ON THIS DATE (September 14, 1915)
The Red Sox
made it four straight from the White Sox winning 2 to 1. Babe Ruth was
pretty much the whole show. He knocked out two of the three Red Sox hits,
held the hard hitting White Sox to just two hits, and knocked in the winning
run. With two outs in the seventh inning, the White Sox made three miscues
and Babe smashed the ball against the left field fence to send home the winning
Ruth had tremendous speed on the mound and fairly good control. But for a
glaring error by Larry Gardner with two outs in the third inning when he let an
easy grounder roll through his legs, Babe would have had a shutout. The
one run Chicago scored looked huge in the fact that Joe Benz was also pitching a
Not a man in the Boston first five was able to get a hit and but for a couple of
mistakes by Shano Collins, Ruth's game winning hit would not have happened.
Benz, it seemed was the only Chicago man who wanted to win, with the wind
knocked out of his team's sails by three consecutive losses to the Red Sox, and
slipping out of the pennant race.
Owing to the injury to Jack Barry's foot, Heinie Wagner played second base, made
a sensational stop that saved the Red Sox a run in the fifth inning, and had the
other Boston hit.