1915 World Series

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1915 World Series Program


In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies four games to one.

In their only World Series before 1950, the Phillies won Game 1 before being swept the rest of the way. It was 65 years before the Phillies won their next Series game. The Red Sox pitching was so strong in the 1915 series that the young Babe Ruth was not used on the mound and only made a single pinch-hitting appearance.

In Game 2, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was in attendance, making it the first time that a President watched a World Series game live.

This was the second straight year that a Boston team beat a Philadelphia team in the World Series: the Braves had swept the Athletics the year before.

This was one instance where each home field was very much an advantage, at least in some circumstances. Fenway Park had been open for four seasons and was fully functional in 1915, but the Red Sox "home" games were played at the brand-new Braves Field, to take advantage of its larger seating capacity. Beyond the added revenue, the long ball was affected:

In the third inning of Game 3 at Boston, with two out, one run in, and two runners in scoring position, Gavvy Cravath drove a pitch deep to left field, which was caught for a harmless inning-ending out in the spacious Braves Field outfield. If the game had occurred in Fenway, or in Philadelphia's Baker Bowl, it might have been a home run or an extra-base hit, and might have turned the Series around.

The Phillies had packed some extra outfield seats into their already-small ballfield. The effect was most noticeable in the decisive Game 5, in which Boston's Harry Hooper twice homered over the close-in center field fence, and Duffy Lewis followed suit. In Braves Field, those would have been extra-base hits at best. Both of Hooper's hits, including the eventual game-winner in the top of the ninth, actually bounced over the fence, and were home runs under the rules of the day. They would be ground rule doubles today.


1915 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 8th, 1915
Location Baker Bowl
Attendance 19,343

1915 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 x 3 5 1

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1915 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Boston Red Sox 1, Philadelphia Phillies 3

Boston Red Sox Philadelphia Phillies
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Hooper rf 5 0 1 0 Stock 3b 3 1 0 0
Scott ss 3 0 1 0 Bancroft ss 4 1 1 0
Speaker cf 2 1 0 0 Paskert cf 3 1 1 0
Hoblitzel 1b 4 0 1 0 Cravath rf 2 0 0 1
Lewis lf 4 0 2 1 Luderus 1b 4 0 1 1
Gardner 3b 3 0 1 0 Whitted lf 2 0 1 1
Barry 2b 4 0 1 0 Niehoff 2b 3 0 0 0
Cady c 2 0 0 0 Burns c 3 0 0 0
Henriksen ph 1 0 0 0 Alexander p 3 0 1 0
Shore p 3 0 1 0 - - - - -
Ruth ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 32 1 8 1 Total 27 3 5 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 x 3 5 1
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Shore L(0-1) 8.0 5 3 3 4 2
Total 8.0 5 3 3 4 2
Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
Alexander W(1-0) 9.0 8 1 1 2 6
Total 9.0 8 1 1 2 6

E–Shore (1), Luderus (1). SH–Scott (1,off Alexander); Gardner (1,off Alexander); Cady (1,off Alexander); Cravath (1,off Shore). SB–Hoblitzell (1,2nd base off Alexander/Burns); Whitted (1,2nd base off Shore/Cady). CS–Luderus 2 (2,2nd base by Shore/Cady 2). U-HP–Bill Klem (NL), 1B–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 2B–Jim Evans (AL), 3B–Cy Rigler (NL). T–1:58. A–19,343.


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1915 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 9th, 1915
Location Baker Bowl
Attendance 20,306

1915 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1


1915 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Boston Red Sox 2, Philadelphia Phillies 1

Boston Red Sox Philadelphia Phillies
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Hooper rf 3 1 1 0 Stock 3b 4 0 0 0
Scott ss 3 0 0 0 Bancroft ss 4 0 1 0
Henriksen ph 1 0 0 0 Paskert cf 4 0 0 0
Cady c 0 0 0 0 Cravath rf 3 1 1 0
Speaker cf 4 0 1 0 Luderus 1b 3 0 1 1
Hoblitzel 1b 4 0 1 0 Whitted lf 3 0 0 0
Lewis lf 4 0 1 0 Niehoff 2b 3 0 0 0
Gardner 3b 4 1 2 0 Burns c 3 0 0 0
Barry 2b 4 0 1 0 Mayer p 3 0 0 0
Thomas c 3 0 0 0 - - - - -
Janvrin ss 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Foster p 4 0 3 1 - - - - -
Total 35 2 10 1 Total 30 1 3 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Foster W(1-0) 9.0 3 1 1 0 8
Total 9.0 3 1 1 0 8
Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
Mayer L(0-1) 9.0 10 2 1 2 7
Total 9.0 10 2 1 2 7

E–Burns (1). 2B–Boston Foster (1,off Mayer), Philadelphia Cravath (1,off Foster); Luderus (1,off Foster). CS–Speaker (1,2nd base by Mayer/Burns); Hooper (1,Home by Mayer/Burns); Hoblitzel (1,2nd base by Mayer/Burns). U-HP–Cy Rigler (NL), 1B–Jim Evans (AL), 2B–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 3B–Bill Klem (NL). T–2:05. A–20,306.


