WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Babe pitches the Sox past Walter Johnson
August 14, 1915
Babe Ruth out-pitched Walter Johnson in tossing one of the best games of his young career. Most of the time the Babe had them hitting the ball right at his fielders keeping him out of trouble. One of the great plays made was considered to be
one of the best catches made ever at Fenway Park. Chick Gandil drove the ball down the left field line and Duffy Lewis, going at full speed, pulled the ball out of the air, jumping toward the stands while going up the cliff in the left field corner.
Babe had only one bad inning, and knocked out a couple of base hits himself. Many of the spectators are comparing Babe to Joe Wood at his best. The Senators picked up three runs in the third inning on a controversial play at home which many felt should
have had an interference call put on George McBride. McBride singled, and Danny Moeller walked. Kid Foster drove a single to center and Tris Speaker came up firing to the plate trying to nab McBride. The throw got by Pinch Thomas but Babe was backing him up, grabbed the ball
on the hop, and fired to Thomas as Moeller was attempting to come in also and score behind McBride. McBride, who had already scored, intentionally put himself in the way so Thomas couldn't get at Moeller. The umpire, Bobby Wallace ruled everyone safe.
The Red Sox entered the eighth inning down 3 to 2. Olaf Henriksen, hitting for Thomas, singled and made it to third on Babe's single over Gandil's head at first. Hooper then lined one to left, scoring Henriksen. Everett Scott dropped down a bunt,
moving Ruth to third and Hooper to second. Hobby was up next and drove a long one to Clyde Milan in center, scoring Babe with the go-ahead run. Nick Altrock was on the coaching lines and at his best entertaining, doing impersonations and just making the crowd roar.