1915 BOSTON RED SOX
WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN ...

 

Al Spalding
Died: Sept 9th
Eddie Stanky   Red Barrett   Jeff Heath   Stan Spence
Born: Sept 3rd   Born: Feb 14th   Born: April 1st   Born: March 20th

 

As the Braves were being toasted in every town in New England, both Joe Lannin and Bill Carrigan were determined to not only regain their status as the top team in Boston, but also in the American League.  Despite winning 91 games and playing solid ball in 1914, the Sox were well behind the 99-win Philadelphia Athletics, but not many changes seemed necessary to have a chance at the title in 1915.  Talk that spring centered around the "million dollar" pitching staff.  Babe Ruth, Ray Collins, Ernie Shore, Rube Foster, Dutch Leonard, former 20 game winner Vean Gregg, rookie Carl Mays and Joe Wood all vied for spots.  Things didn't look good for Joe Wood.  In the off season he sought advice for his sore shoulder and by spring he could barely lift his arm.

On Babe Ruth, Bill Carrigan recalled that Babe Ruth was inconsistent in 1915, serving up a fat or bad pitch when she shouldn't.  He was a wiz defensively like cutting off a throw from the outfield to nail a runner at third base or a runner at second base.  Carrigan said Ruth had so much talent that anyone could see he'd quickly become a standout, with a barrel of stuff, blinding speed and a ball that was alive.  In just 103 plate appearances, he led the club with four home runs, posted a .576 slugging percentage.  He was quick to become a Boston celebrity with fans shouting out his name.  The Babe would always smile, turn around and wave to his fans.

 

BILL CARRIGAN

Player-manager Bill Carrigan devoted more time to managing and less to playing, and he replaced himself with Pinch Thomas or Hick Cady.   Steve Yerkes was replaced at second by the much more competent batsman Heinie Wagner.  Another emerging player was Everett Scott, a light hitting, 148 lb shortstop, who more than made up for his deficiencies at  the plate with his steady glove work.   In thirteen years in the big leagues, he led all shortstop he led the league in fielding percentage every year.  Still, Dick Hoblitzell at first, Larry Gardner at third and the trio of Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper and Duffy Lewis in the outfield, formed a solid core in the lineup.  Del Gainor and Hal Janvrin proved to be good utility players who filled in and did a great job.  In early July, the Sox picked up accomplished Athletics infielder Jack Barry to share play with Heinie Wagner at second base.

In an innovative attempt to lure fans at Fenway Park, Joe Lannin undertook one of the first media campaigns in sports history. During spring training he hired George Murray to take photographs and motion pictures. The movies were screened for free across New England. Newspaper accounts lauded Lannin for his innovation, and for the unprecedented inside look at the workings of a major league baseball club.

On the field Carrigan nurtured his team in intrasquad games between the regulars and the second stringers called the "Yannigans". Off the field, he tried to breach the divisions on his team by organizing group activities like fishing, golf and horseback riding. Most players relished the warm weather and country club atmosphere of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Joe Lannin's minor-league club, the Providence Greys shared the facilities and provided the Sox Springtime competition.

The 1915 season was a dogfight with Ty Cobb's Detroit Tigers. The Sox started off slowly, barely above .500 by June 1st.  They had many games postponed due to bad weather and that proved to be to their advantage, because they were rescheduled for later in the season when the team was playing great baseball.  

On May 29th the Red Sox also acquired future Hall-of-Famer, Herb Pennock who also had been dismissed by the Athletics. Then to bolster his pennant chances, Lannin paid Connie Mack $8000 for his shortstop Jack Barry. Connie Mack was determined to break up his aging squad, because he didn't want to pay their salaries.  Along with Pennock and Barry, out went Eddie Collins, Frank Baker, Jack Coombs, Chief Bender and Eddie Plank from the A's.

