“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

BABE RUTH

WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Babe Ruth knocks off the White Sox
on the mound and at the plate

September 14, 1915 ... The Red Sox made it four straight from the White Sox winning 2 to 1.  Babe Ruth was pretty much the whole show.  He knocked out two of the three Red Sox hits, held the hard hitting White Sox to just two hits, and knocked in the winning run.  With two outs in the seventh inning, the White Sox made three miscues and Babe smashed the ball against the left field fence to send home the winning run.  Ruth had tremendous speed on the mound and fairly good control.  But for a glaring error by Larry Gardner with two outs in the third inning when he let an easy grounder roll through his legs, Babe would have had a shutout.  The one run Chicago scored looked huge in the fact that Joe Benz was also pitching a great game.  Not a man in the Boston first five was able to get a hit and but for a couple of mistakes by Shano Collins, Ruth's game winning hit would not have happened.  Benz, it seemed was the only Chicago man who wanted to win, with the wind knocked out of his team's sails by three consecutive losses to the Red Sox, and slipping out of the pennant race.  Owing to the injury to Jack Barry's foot, Heinie Wagner played second base, made a sensational stop that saved the Red Sox a run in the fifth inning, and had the other Boston hit.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

   

1

2

2

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

x

   

2

3

2

 

 

W-Babe Ruth (16-7)
L-Joe Benz (12-10)
Attendance -
6163

2B-S.Collins (Chi), Ruth (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

1 0 0 .291  

 

Del Gainor

ph/1b

1 0 0 .295  

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 0 0 .201  

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 0 0 .247  

 

Tris Speaker

cf

4 0 0 .321  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

3 0 0 .267  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

3 0 0 .296  

 

Heinie Wagner

2b

2 0 1 .235  

 

Hal Janvrin

pr/2b

0 1 0 .268  

 

Pinch Thomas

c

2 0 0 .240  

 

Olaf Henriksen

ph

1 0 0 .222  

 

Joe Wood

pr

0 1 0 .286  

 

Bill Carrigan

c

0 0 0 .207  

 

Babe Ruth

p

3 0 2 .325  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Babe Ruth

9

2 0 3 5  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1915 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

90

43

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

89

48

3

 

 

Chicago White Sox

79

56

12

 

 

Washington Nationals

74

59

16

 

 

New York Yankees

59

72

30

 

 

St. Louis Browns

57

78

34

 

 

Cleveland Indians

50

85

41

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

38

95

52