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WHITE SOX FAVORED TO WIN WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP
McGeehan Favors WJiite Sox
To Repeat 1917 Triumph
Can't Dodge the Dope That Statisties and Indications
Point to Chieagoans Coming Through as They
Did in Tussle NX it h Giants
By W. O. McGeehan
rhe opening game of the world's series which js scheduled l'or Cin- :
cinnati on Wednesday should toll tho tale of the meeting. In this
pame Kid Gleason will put in his (me best bet, Eddie Cicotte, the shine
b;ill artist, all rested and with his highly important soup bone well oiled
and running smoothly.
[f the infuriated Reds, with their backs tu tiie walj on their own
home lot and inspired by the fury of th" Cincinnatiacs, the rnost rabid
fans m the world, are able to overcome this advantage, then the world's
.-???.?ties will begin to look like something else again, The dope will be crossed
as it was by the Braves. But it doe- not seem to be in th?' cards for the
dope to be crossed this year.
What Patrick Aloysius Moran may t?o r
ii the pitching line is hard ti> predict
this time, ['atrick is a cagey sort
of strategist. He doesn't show his
battle map this far irr advance. It
looks aa#though Sallee. or Ruetljyer
would .-'art for the Reds. But that
-i ?<::'] Patrick's secret, Patrick has
- . of pitchers, comparatively -peak?
ing, while the White Sos have just
. i. r working hurlers.
According to the dop? as i* presents .
self to those win. rue backing the
<A"hite Sox, Cicotte will win tin- first
game right .1. th? back yard of the
Reds. The effect of this victory, which
the White So:-, backers already con
1 do to Gleason, will he depressing to
the Reds, That's the theory of tin.
t) ing. ?
Reds Are Fighters
?ut -.u- 11 .- Reds so easily dis
iraged'.' Reca'l, for a moment, the
'croocial ieries" ??!' ii-.- National
[.pague, when the Reds came to the
'. ? Gro ??ni- '" light it out with the
, ints fo r the pennant, The Red -
came to Coogan's Blurt' nn?i took a
double header On the ver,\ next day
the (liants came back and took a double
header from the Red.-. This would have
discouraged' any team that was not
Were the Reds discouraged? N01 -m
that it was m any way visibb to the
111 tie optic. They came right back and
took a double header from the Giants.
And right then and there they took
the pennant right out of the prehensile
talons of John Joseph McGraw. After
that the Giants were licked foi the
So you see that it 1- r?o cinch that
the Reds will crumple up alter losing
one skirmish. Theoretically they should
have crumpled ?luring the gruelling
battle of Coogan's Bluff, but they
didn't. ' 'onse?iuently oui Giants fin
h< d ii econd placo.
From one point of view, a defeat
in the opening game would jolt the
White Sox considerably, considering
their shortage of first string pitchers.
According to the ?dans of the So\,
they will work just three during the
series, (,'icotte is figured to win the
first game, then to come back follow
mg Williams and Kerr. If Cicotte does
????t win r!;.- first game, the sportively
inclined gents who? have backed them
with money will be exceedingly anxi?
ous as 10 the ultimate outcome,
White Sox Should Win
1 here is plenty of ground to pro
, vide anxiety for the White Sox backers
if they are inclined to be morbid, hut
the dope, which is not crossed so fre?
quently, says that th?- White So>
should win and without going through
the nine games either. They are : lu
'i-ugliest team m the tougher leagtie
? They are the "smarter" hail club anc
the "smarter" hall club always lias tin
advantage in a world's series.
As 1 machine the Reds have plenij
of light. As individuals there arc :
?i'.\ weak sisters The. White So>
j are all battlers and under tht
Gleason in Baseball
More Than 35 Years
' 11.11 AM "KID" GLEASON, man?
ager *>l' (he Chicago White Sox.
has been in major league baseball
thirty-three years. He was born at
< aintlon, N. .f., October 21?. 1865, and
began hi? baseball career in 1886 at
While James Callahan was man?
ager of the Chicago American
League team, Gleason was assistant
manager and coach, and after ( alia?
ban 'was replaced by Clarence Row?
land in 1!M7. Gleason continued
with the club as aid to Rowland.
The m \i season Gleason stepped
out of baseball and went into busi?
ness in Philadelphia. Before th*
present season was started i harp
A. Comiskey, owner of I lu- White
Sox, decided upon ?t change ol man?
ager and Gleason was reengaged.
