“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox close Fenway Park with a win

September 27, 1915 ... The Red Sox fought an uphill battle but won out against the Browns 8 to 4.  The St. Louis team fought tooth and nail with the Speed Boys asking no quarter.  George Sisler took the ball for St. Louis and pitched a good game until the seventh inning when he lost his control and couldn't find the plate.    He was relieved by Carl Weilman, but he too could offer nothing better.  Bill Carrigan elected Dutch Leonard to pitch for the Red Sox and he was hit hard for a total of four runs, giving the visitors a 4 to 3 lead in the fifth inning.

In the second inning the Browns jumped out to a 3-0 lead as a result of some good hitting and a wild throw by Duffy Lewis.  The Sox knocked the lead down a little by scoring two runs in the third inning on a pass, a double by Everett Scott and a single by Del Gainor.  They tied the score in the fourth inning when Heinie Wagner hit the ball to the left field bank, scoring Larry Gardner.  St. Louis grabbed the lead back in the fifth inning on a bases loaded sacrifice fly.

In the seventh inning, and down a run, Scott worked a base on balls and this brought the crowd onto their feet to cheer their boys on.  Weilman replaced Sisler and walked Tris Speaker, and Duffy Lewis cracked a single to left, scoring Scott to tie the game.  Weilman passed Gardner to load the bases and that seemed to unnerve him.  Hal Janvrin knocked in both Speaker and Lewis with a line single to center to now give the Sox the lead.  The Sox ended up batting around and scored five runs. Ernie Shore kept the Browns down for the remaining two innings. Timely hitting was the key for the Red Sox and they now reduced their magic number to just "two". 

 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

ST. LOUIS BROWNS

0

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

 

4

6

1

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

2

1

0

0

5

0

x

   

8

10

1

 

 

W-Ernie Shore (19-8)
L-Carl Weilman (17-19)
Attendance - 2533

2B-Scott (Bost), Wagner (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

3 1 1 .239  

 

Everett Scott

ss

3 2 1 .192  

 

Tris Speaker

cf

3 1 0 .320  

 

Del Gainor

1b

5 0 2 .298  

 

Duffy Lewis

lf

4 1 2 .297  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 1 0 .269  

 

Heinie Wagner

2b

3 0 2 .234  

 

Hal Janvrin

2b

1 1 1 .273  

 

Bill Carrigan

c

3 0 1 .209  

 

Ernie Shore

p

0 1 0 .104  

 

Dutch Leonard

p

2 0 0 .271  

 

Hick Cady

c

1 0 0 .270  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Dutch Leonard

6

5 3 1 1  

 

Ernie Shore

3

1 0 0 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1915 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

99

46

-

 

 

Detroit Tigers

97

52

4

 

 

Chicago White Sox

88

61

13

 

 

Washington Nationals

80

65

19

 

 

New York Yankees

66

81

34

 

 

St. Louis Browns

62

86

38 1/2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

57

92

44

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

40

106

59 1/2

 

     
 

Number to clinch - 2