaque commemorating Boston's 1916 World Series victory stands outside Fenway Park

[edit] Game 1

October 7, 1916 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 10 4
Boston 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 x 6 8 1
W: Ernie Shore (1-0)  L: Rube Marquard (0-1) S: Carl Mays (1)

[edit] Game 2

October 9, 1916 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E
Brooklyn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Boston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 1
W: Babe Ruth (1-0)  L: Sherry Smith (0-1)
HR: BROHy Myers (1)

[edit] Game 3

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 7 1
Brooklyn 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 x 4 10 0
W: Jack Coombs (1-0)  L: Carl Mays (0-1) S: Jeff Pfeffer (1)
HR: BOSLarry Gardner (1)

[edit] Game 4

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 10 1
Brooklyn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 4
W: Dutch Leonard (1-0)  L: Rube Marquard (0-2)
HR: BOSLarry Gardner (2)

[edit] Game 5

October 12, 1916 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Boston 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 x 4 7 2
W: Ernie Shore (2-0)  L: Jeff Pfeffer (0-1)

[edit] Composite Box

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E
Boston Red Sox 0 4 4 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 39 6
Brooklyn Robins 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 34 13
Total Attendance: 162,859   Average Attendance: 32,572
Winning Player’s Share: – $3,910   Losing Player’s Share – $2,835

[edit] Further Reading

  • Bill Nowlin, ed.: When Boston Still Had the Babe: The 1916 World Champion Red Sox, Rounder Books, Burlington, MA, 2008.
  • Paul G. Zinn and John G. Zinn: The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009.


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