In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (a.k.a. Dodgers) four games to one. For the second consecutive year, the Red Sox played their home games at spacious Braves Field rather than Fenway Park and it paid off as they drew a then-record 42,620 people for the final game.
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.
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. Game 2 of the series, won by Boston in 14 innings, 2-1, was thelongest game in World Series History until Game 3 of the 2005 World Series.
Boston Red Sox, 91-63
Brooklyn Robins, 94-60
Boston Red Sox, Bill Carrigan
Brooklyn Robins, Wilbert Robinson
Tommy Connolly (AL), Hank O'Day (NL), Bill Dinneen (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL)
Hall of Famers:
Red Sox: Harry Hooper, Herb Pennock (dnp), Babe Ruth. Robins: Wilbert Robinson (mgr.), Rube Marquard, Casey Stengel‡, Zack Wheat.By WIKI
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