 

RUBE FOSTER

On the mound, the Sox were formidable. Dutch Leonard didnít have the monster year that he put up in 1914, but his 2.36 ERA was still respectable. Ruth showed promise in his first full season, while Rube Foster indicated he might have been the real thing.  The pitching staff was so good that Ray Collins was forced into the bullpen, where he was not particularly good and overshadowed by yet another young stud making his big-league debut in spitballer Carl Mays, who led the league in games finished and saves. The true revelations, however, were Ernie Shore, 1.64 ERA third in the league, in 247 innings and, surprisingly, Joe Wood, who returned to start 16 games when the pain in his shoulder allowed, completing 10 of them and posting a spectacular 1.49 ERA.   

With warmer weather, Joe Wood tried to pitch again.  On June 1st at the Polo Grounds against the Yankees, he began one of the most historic comebacks in baseball history. The first three Yankee batters hit him for a home run, a double and a single. In spite of his excruciating pain, Wood settled down. He had no fastball and pitched on guts and guile. Yet on this day he somehow hung on for 13 remarkable innings and emerged with a 4 to 3 win. For the rest of the season, throwing when he could stand the pain, he proved a valuable addition to the staff.

Joe Wood was not the only Red Sox player to battle injuries. Tris Speaker was beaned and suffered from a concussion, Ty Cobb spiked Everett Scott and Heinie Wagner had a sore arm. Over the first two months of the season, Boston trailed the White Sox and the Tigers, but soon began to close the gap. Nevertheless by late June the Red Sox drew even with Detroit and was within a games of the first-place White Sox.

On July 18th the Red Sox were in Chicago for a four-game series with first place at stake. After splitting a doubleheader the previous day, Wood asked Bill Carrigan for the ball to pitch the first game of the series against future Hall of Famer Red Faber. Wood again was dazzling. Relying on a changeup rather than a fastball, no White Sox base runner made it past first base after the first inning. Wood even knocked out two hits and scored a run in the Red Sox biggest victory of the season to that point.  The win was an inspiration to the Red Sox, and they went on to win the hast two games, take four out of five at Comiskey Park and a commanding lead in the pennant race.

On July 21st the Babe treated the St. Louis fans to a glimpse of the future. In four at-bats, the 20-year-old phenom socked a single, two doubles, and a remarkable home run that cleared the bleachers in right field and landed on Grand Avenue behind Sportsman's Park. He also pitched the Red Sox to a 4 to 2 win. The Red Sox won 13 of 20 games on this road trip and returned to Boston as conquering heroes.

On July 27th, in their first home game in nearly a month, Joe Wood one his 10th game of the season, scattering four hits in a 3 to 1 victory. Not only did the fans give him a standing ovation, but they roared when the public address announcer, megaphone in hand, announced that the world champion Braves, who were in the middle of a pennant race in the National League, and captured a ninth win over Brooklyn. The fans left Fenway Park dreaming of a subway series.

But Wood's arm was dangling by a thread. It hurt so badly he had to lift his right arm with his left hand just to change his shirt and was soon shut down from pitching.

The Sox had a 25-5 stretch from August 3rd to September 4th, that featured three doubleheader sweeps.  Pitching and defense was the key for the Red Sox, as the Tigers had scored more than 100 runs than they had.  Both the Red Sox and the Tigers won 100 games, and the season came down to the clubs' head-to-head matchups. A pair in late August was won by the Sox who held the Tigers to two runs over the 18 innings and overcame every effort by Cobb to distract and incite them. Ernie Shore beat them 3 to 1 on August 24th and Dutch Leonard by 2 to 1 on August 25th

Babe Ruth's emergence as a star was a key to the teams success and no one was more successful than his meteoric rise then Bill Carrigan. Carrigan served as a combination father, psychologist, and drill sergeant. He tested his young star's progress by inserting him into pressure situations. On September 8th, in an important gain against the Athletics at Fenway Park, Carrigan let Ruth pinch-hit for him. The over-anxious slugger-to-be swung at three add pitches and look foolish and an attempt to win a 1-0 game with a home run. Two days later on September 10th, Carrigan again called upon the Babe to pitch. He viewed Babe's failure as a learning experience. This time, Ruth retained his composure and lead the Sox to a 7 to 2 victory. He was on his way to 18 wins for the season.

