WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox beat the Indians twice
September 22, 1915
The doubleheader sweep by the Red Sox put them another 1/2 game ahead of the Tigers in the American League standings. In the first game it was Dutch Leonard on the mound opposed by Sam Jones who proved to be a worthy pitching opponent. Jones
did not allow a Red Sox runner past second base for seven innings. He got the lead from Ray Chapman's triple and a sac fly in the first inning. But in the eight, the Red Sox scored three runs and held on for a 3 to 2 win. It happened on a walk to Everett Scott, a smashing
double by Tris Speaker, an error by shortstop Ray Chapman, and two scratch infield hits by Larry Gardner and Heinie Wagner. Harry Hooper continued his fine glove work with two fine catches.
In the second game the Red Sox trotted out Rube Foster to oppose Willie Mitchell. Foster gave up a run in the first inning but Harry Hooper saved more runs from being put up with another great running catch. Then Foster settled down and pitched an
excellent game. After Mitchell struck out five men in a row, the Red Sox cut loose in the fourth inning and scored four runs on a double by Hooper, a safe bunt by Del Gainor, a base hit by Speaker, and a screaming double by Duffy Lewis. The Sox got three more runs in the eighth
inning and coasted to a 7 to 1 win.
Chris Shorten and Mike McNally were brought up from Providence and got a chance to play. Jack Barry was home with a sore hip. The Red Sox accepted an offer from the Braves to play the World Series at Braves Field. President Lannin had allowed the
Braves to use Fenway Park all season until their new ball park was ready. The Indians have an open date next Tuesday and will come back and play a doubleheader here to make up for yesterday's rain out, if necessary. The Red Sox have 12 games left and their number to clinch is seven
wins, seven Tiger losses or a combination of both. For the last three games, the song "Tessie" has been played throughout the games and has inspired the Red Sox to victory.