WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox make it six wins in
three days from Washington
July 7, 1915
Two more wins made it a clean sweep of the Washington Nationals and inched the Red Sox to just a game behind the White Sox, who were rained out. These last two games were about the best of the series. The scores were 9-4 and 1-0, with Joe Wood pitching
his way to an easy win, and Dutch Leonard battling for his victory until the last man flew out to Duffy Lewis.
In the first game it was Joe Wood vs Bert Gallia. The Sox jumped on him in the very first inning when the hot hitting Hal Janvrin singled and was driven in by Tris Speaker's double to left, who was singled in by Duffy Lewis. The Speed Boys of Boston
clinched it in the third inning when they put six runs on the board. Janvrin again singled as did Speaker and Hoblitzell. Speaker decided to steal home successfully, and was followed by Jack Barry knocking in Hobby with a base hit. Hick Cady shot one threw the box that
Clyde Milan let get away from him in center field, scoring Barry and putting Cady on third. Wood followed by tripling to right center and coasted home as Harry Hooper knocked one up against the center field fence for another triple, to make it 8 to 1. With that lead, Wood
coasted the rest of the way to an easy win. The second game was quite different. The only run in the game was scored by the Sox in the third inning, when Jack Barry led off with a double to left, was advanced to third, and strolled home on Harry Hooper's base hit.
Speaker, Lewis and Hooper were brilliant in the outfield making many running and diving catches in both games. Speaker especially shined on a long drive by Chick Gandil over his head in deep center field, that Tris hauled in on the dead run, heading toward the flag pole, probably
robbing him of a home run. Larry Gardner was hit just above the knee by a pitched ball, but continued to stay in the game. Members of the St. Louis Cardinals were in town and at the park to watch the game, before they meet the Braves tomorrow, as the Red Sox leave for Detroit.