Dave Bancroft was playing for Philadelphia in 1916. On September 30th, behind Eppa Rixey‚ the Phils take the morning game (yes, a morning game) with Brooklyn‚ 7-2‚ and led the NL by a half game. Brooklyn took the nitecap‚ 6-1 behind Rube Marquard and they hammer Alexander for 11 hits including a homer by Casey Stengel.
The Phils also lose shortstop Dave Bancroft when he breaks his ankle running to first base. Bancroft had injured the leg earlier in the game while fielding a ball. Hard to imagine breaking an ankle running to first.
Tough break for Dave. At least the season was almost over.