WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Red Sox lose in the 13th inning
May 6, 1915
In a long desperate struggle, marked by play on
both sides that was at times brilliant and at other times was
mediocre, the Yankees pushed across the run in the 13th inning that
gave them a victory. The big crowd at the Polo Grounds was held in
suspense from the start of the game until the run scored at the end.
The Red Sox actually held a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the
ninth inning. But the Yankees managed to tie it up and send it into
In his first start, Babe Ruth pitched a wonderful game
from the start until the two hits in the last inning. At the plate Babe Ruth
impressed the fans when he hit a home run off Jack Warhop.
The Red Sox
got all their runs on clean base hits. Heinie Wagner and Duffy Lewis got singles
off Jack Warhop in the first inning, but no runs were scored because of the
Yankees sharp work in the field. In the third inning, Ruth slammed a ball into
the upper tier of the right grandstand and trotted around the bases for a home
run, giving the Sox a 1 to 0 lead. In the fifth inning the Yankees tied the
score when Heinie Wagner missed a ground ball and Mike McNally overthrew first
stayed tied until the seventh inning and the Yankees had only hit Ruth for one
base hit. The Red Sox took the lead in the eighth inning on doubles by Duffy
Lewis and Everett Scott.
Yankees half of the eighth Fritz Maisel singled and stole second, moving over to
third when Bill Carrigan's throw went out into centerfield. He came home when
Roy Hartzell grounded out to first, making the score 3 to 2 in favor of the Sox.
In the ninth, the Yankees tied it up after Doc Cook reached first base after
being hit by a pitch from Ruth. He proceeded to steal second base and scored on
Luke Boone's double.
opened the 13th inning with a single into left field and stole second base, just
making it under an excellent throw by Pinch Thomas. After Wally Pipp struck out,
Cook delivered the necessary base hit to send the New York fans home happy.