 

ERNIE SHORE

Then on September 18th, with the Sox up 2 games in the standings, a crammed Fenway Park (more than 37,000 people, meaning fans were lining the outfield and foul lines) witnessed Ernie Shore pitch a 12-inning shutout of the Tigers.  Detroit rallied in the final inning to load the bases, but Shore pitched out of the jam when Marty Kavanaugh made the third out by passing Sam Crawford on the base path. The Sox made the most out of their lucky break, with Carrigan pinch hitting for Shore, and Duffy Lewis on second base and knocking him in.  The win gave the Red Sox a 3 1/2 game lead with 10 games left. 

Win #100 was slow in coming. The Sox had 97 wins with 10 to play, but went 2-5 over their next seven. The century mark was reached and passed on October 6th, in a doubleheader sweep against the Yankees. The Sox would wait another 31 years before seeing 100 wins again.  The Sox finished with 101 wins, 2 1/2 games ahead of Detroit (which had four more losses in its 100-win season). 

The World Series was a competitive Series, but one in which the Philadelphia Phillies clearly choked. Three times the games entered the 9th inning tied. And three times the Red Sox pushed across the winning run in the 9th.

The Phillies rode their horse, Grover Cleveland Alexander, to a 3-1 Game #1 win at Baker Bowl. They were able to win despite only getting 5 hits. In Game #2, Woodrow Wilson became the first ever President to watch a World Series game. He saw a good one, as the two teams entered the 9th inning tied. But in the 9th, Red Sox third baseman Larry Gardner, reached second base and scored on a single by Rube Foster, who also threw a complete game 3-hitter to even the Series at 1-1.

The two teams went to Boston to play Game #3. Since Braves Field had more seats than Fenway Park, the Sox decided to play on the home field of their National League counterparts. The Phillies continued to struggle at the plate. Dutch Leonard held the Phils to one run and three hits, and the two teams entered the bottom of the 9th tied. In the 9th, Harry Hooper singled off Pete Alexander, and moved to third with two outs.  Duffy Lewis came to the plate and the Red Sox left fielder cracked a single into right, for a walk-off win.

In Game #4, the Red Sox continued to frustrate the Phillies, as they lost their 3rd straight game by a score of 2-1. The two teams headed back to Philly with the Sox ahead by a comfortable 3-1 margin. In Game #5, the Phillies shot out to a 4-2 lead, which they took into the 8th inning. But Duffy Lewis played the hero again. After hitting 2 homers in the regular season, he hit a two run blast to tie the game at 4-4. Then, in the top of the 9th, Harry Hooper hit a solo shot, and once again the Red Sox rode 9th inning heroics to a victory and another World Championship.

 

1915 WORLD SERIES CROWD

 
 

SPRING TRAINING DIARY
03/02/1915  Red Sox sign Bill Sweeney
03/05/1915  The Red Sox arrive in St. Louis and meet Babe Ruth
03/06/1915  Red Sox arrive at Hot Springs; Dutch Leonard arrives
03/07/1915  Joe Wood, Ernie Shore, Vean Gregg, Carl Mays and Rube Foster arrive
03/08/1915  First workout and team meeting
03/09/1915  Full practice
03/10/1915  Full practice
03/11/1915  Dick Hoblitzell arrives
03/12/1915  Position players leave Boston for Hot Springs
03/13/1915  Full practice
03/15/1915  Rain cancels workout; Pittsburgh Pirates arrive
03/16/1915  First full squad workout, including Providence club
03/17/1915  Full practice
03/18/1915  Yannigans

W

7-2

 
03/19/1915  Yannigans

W

8-6  
03/20/1915  No Practice (Rain); Freddie Parent arrives
03/22/1915  Hiking
03/23/1915  Yannigans

L

7-2  Babe Ruth hits 1st homer
03/24/1915  Yannigans

L

6-2  
03/25/1915  Yannigans

W

2-0  
03/26/1915  Hiking (Rain) with Royal Rooters
03/27/1915  Yannigans

L

4-1  
03/28/1915  Harry Hooper arrives from California
03/29/1915  No Practice (Rain)
03/30/1915  No Practice (Snow); Bill Sweeney is released
03/31/1915  Yannigans

