1916 Boston Red Sox season

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1916 Boston Red Sox
1916 World Series Champions
1916 American League Champions
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Owner(s)Joseph Lannin
Manager(s)Bill Carrigan
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The 1916 Boston Red Sox. Babe Ruth is bottom row, 4th from left.

The 1916 Boston Red Sox season was the sixteenth season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished first in the American League (AL) with a record of 91 wins and 63 losses. The team then faced the National League (NL) champion Brooklyn Robins in the 1916 World Series, which the Red Sox won in five games to capture the franchise's second consecutive and fourth overall World Series.

While the Red Sox' home field was Fenway Park, their final two regular season games—a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics—and their three home games of the World Series, were played at Braves Field,[1] due to its larger seating capacity.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 91 63 0.591 49–28 42–35
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 2 49–28 40–37
Detroit Tigers 87 67 0.565 4 49–28 38–39
New York Yankees 80 74 0.519 11 46–31 34–43
St. Louis Browns 79 75 0.513 12 45–32 34–43
Cleveland Indians 77 77 0.500 14 44–33 33–44
Washington Senators 76 77 0.497 14½ 49–28 27–49
Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 0.235 54½ 23–53 13–64

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1916 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 14–8 15–7 14–8 11–11 16–6 10–12–1 11–11–1
Chicago 8–14 13–9 13–9 10–12 18–4 15–7 12–10–1
Cleveland 7–15 9–13 11–11 12–10 18–4 11–11–2 9–13–1
Detroit 8–14 9–13 11–11 14–8–1 18–4 13–9 14–8
New York 11–11 12–10 10–12 8–14–1 15–7 9–13 15–7–1
Philadelphia 6–16 4–18 4–18 4–18 7–15 5–17 6–15–1
St. Louis 12–10–1 7–15 11–11–2 9–13 13–9 17–5 10–12–1
Washington 11–11–1 10–12–1 13–9–1 8–14 7–15–1 15–6–1 12–10–1


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Harry Hooper RF
Everett Scott SS
Dick Hoblitzel 1B
Tilly Walker CF
Chick Shorten LF
Larry Gardner 3B
Jack Barry 2B
Pinch Thomas C
Babe Ruth P

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1916 Boston Red Sox
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Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Pinch Thomas 99 216 57 .264 1 21
1B Dick Hoblitzell 130 417 108 .259 0 39
2B Jack Barry 94 330 67 .203 0 20
SS Everett Scott 123 366 85 .232 0 27
3B Larry Gardner 148 493 152 .308 2 62
OF Tillie Walker 128 467 124 .266 3 46
OF Duffy Lewis 152 563 151 .268 1 56
OF Harry Hooper 151 575 156 .271 1 37

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Hal Janvrin 117 310 69 .223 0 26
Hick Cady 78 162 31 .191 0 13
Del Gainer 56 142 36 .254 3 18
Mike McNally 87 135 23 .170 0 9
Olaf Henriksen 68 99 20 .202 0 11
Chick Shorten 53 112 33 .295 0 11
Sam Agnew 40 67 14 .209 0 7
Bill Carrigan 33 63 17 .270 0 11
Jimmy Walsh 14 17 3 .176 0 2
Heinie Wagner 6 8 4 .500 0 0
Richard Haley 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Babe Ruth 44 323.2 23 12 1.75 170
Dutch Leonard 48 274 18 12 2.36 144
Carl Mays 44 245 18 13 2.39 76
Ernie Shore 38 225.2 16 10 2.63 62
Rube Foster 33 182.1 14 7 3.06 53

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Vean Gregg 21 77.2 2 5 3.01 41
Herb Pennock 9 26.2 0 2 3.04 12
Marty McHale 2 6 0 1 3.00 1

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Sad Sam Jones 12 0 1 1 3.67 7
Weldon Wyckoff 8 0 0 1 4.76 18

1916 World Series[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1916 Log For Braves Field in Boston, MA". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Ballparks: Braves Field". This Great Game. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Tris Speaker page at Baseball Reference

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