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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 29, 1912, Image 5

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THE SOXS' MARCH IS A STE AP Y ONE
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Not even the redoubtable
Tiger? can stop the victorious
MnarclTof th White Sox. The
South Siders. made it twice in the
same place in a slugging game
- yesterday, Bill Lange and Mo
gridge collaborating in the hurl
ing department for Callahan's
men.
When the Sox consistqntjy out
hit the Tigers, and -win because
.of main strength with the war
club, itis.a cinch there has heen a
big "change.", It isn't because the
iTigersvare Decerning" feeble with
the stick; the Sox ate smashing
demons, 'going into double fig
ures with hits again yesterday.
Yesterday's victory gave the
South Siders a safe lead in the
race, a's they have won 10 and lost
3, while Boston, the nearest rival,
has won 8 and lostv3. ' , v
The Cubs were unable to pull
off their game, with St. Louis,
yesterday, and this looks like anJ
other idle day for the West Sid
el's. And the Cards were in crip
pled condition, and looked pretty
soft for two - games just when
Chance needs, themr - '
, . "
'Weaver and Rath,- the two in
field recruits, made three hits
apiece yesterday, half the num-.
ber accumulated by the Sox.
Theseitwo'boys have "been travel
ing at a terrific clip since the team
went ott this trip, and their bat
ting has-been the feature of every
game. Rath is now sticking in'
V
the neighborhood of .340, with
Weaver neaT the .300 point. Every
thing depends onrthese two, lads.
If they can 'maintain the gait they
have set, "the Sox will be contend
ers all the way. The rest of the
team is reliable. The rookies hold
the "balance of power.
Of the two, the performance of
Weaver is the more surprising.
Rath is a more experienced ball
player, and last year in the Inter
national league batted well over
.300. There was not much doubt
he would become a fixture. Wea
ver, however, is surprising even
his most ardent boosters.
Marly O'TooleT was put in
against Cincinnatiwith the score y
tied in the ninth," and the Reds
walloped the Pirates, 3 to 2.
With San Francisco last-year
his batting average was nothing
to brag about, being sdmething
like'.240. Hitting was where he
was liable to fal in the big show.
No one expected himto use the
maul with such deadly effect as he
has in the last few games. The
boy is a bundle 6f 'nerve, confi
dence and gameness. His start
before the home crowds was not
auspicious, but he-was full of
fight, and showed lhat an etror
and a-bad day wftn the "bat now"
and then couldn't make him
quitter. - J
Weaver, is a .."great fielding
shdrtstop.' He makes errors, "but
fits because he makes a stab-at"
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