WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
sweep by the Red Sox
September 13, 1915
Superb pitching performances by Dutch Leonard and Ernie Shore, accompanied by air-tight fielding by the Red Sox, enabled them to win a doubleheader from the White Sox at Fenway Park. In the first game, Leonard held his opponents to three hits,
in posting a 2 to 1 win. Eddie Murphy, the first man up in the game, knocked out a base hit, but it was the eighth inning before Leonard was hit for another one. He was finally touched up for a run in that inning on a walk, a Texas leaguer and a sac fly, to cut the Red Sox lead to
2 to 1. Leonard got the side in the ninth and the fans gave out a sigh of relief.
In the second game Shore also gave up just three hits in his 4 to 1 win. Eddie Murphy started thing out with a single for Chicago, stole second and scored on Eddie Collins' line single to center. After that Chicago got just one more hit, while the Red
Sox knocked in three runs in the home half of the first to take and keep the lead on Hobby's single, a pass to Everett Scott and a triple to deep center by Harry Hooper, who then scored on Speaker's RBI single. The Red Sox gave up three or four runs at the plate by failing to used their
heads and relaxing on their lead, figuring Shore was pitching invincible ball.
Jack Barry had another big game at the plate and in the field but came up lame on a slide across home. Joe Wood was out throwing yesterday and one just wonders how big a lead the Red Sox would have if his arm was healthy. The White Sox wives were seated behind
their dugout and were visibly annoyed at the music played the tin horn orchestras in the stands working overtime.