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Lefty Leifield' and Charley
Smith," who have been kept un
der cover lately, may be used in
' ' .Larry Cheney.
the series. Ed Reulbach has
, nothing. :to reccfmmend him. Mor-
decai Brown ma)'- round to in
time to start one -of the games.
Lavender is the prize uncer
tainty of both box staffs. He
gained considerable notqriety at
.the start of theyear by -trimming
the Giants, but later his" delivery
was solved, and he was taken out
of the last-three games' he started
against New Yfrrk. His game
against Cincinnati last week,
when the Reds, made ten runs in
the ninth inning, supports this
contention. In the first ejght in
nings he had- fanned ten men.
Then the Reds scored five times
on him befdre he ' was hoisted
with the bases loaded. .
Pierce, the young left-hander-of
the Cubs, is not eligible to play
in the series. He joined the team
too late in the'year.
Taking the staffs as a whole,
the fan' is at once struck with the
fact that neither team has a de
pendable left-hander. This gives
a slight edge to the Cubs, who
have more left-handed stickers in
their batting order than have the
There is not much choice in the
pitching staffs. If anything, the
Sox have a slight margin. The
reason' is Walsh.
Behind the bat all comparisons
favor the Cubs. Jimmy Archer is
better-.than any receiver on the
Sox pay roll, and with the long
lay off he has enjoyed, his leg will
not bother him. His throwing "to
bases shows the same rifle-like'ac-curacy,
and for .the first time he
has made his presence felt as a
clouter, as his mark of .287 shows.
Cotter is a very inaccurate peg-
ger, but bats strongly. Tom
Needham has worked in but 33
games all season. Cotter, because