@ Weeghman Park
Frank Allen got the start for the visiting Rebels.
Mordecai Brown got the nod for the Whales.
Chicago took a 2-0 lead at then end of the Third Inning thanks to 3 hits and a walk.
Rollie Zeider, Whales second baseman, twisted his ankle on a play and was out of this game and will be out of the next two games as well.
Pittsburgh notched a run in the top of the Fourth Inning on a Jim Kelly single and an Ed Konetchy double.
Brown (CHI) helped his own cause with an opportune single that scored two runs in the bottom of the Fourth Inning to give the Whales a 4-1 lead.
Brown (CHI) was unable to keep the Rebels down in the top of the Fifth Inning as he gave up 2 walks a double and an untimely wild pitch that let Pittsburgh plate 2 runs. Brown's control was growing suspect as was his composure. Three-Finger had let the Rebels climb back to within one run at 4-3.
Brown (CHI) surrendered three straight singles in the top of the Seventh Inning. Pittsburgh used those hits to knot the game at 4 runs a piece. Brown was losing his cool on the mound and his frustration spilled over into the home Whales dugout. Chicago was warned by the umpires not to push their dissatisfaction with the ball/strike calls any further. By this time Brown was beside himself and gave up another hit and 2 more runs before giving way to Dave Black with his team then behind, 6-4.
Allen (PIT) put the Whales on lockdown from the Fifth Inning on and gave up only 2 hits until he left the game for Ralph Comstock after the Eighth Inning. Comstock closed the door on the frustrated Whales and sealed the win.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 6 Chicago 4
(The actual score for the game in 1915 was 6-5 in favor of the Whales)
Chicago Replay Record: 0 Wins 2 Losses
Chicago Actual Record: 2 Wins 0 Losses
What This Is
The Chicago Whales
The Chicago Whales were a Federal League baseball team.
The Federal League
The Federal League was in business alongside the American League and National League in 1914 and 1915.