WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
A clean sweep for the Red Sox in Philly
September 4, 1915
The Red Sox swept out the Philadelphia Athletics with a 3 to 2 win. The game was the best of the series and Connie Mack's elephants gave Carrigan's team just about all they could handle. Mack shifted his infield by putting Nap Lajoie on
third, sending Lew Malone to second base, and putting Sam Crane, who was recently called up from Richmond, at shortstop.
Dutch Leonard got off to a bad start, but he pitched his way out of it and had a good game, the Athletics not being able to get anymore than one hit in an inning and only one baserunner able to reach third base. Leonard was given sensational support, with
Tris Speaker making two great running catches at the expense of Lajoie, to prevent a rally in the sixth inning. The fourth inning proved to be the winning one for the Sox. Hoblitzell started it with a double and he was robbed of a triple in the eighth inning by Jimmy Walsh, who ran
almost all the way to the scoreboard in center field, making a stumbling catch. After Hobby's double in the fourth, Duffy Lewis hit a grounder which led to Hobby getting run down and tagged out going to third. On the play Duffy made it to second base however, went to third on Larry
Gardner's ground out, and scored on Joe Bush's wild pitch. Today's win was the 23rd in 28 games and they left for home full of confidence in being able to hold their lead over the Tigers.
President Lannin announced the addition of 3000 more 25 cent seats at Fenway Park. The new section of seats will be ready starting with the upcoming home stand. The total number of 25 cent seats is now 9000. The seats are located between the first
base pavillion and the original 25 cent bleacher seats in right field. That section's seats used to sell for 50 cents each.