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Lot # 14: 1915 World Series Game Four Program From Babe Ruth's Roommate

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The Red Sox captured their second of four World Series titles in a seven-year span in 1915 downing the Phillies in five games. This World Series program comes from Game Four and is a true treasure. It's fully scored inside with pitcher Ernie Shore outdueling George Chalmers in a 2-1 Boston win giving the Sox a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. The beautiful 7" x 10.25", 16-page book is in EX-MT condition with an ever so slight crease on the back but not the front. The cover showcases team presidents Joseph J. Lannin (BOS) and W. F. Baker (PHI), as well as managers William F. Carrigan (BOS) and Patrick J. Moran (PHI). Boston played its home postseason games at the larger Braves Field across town to capitalize on the larger seating capacity.

Lelands is pleased to offer the collection of Babe Ruth’s former roommate, Dick Hoblitzell, in our 2019 Fall Classic sale. Hoblitzell started his career off with the Cincinnati Reds from 1908-14 and then closed his career out with the Boston Red Sox from 1914-1918. During his time with the Red Sox, he roomed with Babe Ruth on the road and became a two-time World Series Champion in 1915 and 1916. In 1918, Hoblitzell started the season off batting 1-for-25 and was then replaced by his former roommate Babe Ruth! Ranging from a 1915 World Champion Red Sox team signed baseball to game balls and Dick’s personal World Series programs, there is a little bit of everything in this “fresh to market” collection. Each lot sources from the family of Dick Hoblitzell and can be found in the “Dick Hoblitzell Collection” category of the current auction.

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