Lewis was the left fielder in the famous Red Sox outfield that included Tris Speaker
and Harry Hooper
. He became so adept at fielding along the steep incline in front
of Fenway Park
's left-field fence that it became known as "Duffy's Cliff." Despite
being one of the few players apparently liked by Ty Cobb
, Lewis's fondest memories
included throwing out Cobb as he attempted to stretch hits. At bat, he was a reliable
line-drive hitter and good RBI man, with a personal high of 109 in 1912. In 1914
he became the first ML player to pinch hit for Babe Ruth
, then a Red Sox rookie pitcher.
The next season, he saw Ruth's first homer; in 1935, as traveling secretary for the
Braves, a post he held for 30 years, he saw Ruth's last.