L

7-2  
04/01/1915  Yannigans

W

7-1  
04/02/1915  Red Sox leave Hot Springs, arrive in Memphis
04/03/1915  at Memphis Turtles

W

7-2  
04/04/1915  at Memphis Turtles

W

10-2  
04/05/1915  at Memphis Turtles

W

10-5  
04/06/1915  at Louisville Colonels

L

5-2  
04/07/1915  at Louisville Colonels

W

3-1  
04/08/1915  at Louisville Colonels 2-2  
04/09/1915  at Cincinnati Reds

W

3-2  
04/10/1915  at Cincinnati Reds

L

3-1  
04/11/1915  at Cincinnati Reds

L

2-0  
04/12/1915  at Richmond Cardinals

W

5-0  
04/13/1915  Red Sox leave for Philadelphia
 
GAME LOG
  RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
04/14/1915 0-1 5th -1  at Philadelphia Athletics L 2-0 Ernie Shore 0-1
04/15/1915 1-1 2nd -1  at Philadelphia Athletics W 5-3 Carl Mays 1-0
04/16/1915 1-1 4th -1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics T 6-6    
04/17/1915 2-1 1st +1/2  at Washington Nationals W 7-5 Ernie Shore 1-1
04/18/1915 2-1 1st -  
04/19/1915 2-2 4th -1  at Washington Nationals L 4-2 Ray Collins 0-1
04/20/1915 3-2 2nd -1  at Washington Nationals W 5-2 Rube Foster 1-0
04/21/1915 3-3 5th -2  at Washington Nationals L 11-3 Ray Collins 0-2
04/22/1915 4-3 3rd -2  Philadelphia Athletics W 7-6 Ralph Comstock 1-0
04/23/1915 4-3 3rd - 2 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics pp  
04/24/1915 4-4 4th -3 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics L 6-3 Dutch Leonard 0-1
04/25/1915 4-4 4th -3  
04/26/1915 5-4 3rd -2  Philadelphia Athletics W 9-2 Babe Ruth 1-0
04/27/1915 5-5 5th -3  New York Yankees L 2-0 Rube Foster 1-1
04/28/1915 5-5 5th -3 1/2  New York Yankees pp  
04/29/1915 5-6 5th -4 1/2  New York Yankees L 6-4 Ernie Shore 1-2
04/30/1915 5-6 5th -4  New York Yankees pp  
05/01/1915 5-6 5th -3 1/2  Washington Nationals pp  
05/02/1915 5-6 5th -4  
05/03/1915 5-6 5th -4  Washington Nationals pp  
05/04/1915 6-6 5th -4  Washington Nationals W 2-0 Rube Foster 2-1
05/05/1915 7-6 4th -4  Washington Nationals W 1-0 Ernie Shore 2-2
05/06/1915 7-7 5th -4 1/2  at New York Yankees L 4-3 Babe Ruth 1-1
05/07/1915 8-7 4th -4 1/2  at New York Yankees W 5-3 Dutch Leonard 1-1
05/08/1915 8-8 4th -4 1/2  at New York Yankees L 10-3 Ray Collins 0-3
05/09/1915 8-8 4th -5  
05/10/1915 9-8 4th -4 1/2  at New York Yankees W 3-1 Rube Foster 3-1
05/11/1915 9-9 4th -5 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 3-0 Babe Ruth 1-2
05/12/1915 10-9 4th -4 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 4-1 Ernie Shore 3-2
05/13/1915 11-9 4th -3 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 4-2 Dutch Leonard 2-1
05/14/1915 11-9 4th -3 1/2  
05/15/1915 12-9 4th -2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 5-2 Rube Foster 4-1
05/16/1915 13-9 3rd -2  at Cleveland Indians W 3-0 Carl Mays 2-0
05/17/1915 13-9 3rd -2  at Cleveland Indians pp  
