1916 World Series

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1916 World Series Program


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 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 World Series History until Game 3 of the 2005 World Series.


1916 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 7th, 1916
Location Braves Field
Attendance 36,117

1916 World Series Game 1-Line Score

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


1916 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Brooklyn Robins 5, Boston Red Sox 6

Brooklyn Robins Boston Red Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Myers cf 5 0 2 1 Hooper rf 4 2 1 0
Daubert 1b 4 0 0 0 Janvrin 2b 4 1 2 0
Stengel rf 4 2 2 0 Walker cf 4 1 2 1
Wheat lf 4 1 2 1 Hoblitzel 1b 5 2 1 1
Cutshaw 2b 3 1 0 0 Lewis lf 3 0 1 1
Mowrey 3b 3 1 1 1 Gardner 3b 4 0 1 1
Olsen ss 4 0 1 0 Scott ss 2 0 0 1
Meyers c 4 0 1 0 Cady c 1 0 0 0
Marquard p 2 0 0 0 Shore p 4 0 0 0
Johnston ph 1 0 1 0 Mays p 0 0 0 0
Pfeffer p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Merkle ph 0 0 0 1 - - - - -
Total 34 5 10 4 Total 31 6 8 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 5 10 4
Boston 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 x 6 8 1
Brooklyn Robins IP H R ER BB SO
Marquard L(0-1) 7.0 7 5 3 4 6
Pfeffer 1.0 1 1 0 2 0
Total 8.0 8 6 3 6 6
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Shore W(1-0) 8.2 9 5 3 3 5
Mays SV(1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 10 5 3 3 5

E–Stengel (1), Cutshaw (1), Olson 2 (2), Janvrin (1). DP–Boston 4. PB–Meyers (1). 2B–Boston Lewis (1,off Marquard); Hooper (1,off Marquard); Janvrin (1,off Marquard). 3B–Brooklyn Wheat (1,off Shore); Meyers (1,off Shore), Boston Walker (1,off Marquard); Hoblitzell (1,off Marquard). HBP–Cutshaw (1,by Shore). SH–Scott (1,off Marquard); Janvrin (1,off Marquard); Lewis (1,off Marquard). SF–Scott (1,off Marquard). HBP–Shore (1,Cutshaw). U-HP–Tom Connolly (AL), 1B–Hank O'Day (NL), 2B–Ernie Quigley (NL), 3B–Bill Dinneen (AL). T–2:16. A–36,117.


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1916 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 9th, 1916
Location Braves Field
Attendance 41,373

1916 World Series Game 2-Line Score

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

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1916 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Brooklyn Robins 1, Boston Red Sox 2

Brooklyn Robins Boston Red Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Johnston rf 5 0 1 0 Hooper rf 6 0 1 0
Daubert 1b 5 0 0 0 Janvrin 2b 6 0 1 0
Meyers 6 1 1 1 Walker cf 3 0 0 0
Wheat lf 5 0 0 0 Walsh ph,cf 3 0 0 0
Cutshaw 2b 5 0 0 0 Hoblitzel 1b 2 0 0 0
Mowrey 3b 5 0 1 0 McNally pr 0 1 0 0
Olsen ss 2 0 1 0 Lewis lf 3 0 1 0
Miller c 5 0 1 0 Gardner 3b 5 0 0 0
Smith p 5 0 1 0 Gainer ph 1 0 1 1
- - - - - Scott ss 4 1 2 0
- - - - - Thomas c 4 0 1 0
- - - - - Ruth p 5 0 0 1
Total 43 1 6 1 Total 42 2 7 2
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
Brooklyn Robins IP H R ER BB SO
Smith L(0-1) 13.1 7 2 2 6 2
Total 13.1 7 2 2 6 2
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Ruth W(1-0) 14.0 6 1 1 3 4
Total 14.0 6 1 1 3 4

E–Cutshaw (2), Mowrey (1), Gardner (1). DP–Brooklyn 2, Boston 1. 2B–Brooklyn Smith (1,off Ruth), Boston Janvrin (2,off Smith). 3B–Boston Scott (1,off Smith); Thomas (1,off Smith). HR–Brooklyn Myers (1,1st inning off Ruth 0 on, 2 out). SH–Olson 2 (2,off Ruth 2); Lewis 2 (3,off Smith 2); Thomas (1,off Smith). IBB–Lewis (1,by Smith). CS–Johnston 2 (2,2nd base by Ruth/Thomas 2). IBB–Smith (1,Lewis). U-HP–Bill Dinneen (AL), 1B–Ernie Quigley (NL), 2B–Tom Connolly (AL), 3B–Hank O'Day (NL). T–2:32. A–47,373.