Gleason tips the scales at abo-..;
175 pounds and is ,"i feet "', inchc
tall. He i-, married and lives ?'
Philadelphia. This is (he seventh
year that Gleason has been with tbt
White Sox. In the old days Glea?
son. who is a student of the "old
school," was a member of tin
famous Baltimore Orioles, and still
carries out all his teachings of id?
old masters?light and never gi\t
In his early days in baseball
Gleason was a pitcher.
commad of :. little gent -.?. h? miiKI ?
name is battle.
(in the evening ol I Ictober ! '..- .
know a lot noot- about the prospect
world's champions than wv do now, !
first game .'.ill clear a !<?t of doul i i
W orld's Series Games
To Start al 2 l\ \1.
i l\( INNA'I I. Sept, 27. ? hairman
August Herrmann of the National Base?
ball Commission issued n statement
to-day in which he said the world's
scries games between the Chicagi
White Sox ,'iiel the Cincinnati N'a
tiotials would begin in each citj
promptly at 2 o'clock.
Herrmann said tho time for starting
the wftrM'i serie- games in 1918 was
.l-.'AO ti clock, and that this time was by
some oversight allowed to remain in
the bulletin for this year's games in?
stead of being changed to 2.' o'clock,
the lime agreed upon for the games to
i:i)\\ Mil) U ( Ol.l.l.VS. second base
. o, : - one .-' the lo . : . ; all phi.v r?
ilif I'ouiitrj i ib h m t h
,, ' ? series. Collins ,vent from tin
o I'ebu hung : - learn, i ve yea rs
. Collins was sold to the Chicago
A? ? h? close of i lie i ''; S .- ea on
ii . ,.- enlisted in the Marines. lie
- born al Mill >rti n, \. V., Mas 2,
>7. He is .. feet, " ' chi - tall, weighs
; pounds, is married and lives ?'
. nd.- downe, Pel
CHARLES A. RISDKRG. shortstop,
?.led the team in LOI", his first > ear
?In . lajor league. II. v as obta ined
om ! ho \ c-i non, Cal . club oi
? Pacific ? oaf '. li-agu? ? ht re !?;-. firs;
sionnl basebitil was play? i
? ;. . !!?.- .-? t. fee! lall and ? phi I .|;
ndij H : she i g wa ; hori i n S a n
i und lives i Sai i rancisco
GEORGE tt i: W I'.!', third hasemaii.
?i burn Augtisi 18. I.S.U!, at Stou ,
.o ?. hampton. Mass. Kighi yea i ago
o- joined ' ho \\ ' i te Sox, eon : ng from
!a o Kraneii i'O. lie is ? feei i ?>-', in? hos
... .. weigh 1 ?>8 pound -, ? o,an ii .1 ano
ves in Chicago. For a I me this season
. ",v er play -d horl atop ? I h Me M iil
thi rd, bul when Ri - berg rel urned
i ?he game "Buck" look ii] the far
i ner no..it ion.
SRXOL11 "( HICK" ti VNDIL, first
lasem.-m. was born in St. Paul. Minn.,
Ian lary 15, I H8fi, : nd ttai te i baseball
isa pro fes ;ion in I 908? a I Shre\ epoi i.
lie has been in the American I..-ague for
ni in.- j -a rs, first v ih Chic igo, which
?pih later released him. He I i< n i\. til
n VI ..-?:. gton n ' d a l't o a ': oie he
a ? : ? the pi opcrty of to? < 'leveland
; dub. A1 i he start of ti c 1917 season
; ': id? ? Comiskej t\ as d isappoi nted
in the failure of Jack Xess to report
to thi chil ? n plaj ' hi in it ial sack,
I and a< i land il \s I not i eport to t he
Cleveland club, the White Sox owner
pun h i -?.??! ? ?ai :' cont :??.??? from
Cleveland Gandil ed the ?rap to the
?at isfacl ion of Pr?s ideal i om ? 'key, and
he has ) emnined a flxl tire re evei
since, i iandil i six fei I two in? he -
tall, and weigh - I9li p< unda. He is
marro d i ; es in < hicago
JOSEPH .1 YCKSON. one of :' - great?
est outfielders ii ,;.. American League
is p 1 ay i n i I :. ? : I j a r ? : t h? ma joi
league-'. He joined ,;.' ! hicago club
five years ago, coming :'rom the Cleve?
land club. I i : - tirst seball was
played at Greenville, S. ?'., in 1908,
Jackson was born July 16, 1887, at
Greenville, lie is six feet tall and
weighs 175 pounds. Ho is married and
lives in Savannah, Ga.
