WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox lose the first
game behind Babe Ruth
then win the second game
August 10, 1915
It was a doubleheader full of thrills that included a triple play, a ball hit high over the left field wall, and an abundance of clutch hits and sensational fielding plays. In the opening session unfortunately, the Red Sox were nosed out by
Branch Rickey's St. Louis boys by a close 3-2 score, but in game number two, the Red Sox clubbed the Browns 10 to 3.
Ernie Koob, who just turned 18, was on the hill in the opener, and very impressive. He allowed just four hits to Sox batters and deserves a deal of praise. Ernie Shore pitched for the the Sox and cruised along until the sixth inning, when he gave up
three runs on four hits to erase a 2-0 Red Sox lead. The Sox put up that lead when Del Gainor bounced one off the left field wall for a triple and scored on Larry Gardner's fly to Tilly Walker in center. Duffy Lewis had been on base at the time and went to second on Walker's poor
throw back to the infield. Lewis then scored on a base hit by Jack Barry. The Sox mounted a rally against the Browns' youngster in the ninth inning. Lewis singled, went to second on Gardner's sacrifice, and took third on Jack Barry's infield hit. Koob then threw a ball
in the dirt and Barry broke for second but was thrown out by catcher Sam Agnew. Hick Cady smashed one right at secondbaseman Del Pratt to end the threat and the game for the young Mr. Koob.
Babe Ruth was on the mound in the second game and it was a much easier game for the Red Sox. The highlight of the game however, was a rare triple play. With Tris Speaker on first and Hal Janvrin on third, Dick Hoblitzell drove a liner to left center.
Burt Shotton was on it like a flash, speared the ball, and shot it to first on an excellent throw, nailing Speaker who was halfway to second base. Dick Sisler then fired to the plate to get Hal Janvrin who had tagged up and was trying to score. The speedy work of the Browns made
this great play possible. The Red Sox broke a one-one tie in the third inning on a walk to Pinch Thomas, a double by Ruth and singles by Janvrin and Speaker. They went on to score another five runs in the seventh inning on a succession of base hits and a double by Thomas. In
the St. Louis ninth, Tilly Walker busted one over the left field wall. It was the second time he had accomplished the feat.