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GRIFFITH EXPLAINS NATIONALS' GREAT PLAYING
Harmony, '-youth and a -large
tablespoonful'of Clarke Griffith's
wisdom 'garnished; witltf. "Ger
many" S'chaefer's wjpjep,and
chatter and, you have" thfcdish
that is 'the talk tf basebaif 'just
now the Washington club' of
the American league, on'S'time
1 v A.C
for the top of the ladder like a-ter-xier
after an alley .cat.".- -,--.
The Nationals have won 15
games in a row 3ll on the road.
They Started the streak with the
second gatoe with Boston Decor
ation day, and have gone through"
the White Sox, Browns and man
eating Tigers, and half way
through the Naps like the Twen
tieth Century through Elyria.
Obsessed by the idea of win
ning they play like fiends and
quit when the 27th man is retired,
not before. -
To illustrate: In Detroit, Du
buc blanked them for eight in
nings, allowing two hits, and in
I the ninth they hammered out
three runs ana won the game.
The team's success can be at
tributed to many things chiefly
the pitchers. Johnson, Groom,
Hughes and Cashion, the nerviest
quartet in the game; they back up
Engle, a 19-year-old phenom, and
Musser, another green one from
the O. and P.
Clarke Griffith's knowledge of
pitchers must be given credit.
What the "Old Fox" doesn't
know about baseball hasn't 'been
invented. It may seem that he
derricks his pitchers without
cause sometimes when four or
five runs ahead but he seldom,
makes a mistake. Griffith says
the team's success is due to the
"Youth, Vim and Harmony,
and the greatest of these is Har
mony," he insists. "There isn't a
team in which better feeling pre
vails. We aren't burdened with
veterans playing on their reputa
tion. The boys never stop play
ing, or give up hope of winning,
until the game is over."
Griffith has youngsters in the
line-up. Foster from Rochester,