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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 10, 1912, Image 29',
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PLAY BALL! THE CRY TOMORROW '
The Cubs and the Sox Are All Alert and Ready for
the Championship Get-Away,
Both Chicaero major league
teams get under way tomorrow
afternoon for the annual pennant
chase in their respective leagues.
The Sox open the season with
Bobby Wallace's St. Louis
Browns on the South Side, while
Chance leads his Cubs to Cincin
nati for the initial battle with the
Now that the preferential base
ball primaries are over, a real line
can be had on the makeup of tlje
teams that will represent Chicago
in select company. Most of the
recruits, like some well-known
politicians, never had a chance.
They are merely foundations on
which sporting writers based
glowing stories of budding stars.
That dope proved to be the
usual spring training season
bunk, and with the Cubs, at least,
the old machine will bear the
"'"brunt of the fighting. The Sox
had remarkable luck .in picking
up -likely youngsters. Three re
cruits will gp into the opening
game as regulars, which is almost
a record for a team that has good
men in those positions the pre
For the Cubs, John Evers will
be the first man td step to the
plgfc "The hustling 'T-fojanhasc
recovered from the illness that
handicapped him last year, and is
showing all his old-time fire and
dash. He is batting fiercely.
Jimmy Sheckard has his oldj
position, second in the batting or
der. Sheck is as good as last
year, which is "some" gpodness.
Home-run Frank Schulte de
clares he will be right there with
the four-time wallops again this
year to put Jawn and Jimmy over
the plate ahead oHiim.
. Vou've guessed it: The old
bear, Frank Chance, who is. just
as good as he ever was, is next up.
Husk has recovered frorn the
beanings he received early last
season and is banging the pill on
the nose, and running the bases
like a flash. With Chance and
Evers back in the game "Tinker
to Evers to Chance" win be as
prominent in the box scores as in
former years, when the Cubs won
pennants with machine-like pre
Eddie Lennoxformerly in the
big league with Brooklyn, and
last year with Louisville, hits
next, and is holding down third,
the place made vacant jjy the
death of Jimmy Doyle. Reports
'say thatrLehlnb'x' is playing a&"