- #1. The First Back to Back Championship For the Boston Red Sox
- #2. The Longest World Series Game In History Would Be Played In Game 2.
- #3. Game 5 Set An Attendance Record
- #4. Babe Ruth Would Start His Scoreless Streak
- #5. 1916 World Series Would Be The Third Consecutive Boston Championship
- #6. Boston Had Become The Team Of The Decade.
- #7. The American League Dominated The National League
#1. The First Back to Back Championship For the Boston Red Sox
With the win in the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox tied the Philadelphia Athletics for the most World Series wins in the decade. They were building a case to be the team of the decade.
This World Series would see Babe Ruth get his first victory as a pitcher. In 1915, he had only pinch-hit and did nothing else to contribute to the team. This year, he would contribute a win.
#2. The Longest World Series Game In History Would Be Played In Game 2.
Game 2 between the Red Sox and Robins (eventually the Dodgers) set a record for the longest game in World Series history. This record would stand until, ironically, the Red Sox and Dodgers played a second time in 2018 when, in Game 3, they went 18 innings.
The Robins scored in the top of the first on an inside-the-park home run by Hy Myers, and the Red Sox tied it in the bottom of the third, Ruth himself knocking in the run with a ground ball.
The game remained 1–1 until the bottom of the 14th when the Red Sox won it on a pinch-hit single by Del Gainer.
#3. Game 5 Set An Attendance Record
The Red Sox did not play their games at Fenway Park but instead opted to play at the newer and larger venue named Braves Field. Braves Field was home to the Boston Braves and had opened for the 1915 season.
It paid off as the Red Sox would set a new record in attendance for a single game in the World Series when they filled the house with 43,620 fans in the house.
#4. Babe Ruth Would Start His Scoreless Streak
Babe Ruth would pitch 13 scoreless innings in Game 2 of the series. This scoreless streak would be the start of a record that many did not know Ruth had until Whitey Ford broke it.
#5. 1916 World Series Would Be The Third Consecutive Boston Championship
Boston had become the city of champions. Two of their baseball clubs had won the World Series three straight times, and ironically, neither of them did it in their own ballpark.
In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves won the World Series and played their games at Fenway Park. At the time, the Braves had a new stadium that was being built.
After the new stadium was built, it would host the next two World Series matchups for the Boston Red Sox.
#6. Boston Had Become The Team Of The Decade.
They would lose to the Braves in the 1914 World Series, and the Red Sox would take over from there.
This would be their third World Series victory, and in 1918, they would win their fourth.
#7. The American League Dominated The National League
Things had shifted away from the National League as the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox won all but one World Series in the decade.
Just a little over a decade, the National League boycotted the American League, arguing that it wasn't a legitimate league, and in 1916, it seemed as if the National League was the American League's little brother.
Tides would shift somewhat, and the National League would get some wins in the series, but that was before the Yankees began to dominate the league.