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' tribute- from the fans of the city
" where he carved out a niche in the
baseball hall of fame by wfnninpen
'iiants and world's championships in
: quick succession.
- Then he was manager of the Cubs,
a section of the home guard. Now
hels leading the enemy, but his popu
larity has not suffered. The Bpirit
at the day is best emphasfeed by
President Comiskey of the" White
Sox, who told Chance he didn't want
the Yanks to win the series, but he
certainly hoped they would cop to
day's game. That's the feeling all
There will be all sorts of side feat
ures, including an auto parade from
Grant Park to the White Sox Park,
starting at 12:30, a band of 100
pieces, floral presentations to Chance
and Manager Callahan of the South
Siders, and old-fashioned fireworks.
But the game is the big thing.
Chance1 will play first base. Hal
Chase will give way to his boss.
Chance said this morning he thought
the change would weaken his team,
but he would play because the crowd
wanted him. And the fans hope the
team won't be weakened. It will tickle
the bugs to death if Husk cracks a
hit every time he faces the pitcher,
and pulls some fancy plays around
the first cuBhion.
Ray Keating, the sensational
young pitcher who won the first
three games for the Yanks, will be
pitted against the Sox. Chance be
lieves this youngster is a second Ed
Walsh, and is pinning his dependence
on him. It is a heavy undertaking for
a young man, for he knows Chance's
heart is set on winning.
iManager Callahan has selected
Reb Russell, the Texas Bouthpaw, to
battle tha Yanks. Russell has flashed
to the top of the heap this spring
because of hiB wonderful coolness
and effectiveness when facing the
heaviest batters of the league. The
crowd doesn't like to see Reb loose
as a rule, but he will be up against
the unusual proposition this after
noon of pitching before a' home
crowd which is hostile.
"The substituttdn of Chance for
Chase is the only change the two
teams will make in their line-up from
yesterday. Berger'will be at second
and Founder at first for the Sox,
with Derrick on short for the Yanks.
The gates to the South Side park
were opened at 11:30, and accom
modations have been made to han
dle the purchasers of the 32,000 ad
mission seats. Expectations are that
all attendance records for baseball
will be broken. The present high
water mark is 38,281, made at New
York in 1911 at the first game of
the world's series between the Ath
letics, and Giants. There will be seats
for 43,000 tieople this afternoon.
Some Of the pasteboards for reserved
Beats have fallen into the hands of
the scalpers, but only the boobs will
buy them, as. the general admission
perches, of which there area plenty,
are almost as good.
Grab a car, walk, or go out in your
auto. But don't miss the big doings.
The preliminaries start at 2 o'clock
and the game an hour later. ,
Why all ths knocking of the Cubs?
Don't you know "nothln'?"
As usual, scooping the other "ex
perts," we have discovered the Cubs
are an evenly balanced team. We did
all this without fingering evidence or
any other technical assistance. We.
merely looked at the league stand
ing, and there we lamped that the
Cubs had won 16 games and lost the
Bame number. Could anything be
In their last three games the Cubs
have made 34 hits. .They haven'kwon
one of the battles. For the simple
reason that the opposing squads, the
Giants hi one game and the Phillies
In two, have rolled up over 40 clouts.
There is no46pe. Explanations are
unnecessary. It is plain to the veriest
boob that Evers' pitching staff, so
called because such a force Is a nec
essary department of a ball team, is
rank. Even Larry Cheney slipped b
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