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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 12, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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they were lucky to get the side out 1
at all. It was almost a case of fan
ning a man to retire him, as Ray
Schalk and Red Kuhn, the double
gaited receivers, were not making er
rors. The rest of the team was not
dependable. Most anything that was
hit went for a clean safety, and if the
Sox players were forced to stand in
front of the ball they fought dought
ily, and easily repulsed the pill, w.ch
great loss to the Hose crew.
Details of the bloody affair are not
palatable. - Weaver made a pair of
costly errors, Rath one and Bodie
one. O'Brien was hit safely eight
times in five innings, seven runs and
four hits were registered off Doc
White before he could get a man out
in the sixth, and Kid Smith was
thumped for five safe'ties, though he
was not scored on.
Buck O'Brien made his debut in a
Sox uniform, and ran into misfortune
from the start. The former Red Sox
hurler was hit hard, but his new
team-mates did not give him much
assistance. Buck Weaver piled trou
ble on the other Buck's shoulders by
tossing a single far out in right field
for one of the runs scored. This
cruel blow hurt the pitching Buck, j
Heinie Wagner never treated him i
like thai
Doc White pitched one of the
weirdest innings ever recorded in
baseball. A single, hit batsman, er
ror, single, single, error and home
run, in the order named, counted
seven runs without a man being put
out. When Doc started to fill the
sacks again by walking Hartzell, Cal
lahan yanked the dentist, as he de
sired to get the side out before dark
ness. Kid Smith was hit vigorously
during four innings, but got by score
less. Daniels, of the Yanks soaked a
triple and three singles, Knight
whaled a trio of one-timers, and
Birdie Cree poked a homer with the
bases loaded in addition to a single.
His four-baser went over the iron
gate in left field.
Chase and Bodie bunched a pair of
triples in the second for thexraly Sox
run. Beall and Rath were the other
guys to hit Keating safely.
The present home stand of tha
White Sox is going to be disastrous if
there is not a marked improvement
i" the batting. In their three games
-gainst the Yankees Callahan's band
amassed the remarkable total of 13
hits, and were lucky to win a single,
game. This brand of stickwork may
win one-third of the games played
against the Yanks, but it won't pro
duce when stacked up against the
war clubs of the Red Sox, Athletics
and Washington. Fifteen games are
yet to be played against the Eastern
teams, including the double-header
with Boston today. The hard spot
will be the six contests to be pulled
off with the mauling Mackmen.
The sagging stickwork is general
throughout the team. Chase has dip
ped badly, Lord is slipping, Buck
Weaver has gone hitless for some
time, Bodie is in the same boat, and
John Collins is probably the worst
sufferer of the lot, so far as his pri
vate batting average is concerned.
Rath has been doing his share, more
than he has done heretofore, and
Ray Schalk has been a bright spot
in a flock of gloom. Beall is clubbing
fairly.
What happened to the Sox was
gruesome enough, but over in New
York the Cubs were being treated to
cruelties especially designed for
them by John McGraw.
The strain of getting together and
playing a real ball game Thursday
was too much for Evers' athletics
and they cracked wide open, giving
even worse exhibitions than in the
first two New York games. Jim Lav
ender was a victim for the second
time in the series, poor support pav
ing the way for his downfall, just as
it did in the opener, when Jie had the
game won until his backers began
stopping balls with their feet instead
of hands.
The infield, already shot to pieces

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