“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

DUFFY LEWIS SCORES THE WINNING RUN

WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox come from
behind and win again


September 20, 1915 ... The Red Sox staged an uphill fight and defeated their bitter rivals from Detroit.  The Tigers came to town hoping to knock the Speed Boys off their perch but instead leave with their tails between their legs.  The Tigers have little chance now of removing the Red Sox from the pedestal.  The Royal Rooters were on hand banging out "Tessie" a tune that is synonymous with winning, for the crowd. 

The Tigers sent Hooks Dauss back to the mound and he turned in a good days work.  However, thanks to a timely drive by Dick Hoblitzell and a great three bagger off the bat of Duffy Lewis, with a couple of timely passes, the Sox were able to push their way past their visitors and win the most important game of the season that they've played thus far.  In the sixth inning and trailing by a run, Tris Speaker drew a pass.  Duffy then Lewis smashed on down the right field line for a triple, scoring Speaker with the tying run.  Larry Gardner followed with a ground ball to second base, and Ralph Young, seeing Duffy breaking for home, threw to the plate, with Lewis beating it by a close margin.  Carrigan put his money on Babe Ruth and but for his temporary wildness in the first inning, he would have cruised to a victory.  He did splendid work until the eighth inning when he grew unsteady and retired in favor of Rube Foster.  Foster struck out four of the next five he faced and struck out Del Baker in the eighth with the bases loaded. 

Ty Cobb was given several opportunities to win it for his team, and but for sharp fielding by the Sox, he was cut down when his team had a victory within reach.  Harry Hooper had a great play on Cobb when he threw him out at third base.  He also threw out Dauss at first base when he made too wide a turn at the base after getting a hit.

Of the 22 games played this season, the Red Sox have won 14.  The series that now ended was an ideal one from every baseball viewpoint.  Every game was a good, close, and well played.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

DETROIT TIGERS

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

2

6

1

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

x

   

3

6

4

 

 

W-Babe Ruth (17-7)
L-Hooks Dauss (23-12)
Attendance - 27,163

3B-Lewis (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 1 1 .243  

 

Everett Scott

ss

2 0 0 .195  

 

Olaf Henriksen

ph

1 0 0 .214  

 

Pinch Thomas

c

1 0 0 .239  

 

Tris Speaker

cf

3 1 0 .319  

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

4 0 1 .285  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

4 1 1 .296  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 0 1 .269  

 

Jack Barry

2b

3 0 1 .274  

 

Bill Carrigan

c

1 0 0 .207  

 

Hal Janvrin

pr/ss

1 0 0 .268  

 

Babe Ruth

p

3 0 1 .322  

 

Rube Foster

p

0 0 0 .270  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Babe Ruth

7.2

6 2 4 5  

 

Rube Foster

1.1

0 0 1 1  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1915 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

93

45

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

91

51

4

 

 

Chicago White Sox

82

59

12 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

77

61

16

 

 

New York Yankees

62

75

30 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns

58

81

35 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

54

87

40 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

40

98

53

 

     
 

Number to clinch - 7