Editor's note: NESN.com is teaming up with WhatIfSports.com to crown the greatest Red Sox team of all time with the "Red Sox Showdown for the Ages." Click here for more information on the 16-team simulation tournament.
Starting on Monday, we'll start to preview the tournament, looking at four teams each day. This preview is for the the 1916 team, the No. 6 seed in the Red Sox Showdown for the Ages.
1916 Red Sox
Finish: 1st in American League, Won World Series over Brooklyn Robins
Manager: Bill Carrigan
Best Player: Larry Gardner (.308, 2 home runs, 62 RBIs)
Best Pitcher: Babe Ruth (23-12, 1.75 ERA, 23 complete games, 323 2/3 IP)
Breakdown: The 1916 Red Sox brought with them the organization's fourth championship and their third in what would be four in the decade. Led by third baseman Larry Gardner at the plate and Babe Ruth on the mound, the Red Sox easily defeated the Brooklyn Robins four games to one.