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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 12, 1913, Image 9

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' what pf an experiment Callahan"
"wanted to see just how far he was
from regular form. Just a week is
the answer. It is probable that Ed's
next time out will be against the
Yankee next Saturday, Chance Day,
when there will be enough unusual
stuff pulled off on the South Side to
stock a three-ring circus.
Jacques Fpurnier has played fiifet
base in three 'games. In those com
bats he has slapped a triple and-dou-ble,
each driving in a pair of runs.
'-They were his only hits, but came
at opportune times. Like all ball
players, the Frenchman is a better
batter when -played regularly. He has
little chance tq supplant Borton,
however, when Babe nurses his bum,
finger back to health- Borton is un
deniably slow, lamentably slow, both
on the bases and inthe field, but he
is hitting well. Founder' is npt clever
enough to get the job on fleldhig. He
does not think fast enough.
Ever notice the similaritybetween
Schaller' and. Tied Easterly at bat?
It they Tdrrissed like twins you
couldn't tell "which one was' fa'cing
the pitcher. Fortunately, the left
fielder wears dark undergarments,
which protrude below his uniform
shirt. -That is his mark of identifica
fipiu Both players swing from the
left side of the plate, and each stings
the ball in the same, "way. Nearly all
their drives are line swats that travel
oyer the infielders' heads at top
speed. The difference dhows "when
they get on base? Schaller is a
faster man than Ted, and acquires
more steals. This is- one instance
where "you can't tell thQ. players
without a score card."
t -We didn't iave any underground
information from Manager Evers of
the Cubs when we said he ought tb
shake up his batting order and drop
Frank Schulte from, second place
farther down the list He did It in the
first game against New York, the
Trojan himself trading positions with
the some-time home-run hitter. It
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in pne run aKdTscored the other him
self. Schulte is only batting .247, but
that was not the reason-for the shift
It was simply because a man was
needed who could lay down a sacri
fice if necessary.
it might be a good thing to keep
Heinle Zim an the bench a day or
two, even should he decide he has
had a long 'enough vacation, and re
port to Evers for duty. As far as, can.
be learned, there was no excuse fbr
Zim absenting himself and"sending in,
the information that he -was sick. On
one of the days he "was supposed to
be m a hospital he was at the game
.in New York while his pals wrestled
with Brooklyn. 'Zim met, Evers in
dotham Saturday afternoon, and re
ceived, a hot calling. During the pow
wow helntimatejj he had become
peeved at some remarks made by
President Murphy. Murph was re
ported to- have said that Zim would
be back when his head was reduced
so he could get his lid-on without a
shoe hdrn. " This ruffled Zim's deli
cate temperament.
If the Cubs can keep in the hunt
on this Eastern trip they have a fine
cfiance of being in the running all
year.. Because Evers' men are not
playing championship ball at present.
They show the need of morning prac
tice, something they can't get until
they return to the home lot They
need batting lessons, and clouting
Tvas thought to be their long suit
In nearly every game Evers has to
switch his outfield to get more offen
sive strength. That is bad for the
players. It is self-evident thaW man
has more confidence if he is played
regularly, and does not feel he will
be lifted if a certain pitcher is against
him. But Evers can't do otherwise.
Clymer is not strong against left
handed pitchers and neither are
Ward Miller or Schulte. They need
lots, of work against -southpaws in
practice.
The outfield can also stand some
drilling xm 'handling round balls,
tSchulEe and Mitchell beingf?
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