WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox and the Athletics
split a doubleheader
May 29, 1915 ... In the first game of a doubleheader, Philadelphia's Harry Davis singled in two runs
in the ninth inning, off Babe Ruth, to win the game in a walk-off. In the second game, the Red Sox came back to win,
6 to 5, aided by a misjudged fly ball to Chick Davies.
game, up until the last inning, the Red Sox enjoyed a 6 to 2 lead, but in the ninth inning, the
A's nearly duplicated their heroics of the first game on timely
hitting and an error by Heinie Wagner, getting three runs, but
falling one run short. Ernie Shore struck out Jimmy Walsh to
end the game and save it for his team.
Sox had jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning. With the
bases loaded, Ernie Shore doubled to the bleacher wall in left field,
clearing the bases, and scored on Harry Hooper's double. The
Sox added runs in the sixth and seventh innings to enjoy a four run
lead. After Wagner booted Davies grounder, Larry Kopf doubled
and scored on a ground out. He scored on Eddie Murphy's base
hit, but Ernie Shore tightened it down by striking out Jimmy Walsh to
end the game.
In the first game it was all Babe Ruth until the ninth inning, pitching a magnificent game, allowing just one hit and retiring the A's in order for five innings. The fateful ninth inning started when Ruth passed Eddie Murphy and
Jack Lapp singled to center. Both runners moved up a base on a ground out. Connie Mack brought up Harry Davis to pinch hit for Davies, who had struck out twice. Davis delivered a walk-off line drive single to left, scoring both runners for
the 2 to 1 win.
Both games were long and slow due to wet conditions under threatening skies. The Red Sox bolstered their pitching staff by picking up Herb Pennock, who was waived by the Athletics. Bill Carrigan decided to take a
chance on him feeling the Sox could use another arm.