WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The largest crowd of the years sees the Red Sox win
July 31, 1915
The Red Sox outhit their visitors in front of the largest crowd at Fenway this year, on their way to a satisfying 4 to 1 victory. Rube Foster was on the mound for the Sox and did well in taming the Tigers by holding them to just four
scattered hits. All the runs were scored in the fourth inning. The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead. Ty Cobb bunted for a base hit to lead things off. Hick Cady got the bunt and threw to Del Gainor at first. But Gainor had to clear out of Cobb's way, as he was
running between him and the thrown ball. As a result the ball hit the stands and bounded away, allowing Cobb to reach third. Harry Hooper grabbed the rebound and threw a perfect strike to Everett Scott, covering the bag, but Cobb was able to hook his slide to the outside,
making Scott not able to reach him. Sam Crawford brought him in for the first score with a base hit to follow.
The Red Sox came back in the bottom half of the inning. With Tris Speaker on base, Duffy Lewis hit a sharp doubleplay grounder that went through Donie Bush's legs allowing Speaker to score. Larry Gardner drove in Gainor and Hick Cady doubled to clear the
bases. Foster then put on one his best performances, not allowing a hit over the next five innings. Harry Coveleski was on the mound for the Tigers and after the fourth inning, he too pitched very well.