WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Joe Wood holds the Indians runless for 11 innings
May 16, 1915
It took 14 innings,
but the Red Sox made it four in a row by beating the the Indians 3-0
in Cleveland. Guy Morton took the loss, having posted five
straight victories up to this point. Joe Wood started on the
road to his comeback by pitching 11 shutout innings. He also
was the only man to get a hit off Morton up to the time he left the
game. Carl Mays relieved Wood and his underhand delivery proved
a puzzle to the Indian batters, because they could not hit him.
Morton pitched an
outstanding game and was perfect through seven innings. In the
eighth inning Dick Hoblitzell finally worked him for a walk, becoming
the first Boston baserunner. He never moved on any farther.
The no-hitter was
broken up by Wood in the ninth inning, but the Sox again went down in
order again for the next three innings. In the 13th inning the
Red Sox got two hits but the men died on base.
Then in the 14th,
Mays hit a fly ball that Jack Graney lost in the sun, allowing Carl
to reach first base safely. Harry Hooper then laid down a bunt,
trying to sacrifice Mays to second, but Morton and Josh Billings got
tangled up, and Hooper was safe at first. Heinie Wagner then
picked both base runners up with a base hit to center field.
Duffy Lewis followed with a double to score Wagner and the Red Sox
were out front 3-0.
Joe Wood pitched an excellent game and had all the stuff of a couple of years ago. The attendance was kept down by a heavy rain that fell up until noon, and it was chilly.