WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox bobble away the first game,
Dutch Leonard pitches a gem for
a no decision in the second game
July 25, 1915
The Browns stopped the Red Sox with a 9 to 8 win in the first game and settled for a tie in the second game that was stopped because of darkness in the ninth inning. The Sox hit well in the first game but a couple of errors cost them badly. One was a
bobble by shortstop Everett Scott that cost four runs and the other was just a bad play by Hick Cady and pitcher Vean Gregg. The Red Sox jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning on a triple by Dick Hoblitzell and a double by Pinch Thomas. St. Louis got a gift of four runs
to take a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the inning. Babe Ruth walked two men before Jimmy Austin hit a potential doubleplay ball to Everett Scott, but he hurried it and fumbled it away. Ruth then allowed three base hits give the Browns their runs. Carl Mays came in and
didn't fare any better by allowing three runs on a single, a double and a triple in the fourth inning. In the eight inning the Browns held a 9-5 lead, but allowed the Sox to get three runs on a single by Gregg, a double by Harry Hooper and a triple by Jack Barry. Carl Weilman
came in for then ninth inning and closed to door on the Red Sox.
The second game was a pitcher's duel with Dutch Leonard showing great stuff for eight innings. He was wild but unhittable, striking out 12 men, with the one St. Louis run being a gift by Bill Carrigan. With two down and the bases full, Carrigan rifled the
ball down to second base in an attempt to catch the Doc Lavan napping, but threw it away, allowing Ivan Howard to score from third and tie the game. The Red Sox finish their road trip with a 13-7 record.