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1915 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 11th, 1915
Location Braves Field
Attendance 42,300

1915 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 1


1915 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Philadelphia Phillies 1, Boston Red Sox 2

Philadelphia Phillies Boston Red Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Stock 3b 3 0 1 0 Hooper rf 4 1 1 0
Bancroft ss 3 0 1 1 Scott ss 3 0 0 0
Paskert cf 4 0 0 0 Speaker cf 3 1 2 0
Cravath rf 4 0 0 0 Hoblitzel 1b 3 0 0 1
Luderus 1b 3 0 0 0 Lewis lf 4 0 3 1
Whitted lf 3 0 0 0 Gardner 3b 3 0 0 0
Niehoff 2b 3 0 0 0 Barry 2b 3 0 0 0
Burns c 3 1 1 0 Carrigan c 2 0 0 0
Alexander p 2 0 0 0 Leonard p 3 0 0 0
Total 28 1 3 1 Total 28 2 6 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 1
Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
Alexander L(1-1) 8.2 6 2 2 2 4
Total 8.2 6 2 2 2 4
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Leonard W(1-0) 9.0 3 1 1 0 6
Total 9.0 3 1 1 0 6

E–Hoblitzell (1). DP–Philadelphia 1. 2B–Philadelphia Stock (1,off Leonard). 3B–Boston Speaker (1,off Alexander). SH–Bancroft (1,off Leonard); Alexander (1,off Leonard); Stock (1,off Leonard); Scott (2,off Alexander). SF–Hoblitzel (1,off Alexander). IBB–Speaker (1,by Alexander). CS–Lewis (1,2nd base by Alexander/Burns). IBB–Alexander (1,Speaker). U-HP–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 1B–Bill Klem (NL), 2B–Cy Rigler (NL), 3B–Jim Evans (AL). T–1:48. A–42,300.


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1915 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 12th, 1915
Location Braves Field
Attendance 41,096

1915 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0
Boston 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 x 2 8 1


1915 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Philadelphia Phillies 1, Boston Red Sox 2

Philadelphia Phillies Boston Red Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Stock 3b 4 0 1 0 Hooper rf 4 0 1 1
Bancroft ss 2 0 0 0 Scott ss 4 0 0 0
Paskert cf 4 0 0 0 Speaker cf 3 0 1 0
Cravath rf 4 1 1 0 Hoblitzel 1b 4 1 3 0
Luderus 1b 4 0 3 1 Lewis lf 2 0 1 1
Dugey pr 0 0 0 0 Gardner 3b 4 0 0 0
Becker lf 0 0 0 0 Barry 2b 2 1 0 0
Whitted lf,1b 3 0 0 0 Cady c 3 0 2 0
Niehoff 2b 3 0 0 0 Shore p 2 0 0 0
Burns c 3 0 1 0 - - - - -
Chalmers p 3 0 1 0 - - - - -
Byrne ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 31 1 7 1 Total 28 2 8 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0
Boston 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 x 2 8 1
Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
Chalmers L(0-1) 8.0 8 2 2 3 6
Total 8.0 8 2 2 3 6
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Shore W(1-1) 9.0 7 1 1 4 4
Total 9.0 7 1 1 4 4

E–Barry (1). DP–Philadelphia 1. 2B–Boston Lewis (1,off Chalmers). 3B–Philadelphia Cravath (1,off Shore). SH–Whitted (1,off Shore); Shore (1,off Chalmers); Lewis (1,off Chalmers). SB–Dugey (1,2nd base off Shore/Cady). CS–Bancroft (1,2nd base by Shore/Cady); Speaker (2,2nd base by Chalmers/Burns). U-HP–Jim Evans (AL), 1B–Cy Rigler (NL), 2B–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 3B–Bill Klem (NL). T–2:05. A–41,096.