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1916 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 10th, 1916
Location Ebbets Field
Attendance 21,087

1916 World Series Game 3-Line Score

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


1916 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Boston Red Sox 3, Brooklyn Robins 4

Boston Red Sox Brooklyn Robins
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Hooper rf 4 1 2 1 Myers cf 3 0 0 0
Janvrin 2b 4 0 0 0 Daubert 1b 4 1 3 0
Shorten cf 4 0 3 1 Stengel rf 3 0 1 0
Hoblitzel 1b 4 0 1 0 Wheat lf 2 1 1 0
Lewis lf 4 0 0 0 Cutshaw 2b 4 0 1 1
Gardner 3b 3 1 1 1 Mowrey 3b 3 1 0 0
Scott ss 3 0 0 0 Olson ss 4 1 2 2
Thomas c 3 0 0 0 Miller c 3 0 0 0
Mays p 1 0 0 0 Coombs p 3 0 1 1
Henriksen ph 0 1 0 0 Pfeffer p 1 0 1 0
Foster p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 31 3 7 3 Total 30 4 10 4
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
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Mays L(0-1) 5.0 7 4 4 3 2
Foster 3.0 3 0 0 0 1
Total 8.0 10 4 4 3 3
Brooklyn Robins IP H R ER BB SO
Coombs W(1-0) 6.1 7 3 3 1 1
Pfeffer SV(1) 2.2 0 0 0 0 3
Total 9.0 7 3 3 1 4

E–Gardner (2). 3B–Boston Hooper (1,off Coombs), Brooklyn Olson (1,off Mays); Daubert (1,off Foster). HR–Boston Gardner (1,7th inning off Coombs 0 on, 1 out). SH–Stengel (1,off Mays); Miller (1,off Mays); Myers (1,off Mays). HBP–Myers (1,by Mays). IBB–Wheat (1,by Mays). CS–Hooper (1,2nd base by Coombs/Miller); Shorten (1,2nd base by Coombs/Miller). SB–Wheat (1,2nd base off Foster/Thomas). HBP–Mays (1,Myers). IBB–Mays (1,Wheat). U-HP–Hank O'Day (NL), 1B–Tom Connolly (AL), 2B–Ernie Quigley (NL), 3B–Bill Dinneen (AL). T–2:01. A–21,087.


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1916 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 11th, 1916
Location Ebbets Field
Attendance 21,662

1916 World Series Game 4-Line Score

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


1916 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Boston Red Sox 6, Brooklyn Robins 2

Boston Red Sox Brooklyn Robins
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Hooper rf 4 1 2 0 Johnston rf 4 1 1 0
Janvrin 2b 5 1 0 0 Myers cf 4 1 1 1
Walker cf 4 0 1 0 Merkle 1b 3 0 1 0
Hoblitzel 1b 3 1 2 1 Wheat lf 4 0 1 0
Lewis lf 4 2 2 0 Cutshaw 2b 4 0 1 1
Gardner 3b 3 1 1 3 Mowrey 3b 3 0 0 0
Scott ss 4 0 0 0 Olson ss 3 0 0 0
Carrigan c 3 0 2 1 Meyers c 3 0 0 0
Leonard p 3 0 0 0 Stengel pr 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Marquard p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Pfeffer ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Cheney p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - O'Mara ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Rucker p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Getz ph 1 0 0 0
Total 33 6 10 5 Total 32 2 5 2
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
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Leonard W(1-0) 9.0 5 2 1 4 3
Total 9.0 5 2 1 4 3
Brooklyn Robins IP H R ER BB SO
Marquard L(0-2) 4.0 5 4 4 2 3
Cheney 3.0 4 2 1 1 5
Rucker 2.0 1 0 0 0 3
Total 9.0 10 6 5 3 11

E–Janvrin (2), Johnston (1), Merkle (1), Wheat (1), Cheney (1). PB–Meyers (2). 2B–Boston Lewis (2,off Marquard); Hoblitzell (1,off Cheney), Brooklyn Cutshaw (1,off Leonard). 3B–Brooklyn Johnston (1,off Leonard). HR–Boston Gardner (2,2nd inning off Marquard 2 on, 0 out). SH–Carrigan (1,off Marquard); Gardner (1,off Marquard). SB–Hooper (1,2nd base off Cheney/Meyers). CS–Walker (1,2nd base by Marquard/Meyers); Hooper (2,3rd base by Rucker/Meyers); Wheat (1,Home by Leonard/Carrigan). WP–Leonard (1). U-HP–Ernie Quigley (NL), 1B–Bill Dinneen (AL), 2B–Hank O'Day (NL), 3B–Tom Connolly (AL). T–2:30. A–21,662.


