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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 01, 1913, Image 9

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that the roster is one over the limit
allowed by baseball law. Murphy has
i been given a couple of days by Presi
( dent Lynch to dispose of the extra
i player.
J The name of the man to go is not
b definitely known. He will be an out-
fielder or a pitcher. Corriden or Phe
lan, the two infield utility men, are
sure of their berths and Murphy
thinks a lot of Craig. Al Bridwell
couldn't be lifted away from the West
Side with a charge of dynamite.
There is a surplus of outfield ma
- terial. Mitchell, Leach and Schulte
are doing regular duty, while Wil-
Hams, Clymer, Goode and Miller
hold the bench. Seven outfielders are
too many for a team. If one or more
is cut loose the name of Otis Clymer
will be included in the decapitated.
Clymer started well, but hie did not
show enough speed on the bases and
also fell woefully in his hitting. If a
pitcher must depart to make room
for Craig it will be Lefty Leifield.
That's -our guess. It would not be
surprising if a pair of pitchers and
two outfielders are disposed of.
' This is all dream dope, but one
man must go within two days.
Once more Jimmy Lavender pitch
ed a good game. He held Pittsburgh
, to three hits and two of the safeties
were rank infield scratches. In his
j last four games Lavender has allow
ed 24 hits, 11 of them coming in one
game. That is pretty fair pitching
and good .enough for any man to
get by with in the big league. Jim
can stand a mess of work and if he
$1 is given plenty of labor it is safe to
predict that he will hold up his end
of the slab duty. With Overall back
in form Evers has five right-handers
who can be depended upon to make
it interesting for any team. Hum
phries has been the real, find of the
year on the West Side, Cheney is a
proven quantity, but needs more rest
than he has been getting, and
Charley Smith is doing grand work
for a man discarded by several other
eam, George Pierce, the only left-
, hander worth considering, "will win
his share of the games if given decent
support.
Leach, Evers, Schulte and Zimmer
man each got three hits yesterday
against three Pirates pitchers. There
is hope for the nation when the four
lead-off men of a team can cop -a;
dozen bingles. Schulte's batting was'
' timely. He drove home five runs and'
scored three times himself. Frank
has soaked home runs before, but the
encouraging feature about his maul
ing yesterday was that not one of
the hits traveled to right field, where
he usually places his four-base-clouts.
In the first he singled to cen
ter, scoring Evers. In the third he
jammed a homer to left center, prod
ding Evers home, and in the fourth
he doubled to extreme left, cleaning;
the loaded bases. There was no high
flies in Frank's contributions; each
was a solid line drive.
There was nothing to the game but
the hitting of the Cubs. Lavender
had the Pirates tamed so well that
his mates had no chance to make
spectacular playes.
The double-header Fourth of July
will be started at 1:30 o'clock, the
Reds and Cubs providing two battles
for one admission.
Making good on past perform
ances, the White Sox began to clout
as soon as they left home, rapping
a pair of Detroit pitchers for 13 safe
ties, including a homer, two triples
and two doubles. Morris Rath was
the only man in the line-up who fail
ed to connect, but the second base
man made up for his lapse by bril
liant fielding.
Rath had twelve opportunities at
second and accepted every one.
Three of his stops were sparkling
one-handed efforts that averted dis
aster for the Sox. Rath has appar
ently struck his stride. He has been
the big puzzle on the South Side this
season. Morris wound up the year
of 1912 with a batting mark of .272,
and his fielding was fast and sure.
This spring he was iraable to connect

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