IN THE NEWS: Hal Chase, with a lock on the NL batting title, is honored before the Reds–Pirates game in a ceremony featuring actress May Buckley. Chase then collects two hits in the Reds 4–0 win to finish the season at .339, outdistancing runner-up Jake Daubert. A month ago, Prince Hal was at .307, while Jake leading the league at .325. With today's win the Reds tie the Cards for 7th place.
In a 6–3 win over Detroit, the Browns steal eight bases to total 234 steals, an AL record until the 1976 Oakland Athletics swipe 341. Detroit adds seven steals of its own for a combined 15 steals, tying the AL record for two clubs that New York set by themselves on September 28, 1911.
IN THE NEWS: Grover Cleveland Alexander 3-hits the 3rd-place Braves for a 2–0 Philley win, his 33rd, and his 16th shutout. But Boston takes the nitecap when Milt Stock, Bancroft's replacement at short, makes a costly error.
IN THE NEWS: Brooklyn tops the Giants 8–6 and clinches the pennant. A disgusted John McGraw leaves the bench in the 5th inning, convinced his players aren't trying against the Robins, who feature many ex-Giants on the roster.
Meanwhile, the Phils drop a doubleheader to the Braves at home to drop two 1/2 games behind with two games to play.
IN THE NEWS: With the Braves ahead 4–1 in the 8th inning, Phils manager Pat Moran puts pudgy Billy Maharg in as a pinch hitter. Maharg grounds out and then plays LF before returning to his real duties as chauffeur for Phils C Bill Killefer. Maharg also appeared in two innings as a replacement Tiger in 1912.
IN THE NEWS: After a Sunday off, Babe Ruth outpitches Sherry Smith to win Game Two of the World Series 2–1 in 14 innings. Both starters go the distance with Smith allowing seven hits, Ruth giving up 6. According to the Boston Traveler, each starter throws 148 pitches. Ruth allows one run in the first, a homer by CF Hy Myers that skips by Harry Hooper. It is only homer off Ruth this year. Only two Robins reach base after the 8th, one on a walk and another on an error. This is the start of 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings pitched by Ruth.
IN THE NEWS: In Game Three, Larry Gardener's 7th inning home run over the RF fence at Brooklyn brings the Sox within a run 4–3, but Jeff Pfeffer, in relief of Jack Coombs, shuts them down. Carl Mays takes the loss. Charlie Ebbets becomes the first owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5—up from $3.
IN THE NEWS: Rube Marquard, Larry Cheney, and Nap Rucker yield 10 hits as the Red Sox win Game Four easily 6–2. The Brooklyn Robins score twice in the first, but Larry Gardner's 2nd home run, an inside-the-park blast, scores three in the 2nd and puts Boston ahead to stay. Dutch Leonard holds his foes to five hits.
IN THE NEWS: Boston's 4–1 win in Game Five ends the Series. The Red Sox had 22 shares of $3,826. The Dodgers, less generous, $2,834. Red Sox manager Bill "Rough" Carrigan, who announced late in the season that he would be quitting, says good-bye to each of his players. Carrigan will return to manage the Red Sox in 1927, but his teams will finish last for three seasons. Jack Barry will take over as manager for the 1917 season.