WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Despite Joe Wood's good pitching,
the White Sox win with great plays
May 23, 1915
Joe Wood was the White Sox victim today. He bowed in defeat by a 4 to
2 score, with a crowd of 22,000 fans watching the struggle. Timely
hits by Jim Scott and sparkling defensive fielding by Buck Weaver and
Ray Schalk were the highlights. The Red Sox engaged in a desperate
battle and, as a result, it was one of the most spectacular games
played this season.
Wood was touched for seven hits and gave up
five free passes in his second outing of the year. He was given remarkable
support the field, but the victory by the White Sox, was result of' timely
hitting and daring baserunning.
Eddie Collins scored from second with the winning rally in the fifth inning,
after a single by John Collins. Again in the seventh, it was Eddie Collins'
nerve and his baserunning, in going from first the third, on Jack Fournier's
sacrifice bunt, that paved the way for another run, when he scored on a fly ball
to Duffy Lewis in short left. Had he been loafing for an instant, the White Sox
would not have scored their game-winning run.
The Red Sox got 10 base hits off Scott and a single by Hal Janvrin, doubles
by Heinie Wagner and Tris speaker, and a sacrifice by Duffy Lewis, gave them two
runs in the sixth inning. Scott buckled down however, and pitched himself out of
further trouble, until the ninth-inning, when he gave up a free pass and two
hits and loaded the bases. But Eddie Collins grabbed a ground ball from Hal
Janvrin for the final put out of the afternoon.
In the fifth inning, the Red Sox threatened when Del Gainer tripled to
centerfield and tried to score on Hick Cady's shot down to Weaver. But Buck made
a great pickup and in midair, threw home to get Gainer as he collided with Ray
Schalk, who was blocking the plate.