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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 13, 1913, Image 10

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runs, but they -were, not there 'with
the psychological punch, English for
pinch hit
Harry Lord and SchaDer are the
only men on the team "who seem able
to hit day in and day out. Hie third
baseman has been delivering a mess
of swats, and if his mates would fol
low that example the South Side ag
gregation would bound upward in the
percentage table. Schaller is getting
his daily hit, and also receiving more
than one man's share of free trans
portation. -
Jacques Founder busts in for the
third straight day. That Frenchman
looks like the makings of a good first
baseman. He is mechanically good
right now, but there are a few tricks
of the trade he has to learn around
the first stop. At scooping low throws
he is better than Borton, shows more
aggressiveness, and extends his arms
to take throws from the infielders.
He could be taught a lot about how
to handle bunts down the first base
line, and also to cut a man off racing
from first to third on an infield out.
Eddie Murphy turned this stunt yes
terday and got away with it because
Founder was slow and made a wild
peg when he did get the ball away.
It is unfortunate that a fellow like
Joe Berger, the Sox utility infielder,
must be kept on the bench. There
is little chance for him to break into
-the line-up, hojvever, unless Bath or
Weaver are injured, because those
two boys are staging some circus
fielding. Berger appeared for a short
time yesterday when Borton batted
for Weaver, leaving a hole at short
Only one chance went the way of
the ex-coast leaguer, but the way he
handled it was a treat It was a hard
grounder toward third. Berger scoop
ed it, and without setting himself for
a throw shot the pill to Fournier on
a line for the put-out How Berger
would hit against big league pitching
is a mystery, but he looks like a
mighty sweet fielder and one of the
best throwing shortstops yet exhibited.-
'
There was a triple killing in New
York yesterday, and the murderers
wfll go free. As an example of New
York justice, one of the deceased
may be punished.
First, Lou Richie, well-known
Giant Killer, was killed. Then John
Evers collapsed from a double-barreled
volley, fired by Umps Bill Klem
and Al Orth. Third, Heinle Zimmer
man killed the rumor that he was
suffering from brain fever, brought
on by thinking on the ball field, and
reported for duty. In fact there was
such a smell of blood that Evers held
his nose. That is why he was fired.
John protested one of Orth's de-.
cisions in the fourth inning and grew
eloquent This had no effect, so he
held his nose, intimating that -Orth
was a human imitation of the stock
yards. Al canned the boss. In the
eighth inning Klem saw Evers in the
corner of the field and stopped the
game until he left the grounds. This
nose-holding stunt is particularly ob
jectionable to Klem. He is reported
to have told Evers last week that if
John tried any of that pantomime on
him he would run him out of organ
ized baseball. Evers may draw a sus
pension when he walks on the field
this afternoon.
There must be something in that
New York air that causes Evers to
boil over. Twice last year he was
canned on the eve of important meet
ings with the Giants. This season he
has restrained his baiting desires,
and has also held down his men when
they were disposed to kick. His mod
est conduct has been marvelous and
he deserves great credit for It But
as soon as he gets to New York he
gets put out of the game.
Instead of being- a Giant Killer,
Richie acted aa a pulmotor to the
New Yorkers. They have been slip-'
ping badly, but Lou revived them
with a few shoots that were smashed
to distant parts. In five Innings he
was hit nine times,' Including a dou
ble, trinta and hnmer. FIvp mm a
ltouhted. Tiefty Lelfiejd pitched the"

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