Pivotal World Series Moments
Lewis Drives Home Winning Run
1915 World Series Game 3: Philadelphia Phillies@Boston Red Sox
After a day off, the Series moved to Boston for Game 3 with the teams tied at one win apiece.
Philly manager Pat Moran decided to go with his ace, Grover Cleveland Alexander, on only two days of rest. Old Pete had done that 11 times during the season, and the Phillies had won eight of those games with one tie. Red Sox skipper Bill Carrigan count­ered with southpaw Dutch Leonard, who won 15 and lost seven during the season.
Red Sox management expected a record crowd at Braves Field, which the Boston Ameri­can League club rented for the Series because of its larger seating capacity of 40,000. Paradoxically, the Braves had played their 1914 World Series home games at Fenway Park while their new stadium was being built.

1915 World Series Scorebook and Dutch Leonard
The game indeed drew a record crowd of 42,300. They saw the Phillies take a 1-0 lead in the third. C Ed Burns singled to center. Alexander bunted and reached first safely on 1B Dick Hoblitzell's error. So 3B Milt Stock also sacrificed, putting the runners on second and third. SS Dave Bancroft singled, scoring Burns. Leonard worked out of the jam with no further damage.

L-R: Ed Burns, Dick Hoblitzell, Milt Stock, Dave Bancroft
The Red Sox tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when CF Tris Speaker tripled to deep right field, and Hoblitzell flied out.
Neither team got a baserunner until the bottom of the seventh when the Red Sox touch­ed Alexander for two singles around a double play.
Leonard mowed down the Phils in the eighth and ninth, and Alexander did the same in the bottom of the eighth. So the Red Sox came to bat in the last of the ninth with a chance to win the game with the top of their order due up as "the long shadow of the monster stand shrouding the infield in gloom, as the October sun dropped quickly in the west." (Boston Herald)
RF Harry Hooper led off with a single to right field. Then SS Everett Scott sacrificed him to second on a two-strike pitch. The Phils intentionally walked cleanup man Speaker. Alex took a big step toward getting out of the jam when he got Hoblitzell to ground out to second with the runners advancing to second and third. So LF Duffy Lewis, two-for-three for the afternoon, came to the plate "swinging a couple of bats, determination stamped on his every feature ..." Years later, Lewis recalled what happened.
"I had five hits in eight at-bats off Alexander. I hit .444 in that '15 Series. But I was lucky against Alexander. He was a great pitcher, one of the best. I was just lucky the ball was going through the slot. ... I remember I beat Alexander, 2-1, with a hit in the ninth. We had a man on second and they walked Speaker to get to me. They had a conference at the mound and their manager, Pat Moran, figured that since I already had two hits, they could get me out. I hit the first ball, a line drive into centerfield, to win the game."

L-R: Harry Hooper, Everett Scott, Duffy Lewis
N. J. Flatley wrote in the Boston Herald the next day: "The Red Sox players danced with joy, the Phillies trudged disconsolately across the field, ... Duffy Lewis trotted down the line and jumped gleefully on first, and the Red Sox had beaten the redoubtable Phila­delphia Peril."
Reference: The World Series: A Complete Pictorial History,
John Devaney and Burt Goldblatt (1972)