- #1. Same Towns, Different Teams
- #2. President Woodrow Wilson Throws Out The First Ceremonial Pitch
- #3. The Phillies Won Game 1 And Would Not Win Another Until 1977.
- #4. The First Four Games Were Pitching Duels
- #5. The Games Were Not Played At Fenway Park
- #6. Babe Ruth Made His First World Series Appearance
- #7. The Royal Rooters Was Part of A Controversy Again
#1. Same Towns, Different Teams
The 1914 World Series put the Boston Braves against the Philadelphia Athletics, and a year later, in the 1915 World Series, the same towns would be represented again in the World Series, but they would be different clubs.
The Boston Red Sox would face the Philadelphia Phillies. This would be the first appearance in the World Series for the Phillies and the third appearance for the Red Sox.
#2. President Woodrow Wilson Throws Out The First Ceremonial Pitch
President Woodrow Wilson attended Game 2 of the series, which would be the first time that a sitting president would be a spectator at a World Series.
He would also become the first President to throw out the first ceremonial pitch in World Series history. Woodrow Wilson had been president for two years in 1915 after he defeated William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.
#3. The Phillies Won Game 1 And Would Not Win Another Until 1977.
The future Hall of Fame pitcher, Grover Cleveland Alexander, had a good outing in Game 1 for the Phillies, which ended in a 3-1 win.
The Phillies would take a Game 1 lead in the series and looked to build on that success in Game 2, but that would not happen.
The Phillies would go on to lose the next four games and would not win another World Series game until 1977.
#4. The First Four Games Were Pitching Duels
Pitchers were the story of this World Series.
In the first four games, the losing team scored 1 run, and the winning team scored 2 runs three times and 3 runs once.
Each game was close, and both teams struggled to generate any offense until Game 5.
The Phillies batted a terrible .185 as a team throughout the entire series.
#5. The Games Were Not Played At Fenway Park
The Boston Braves had played the previous World Series at Fenway Park due to the construction of their new field being incomplete. By the time of the 1915 World Series, Braves Field had been finished and would seat more people than Fenway Park.
Due to the increased capacity, the Red Sox played their home games at Braves Field rather than Fenway Park.
#6. Babe Ruth Made His First World Series Appearance
The young pitcher Babe Ruth made his first appearance in a World Series. He would not be one of the pitchers, and he would never start, but he would pinch-hit once.
In years to come, Ruth would be a dominant pitcher for the Red Sox and, of course, would change the game of Baseball forever within less than a decade.
However, in 1915, he was still green and would only be a pinch hitter.
#7. The Royal Rooters Was Part of A Controversy Again
The Royal Rooters were dedicated Red Sox fans who would go to the games. They were even known to travel to visit ballparks to cheer on the Sox.
In 1915, Each visiting team was allocated 200 tickets, but the Red Sox requested an additional 400 on behalf of their supporters.
The Phillies' Baker Bowl sat only 20,000, and their above-cited owner, William Baker, refused to allocate additional tickets for visiting fans.
The matter was resolved by National Commission chairman Garry Herrmann, who gave the Red Sox tickets from the Commission's own Series allocation to the Royal Rooters.