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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 15, 1912, Image 10

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a pass, and a run, counted. T,he
Sox did not look impressive yes
terday. Spring fever seemed to
have all but Ping Bodie in its
grip.
Mordecai Brown was stung for
16 hits yesterday, again empha
sizing the need for more pitching
strength on the West Side.
The Jinx that pursued the Phil
dolphia Nationals last year,
hen Red Doom broke his leg
nd Sherwood Magee fought
limsejf out of the game, crabbing
the Phillies' chance for the pen
nant, has showed up again, and
s working harder than ever. It
started when Magee, one of the
victims last year, broke a bone in
his hancLduring the spring train
lg. It will be at least three weeks
cfore he. is back in the game.
Then Hans Lobert,. demon
lugger and base runner, strained
lis back during the series with
the Athletics, and it will be an
other week before he performs at
the far corner. The climax came
yesterday, when an examination
showed that Runt Walsh, utility
man, who had faken Lobert's
place, was suffering from a brok
en ankle, and that Killifer, a re
cruit catcher, had a fractured
bone in his right hand. Both
players were injured in Boston,
but the TrartsVere thought to be
of little consequence until the
dub doctor examined them yes
terday. It will be a month before eith
er are recovered. With an even
break in the luck the Phillies
looked like factors in the pennantj
race this year, but these reverses
at Jhe season's start may prove
disastrous.
Jimmy Sheckard fell for the
hiddenball trick yesterday. A
corner lot player who pulled a nap
Hike that would be run off the
field.
Hank O'Day and his Cincin
nati Reds, are stirring up some
noise right at present in the bat
ting line, and if the pitching staff,
holds and Larry McLean sticks to
a front seat on the water cart,
Hank may make more trouble for
the other teams in the league than
he did when an umpire. Johnny
Eversi doesn't -think it possible,
for Hank used to chase hirinear
ly every day. -
0 0
A" Mighty Hunter.
Sandy.was having his first
taste of life in the African for
ests. Borrowing a gun, he set
out one day in search of game. A '
little later his companion spied
in the distance Sandy running at
full speed for home, with a huge
lion behind him gaining at every
step. "Quick! Qiuck! Jack," he
cried. "Open the door. I'm bring
ing him home alive." ,'
what I have."
The sleepy parent need not fix
The clock to, shriek at half-past
six;
A youngster, lusty-lunged, will
rout
Him out at 5 with merry shout..
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