JOHN COLLINS, outfielder, has been
in the : ?a. i ,. i gu.es for ten years and
n ' ? r. :- us ?i l'iiembe t* of the < hi? ago club.
l?e plaj right 01 cen? re ic-ld and also
can play a good game at -111 si base.
"S ijiuo'' .vas born at (liai ? .wn,
M? s .. De? ember 1. ISS?, lid I i ed his
baseball career ai Havel ? iil, Ma ? in
11)07. Ib- bal i and th ?,'s righi I nul
cd l?o is (i ve feet eleve ti .If
inches tall n rid w eif- hs ! . ?? pou i Is, ?;
married a nd I ives in l'i! ' ? ii ?!, Mas .
OS< VR FELSCH, outfielder, is playing
bis Ii t'i ti y. a r wil h the Chicago club
i ic t-niiii ' from tir.. M il*v : u I ce cl ib t f
the American Associatioi Happy's'
fi rsl proff -- ional i-a ?h M ... gem m
was with Fond du Lac, Wis., in Hill!,
lb- is live feet i en inches ml! weigh
i ',a pound >, is married and live .?? dil
waukee, Wis., where he was horn Vp il
Ray ('. SCH VI.K. catcher, bio .
nu -i ball a: n m I'm ber of a ten in at I aj ?
lorville, ill. Later he ... nod th? Mi
i\ a ukee Am? ri? ;i n A social ?on club
fi mm r here cm nn ! ?? th? aa ?oi cage
ii - n ;.i ' i?? i of t he Wh i to So
ca rs ago lie .'? as born al lia ve;
I ! 1., ?Atigu? t. 1 2, 1S92, is man ed and
' ?ves al Litchtield, 111. 11 is rive feel
?ighl . nchfj ? r -r I!. ?s marri? : ami weigh -
. 50 -i )und ?.- II?- bats and tin '.????? - right
LOW ARD \ .CICOTTF. is one
ger Gelason's pitching "aces." He was
born in Detroit, Mich., June 19, 1884 He
entered professional baseball .-i 190-1 at
Saull Str. Marie. Mich. He was h mem?
ber of the Augusta, Ga., team of th?
Southern Association at the time fyrus
Cobb was playing there >:ntl both went
to the Detroit Vmericans. Gicottt . i
sent back, but later joined 1 ? ? ?
Red Sox. He was released to th? Whit?
Sox about eight j oui i agi He bal -
and throws right-hand. Ho is ???;
ried and resides in Deti oil ! I ??
feet eight inches tall and weighs abou
About 33,000 Will See
Game at the l?e?!?*." Field
'. . home grounds of the Cin? nat
nationals, winner.; of the N'ationa
League pennant, which are known a
Redland Field, will seat approx matel*,
27.000 persons and accomn idate ahoul
1.1 000 when the local team play - th?
i 'hicago W ?i ill So ?., wi liners of th<
American League race for world's se
ries championship honors.
The permanent stands >eat 22,000, b it
bj the time the first gam? of th?
world's series is begun new seats foi
5.000 more persons will have beer
erected. In add,.ram. fans who art- no'
fortunate enough to obtain coupoi
tickets for seats will und space foi
ibout G 000 persons.
Results of Early Post-Season (rames
i.? Haines Competing teams, Winnei
1S8-4. .... 3 }'roviden<-e-Metrop*?ll(an Providence
?"1885 .7 R. UiuiK-l'hirar? ?'
ISae . 6 St. I.ouis ChicnRo St. Louia
1887... 14 Detrolt-St, Louis Detroit
1888. . 10 New York St. LouL?. New York
'889. 9 No? York-Hrtioklvit New York
?,890.->. 7 llrooklvn-I.titiisvillv
11892 ..6 Boston Cleveland Boston
?1894 . _ -l New York-Baltimore Ne? York
?1K95 ...... 5 Cleveland Baltimore Cleveland
?S?Otk. 4 lt?tltimore-l lovelnntl Baltimore
$1897. ? Bal timor?-Boston Baltimore
*Orte tie frame. N'o series played In 1891 and 1893.
tl'irst and -o.-iiiul place (earns in National League nlujrd lor tillr
: Temple Cup series.