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1916 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 12th, 1916
Location Braves Field
Attendance 42,620

1916 World Series Game 5-Line Score

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


1916 World Series Game 5-Box Score

Brooklyn Robins 1, Boston Red Sox 4

Brooklyn Robins Boston Red Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Myers cf 4 0 0 0 Hooper rf 3 2 1 0
Daubert 1b 4 0 0 0 Janvrin 2b 4 0 2 1
Stengel rf 4 0 1 0 Shorten cf 3 0 1 1
Wheat lf 4 0 0 0 Hoblitzel 1b 3 0 0 0
Cutshaw 2b 3 1 0 0 Lewis lf 3 1 2 0
Mowrey 3b 3 0 1 0 Gardner 3b 2 0 0 1
Olsen ss 3 0 0 0 Scott ss 3 0 0 0
Meyers c 3 0 1 0 Cady c 3 1 1 0
Pfeffer p 2 0 0 0 Shore p 3 0 0 0
Merkle ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Dell p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 31 1 3 0 Total 27 4 7 3
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
Brooklyn Robins IP H R ER BB SO
Pfeffer L(0-1) 7.0 6 4 2 2 2
Dell 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 7 4 2 2 2
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Shore W(2-0) 9.0 3 1 0 1 4
Total 9.0 3 1 0 1 4

E–Mowrey (2), Olson 2 (4), Scott 2 (2). PB–Cady (1). 2B–Boston Janvrin (3,off Pfeffer). 3B–Boston Lewis (1,off Pfeffer). SH–Mowrey (1,off Shore); Lewis (4,off Pfeffer); Shorten (1,off Dell). SF–Gardner (1,off Pfeffer). CS–Janvrin (1,2nd base by Pfeffer/Meyers); Shorten (2,2nd base by Pfeffer/Meyers). WP–Pfeffer 2 (2). U-HP–Tom Connolly (AL), 1B–Hank O'Day (NL), 2B–Bill Dinneen (AL), 3B–Ernie Quigley (NL). T–1:43. A–43,620.


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Boston Red Sox Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Hick Cady c 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 3 0 0
Bill Carrigan c 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .667 0 1 0
Rube Foster p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Del Gainer ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0
Larry Gardner 3b 5 17 3 0 0 2 2 6 .176 0 2 0
Olaf Henriksen ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1 0 0
Dick Hoblitzel 1b 5 17 4 1 1 0 3 2 .235 6 0 0
Harry Hooper of 5 21 7 1 1 0 6 1 .333 3 1 1
Hal Janvrin 2b 5 23 5 3 0 0 2 1 .217 0 6 0
Dutch Leonard p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 3 0
Duffy Lewis of 5 17 6 2 1 0 3 1 .353 2 1 0
Carl Mays p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Mike McNally pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Babe Ruth p 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 2 0
Everett Scott ss 5 16 2 0 1 0 1 1 .125 1 1 0
Ernie Shore p 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Chick Shorten of 2 7 4 0 0 0 0 2 .571 0 1 0
Pinch Thomas c 3 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 .143 0 1 0
Tilly Walker of 3 11 3 0 1 0 1 1 .273 1 2 0
Jimmy Walsh of 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 164 39 7 6 2 21 18 .238 18 25 1



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Boston Red Sox Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Rube Foster 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 0.00 3 1 0 0
Dutch Leonard 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 5 3 1 4
Carl Mays 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 5.1 5.06 8 2 4 3
Babe Ruth 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 14.0 0.64 6 4 1 3
Ernie Shore 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 17.2 1.53 12 9 3 4
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 1 7 5 3 1 0 49.0 1.47 34 19 9 14

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1916 World Series

Brooklyn Robins Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Larry Cheney p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jack Coombs p 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 0 0 0
George Cutshaw 2b 5 19 2 1 0 0 2 2 .105 1 1 0
Jack Daubert 1b 4 17 3 0 1 0 1 0 .176 2 3 0
Wheezer Dell p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Gus Getz ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jimmy Johnston of 3 10 3 0 1 0 1 0 .300 1 0 0
Rube Marquard p 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Fred Merkle 1b 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 2 0 0
Chief Meyers c 3 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 .200 1 0 0
Otto Miller c 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 0 1 0
Mike Mowrey 3b 5 17 3 0 0 0 2 1 .176 3 2 0
Hy Myers of 5 22 4 0 0 1 2 3 .182 0 3 0
Ivy Olson ss 5 16 4 0 1 0 1 2 .250 2 2 0
Ollie O'Mara ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Jeff Pfeffer p 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 0 2 0
Nap Rucker p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Sherry Smith p 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 .200 0 0 0
Casey Stengel of 4 11 4 0 0 0 2 0 .364 0 1 0
Zack Wheat of 5 19 4 0 1 0 2 1 .211 2 2 1
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 159 42 2 2 3 12 11 .264 11 25 1

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Brooklyn Robins Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Larry Cheney 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 3.00 4 5 1 1
Jack Coombs 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 4.26 7 1 3 1
Wheezer Dell 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 1 0 0 0
Rube Marquard 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 11.0 5.73 12 9 7 6
Jeff Pfeffer 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 10.2 1.69 7 5 2 4
Nap Rucker 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00 1 3 0 0
Sherry Smith 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 13.1 1.35 7 2 2 6
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 1 4 10 5 1 1 0 47.1 2.85 39 25 15 18

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