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.