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Charley Murphy had his fill of
the water cure yesterday.
Now both Sox and Cub -fans
have it figured that the rest was
a good thing forth'eirldols.
Joe Wood's performance in Jthe
ninth against New York, when
he fanned Fletcher and Crandall,
was one of the nerviest pieces of'
hurling ever seen in a world's'
Red Murray, who went hitless
in the last world's series, got the
psychological swat for his team,
scoring two runs.
Half the Giants' hits were'
fluky, Doyle's double and Her
zog's single getting lost in-the
Steve Yerkes, stamped by ex
perts as the Boston weakling,
spilled the beans. His single in
the seventh, with Wood and
Hooper on base, sewed up the
game. Yerkes and Hooper show
ed great nerve in the seventh.
Both had two strikes before they
pasted the pill fair.
Arthur Fletcher, Giant short
,stopper, was the real blind, guy
Xhree times Joe Wood slipped
over a third strike.
Jeff Tesreau in his story of the
game says: "Wood's pitching
was most convincing." John Mc
Graw's opinion is not fit to print
Hugh Fullerton, sneaking
stealthily up and assaulting his
tyepwriter, says Wood had a
"white circle around his close
clenched mouth." Sounds like
Smoky Joe was made up for a
Speaker's triple, which -started
the smashup of Tesreau, resulted
from poor headwork of Snod
grass. The Giant center fielder
cut in front of Josh Devore for
the ball, which belonged to Josh.
Snoddy touched it, but it crashed
through his fingers.
Athletics evened the series with
the Phjllies. Eddie Plank out
pitched Seaton and Brennan.
Only 29 Phillies batted. Score, 6
' Denver, .champions of the
Western league, made it three
straight from Minneapolis, the
tAmerican Association rag takers.
Score, 8 to 4. Both teams slug
ged the pill, with Denver doing
the most stickwork.
World's Series Figures.
35,730 paid to see the game yesj
terday, against 38,281 last year.
Yesterday's crowd paid $75,127,
as compared to $77,350 in 1911.
The financial side of yester
day's opening battle follows :
Total attendance v. 40,000
Nat'l Commission's share. $ 7,513
Players' share 40,568
New York club's share... 13,523
Boston club's share 13,523
The Brass Band
"Before we were married you
once asked me if I enjoyed a:
"Y-yes, dear; perhaps I did."
"You did. And I said yes. But
it seems I misunderstood you,
George. My wedding ring is
making a black ring round my