Top 50 Sox Seasons #48: Ernie Shore, 1915

19-8, 1.64/1.105/.229, 247 IP, 102 K, 66 BB, 3.7 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, 17 CG, 4 SHO, 170 ERA+
Postseason — 1-1, 2.12/1.176/.190, 2 GS, 2 CG, 17 IP, 6 K, 8 BB

In his first full season, Shore spun the best work of his career, finishing third in the AL with his 1.64 ERA and 170 ERA+ (behind teammate Smokey Joe Wood and all-time great Walter Johnson) and throwing a 12-inning shutout in September against the Tigers, who finished 2.5 games behind the Red Sox in a close race.

Shore opened the 1915 World Series against Grover Cleveland Alexander, losing a close game before rebounding for a 2-1 victory in Game 4 of the five-game series. Shore allowed three runs in the eighth inning of his two starts, and just one run in the other 16 innings combined.

Key game: Oct. 12. Shore wins a tight one, allowing a single eight-inning run in a 2-1 win that gives the Red Sox a commanding 3-1 lead over Philadelphia in the World Series.

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