Ten of World's
Hail From Peim
Illinois Is Next on the List
With Seven, While Ohio
CHICAGO, Sept. 27. -Pennsylvania
has tho distinction of having the great?
est representation in the baseball
classic this year. Ten players from
thai state will battle for the highest
honors in baseball. Four of them are
members of the Chicago White Sox,
Tho White Sox manager, William
Glcason, heads the list of ('tinkers.
Along with the righting manager is
Eddie Collins. Eddie .Murphy, utility
ichh/r, and J. Erskine Mayer, side-arm
pitcher, are the other members from
'I I .- I', d - have two pit chers, Ray B.
Hie-.. 1er and Ed Gerner; un outfielder,
S. R. Magee, and three outfielders?
Jan.I. Daubcrt, first ba ??-. M'orri - Rath,
s? coin? I use, and .lames L. Smith,
third base as members from Penn
[II inoi? i ? thtf nc it 01 : he list. The
Prairie State ?s represented by seven
pla-.< rs., six o.f wl om aft members of
. be \\ hit? Sox and om on t he i ay
ro ; of the Reds, !". th ? W'n te
Sor. live in ' '??''? lago. Th? y are Sulli
,au, ^v. ? .. er and Gandil, Ray C.
Sei ilk also lives t he re, as w ell as
llyi d !.% nn. Arnol I ' iandil, G< or r
Lowdermilk, i ? elongated right-handed
pi tel !?. und John H. "Suliivai . alias
"Lefty," u form? i- Chicago semt-profes
sionH twifler, make up the others. 1!.
?). KUer, who was at on? time on the
Comiskey payroll, is the only member
from the itat. of Abraham Lincoln and
Ulysses ..'. Grant on the Cincinnati
i ost e ?'.
Ohio, where the other end of th?
vorld's oi ics ,' ill be pla* ed, is tied
with California for third plact in the
list of cont ribu ing states. It laj ??
claim ro four members. The Buckeye
State quartet are all member ? ' ';
Red ? lien rj Groh, Earl? N'? ?? '??. Harry
F. . "SI im" i S.i 11? and i lenry W.
Schreiber, California is represented
in the fray with four p'ayers. The
trie of Pacific toast mer: with the dira
sun outfit are Joseph Jenkins, catcher;
Charles A. Risberg and Fred M :Mul
lin! William tl. Ruether, former nen1
i. r of the Chicago Nationals and now
one of the "ace-" on the Reds' pitching
staff, is the other member from the
Golden Gate stale.
?>lichigan and Indiana will be rep?
resented by three members each. Mich
the ininie of Eddi? V . Cicotl c.
Harry Leibold and "Big Bill" Jones, I
? I feet \12 '?;???<? pitcher, also hail from
\l eh ; an, this -la - ?! ... ha*, ing the
dist?nci . ? ul furn s h n?* thr tallest
uni .- ? i ' player to th Vn i-icari
Leap ..? pen uanl v ?nib ? ?n Lei bold and
James, ???? former being ?> feet ."
inche . Eddie Roush, !.. ?,\ in B. Hun -
can and William A. Rariden arc th?
Hoosiers on the Garry Herrmann pay?
'!'.... states havi cont ributed i w o
mem her? each 1 h? s? i re Te xas and
Mas; ach n etts. Ri? hard K? r is i n
Comiskey's club, while A. Roy Mitchell,
... o a m? und i rl ist, is the \ cxas mem ?
bei "i the Reds. Massachusetts has
produced two veterans of the game.
Patrick Moran is the National League
representative, while John "Shano"
Collins, outfielder, member of the
Whit? So.t l'or the last ten years, rep
resents l.h? juniors' organization.
Urban "Red" Faber ; rire [own repre
Three Southerti state will b? repre
-?? ' I'd ni ? he eri? Georg.:,, Kei
' u '???.;. and South ' 'anilina, i he first
? " state coi ' i ibute ? orn rnembei
a? h .'? t he R? ds ai d Wh ite Sox. Iv*,
B. Wing'j makes his home in Georgia,
while Claude Williams represents lira:
?t?te on Comiskey's club. "General"
Joe Iiickson hails from South ('arolina,
although more recently luying claim to
Georgia. Hervey McClelinn, the fast
little utility infielder, is from Ken?
Vermont has sent Ray L. Fisher,
pitcher, *o the Reds, and Missouri is
represented on the same club by Nick
Allen. N'ew York State ii the home of
three oi the partie pants in the big
? nfiict R. - H. \V ilkinson, James J.
Ring and Charle? H See, who i- fTom
Long Island. Connecticut has orre rep
re entative on the National League
club, William L. Kopf, the shortstop.
