Our second MLB Monday miniseries has reached the midpoints of the 1910s, as we look at World Series MVPs and Managers of the Year in both leagues. We have context from our first miniseries, and we will continue rolling along here—eventually adding some Gold Glove analysis in due time—for a long time going forward … because everyone loves baseball, right? Right, even as summer fades for fall.

1915 World Series MVP: Duffy Lewis, LF, Boston (AL)

The Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games to win the Fall Classic, and Babe Ruth barely played for the Sox! He had one AB and didn’t pitch at all. Go figure … Anyway, our top options here are Boston left fielder Duffy Lewis (1.140 OPS, 1 HR, 5 RBI), right fielder Harry Hooper (1.085, 2, 3), and pitcher Rube Foster (2-0, 2.00 ERA, 2 CGS, 0.778 WHIP).

We think Lewis was better than Hooper, as he didn’t commit an error—and Hooper did. Lewis’ .444 BA was also superior (.350 BA for Hooper). As for Foster, that WHIP is magical, but it makes us wonder how he gave up 4 earned runs. He only allowed 7 baserunners total! That’s not very good in terms of pitching with runners on base. We’re going with Lewis here, the namesake of Duffy’s Cliff.

1915 AL MOTY: Bill Carrigan, Boston

The Red Sox won the pennant by 2.5 games over the Detroit Tigers, and Boston Manager Bill Carrigan posted a plus-6 PPP mark, which was also the best in the American League. That clinches his second-straight trophy here in our minds. For the record, Detroit Manager Hughie Jennings—a two-time winner here (1908, 1909)—finished with a plus-5 PPP effort, keeping this pennant chase close to the end.

1915 NL MOTY: Wilbert Robinson, Brooklyn

The Phillies won the pennant by 7 games despite a minus-2 PPP effort; the best manager in the senior circuit was Brooklyn Robins Manager Wilbert Robinson, who posted a plus-7 PPP mark as his team finished third with an 80-72 record, ten games out first place. With the pennant not really in question, Robinson’s moves made the biggest difference in the final standings.