HOOPER, SPEAKER, LEWIS
WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Sox take two from Indians and
the Tigers split with the Yankees
August 28, 1915
Playing with the skill and nerve of champions, the Red Sox outscored the Indians and took two games in a doubleheader. The Indians sent Guy Morton, their star pitcher, in the first game and the Red Sox attacked him forcing his retirement in the
sixth inning. Meanwhile Babe Ruth was forced to hand over the ball to Carl Mays in the seventh inning. Everything was running smooth for the Babe with the Sox five runs to the good, when a walk and two triples turned into three runs, showing that Ruth had gone as far as he could
go. Mays then picked it up and finished strong. Bill Carrigan put in seven left-handed hitters to face Morton, and it worked as planned with Hal Janvrin and Olaf Henriksen supplying hits that were the winning margin.
It was Ernie Shore in the second game, and the schoolmaster gave a good accounting of himself. The Indians played a great game and fought to the end trying to stop the mad rush of the Red Sox. The fielding of the Sox outfielders is noteworthy.
Both Shore and Ruth were hit hard, but Hooper, Speaker and Lewis did wonderful work, covering an immense amount of ground and making catches, after long runs, all the way from their shoe tops to the extreme reach of their arms. Their work saved both games. All the Boston players
put in great work from start to finish and they all smiled when they looked at the scoreboard to see the Yankees downing the Tigers.