WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Yankees knock out the Red Sox in one inning
May 8, 1915
The New York Yankees scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to beat the
Red Sox 10 to 3, in front of 18,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in New
York. They bombarded three Red Sox pitchers and as a result, several
substitute players on the Red Sox bench had a chance to play.
Bill Carrigan was not in a good mood as he scowled and muttered to himself as
each Yankee hit went scurrying into the outfield. What made it even more
exasperating for the Red Sox, was that the Yankees were shutout for the first
three innings and again in the final four. But in the disasters fourth inning,
New York simply ran amok and the Red Sox played like minor leaguers.
Ray Collins held the Yankees down tightly for the first three frames, but
fell to pieces shortly after the fourth inning began. Carl Mays succeeded
Collins and was also pounded before Ernie Shore came in to rescue his teammates.
He also was hit hard but managed to stick it out until the side was retired.
When the Yankees came to bat in the fifth inning, they faced Joe Wood, with Hick
Cady catching, Hal Janvrin at second and Olaf Henriksen in left. Wood pitched a
good game until the bitter end.
The Red Sox had the lead briefly in their top half of the fourth inning. They
put together two runs on a pass to Tris Speaker, a sacrifice by Duffy Lewis, a
double by Dick Hoblitzell and a throwing error by Yankee catcher, Les Nunamaker,
in an effort to pick Hobby off second base. A single by Wood and errors by Luke
Boone and Roger Peckinpaugh, gave the Sox a third run in the seventh inning.