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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 04, 1912, Image 10',
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Cobb was the boy who intend
ed tq hit about .800 against the
Cub pitchers. What he really
did was to fall a victim to the
pitching of Chance's men, finally
being outguessed by Mtirdecaf
One thing in favor "of Speaker
is experience. He is no longer a
youngster. He has been through
the fire of one important series
the inter-city games between
New York and Boston in 1909.
And in that series pause and
ponder Speaker got to the then
peerless Mathewson for six hits
in eight times at bat and in the
20 times he was at bat in the se
ries -he made 12 lilts, an average
for the series of .600.
Unless Speaker falls a victim
of that uncanny influence that has
downed so many stars in the all
important series, he will lead the
Red Hosed crew on a regular Bos-
ten tea" party, just as he has led
them in the league race.
Speaker has hit consistently all
season. His average has hovered
around .400 since early spring.
Upon one occasion he went hit
less for three games. Again he
missed connecting for two days.
These are his only lapses. He
gets his hits as regularly as a hos
pital patient gets medicine. He is
the gang boss of the greatest
wrecking crew ever put together
in baseball, and all pitchers look
alike to him.
The American league pitchers
and there are no better than
Walter Johnson, Ed Walsh, Vean
Gregg, Russel Ford and Earl
Hamilton failed to stop the
champions at bat or, with the aid
of the catchers, on the base lines.
It is unlikely New York pitchers
will do better.
Edith was light-hearted and
merry over everything. So one
day her mother decided to invite'
a very serious young person to
dinner, and he was placed next"
the light-hearted girl. Every
thing went" well until she asked"
him: "You speak of everybody hav-5
ing a mission. What is yours?"
"My mission," said the parson,
"is to save young men."
"Good," replied the girl. "I'm,
glad to meet you. I wish you'd
save one for me." r.
Nearly 80,000 motor vehicles
have now been registered' in Lon-