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CHICAGOTEAMS ON.THE SHORT END.OF THE SABBATH
DAY GAMES CHANCE RETIRES
Yesterday's Cubs - Cardinal,,
game, which the West Siders lost
to the Missourians by a score of
5 to 4 in 42 innings marked the
passing of one of the greatest
figures in .baseball.
Frank Chance, who has man
aged the "Chicago Nationals and
played first a majority of that
time, officially retired from ac
tive duty. Never again will the
Peerless Leadei; cavort around
the initial sack, Heine Zimmer
man,, the Bronx biffer, now hold
ing down fh.e position.
At the start of the season,
Chance thought he would be in
shape to take his place hi the line
up and the fans had large visions
of tne old "Tinker to Evers to
Chance" combination looming up
in the. box scores. During the
training trip Frank seemed to be
all right, but two games in fast
company, convinced "him that he
was not the same player of form
er campaigns. The frequent
"beanings" told, playing under
a hot sun caused terriffic head
aches, and Chance stepped aside.
With his going, baseball loses ,
one 'of its greatest first sackers,
and all 'round players. As a
fielder, Chance had but few peers
He was a batter of the slugging
variety, and particularly danger
ous to the opposition in the pinch
es. But for his fearlessness at the
plate he would not have been hit'
so much, and would still be in the
game. Never a speedy runer, he
stole base after base, simply be
cause of Jiis baseball "instinct,"
and his uncanny knowledge J
You have to hand it to the wh
men in, Chicago. If you ever satl
behind a peach basket hat yom
know how to be grateful.
Loose playing and slow thinks
ing caused the downfall of the
Sox again yesterday, St. Louis
winning, 4 to 1. The defeat was
the more bitter because Ed Walsh
was pitching for the South Siders,
while Baumgardner, a recruit,
flung for the Browns. At that,
Walsh had no' one but himself to
blame for the loss of the .game.
Four hits were all the Browns
made, but two of these were,
bunched with a pass and a delay
ed thought and bum pegTiyZeid-"
er in the third inning, and again
m the fourth Walsh made twc&
succcssivevpunk heaves' follownigj