Boston, Mass. Lincoln Eng. Co., 1915.
Softcover. Quarto. Stapled illustrated wrappers printed in blue and red with halftone images. Vertical crease with a little rubbing on the crease, slightly misfolded, and a bit of oxidizing on the staples, about very good. Scored in pencil. Program for the third game of Babe Ruth's first World Series. The Red Sox won the game 2-1 (Dutch Leonard getting the win over Grover Cleveland Alexander) to go up in the series two games to one. The Red Sox, featuring future Hall of Famers Harry Hooper, Herb Pennock, Tris Speaker, and Ruth, eventually won the series, four games to one. The series featured terrific pitching, three of the five games ending with scores of 2-1, another with a score of 3-1, and the final game, a comparative offensive barrage, was won by the Red Sox 5-4.
Ruth, a pitcher at the time, didn't pitch. He appeared in only Game One, grounding out as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning. Although Fenway Park was home to the Red Sox, the Boston games were played at Braves Field in order to take advantage of the larger, newly renovated park. The program includes two team photos of the Red Sox: one an official image, the other, on the rear cover, advertising the team in their Stag Wear brand sweaters. Both are in blue-toned ink, and both images picture a cheerful Babe Ruth in the back row.