WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Tigers tame the Red Sox
September 16, 1915
Nearly 22,000 fans disregarded the intense heat to see the Tigers beat the Red Sox in the first game of the all important series at Fenway Park. The Sox were never in the hunt, with the Tigers forging ahead in the first inning and increasing their lead as the game progressed. Hooks
Dauss pitched an excellent game and was given excellent support by his infielders. The Tiger batters hit Rube Foster very hard and he was relieved by Ray Collins and Carl Mays, who pitched very well at the end. The Speed Boys just failed to play championship baseball and showed
nothing. Ty Cobb made himself quite conspicuous, as usual, around home plate, looking for those in the stands making remarks at him. In one instance during the game, he threw his bat at Carl Mays, who Cobb thought threw the ball a little too close to his head. The bad blood
between the teams continued as both Foster and Dauss threw balls at each other's head during the course of the game.
Harry Hooper was off in his fielding yesterday, but Tris Speaker made two remarkable plays, cutting off at least two runs. The Tigers were brilliant defensively at every position and there was no comparison between the two teams. The Red Sox got one run
in the fifth inning and outside of that, they failed to get a man to third base. Only four Sox players made it as far as second base. Hundreds of fans were turned away as the could not be accommodated in the grandstand.