WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Babe Ruth pitches the Red Sox past the Yankees
June 2, 1915
The Yankees were outclassed in all department by the Red Sox today. Babe Ruth was immense on the mound and if not for
Frtiz Maisel's triple in the first inning, and scoring on a wild
pitch, the Yankees would have been shut out, because except for this,
he was never in danger. If a baserunner found his way to a
base, Ruth got tougher and refused to let him move any further.
If his pitching
wasn't enough, he also slugged a home run into the right field
grandstand, with Pinch Thomas sitting on first base. The Red
Sox have been hitting well lately and they backed up Ruth with the
stick and in the field very impressively.
They clouted Jack
Warhop for five runs in six innings. Then they knocked in a
couple of runs against Warhop's replacement, Cy Pieh. Larry Gardner,
Harry Hooper, Dick Hoblitzell, and Pinch Thomas were the offensive
stars, with Gardner stroking four singles in five at bats.
The first inning was the only one in which the Yankees could put two hits
together. Other than that, Doc Cook got a base hit in the fourth and Les
Nunamaker got a hit in the eighth. In the ninth-inning Cook had the final hit of
the game for the Yankees, a single. Maisel got the triple in the first and
scored on a wild pitch. He would've scored on Wally Pipp's single, however.
The Sox showed a tendency to score runs in nearly every inning. Heinie Wagner
scored in the first as result of free passes to himself and Duffy Lewis,
followed by a single by Dick Hoblitzell. In the second inning, Ruth slammed his
home run for two more runs.
In the fourth inning the Sox got four singles by Everett Scott, Larry
Gardner, Pinch Thomas and Ruth, yet Gardner was the only one crossed the plate.
In the sixth inning, with the Sox leading 4 to 1, they put across another run on
singles by Gardner and Thomas. Ruth then was walked and Hooper singled to score
Then in the eighth, Ruth and Speaker got free passes, Hooper singled and
Nunamaker's throw into center, trying to keep Speaker from stealing, counted for
one more run. The Sox got their last run in the ninth-inning on a pass to Hobby,
an out at first and Larry Gardner's fourth base hit of the day.