05/18/1915 13-9 4th -2  at Cleveland Indians pp  
05/19/1915 13-10 4th -2 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 5-2 Rube Foster 4-2
05/20/1915 13-10 4th -3  at Chicago White Sox pp  
05/21/1915 13-11 4th -3  at Chicago White Sox L 3-2 Carl Mays 2-1
05/22/1915 13-12 4th -4  at Chicago White Sox L 11-3 Babe Ruth 1-3
05/23/1915 13-13 4th -5  at Chicago White Sox L 4-2 Joe Wood 0-1
05/24/1915 13-14 4th -6  at St. Louis Browns L 4-3 Carl Mays 2-2
05/25/1915 13-14 4th -6  at St. Louis Browns pp  
05/26/1915 13-14 4th -6 1/2  at St. Louis Browns pp  
05/27/1915 13-14 4th -7  
05/28/1915 14-14 4th -6 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 8-5 Joe Wood 1-1
05/29/1915 14-15 4th -7  at Philadelphia Athletics L 2-1 Babe Ruth 1-4
15-15 4th -6 1/2 W 6-5 Ernie Shore 4-2
05/30/1915 15-15 4th -6  
05/31/1915 16-15 4th -5 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 2-1 Rube Foster 5-2
17-15 4th -5 W 9-2 Carl Mays 3-2
06/01/1915 18-15 3rd -5  at New York Yankees W 4-3 Joe Wood 2-1
06/02/1915 19-15 3rd -4  at New York Yankees W 7-1 Babe Ruth 2-4
06/03/1915 19-15 3rd -4  at New York Yankees pp  
06/04/1915 19-16 3rd -5  Chicago White Sox L 2-0 Ernie Shore 4-3
06/05/1915 20-16 3rd -4  Chicago White Sox W 4-2 Rube Foster 6-2
06/06/1915 20-16 3rd -4  
06/07/1915 21-16 3rd -4  Chicago White Sox W 3-0 Joe Wood 3-1
06/08/1915 21-17 3rd -4  Chicago White Sox L 4-3 Carl Mays 3-3
06/09/1915 21-18 3rd -5  Detroit Tigers L 15-0 Ray Collins 0-4
06/10/1915 22-18 3rd -5  Detroit Tigers W 6-5 Joe Wood 4-1
06/11/1915 23-18 3rd -4  Detroit Tigers W 5-3 Rube Foster 7-2
06/12/1915 24-18 3rd -3  Cleveland Indians W 5-4 Carl Mays 4-3
06/13/1915 24-18 3rd -3  
06/14/1915 25-18 3rd -3  Cleveland Indians W 4-1 Joe Wood 5-1
06/15/1915 25-18 3rd -3  Cleveland Indians pp  
06/16/1915 26-18 3rd -2  Cleveland Indians W 4-3 Ernie Shore 5-3
06/17/1915 27-18 3rd -2  St. Louis Browns W 11-10 Babe Ruth 3-4
06/18/1915 28-18 3rd -2  St. Louis Browns W 3-1 Rube Foster 8-2
06/19/1915 28-18 3rd -2 1/2  St. Louis Browns T 5-5    
06/20/1915 28-18 2nd -3 1/2  
06/21/1915 29-18 2nd -3  at Washington Nationals W 8-3 Babe Ruth 4-4
29-19 2nd -3 1/2 L 6-5 Ernie Shore 5-4
06/22/1915 29-20 2nd -4 1/2  at Washington Nationals L 7-4 Rube Foster 8-3
06/23/1915 29-21 3rd -6  at Washington Nationals L 5-0 Carl Mays 4-4
06/24/1915 30-21 3rd -6  at Washington Nationals W 12-4 Ray Collins 1-4
06/25/1915 31-21 3rd -5 1/2  New York Yankees W 9-5 Babe Ruth 5-4
06/26/1915 31-22 3rd -5 1/2  New York Yankees L 5-1 Rube Foster 8-4
32-22 2nd -5 W 4-2 Joe Wood 6-1
06/27/1915 32-22 3rd -5 1/2  
06/28/1915 32-23 3rd -6 1/2  New York Yankees L 3-2 Ernie Shore 5-5
33-23 3rd -6 W 6-3 Vean Gregg 1-0
06/29/1915 34-23 3rd -6  New York Yankees W 4-3 Babe Ruth 6-4
06/30/1915 35-23 2nd -6  Philadelphia Athletics W 10-5 Ray Collins 2-4
