Babe Ruth Auction To Benefit Babe Ruth Foundation Closing February 18
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/18/2017
The Boston Red Sox were one of baseball’s most dominant teams in the 1910’s. The Sox won titles in 1912, 1915, 1916, and 1918. This program is from the 1915 World Series, when the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in five games. The series was closer than it seems, as the Red Sox scored 12 runs to the Phillies 10 over the course of the series.
1915 was the rookie season for legendary slugger and future Yankee Babe Ruth. Still a pitcher at this time, Ruth appeared only once in this series, pinch hitting in Game 1. Luckily, the Red Sox batsmen were led by Hall of Fame outfielder Tris Speaker, a member of the 3,000 hit club and still the all-time leader in doubles.
This scorebook is from Game 4 of the 1915 series, a 2-1 Red Sox victory at Braves Field in Boston. Ernie Shore started the game for the Red Sox, twirling nine innings of one run ball. Duffy Lewis and Harry Hooper knocked in the only two runs for the Sox. The Red Sox would win the next game to clinch the series in Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl.
The cover of the scorebook features small portraits of the presidents of each team, Joseph Lannin of the Red Sox and W.F. Baker of the Phillies, and the managers of each team, Bill Carrigan of the Red Sox and Patrick Moran of the Phillies. The back cover features a beautiful photograph of the Red Sox team in an ad for Stag Brand Sweaters. The inside of the scorebook is scored in grey pencil. The scorebook is in good condition, with minor water stains on the front right corner and slightly more extensive staining on the back. Taking into account the age of this program, it remains a beautiful relic of a bygone era of baseball. Goldin Auctions will be donating 5% of the winning bid price of this lot and all lots in this auction to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.
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