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solid line knocks' that ring'off the hat
with a pleasing sound.
' In the fielding line there are many
y rough spots, due. to the fact that the
mem are new td each vother. In the
outfield Clymer- and Mitchell are un
acquainted with "the scenery, and
haven't adjusted themselves.' The.
three outposts are not playingto
- getherr This was shown- Saturday
Wc.. . when Wmgo sliced a triple to right
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the grass for the hall, and when it got
mill ptUOUCU lb 1AJ IUC ICULC.
Schulte was not backing up, and Cly
mer was not onto the angles of the
West Side outfield.
Bridwell and Evers will play a
much improved game around the
middle station as the-season pro
gresses. Some of the grounders now
going for plain force-outs will be
turned into double plays.
There isnot enough "backing up of
third base on throws from the out
field. Bresnahan failed to get behind
Zim yesterday on one ofClymer's
pegs, and only a great stop by the
former Harvard collegian saved a
These few pearls of wisdom are not"
meant for knocks, but only to show
the fans that the slips are due to
strangeness of the men to each other,
and not lack of ability.
That slugging ability of the Cubs
was shown in the first andfifth in
nings yesterday, when they downed.
the haughty Pirates. In the.tfirst jf our
hits with a sacrifice sandwiched in
icounted two runs before the Pitts-
burghers knew what was happening.
Again in the fifth they bunched hits:
In this frame Heinie Zim turned a
good play when he scored frbm-sec-ond
on an infield hit He made the
plate by a sprint and a great slide.
It was regular Ty Cobb stuff and
showed the Bronx biffer was alive
to his opportunities.
Ten hits were made by the Cubs,
Clymer, Schulte and Bridwell getting
two each, and Zim, Archer, Evers and
Cheney the others. Bresnahan has
!beeri hitting the piU on the nose, but
directly at some fielder.
; Without Wagner, the Pirates do-not
look impressive. The outfield is fast,
and Carey, Hofman and Wilson are
sluggers. The 'infield is fair. Nine
hits were registered off Cheney, Mil
ler getting 'three and Butler - two.
Cheney had one bad inning, the third,
when three runs were scored. He
would have gotten by but , for an er
ror by Evers. This upset the flinger,
and a pass and pair of hits put Pitts
burgh one ahead. '
Cooper, who-pitcheathe last three;
innings against the Cubs, 'was a puz
zle with his southpaw slants. He al
lowed1 one hit and fanned three.
Probably batteries today: -Cubs,
Richie and Bresnahan; " Pirates,
Cooper or Camnitz, and Gibson.
White Sox: Cicotte or Scott, and
Schalk; St Louis, Baumgardner and
In three games the White Sox have
amassed thirty hits, an average of
ten safeties to a game. That is a
fine record, .and if continued will put
the .South Aiders among the leaders
in team batting.
Half drthese hitsvcame in ,the sec
ond game against .. Cleveland, when
Willie Mitchell and, Bill Steen were
massacred. Eight .were knocked out
of Vean Gregg in the. opening" game,
which was lost through poor base
running, and seven were collected
-yesterday in St .Louis against Ley
erenz and Allison. Left-handers
have started every game against the
Sox,, and the way they"have been
mauled speaks well for the ability of
Thejnen are, bunching their hits.
Yesterday; -with one 'on! Buck Weaver
crashed a homer, and ,yojung Ray
Schalk waited until acouple of mates
clogged the paths to uncork . a triple.
That kind of v stuff will win ball "
Scott, Benz and Lange, who have
heaved for our side, went "Well. Scott'
was defeated by Joe Jackson lii
Cleveland, the. danged southerner;