Braves Field, Boston, MA, October 9, 1916 – Brooklyn’s Hy Myers goes deep on Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth in World Series action

Braves Field, Boston, MA, October 9, 1916 – Brooklyn’s Hy Myers goes deep on Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth in World Series action

 

It’s Game Two of the 1916 World Series and the Brooklyn Robins center fielder Hi Myers connects on a deep shot to the center and right field gap for an inside-the-park home run off Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth. The first inning homer gave Brooklyn an early 1-0 lead but that would be only run they would tally on the day.

The Red Sox would tie it up in the third inning on a RBI ground out by Ruth scoring Everett Scott, from there Babe would hold shut down the Robins bats the rest of the game and starting a consecutive scoreless innings streak that would reach 29 two years later.

The game would go into extra frames, with Ruth still on the mound, until in the bottom of the 14th inning pinch hitter Del Gainer single would drive in pinch-runner Mike McNally, in for Dick Hoblitzell who walked, from second base for the winning run giving the Babe the win and Robins pitcher Sherry Smith, pitching admirably giving up just six hits in 13-plus innings, the loss.

World Series program featuring Brooklyn Robins manager Wilbert Robinson

The win gave Boston a 2-0 series lead and they ultimately would win their second consecutive World Series title in five games. The offensive stars for the Red Sox was Larry Gardner, who despite just hitting .176 in the series did make his hits count with two home runs and six runs batted in, and Harry Hooper who finished with . 333 batting average.

On the mound it was the gigantic Ernie Shore, standing at 6’4″ and 220 pounds, who shined for Boston winning both games he started and finishing with a 1.53 ERA.

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