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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 02, 1912, Image 19

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THREE QHIGAGO TEAMS GRAB THE BIG END
Three Chicago big league
teams won games in one day.
That's some'thing new, but it's a':
fact.-. The ...Sox trimmed the!
Tigers, 5 6 2; Pittsburg fell be-;
fore the Cubs, 7 to 2, and the localjrteam f oryears.
team of the new United States
league team .beat "Cincinnati, 5-
to 4. r
.- -.."
The, United" States league real-,
ly sta'rtejd;esterciay With ga.mes.
in fourcities. AH this in defiance!
of the. dbpe6f alleged experts,
who dedaredthe league would,
never be.npretnan a-fjaper pros-J
pect.. As, a major - leagjiej how-,
ever.the baby organization is!
away beloXy the' standard . It is!
of about' thesarpe caliber as, the!
..Westen league, and "wtKout this:
prestige of the latter "body.
The rosters' of. the' seyerareajtns'
, shows that several old major
league stars are back in the game,,
and with them-are youngsters
, who have not been heard of out
side (the '"citiesthey are playing
in., Aljthe teams, however, glay
edgood ball for a starter, apd the
p'fficfers claim there is -plenty of
htoney behind themfto instfre fin
ishing out the season and im
provement of the playing- mate
;ri"$l if necessary. -, N
.'"
, The Sox return home today to.
jneefcthe Cleveland Naps in a four
x -
game series before malring a tour
of theeastern cities of the Amer
ican, league. On the trip they
have just finished, the South Sid
ers won ten games;, lost one and
tied one, the best record of a Sox
f. ,
T'he most encouraging feature
of the team's flaying away from
home was the improyernent m the
wojk of. the two. infield Yecruits,
Rathand Weaverr arid the ex
cellent pitching;? every man on
tfie staff- who started . a game.
Benz went back agafnst Detroit
yesterday, .an'd . ' Shcjwed some
swell heaving good's.' He was
taken oui in the efghth tp aHow
Walsh' to . finish, ;DUt .the young
ster, co'uld uhdpttbtedly have pull
ed the game out fof :himself. Cal,
hciwever. refused to take a chance.
. .!.
' Rath stung a double and a sin
gle, while Weaver, maced a two
bagger and handled nine chances
in the field
y
ft was the. old Cub machine
yesterday, .fighting all the way for
thejgairie, and their attack-was ir
resistible. After the Pirates iad
Phased over two runs in -thle-first
the Ciibs came right back, and by
Lheavy stick work strung up five
raiues. iew j&icme essayea to
pitch. It, looked, like Lew's es
say might be very short in the
first, but after passing two men
without putting-over a strike, and
being smacked for a single, he.

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