The 1916 World Series was a best-of-seven series between the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Robins. The Red Sox won the series four games to one. The series featured a number of notable performances, including a pitching duel between Red Sox ace Babe Ruth and Brooklyn’s Sherry Smith in game two, which the Red Sox won 1-0. Ruth also hit a home run in game four, helping the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory. The Red Sox won the series in five games, becoming the first team to win back-to-back World Series titles.