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Twice yesterday Boston players
collided while pursuing fly balls. One
of the bumps -was costly, as it put
the Sox in position for their dizzy
ninth-inning rally on a ball which
should have been an easy out In the
fifth inning Mattick popped a fly to
the pitcher's box. It would have easy
for Collins, but Carrigan charged to
the middle of the diamond and grab
bed the pill, jolting the Boston south
paw pitcher. No material harm done,
but Tris Speaker, from his position in
center field, "called" Carrigan for the
In the ninth Schaller lifted a fly to
right with one out and two on.
Hooper ran in to take the knock and
was directly under it. Second Base
man Yerkes, however, chased out in
to right field and got his hands on
the ball just as he and Hooper crash
ed together. Result: Both players
were upset, the fly fell safe, and" the
sacks were loaded for the spectacular
uprising of the White Sox.
Ray Collins pitched great ball
against the home crew for five in
nings, holding them to one hit They
got to him for three blows in the
sixth, two in the seventh, one in the
eighth and four in the ninth before
he was lifted. Collins did not seem
to be stout enough to go the route.
Bedient came on the scene and had
absolutely none of the stuff that
made him the hero of the world's
series. Two hits and a pass finished
him in short order, and Joe Wood
had to get the last man out
Here's the newest alibi. Manager
Callahan has so many good pitchers
that he is handicapped. This was dis
closed In yesterday's game, syndi
cated by Joe Benz and Frank Lange.
Benz was slightly wild, but he has
been worked in turn lately, and stead
ied up in the pass line until driven
from the box by a fusillade of hits.
With Lange it was different During
the five and two-thirds innings he
performed in the center of the dia
mond he franked five of the Red Sox
to first base. Lange is not getting I
enough work in actual battle to give
him control, and the same failing has
Bhown in the work of all the pitchers
but Tex RusselL
Manager James John Callahan, '
celebrated boss of the well-known
White Sox, may live long enough to
see Bill Bryan drink something be
sides grape juice, but even should he '
attain such old age he will never pull
a better bit of strategy than he did
yesterday. Four pinch hitters were
picked by the boss. Three of them
delivered with sound smacks, giving
Cal an average for the day of .750.
The fact that the last one, Borton, ,
foil down with victory in his grasp,
does not detract from the credit due
Callahan. He was severely criticised -in
the ninth inning, when he lifted
"Weaver in favor of Easterly, and let
chalk, who had fanned, bat for him
self. But this criticism came before
Easterly singled and Schalk walked.
After that all the fans were willing
to admit Cal was a brainy guy. It
is easy enough to figure these things
after theyliappen. The manager has
to plan ahead.
. Harry Lord collected three singles,
and Collins got a triple and single.
Shano should have had another
triDle. but Speaker raced back in cen
ter field in the eighth inning, leaped
into the air and pulled down Collins'
terrific liner with his gloved hand.
Weaver also got two hits.
A few days ago Heinie Zimmerman
was reported to have told Manager
Evers of the Cubs that he was tired
of carrying the whole team on his
shoulders. Haw, haw, laughed the
manager, just like that.
Since this statement is alleged to rt
have been made you have to say
"alleged," or "it is said," or "it is
rumored," when speaking about the
Cubs' now, because statements are
issued one day from headquarters
and denied the next well, anyhow,
two games have been played. In those
two games Zim has soaked but two
hits. But one -was a triple that drove
in three men, and Zim later stole-
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