1916 November

1st  Harry H. Frazee, New York theater owner and producer, and Hugh Ward buy the Red Sox for $675,000 (one report puts the figure at $750,000) from Joseph Lannin. Bill Carrigan announces that he will retire as Red Sox manager to pursue his interests in Lewiston, Maine.

29th In Kansas City, Walter Johnson and Grover Cleveland Alexander face each other for the first time. The exhibition game between the two stars features Zach Wheat, Casey Stengel, Max Carey, Hal Chase and others. The “Johnsons” prevail over the “Alexanders”, 3–2.

Bob Unglaub, former major league player and manager, dies from injuries sustained two days ago when he was struck by a train. He had three fractured ribs, a gash across his stomach and one kidney was cut in half. Unglaub managed at Fargo, ND this past season and was employed offseason as a machinist with the Pennsylvania Railroad.