“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

HARRY HOOPER

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.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

GAME #1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

CLEVELAND INDIANS

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

   

2

6

2

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

x

   

3

5

2

 

 

W-Carl Mays (6-5)
L-Ed Klepfer (2-5)
Attendance - 5360

2B-Speaker (Bost)
3B-Chapman (Clev), Evans (Clev)

 

P

C

GAME #2

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

CLEVELAND INDIANS

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

   

1

5

2

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

3

x

   

7

9

0

 

 

W-Rube Foster (18-7)
L-Willie Mitchell (10-14)

2B-Roth (2)(Clev), Hooper (Bost), Lewis (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #1

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 0 0 .242

 

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 1 0 .193

 

 

Tris Speaker

cf

4 1 2 .320

 

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

3 1 0 .282

 

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

3 0 1 .296

 

 

Larry Gardner

3b

2 0 1 .270

 

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

2 0 0 .266

 

 

Olaf Henriksen

ph

1 0 0 .212

 

 

Heinie Wagner

2b

1 0 1 .235

 

 

Bill Carrigan

c

1 0 0 .205

 

 

Mike McNally

pr

0 0 0 .157

 

 

Pinch Thomas

c

2 0 0 .237

 

 

Dutch Leonard

p

2 0 0 .283

 

 

Chick Shorten

ph

1 0 0 .000

 

 

Carl Mays

p

0 0 0 .242

 

               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Dutch Leonard

7

5 2 7 4

 

 

Carl Mays

2

1 0 0 1  

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME #2

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

4 1 0 .240  

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 1 0 .191  

 

Tris Speaker

cf

4 2 1 .320  

 

Del Gainor

1b

3 2 1 .296  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

3 1 1 .296  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 0 2 .273  

 

Heinie Wagner

2b

4 0 1 .235  

 

Hick Cady

c

4 0 0 .266  

 

Rube Foster

p

3 0 0 .260  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Rube Foster

9

5 1 1 5  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1915 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

95

45

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

93

51

4

 

 

Chicago White Sox

82

61

14 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

79

61

16

 

 

New York Yankees

63

78

32 1/2

 

 

St. Louis Browns

61

82

35 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

54

89

42 1/2

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

40

100

55

 

     
 

Number to clinch - 7