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1916 World Series
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 1916 -- Boston Red Sox (4) vs. Brooklyn Dodgers (1)
Game Date Winning Team Losing Team
1 Oct. 7 BOSTON (Shore) 6 Brooklyn (Marquard) 5
2 Oct. 9 BOSTON (Ruth) *2 Brooklyn (Smith) 1
3 Oct. 10 BROOKLYN (Coombs) 4 Boston (Mays) 3
4 Oct. 11 Boston (Leonard) 6 BROOKLYN (Marquard) 2
5 Oct. 12 BOSTON (Shore) 4 Brooklyn (Pfeiffer) 1
*14 innings
Managers: Bill Carrigan, Red Sox; Wilber Robinson, Dodgers

Notes: Babe Ruth made his World Series pitching debut in Game 2, pitching all 14 innings, allowing six hits and one earned run as he picked up the win. ... Casey Stengel hit .364 for the Dodgers. ... The Red Sox played at Braves Field because of the larger seating capacity. ... Game 5 set a new attendance record of 42,620.

The Red Sox were playing in their second straight World Series, while the Brooklyn Robins -- so named in honor of their manager, Wilbert Robinson -- were making their first World Series appearance after winning their first National League flag since 1900.

The World Series opened in Boston, and the Sox carried a 6-1 lead into the ninth inning of the opener. Sox starter Ernie Shore tired in the ninth, however, and by the time Carl Mays was summoned from the bullpen, the Robins had narrowed the margin to 6-4. Hi Myers greeted Mays with a bases-loaded, infield single that made the count 6-5. But Mays retired Jake Daubert on a grounder to deep short, and the Sox had a slim victory.

Game 2 featured a matchup of left-handers, Boston's Babe Ruth and Brooklyn's Sherry Smith. Myers hit an inside-the-park home run in the first inning when outfielders Harry Hooper and Tilly Walker both slipped, and the Red Sox tied the game in the third when Ruth's grounder plated Everett Scott, who had tripled. And that's where the score remained, 1-1 through nine innings, and then 13, with both starters still in the game. Ruth retired the Brooklyns in the 14th, and in the bottom of the frame, Dick Hoblitzel led off with a walk, was bunted to second base, and scored the game-winning run when pinch-hitter Del Gainer singled to left field.

For Game 3, the Series shifted to Brooklyn, where the Dodgers recorded their first postseason victory. Jack Coombs, Series hero with the Philadelphia Athletics back in 1910, gained credit for the 4-3 victory, with help from Jeff Pfeffer's 2 2/3 innings of flawless relief work.

The Robins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of Game 4, but Sox starter Dutch Leonard quieted the Brooklyn bats after that. Meanwhile, Boston's Larry Gardner smote a three-run, inside-the-park homer in the second inning, and the Red Sox cruised to a 6-3 decision.

The Red Sox clinched the World Series with a 4-1 triumph in Game 5, as Ernie Shore held the Robins to just three hits while going the distance. Red Sox manager Bill Carrigan, who'd guided his club to consecutive World Series, promptly retired.