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1915 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 13th, 1915
Location Baker Bowl
Attendance 20,306

1915 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 10 1
Philadelphia 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1


1915 World Series Game 5-Box Score

Boston Red Sox 5, Philadelphia Phillies 4

Boston Red Sox Philadelphia Phillies
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Hooper rf 4 2 3 2 Stock 3b 3 0 0 0
Scott ss 5 0 0 0 Bancroft ss 4 1 2 0
Speaker cf 5 0 1 0 Paskert cf 4 1 2 0
Hoblitzel 1b 1 0 0 0 Cravath rf 3 0 0 0
Gainer ph,1b 3 1 1 0 Dugey pr 0 0 0 0
Lewis lf 4 1 1 2 Becker rf 0 0 0 0
Gardner 3b 3 1 1 0 Luderus 1b 2 1 2 3
Barry 2b 4 0 1 1 Whitted lf 4 0 0 0
Thomas c 2 0 1 0 Niehoff 2b 4 1 1 0
Cady ph,c 1 0 0 0 Burns c 4 0 1 0
Foster p 4 0 1 0 Mayer p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Rixey p 2 0 1 0
- - - - - Killefer ph 1 0 0 0
Total 36 5 10 5 Total 32 4 9 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 10 1
Philadelphia 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Foster W(2-0) 9.0 9 4 3 2 5
Total 9.0 9 4 3 2 5
Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
Mayer 2.1 6 2 2 0 0
Rixey L(0-1) 6.2 4 3 3 2 2
Total 9.0 10 5 5 2 2

E–Hooper (1), Bancroft (1). DP–Boston 1, Philadelphia 1. 2B–Philadelphia Luderus (2,off Foster). 3B–Boston Gardner (1,off Mayer). HR–Boston Hooper 2 (2,3rd inning off Mayer 0 on, 0 out,9th inning off Rixey 0 on, 1 out); Lewis (1,8th inning off Rixey 1 on, 0 out), Philadelphia Luderus (1,4th inning off Foster 0 on, 1 out). HBP–Hooper (1,by Rixey); Stock (1,by Foster); Luderus (1,by Foster). CS–Speaker (3,2nd base by Mayer/Burns); Paskert (1,2nd base by Foster/Thomas); Bancroft (2,2nd base by Foster/Thomas); Luderus (3,2nd base by Foster/Cady). HBP–Foster 2 (2,Stock,Luderus); Rixey (1,Hooper). U-HP–Bill Klem (NL), 1B–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 2B–Jim Evans (AL), 3B–Cy Rigler (NL). T–2:15. A–20,306.


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Philadelphia Phillies Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Grover Alexander p 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 1 0
Dave Bancroft ss 5 17 5 0 0 0 2 1 .294 2 2 0
Beals Becker of 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ed Burns c 5 16 3 0 0 0 1 0 .188 1 2 0
Bobby Byrne ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
George Chalmers p 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 1 0
Gavvy Cravath of 5 16 2 1 1 0 2 1 .125 2 6 0
Oscar Dugey pr 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1
Bill Killefer ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Fred Luderus 1b 5 16 7 2 0 1 1 6 .438 1 4 0
Erskine Mayer p 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Bert Niehoff 2b 5 16 1 0 0 0 1 0 .063 1 5 0
Dode Paskert of 5 19 3 0 0 0 2 0 .158 1 2 0
Eppa Rixey p 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0
Milt Stock 3b 5 17 2 1 0 0 1 0 .118 1 0 0
Possum Whitted of,1b 5 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 .067 1 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 148 27 4 1 1 10 9 .182 10 25 2



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Philadelphia Phillies Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Grover Alexander 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 17.2 1.53 14 10 3 4
George Chalmers 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 8.0 2.25 8 6 2 3
Erskine Mayer 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 11.1 2.38 16 7 3 2
Eppa Rixey 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 4.05 4 2 3 2
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 1 4 6 5 4 0 0 43.2 2.27 42 25 11 12

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Boston Red Sox Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Jack Barry 2b 5 17 3 0 0 0 1 1 .176 1 2 0
Hick Cady c 4 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 1 2 0
Bill Carrigan c 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0
Rube Foster p 2 8 4 1 0 0 0 1 .500 0 2 0
Del Gainer 1b 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 0 0 0
Larry Gardner 3b 5 17 4 0 1 0 2 0 .235 1 0 0
Olaf Henriksen ph 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dick Hoblitzel 1b 5 16 5 0 0 0 1 1 .313 0 1 1
Harry Hooper of 5 20 7 0 0 2 4 3 .350 2 4 0
Hal Janvrin ss 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dutch Leonard p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Duffy Lewis of 5 18 8 1 0 1 1 5 .444 1 4 0
Babe Ruth ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Everett Scott ss 5 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 .056 0 3 0
Ernie Shore p 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 3 0
Tris Speaker of 5 17 5 0 0 0 2 0 .294 4 1 0
Pinch Thomas c 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 159 42 2 2 3 12 11 .264 11 25 1

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1915 World Series

Boston Red Sox Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Rube Foster 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 2.00 12 13 4 2
Dutch Leonard 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 3 6 1 0
Ernie Shore 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 17.0 2.12 12 6 4 8
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 1 5 5 5 0 1 44.0 1.84 27 25 9 10