IN THE NEWS: The Chicago Whales (FL) clinch the pennant by winning the 2nd game of a doubleheader with the Pittsburgh Rebels.
In Detroit's 100th win of the year, Ty Cobb steals his 96th base of the season, against Cleveland's catcher Steve O'Neill, for a new ML season record. He also sets a record for times caught stealing with 38. The Tigers win 100 games, the first time a runner-up has reached that mark, and have the top three RBI producers [Sam Crawford (112), Bobby Veach (112), Cobb (99)]. This is first of only two times in the AL that teammates have had the top three RBI spots (1928 Yankees).
The Pirates end their season with a 53 win over the Reds, Retiring manager Fred Clarke host a dinner for the players after the game, and also celebrates his 43rd birthday.
IN THE NEWS: The Boston Braves end the season with by shutting out the Giants in a doubleheader in New York, winning the opener 10 behind Tom Hughes and taking the nitecap by the same score. Pat Ragan is the winner. The Giants finish in last place, but are just 21 games behind the league leader, the closest an 8th place team will finish in major league history.
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader, Boston's 28th twinbill of the year, Babe Ruth beats New York, 42 to sweep the doubleheader. Ruth is now 173 since June 1st. Boston takes the opener, 20.
Rookie Elmer Myers makes a spectacular debut with the A's by striking out 12 Washington batters, while allowing just two hits. Myers walks five in the 40 win, his only game this year. Elmer will go 14-23 in 1916, but strike out an impressive 182 batters in his rookie season.
IN THE NEWS: The Red Sox start Ernie Shore in game one and the Phils manage just three hits and one run through seven innings against him. Grover Cleveland Alexander gives up just one run as well. The Phils manage to push across two runs in the bottom of the 8th on two infield singles and two walks. Babe Ruth makes his only appearance in this World Series, pinch hitting for Shore and grounding out. Grover Alexander holds on for a 31 victory for the Phils.
IN THE NEWS: Playing game two in tiny Baker Bowl in Philadelphia, Boston's 19-game winner Rube Foster allows the Phils three hits and drives in the winning run to break a 11 tie in the 9th against Erskine Mayer. The Sox win, 21. President Wilson and his fiancι watch the game, the first President to attend a World Series.
IN THE NEWS: In Boston, an unprecedented 42,300 are on hand for game three and see another 11 duel, which is decided in the 9th when Duffy Lewis singles home Harry Hooper for a 21 hometown win. Dutch Leonard walks none, yields three hits, and sets down the last 20 Phils to face him.
IN THE NEWS: Back home, the Phils get four runs early off Rube Foster. The Red Sox break a tie in the 9th for the 3rd time, as reliever Eppa Rixey gives up Harry Hooper's 2nd solo home run of the game, and Boston wins the Series 41. The Sox victory comes without using Babe Ruth or Carl Mays on the mound.