May 19, 1915
The sun snuck out
from behind the clouds, allowing the Red Sox and Indians to finally
play a game, one that the Red Sox lost 5-2.
Joe Jackson played
this first game at his new position of first base for Cleveland, and
made the transition perfectly without a miscue. e got two hit6s and
drive in two runs.
pitched for Cleveland and, although wild enough to force in one of
the Red Sox runs, was very much of a puzzle to the Sox batters,
allowing just three hits until the final inning. Although he
was in trouble several times with passing batters to first base, he
was able to wiggle out safely. With his team hitting behind
him, he stayed on top of the Red Sox batters until the ninth inning
with a 5-0 lead.
All there was from
the Sox viewpoint, was the ninth inning. Tris Speaker started the ninth inning rally with a double and was later brought home by Dick Hoblitzell's double. Hal Janvrin singled to left and Hobby stopped at third base. Carrigan then was walked and Hagerman
intentionally passed Del Gainor, who pinch hit for Babe Ruth, to load the bases (Editor's note: WOW!!!! ... Del Gainor pinch hitting for Babe Ruth???) Well, Hoblitzell walked Gainor, forcing in Hobby, and Harry Hooper flied out to end the game.
The Red Sox are interested in the Pacific Coast League secondbaseman, Bill Rodgers of the Portland club, who was declared a free agent after the Indians let him go. Carrigan could use him as insurance in case Heinie Wagner's arm doesn't