ON THIS DATE (June 29, 1915)
... The Red Sox entered
the ninth inning of the game today, cruising along behind Babe Ruth's
excellent work on the mound, with a 2-0 lead. Up until that
time the Babe had given up just five scattered hits through eight
innings. Many of the fans had already left Fenway to head home.
Paddy Bauman was
sent up to pinch hit, leading off the inning for the Yanks and
walked. Tom Daley went in to pinch run and wound up on second
base after a pop out and a ground out. Daley then decided to
steal third base and made it. The Babe walked Ray Caldwell and
then Hugh High nailed him for a double down the left field foul line.
Daley scored. Caldwell scored. The game was tied.
In the bottom of the ninth the Red Sox failed to score now sending the game into extra innings. Fritz Maisel led off for the Yankees in the tenth inning and knocked a single to left. Charlie Mullen sacrificed him to
second. Daley hit one right up the middle, by the Babe, into center field scoring Maisel, and took second on Speaker's throw to the plate. Now the Sox were down a run with a runner on second. Luke Boone
was now up, and he hit a little pop fly behind second base. Speaker
came charging in with Janvrin and Wagner going out. Speaker dove and caught the ball, out straight on his stomach to end the inning.
Bottom of the tenth
and Olaf Henriksen worked Caldwell for a walk. Del Gainor went
in to bat for Ruth and attempted to bunt but popped up.
Henriksen, who was breaking for second was dead, but Caldwell caught
the pop up and threw the ball away. Instead of an easy
doubleplay, Olaf was on second base. Harry Hooper then hit a hot
bounder over first base that Charlie Mullen grabbed behind the bag.
Mullen and Hooper sprinted to the bag, as Henriksen rounded third at
full speed. Mullen hit the bag to get Hooper and fired to Les
Nunamaker at the plate. Nunamaker put the tag on a sliding
Henriksen. The ball rolled away. The score was tied.
Heinie Wagner came
up and smacked a single into right and stole second as Nunamaker
threw the ball into the dirt 10 feet in front of the bag. The
ball bounded into center field letting Heinie take third base.
Up came Speaker, who had already made four hits. With the
outfield playing in, Caldwell threw the pitch and Tris laced it
over Hugh High's head for a walk-off come from behind win.