36-23 2nd -5 1/2 W 10-7 Joe Wood 7-1
07/01/1915 36-23 2nd -6  Philadelphia Athletics pp  
07/02/1915 36-23 2nd -5 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics pp  
07/03/1915 36-24 3rd -5 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics L 7-3 Ray Collins 2-5
37-24 3rd -5 W 11-0 Joe Wood 8-1
07/04/1915 37-24 3rd -4 1/2  
07/05/1915 38-24 2nd -3 1/2  Washington Nationals W 4-0 Rube Foster 9-4
39-24 2nd -2 1/2 W 6-0 Babe Ruth 7-4
07/06/1915 40-24 2nd -2 1/2  Washington Nationals W 5-1 Ernie Shore 6-5
41-24 2nd -2 W 4-1 Vean Gregg 2-0
07/07/1915 42-24 2nd -1 1/2  Washington Nationals W 9-4 Joe Wood 9-1
43-24 2nd -1 W 1-0 Dutch Leonard 3-1
07/08/1915        
07/09/1915 43-25 2nd -2  at Detroit Tigers L 15-4 Babe Ruth 7-5
07/10/1915 44-25 2nd -1 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 6-3 Rube Foster 10-4
07/11/1915 44-26 2nd -2  at Detroit Tigers L 5-4 Carl Mays 4-5
07/12/1915 45-26 2nd -1  at Detroit Tigers W 15-12 Ray Collins 3-5
07/13/1915 46-26 2nd -1  at Cleveland Indians W 7-3 Babe Ruth 8-5
46-27 2nd -1 1/2 L 6-5 Dutch Leonard 3-2
07/14/1915 46-28 2nd -2 1/2  at Cleveland Indians L 3-2 Joe Wood 9-2
47-28 2nd -2 W 7-1 Ray Collins 4-5
07/15/1915 48-28 2nd -1  at Cleveland Indians W 4-3 Ernie Shore 7-5
07/16/1915 48-28 2nd -1 1/2  at Cleveland Indians pp  
07/17/1915 49-28 2nd -1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 6-4 Rube Foster 11-4
49-29 2nd -1 1/2 L 4-0 Dutch Leonard 3-3
07/18/1915 50-29 2nd -1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 6-2 Joe Wood 10-2
07/19/1915 51-29 1st +1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 6-4 Dutch Leonard 4-3
07/20/1915 52-29 1st +1  at Chicago White Sox W 3-0 Ernie Shore 8-5
07/21/1915 53-29 1st +2  at St. Louis Browns W 4-2 Babe Ruth 9-5
07/22/1915 54-29 1st +1 1/2  at St. Louis Browns W 7-3 Carl Mays 5-5
07/23/1915 55-29 1st +1 1/2  at St. Louis Browns W 8-3 Dutch Leonard 5-3
07/24/1915 55-29 1st +2  at St. Louis Browns W 7-3 Rube Foster 12-4
56-30 1st +1 1/2 L 3-2 Joe Wood 10-3
07/25/1915 56-31 1st +1  at St. Louis Browns L 9-8 Babe Ruth 9-6
56-31 1st +1 T 1-1    
07/26/1915 56-31 1st +1  
07/27/1915 57-31 1st +2  Chicago White Sox W 3-1 Joe Wood 11-3
07/28/1915 57-32 1st +1  Chicago White Sox L 1-0 Ernie Shore 8-6
07/29/1915 57-32 1st +1  Chicago White Sox pp  
07/30/1915 57-33 1st -  Detroit Tigers L 7-6 Joe Wood 11-4
07/31/1915 58-33 1st +1  Detroit Tigers W 4-1 Rube Foster 13-4
08/01/1915 58-33 1st +1  
08/02/1915 58-34 1st +1  Detroit Tigers L 5-3 Ray Collins 4-6
08/03/1915 59-34 1st +1 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 2-1 Ernie Shore 9-6
08/04/1915 59-34 1st +1 1/2  Cleveland Indians pp  
08/05/1915 59-34 1st +1 1/2  Cleveland Indians pp  
08/06/1915 59-34 1st +1 1/2  Cleveland Indians pp  
