On October 8, 1915 — The Philadelphia Phillies win their first-ever World Series game behind Grover Cleveland Alexander, beating the Ernie Shore and Boston Red Sox at the Baker Bow 3 – 1. Boston Red Sox rookie Babe Ruth grounds out as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning of the opener. Ruth will sit out the rest of the Series, and the Phillies won’t win another game in the Fall Classic until 65 years later in Game 1 of the 1980 World Series.

 

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World Series Game 1 Played on Friday, October 8, 1915 (D) at Baker Bowl

BOS A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  8  1
PHI N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  2  x  -   3  5  1
BOX+PBP
WP: Alexander (1-0)
LP: Shore (0-1)

Play by Play

RED SOX 1ST: Hooper singled to center; Debut game for Grover
Cleveland Alexander; Scott out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to first) [Hooper to second]; Debut game for Everett
Scott; Speaker walked; Hoblitzell forced Speaker (shortstop
to second) [Hooper to third]; Debut game for Doc
Hoblitzel; Hoblitzell was picked off first (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Stock popped to catcher in foul territory;
Debut game for Ernie Shore Debut game for Milt Stock;
Bancroft popped to second; Debut game for Dave Bancroft;
Paskert popped to first in foul territory; Debut game for
Dode Paskert; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Lewis singled to left; Gardner out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Lewis to second]; Barry reached on a
fielder's choice [Lewis out at third (pitcher to third to
shortstop), Barry to second]; Cady struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Cravath walked; Debut game for Gavvy
Cravath; Luderus forced Cravath (second unassisted);
Debut game for Fred Luderus; Luderus was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Whitted walked; Niehoff struck
out; Debut game for Bert Niehoff; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Red Sox 0, Phillies 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Shore grounded out (second to first); Hooper flied
to left; Scott singled; Speaker flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Burns popped to shortstop; Debut game for Ed
Burns; Alexander singled to third; Stock forced Alexander
(third to second); Bancroft grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Hoblitzell grounded out (second to first); Lewis
struck out; Gardner singled to center; Barry flied to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Paskert singled to right; Cravath out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Paskert to second]; Luderus
grounded out (second to first) [Paskert to third]; Whitted
singled to second [Paskert scored]; Whitted stole second;
Niehoff grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Red Sox 0, Phillies 1.

RED SOX 5TH: Cady grounded out (second to first); Shore singled
to center; Hooper popped to shortstop; Scott forced Shore
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0,
Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 5TH: Burns struck out; Alexander flied out to left;
Stock reached on an error by Shore; Bancroft grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 1.

RED SOX 6TH: Speaker lined to left; Hoblitzell singled to right;
Lewis struck out while Hoblitzell stole second; Gardner popped
to catcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 6TH: Paskert grounded out (pitcher to first); Cravath
flied out to center; Luderus grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 1.

RED SOX 7TH: Barry singled to left; Cady out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Barry to second]; Shore struck out; Hooper
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 7TH: Whitted flied to left; Niehoff grounded out
(pitcher to first); Burns grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Phillies 1.

RED SOX 8TH: Scott popped to shortstop; Speaker walked;
Hoblitzell grounded out (third to first) [Speaker to second];
Lewis singled to left [Speaker scored, Lewis to second (on throw
to home)]; Gardner flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Red Sox 1, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 8TH: Alexander grounded out (second to first); Stock
walked; Bancroft singled to second [Stock to second]; Paskert
walked [Stock to third, Bancroft to second]; Cravath grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Stock scored, Bancroft to third,
Paskert to second]; Luderus singled to pitcher [Bancroft scored,
Paskert to third]; Luderus was caught stealing second (catcher
to shortstop); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Phillies 3.

RED SOX 9TH: Barry struck out; HENRIKSEN BATTED FOR CADY;
Henriksen reached on an error by Luderus [Henriksen to first];
RUTH BATTED FOR SHORE; Ruth grounded out (first unassisted)
[Henriksen to second]; Debut game for Babe Ruth; Hooper
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Phillies 3.