This Day in History - 1916 World Series

                               

On October 12, 1916, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (later known as the Dodgers) four games to one. The Red Sox were playing in their second World Series, while the Brooklyn Robins (named in honor of their manager, Wilbert Robinson) were making their first World Series appearance after winning their first National League flag since 1900.

Red Sox's 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. As with the 1915 World Series, the Red Sox played their home games at Braves Field due to the larger seating capacity - and it paid off as they drew a then-record 42,620 people for the final game. 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. 

In the photo below, a crowd packs the bleachers to cheer the Boston Red Sox at Braves Field in the 1916 World Series. 

                      

 

                       

Photo below shows Harry Hooper, first man at bat for Boston, during the 1916 World Series.

                       

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