Wisconsin, where numerous White
Sox players have played befor? coming
to ?"hicago. claims only one member in
the baseball classic this season. He is
(?scar "Hapny" Felsch, jtar outfielder
of the American League.
Complete !9!i> Pitcing R* cor
Of Worlds Series ( ontenders
i mi ago v\ in 11. s< ? -.
Kerr (L). 38
Faber (K) .20
?Tames lit? 5
I owdcrmilk (R). 19
Wilkinson i K; . '.:
Mayer <K) . . . r.
Sullivan (L). i
39 232 2-3
39 292 ! - I
38 210 1-3
20 165 1-3
5 39 '
Total-. . . . ?- 1,115 1-.' 420 1,064
< ompleit* nine-inning ?rames Hy Will ian
Lowdermilk, 3; James, 2; Wilkinson, I : itr.i
fourteen inning's, (trotte, 1; thirteen innin gs, r
Low-hit Rames T? ?t hits -Williams
hits t'icottc, 2; Williams, t; Fabcr I l-'iv? lot- (
?.. heir, I; Y?, ilkin?.?n. 1. Balk lt.tr
'IM 'INN V II Id II
Luque (It I .
risher (K) . 2?
Lifer ?It? . . . 36
Ring (B) . .. . 31
t.ernrr (L) ... 5
Uresslct (L). .11
Mitthell (B). . 7
. . 20 166
229 .?- 3
18 2- !
10 i - }
Complete 9-inninsr trame- pitched "- ? 111
Rinsr, 6: Lnque, 6. Kztru inning game
Ring, ); thirteen innings, Ring, Hi
Ruether, 1; King, 1; eleven il nings, Ring
I...? hit games?-No hi( L'ller, agPinst -'
rhree hits?Sallee, 3; Kuetlier, I: F.llei
Luque, 1; Kll.-r, 1. I it ,- hiu?Kucthei I Sal
N ?iie Kxlra-I un i ?itr
G a ?nies in Seriez
Pjav<><! in Pasl
Ext ? a i nuing games in tin
have been scarce, ?? ? rtin?
contests having been played t?
;. inning ? - Detn il ? !
? ?onau;- ? !hu ago, I Phila ?? ?
; : ?nnini ;'? ilaJelphia, ..
:?. innings New York. 1 ; l'hilad
. I ?nniw 3 Nev York, < I ??
lU innings B? ston, : , New Y'or!
10 i lining4 S? York, l'hiiaik-li
. :. ii ..? ii. .. n, ; : 1' . .:.
? innings Boston -? : Brou
\\ hit*1 Sox Have Edge
In Mailer of r,\|)eri?'ii?T
The ; Mt ago White So c will havi ?
decided edge on I he Cincinna!
in'' ' he v. or.,! serio .. in : h? mi ? ? ,
e.v perience, for, .? h ile everj i g i
the Sox with the exceptio ; ? f Diet Kei ?
lia? loen through the fire of a iihan
;.;'.'a hip senes, oiilj three a i ubers ?
the Reds? Daubert, Sallee and i' i
- have faced th.- strain of battling foi
the baseball championship of the
Manager "Kid" Gleason wi ? tid
virtually the ?ime line-up agaii I
R? It .vlii i broughi t he world' ? ch in
pionship t?. Chicago in 1917. \-, .
the only change will bi that i' ? b?
will p a\- short and V\ ea ?'?? : tl . ? I
!'.'17 Mi M .iliio pi? -,, I ? he far c?
and Weaver short, Risberg being
1.1'ne h ?ol for the titular games. Aboul th
inly other change will be in the pit? I
staff, ami here the veteran Eddie <
col ??- probably will bear tin bruni ul
the work, with Claude Williams, al ?
a veteran of the 1917 staff, ?
second to him.
Potli Decides Not to Bu)
Philadelphia almost had anothei
baseball magnate a couple of daj
when Frank Poth tried to buy hin ??
nt? the Eastern League by pui
ing ilie Hartford Club. Thi
trouble was that James 11. Clarki
who has owned the Hartford
since 1905, wanted $20,000 for
franchise an?! grounds, while Potl
figured this was about four time* ?
t was worth, since Hurtford
about as high in the Eastern Leagui
pennant race as the Athletics do in
:ho American League
Baker and 1 <a?reiner
Lead ;*i l lome I*?m>
Ii! v^ orl(S%? Series
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