08/07/1915 60-34 1st +1 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 2-0 Joe Wood 12-4
61-34 1st +1 1/2 W 6-2 Dutch Leonard 6-3
08/08/1915 61-34 1st +1 1/2  
08/09/1915 62-34 1st +1 1/2  St. Louis Browns W 2-0 Rube Foster 14-4
08/10/1915 62-35 1st +1  St. Louis Browns L 3-2 Ernie Shore 9-7
63-35 1st +1 W 10-3 Babe Ruth 10-6
08/11/1915 64-35 1st +2  St. Louis Browns W 11-3 Joe Wood 13-4
65-35 1st +2 1/2 W 2-1 Dutch Leonard 7-3
08/12/1915 66-35 1st +3  St. Louis Browns W 4-0 Rube Foster 15-4
08/13/1915 67-35 1st +3 1/2  Washington Nationals W 3-2 Ernie Shore 10-7
08/14/1915 68-35 1st +3 1/2  Washington Nationals W 4-3 Babe Ruth 11-6
08/15/1915 68-35 1st +3  
08/16/1915 69-35 1st +2 1/2  Washington Nationals W 1-0 Joe Wood 14-4
08/17/1915 69-35 1st +1 1/2  
08/18/1915 69-36 1st +1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 5-3 Dutch Leonard 7-4
08/19/1915 69-37 2nd -1/2  at Chicago White Sox L 2-1 Rube Foster 15-5
08/20/1915 70-37 2nd -1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 4-1 Ernie Shore 11-7
08/21/1915 71-37 1st -  at St. Louis Browns W 4-1 Babe Ruth 12-6
08/22/1915 72-37 1st +1  at St. Louis Browns W 6-1 Rube Foster 16-5
73-37 1st +1 W 5-3 Dutch Leonard 8-4
08/23/1915 74-37 1st +1 1/2  at St. Louis Browns W 7-0 Vean Gregg 3-0
08/24/1915 75-37 1st +2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 3-1 Ernie Shore 12-7
08/25/1915 76-37 1st +3 1/2  at Detroit Tigers W 2-1 Dutch Leonard 9-4
08/26/1915 76-38 1st +2 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 7-6 Dutch Leonard 9-5
08/27/1915 76-39 1st +1  at Cleveland Indians L 4-3 Vean Gregg 3-1
08/28/1915 77-39 1st +1  at Cleveland Indians W 5-3 Babe Ruth 13-6
78-39 1st +2 W 3-1 Ernie Shore 13-7
08/29/1915 79-39 1st +2  at Cleveland Indians W 1-0 Dutch Leonard 10-5
08/30/1915 79-39 1st +2  at Toledo Rail Lights W 6-1  
08/31/1915 79-39 1st +1 1/2  
09/01/1915 80-39 1st +1 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 6-0 Rube Foster 17-5
09/02/1915 81-39 1st +1 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 8-3 Babe Ruth 14-6
09/03/1915 82-39 1st +2 1/2  at Philadelphia Athletics W 10-2 Ernie Shore 14-7
09/04/1915 83-39 1st +3  at Philadelphia Athletics W 3-2 Dutch Leonard 11-5
09/05/1915 83-39 1st +2  
09/06/1915 83-40 1st +1 1/2  New York Yankees L 4-0 Rube Foster 17-6
83-41 1st +1 L 5-2 Babe Ruth 14-7
09/07/1915 83-42 1st +1  New York Yankees L 8-3 Ernie Shore 14-8
09/08/1915 83-43 1st +1  Philadelphia Athletics L 1-0 Dutch Leonard 11-6
84-43 1st +1 1/2 W 13-2 Vean Gregg 4-1
09/09/1915 85-43 1st +1 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics W 1-0 Ernie Shore 15-8
09/10/1915 86-43 1st +2 1/2  Philadelphia Athletics W 7-2 Babe Ruth 15-7
09/11/1915 87-43 1st +2 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 5-4 Dutch Leonard 12-6
