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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 01, 1912, Image 19',
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my Fryer and Eddie Forest in 3
rounds at Philadelphia last night.
Steve Ketchel easily defeated
Tommy Kilbane of Cleveland in
(12 rounds at Winnipeg". The
brother of the feather champ took
the count of nine in the- seventh
HOW THE CUES AND WHITE SOX INFIELDS LINE UP b
Snap judgment of the Cub and
White Sox infields would indi
cate that the National leaguers
outclass the men from Ban John
son's organization more in this
department than in any, other.
This belief is strengthened by a
perusal of the averages of the
These averages include all
games including last Wednesday.
At the first corner Saier and
Babe Borton are" the contenders.
Saier has the call, both in batting
and fielding. .Borton is credited
with a 'sticking mark of .351, ac
quired in 22 galfres. Saier is bat
ting .286 in 111 games. While
Borton has the highest mark, he
has played in so few games that
it is no criterion of his ability.
Many players set the league afire
for a few weeks until the pitchers
solve their weaknesses. Borton!
may be a batter without a weak
ness, but such birds are infre
quent. Saier excels in clean-up clout
ing. His' long drives have been
great factors this year in .keeping
the Cubs in the hunt. Borton has
hit for only one extra sack. Saier
has traveled 173 bases on his 120
lits. Borton is a good fielder and
las the natural advantage of a
southpaw at first base. Both men
baier has had a year more expe
rience in the big show.
At second base the Cubs shade
the Sox 'even more than at firstjj
If John Evers doesn't break an
arm writing dope on the world's,
series he can be depended upoff
for his share of the work. Thi
Trojan has more "experience tharf
Rath, is a quicker thinker, and is
outbatting the Sox man by 56
points. Evers' mark is .334
Rath's is .268. In fielding Rath
should be given an even break.
He is a fast man on balls hit to
the left of him, and travels toward
second at a good gait. He is a
good man touching runners. As
a base runner he excels Evers.
Again at shortstop the cubs are
are comparative youngsters, but fortified with the heavier hitter.