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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 02, 1913, Image 10

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a perfect throw to the plate. As soon
as the ball flew into Carey's mitts
Zim dashed for home. Carey's peg
to Coleman was high and the Bronx
beauty" slid in safely.
The four top men in' the Cub bat
ting order produced again yesterday,
compiling seven hits, Leach getting
one and Evers, Schulte and Zim two
each. Cheney and Saier got the other
two safeties registered during the
afternoon. This consecutive hitting
is encouraging..-In the past the lead
off men could not get going together.
"When one was right the others were
popping weak flies. In the two games
against the Pirates the mauling of
the first quartet has resembled the
dizzy rallies pulled by the Athletics.
Vic Saier is being overlooked by
the fans because he is so good. That
may sound peculiar, but it is true.
Hardly a game passes but Vic makes
a classy stop and the fans have
grown to expect his circus stunts as
a matter of course. Saieis strong
point is digging low throws out of
the dirt and he saves many errors
"by ability in this. Notice how Al Brid
well cuts loose with a throw when
in an awkward position. Brid is con
fident that Vic will do his duty at the
terminal end of the throw and thin
faith in responsible for cutting off
many hits. Saier is a steady player
and a good one. In this respect he
resembles Jack Barry of the Mack
men, who is seldom mentioned as a
star of the Athletic infield, playing
with such men as Collins, Baker and
Mclnniss, but Barry is one of the best
shortstops in the league. He makes
the hard chances look easy because
of his great ability. It is the same in
Saier"s case.
As we predicted yesterday, Louis
ville got a Cub pitcher. Fred Toney
was the heaver sent back to the
minors. The only place we were
wrong was in the throwing arm of
the man to go. Toney came here
from Louisville, but was too wild for
regular duty in the majors.
Yesterday's victory for the White
Sox over Detroit was typical of the
old Fielder Jones machine, which
won games without hitting. Cal's
crew got five hits to nine for the
Tigers, but the Hose blows were
bunched with Tiger errors, and the
Chicagoans were alive on the bases.
In one inning Morris Rath swiped
second and third, getting himself in
position to score on a soak by Harry
Lord.
The same Lord-Chase ' combina
tion which has done such execution
lately was responsible for yesterday's
win. Harry poled two doubles, one
being on the tail-end of a rally, and
the second time heading the uprising
that scored the winning run. Chase
mauled a single and double.
Beall was once more in the lime
light with a single which played a
large part in the first Sox rally. In
the field he handled everything that
came his way, and shone at return
ing hits from the center patch.
Eddie Cicotte would have gone the
entire route against the Tigers, but
gave way to Scott when Easterly
acted as pinch hitter in the seventh
inning. The two Tiger runs were
scored off Scott.
If TtTTKR Johnson, the Racine pitcher
who has joined the Sox. is up to the
form he showed in the closing stages
of last season, Callahan will have
another good pitcher added to his
string. Sickness prevented the Wis
consin lad making the spring trip to
the coast, but he has now recovered,
and believes he is as strong as ever.
Johnson made his reputation in one
game last year when he pitched
against Walter of the same name
after Washington had taken a lead
against the Sox. For six innings the
Sox Johnson battled the National
Johnson, and there" was a shade in
favor of the person wearing the pal' .
hosiery. After that he was allowed
to finish a few games, and on each
occasion showed encouraging Sorm.
"RIHs will not get a regular chance
for some time, but may be allowed to
gradually round to by finishing a

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