09/12/1915 87-43 1st +2 1/2  
09/13/1915 88-43 1st +2 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 2-1 Dutch Leonard 13-6
89-43 1st +3 W 4-1 Ernie Shore 16-8
09/14/1915 90-43 1st +3  Chicago White Sox W 2-1 Babe Ruth 16-7
09/15/1915 90-44 1st +2  Chicago White Sox L 3-1 Vean Gregg 4-2
09/16/1915 90-45 1st +1  Detroit Tigers L 6-1 Dutch Leonard 13-7
09/17/1915 91-45 1st +2  Detroit Tigers W 7-2 Dutch Leonard 14-6
09/18/1915 92-45 1st +3  Detroit Tigers W 1-0 Ernie Shore 17-8
09/19/1915 92-45 1st +3  
09/20/1915 93-45 1st +4  Detroit Tigers W 3-2 Babe Ruth 17-7
09/21/1915 93-45 1st +3 1/2  Cleveland Indians pp  
09/22/1915 94-45 1st +3 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 3-2 Carl Mays 6-5
95-45 1st +4 W 7-1 Rube Foster 18-7
09/23/1915 96-45 1st +4  Cleveland Indians W 5-4 Joe Wood 15-4
97-45 1st +4 1/2 W 6-2 Ernie Shore 18-8
09/24/1915 97-46 1st +4 1/2  St. Louis Browns L 8-4 Babe Ruth 17-8
09/25/1915 98-46 1st +4  St. Louis Browns W 3-2 Rube Foster 19-7
09/26/1915        
09/27/1915 99-46 1st +4  St. Louis Browns W 8-4 Ernie Shore 19-8
09/28/1915 99-46 1st +4 1/2  The Red Sox work out at Braves Field
09/29/1915 99-46 1st +4  
09/30/1915 99-46 1st + 4 1/2  The Red Sox clinch the American League pennant when the Tigers lose
10/01/1915 99-46 1st + 4 1/2  
10/02/1915 99-47 1st +3 1/2  at Washington Nationals L 3-1 Joe Wood 15-5
99-47 1st +3 1/2 T 3-3  
10/03/1915 99-47 1st +3  
10/04/1915 99-48 1st +2 1/2  at New York Yankees L 5-1 Dutch Leonard 14-7
99-49 1st +2 L 5-1 Rube Foster 19-8
10/05/1915 99-49 1st +2  at New York Yankees pp  
10/06/1915 100-49 1st +2 1/2  at New York Yankees W 2-0 Dutch Leonard 15-7
101-49 1st +3 W 4-2 Babe Ruth 18-8
10/07/1915 101-50 1st +2 1/2  at New York Yankees L 4-3 Ray Collins 4-7
   
THE WORLD SERIES
  
10/08/1915 0-1 Game #1  at Philadelphia Phillies L 3-1 Ernie Shore 0-1
10/09/1915 1-1 Game #2  at Philadelphia Phillies W 2-1 Rube Foster 1-0
10/10/1915    The Red Sox arrive back in Boston
10/11/1915 2-1 Game #3  Philadelphia Phillies W 2-1 Dutch Leonard 1-0
10/12/1915 3-1 Game #4  Philadelphia Phillies W 2-1 Ernie Shore 1-1
10/13/1915 4-1 Game #5  at Philadelphia Phillies W 5-4 Rube Foster 2-0
10/14/1915    Red Sox say goodbye to each other and receive their pay checks
   
1915 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING
 
 

 

 

FINAL 1915 STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

101 50 -

 

 

Detroit Tigers 100 54 2 1/2

 

 

Chicago White Sox 93 61 9 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals 85 68 17

 

 

New York Yankees 69 83 32 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns 63 91 39 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians 57 95 44 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics 43 109 58 1/2

 

 

 
1914 RED SOX 1916 RED SOX