WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
1915 WORLD SERIES, GAME #2
The Red Sox slug their way to even the Series
October 9, 1915
In a brilliantly played game and bitterly fought, the Red Sox were victorious by a 2 to 1 score at Baker Bowl. It was a well played game with sharp fielding and remarkably fine pitching throughout the ehtire nine
innings. The day was clear and cool with bright sunshine and the crowd both inside and outside was much larger than yesterday. The game brought more constant applause due to the close score and the fine smooth playing on both sides. President Wilson and his fiancee were in
attendance and the President tossed out the first ball.
The Red Sox took the lead in the first inning and held it until the fifth inning when the Phillies tied the score on doubles by Gavvy Cravath and Fred Luderus. The Sox first run was a gift. Harry Hooper scored when he and
Tris Speaker tried to pull off a double steal. Speaker drew the throw for the out at second base, with Ed Burns dropping the return throw in an attempt to get Hooper at the plate. The count stayed tied until the ninth inning when the Sox scored the winning run on a single by Larry
Gardner and a double by Rube Foster.
Foster was the bright star of the game, holding the Phillies to just three hits, two doubles and a single. That was the exact number of hits and totals that he himself turned in at the plate. In seven of the nine innings
he turned Philly players away in order. With the Sox down a game, it was a beautiful sight to see the almost super human way in which the players shot after the ball in their anxiety to win this game. The Boston crowd left for home after the game, a happy group.