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cuers In the business and when light'
can stand a mess of work. He is
liable to get plentjrxjf it
A battle of shortstops was pulled
off on the South Side yesterday, Buck
Weaver of the Sox and Capt George
McBnde of the Nationals being the
heroes, or villains.
McBnde is one of the steadiest
shortfielders in the league, Weaver
one of the flashiest The South Sider
is the showier player, and will pull off
Pitcher Cashion of Washington.
more sensational stunts during the
season that his Washington rivaL Mc
Bnde, however, is "without a peer
when it comes to stabbing men out
from a deep field, and he Is an artist
at tagging base stealers.
But their battle yesterday was one
of errors. Each man made a two
base wild peg and a run resulted for
each team. McBride had the edge,
because he followed Weaver's wild
peg, which let in one run and put a
man on second, with a triple. He
also got a single, while Buck went
Tom Hushes of the Nationals was
on hand with a sweeping Out-curve, J
the widest the Sox have seen tMs
-season, and the aged person had
them falling across "the plate and
breaking then backs fishing- for bad
balls. Most of "his eight strike-outs
were put over with the aid of this
roundhouse shoot, though Tom also
displayed a hop-ball with some smoke
which he sneaked across how and
then. Schaller and Weaver were the
only Hose athletes who were not
fooled by t&e shoots. Each of the
others fanned once.
Collins made a sparkling catch of
Milan's short fly in the fifth, getting
the ball close behind second base by
a great run and dive. It saved a run.
Harry Lord" got two hits and scored
Dopmg the Washington team at
present is no easy proposition. ..Grif
fith has Frank Laporte, a second
baseman, on third, and Alva Williams,
a catcher; is holding down first. Ed
die Foster, the regular third Backer.
is recovering from an attack of ty
phoid fever and is not with the team.
Chick Gandil injured his foot in the
Boston series, but will probably get
into one of the local games. If Chick
had been on first yesterday he would
have gotten McBride's high throw,
which gave the Sox their first run.
Griff's outfield is fast, both in the
field and on the bases, and is a fair
hitting tno. Moeller made one punk
play yesterday when he fumbled
Lord's single in the first inning and
then took his time throwing. Harry
outguessed him and took an extra
base. After that there was no loaf
ing and outfield hits were returned
to the diamond in a hurry. Milan
failed to hit, but made a clean .steal
of second, and scored on a short sin
gle by a burst of speed and good shde.
Morgan and McBride are a capable
pair of guardians tor the keystone.
The young second baseman made a.
swell stab of a shot from Schalk over
second and killed Bay at first in the
seventh. Ainsmith, behind the ba
is a live wire, and he has a couple of
able assistants in Henry and Wil
liams. The whole team Is peppery