“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

TRIS SPEAKER

WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Tris Speaker wins a dramatic game
with a walk-off hit in the 10th inning

June 29, 1915 ... The Red Sox entered the ninth inning of the game today, cruising along behind Babe Ruth's excellent work on the mound, with a 2-0 lead.  Up until that time the Babe had given up just five scattered hits through eight innings.  Many of the fans had already left Fenway to head home. 

Paddy Bauman was sent up to pinch hit, leading off the inning for the Yanks and walked.  Tom Daley went in to pinch run and wound up on second base after a pop out and a ground out.  Daley then decided to steal third base and made it.  The Babe walked Ray Caldwell and then Hugh High nailed him for a double down the left field foul line.  Daley scored.  Caldwell scored.  The game was tied.

In the bottom of the ninth the Red Sox failed to score now sending the game into extra innings. Fritz Maisel led off for the Yankees in the tenth inning and knocked a single to left.  Charlie Mullen sacrificed him to second.  Daley hit one right up the middle, by the Babe, into center field scoring Maisel, and took second on Speaker's throw to the plate.  Now the Sox were down a run with a runner on second.  Luke Boone was now up, and he hit a little pop fly behind second base.  Speaker came charging in with Janvrin and Wagner going out.  Speaker dove and caught the ball, out straight on his stomach to end the inning.

Bottom of the tenth and Olaf Henriksen worked Caldwell for a walk.  Del Gainor went in to bat for Ruth and attempted to bunt but popped up.  Henriksen, who was breaking for second was dead, but Caldwell caught the pop up and threw the ball away.  Instead of an easy doubleplay, Olaf was on second base. Harry Hooper then hit a hot bounder over first base that Charlie Mullen grabbed behind the bag.  Mullen and Hooper sprinted to the bag, as Henriksen rounded third at full speed.  Mullen hit the bag to get Hooper and fired to Les Nunamaker at the plate.  Nunamaker put the tag on a sliding Henriksen.  The ball rolled away.  The score was tied. 

Heinie Wagner came up and smacked a single into right and stole second as Nunamaker threw the ball into the dirt 10 feet in front of the bag.  The ball bounded into center field letting Heinie take third base.  Up came Speaker, who had already made four hits.  With the outfield playing in, Caldwell threw the pitch and Tris plunked one over Hugh High's head for a walk-off come from behind win.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

NEW YORK YANKEES

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

 

3

8

4

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

 

4

10

1

 

 

W-Babe Ruth (6-4)
L-Ray Caldwell (9-7)
Attendance - 4509

2B-Janvrin (Bost), High (NY), Maisel (NY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 1 0 .229

 

 

Heinie Wagner

2b

4 1 1 .216

 

 

Tris Speaker

cf

5 0 5 .307

 

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

3 0 0 .295

 

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

4 0 0 .273

 

 

Hal Janvrin

ss

4 1 2 .289

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 0 1 .236

 

 

Pinch Thomas

c

3 0 1 .223

 

 

Olaf Henriksen

ph

0 1 0 .163

 

 

Babe Ruth

p

3 0 0 .316

 

 

Del Gainor

ph

1 0 0 .281

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Babe Ruth

10

8 3 4 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1915 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

Chicago White Sox

44

21

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

38

26

5 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

34

23

6

 

 

Washington Nationals

30

27

10

 

 

New York Yankees

32

30

10 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

22

38

19 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns

22

39

20

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

22

40

20 1/2