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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 17, 1913, Image 10

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several experts claim because of the
thumping they received in Detroit,
but they staged a pair of swell bat
tles against the Sox. The good work
was done by the young pitchers, too,
and it is in this department that the
Macks are supposed to be weak.
Carroll Brown did great work in the
first battle, stopping our gang with
three hits in nine innings, and- Bend
er was not hit in the tenth. In the
second set-to Bob Shawkey, who
came to the Athletics yesterday from
Baltimore, paused the Hose with
seven blows in the same number of
innings, but Bender failed as a pinch
pitcher in his second attempt
Eddie Cicotte deserved to win his
game. The Athletics bit him safely
eight times, but the midget was right
there at critical moments. In the first
eight rounds only one Mackman pro
gressed as far as second base, and
only four reached the first station.
They managed to load the bases with
one out in the ninth, but a fast dou
ble play, started by Cicotte, prolong
ed the agony. Three hits in the tenth
spelled defeat
Cicotte is having almost as hard
luck with the Sox as he had with
Boston. It is disheartening to a pitch
er to see his work go for naught
because of failure of his teammates
to give him a run or so to work on.
It requires remarkable nerve to pitch
when feeling the practical certainty
that the only way you can wih is to
wield the whitewash brush.
Buck O'Brien had his second
chance for the Sox in the second
game, but had to be" lifted in the third
after the Macks had made three runs
off of six hits. Joe Benz pitched four
nifty innings, and Bill Lange, who
subbed for Joe after a pinch hitter
was employed, paved the way for
Russell's entry by handing out a cou
ple of passes in the eighth with two
out
After his great york yesterday it
would be undue fal$Jarityto address
Mr. Weaver, the aciobatic shortstop,
as Buck. He is entitled to be called
George, for a few days, at least. In
the two games George had fourteen
chances at short, and gloved every
one, havinggotten a week's errors
out of his system the previous day.
In addition to this stellar defensive
work he crashed three hits in the sec
ond battle, and each bf the blows
played a part in the Sox run-making.
In the fourth his triple scored Bodie
with the first run; in the seventh his
single paved the way for the second,
and in the eighth it was his single
that ferried home the count that tied;
The work of the whole Sox infield
was of a nature to cause enthusiasm
among the South Side fans. In the
two frays Rath, Lord, Weaver and
Chase successfully handled 62
chances in the field, not the sem
blance of an error being recorded.
Lord staged some stops in the fore
part Of the double attraction that
were thrillers and Rath had an even
dozen opportunities in the nineteen
innings. Chase did about the best
bit of first-basing he has shown since
becoming a Sock. He had 33 put
outs and one assist and some of his
stops were his own particular brand.
Now comes one Frank Chance, a
person of former prominence in our
village, at present managing the New
York Yankees, with the plaint that
the reception handed him oh his first
trip here was a very enjoyable affair,
filling his heart with gratitude, but
that the Chase-Zeider-Borton deal
was a crime that should cause Presi
dent Comiskey and Manager Calla
han to blush for shame whenever
they think of the low-down trick
they played on him.
The P. L. claims he was deceived
as to the playing ability of Borton,
and also regarding. the physical con
dition of Zeider. It is true Zeider has
been out of commission with bloated
bunions ever since joining the Yanks,
but certainly no one should have
able to deceive Chance about Borton.
Frank had seen Babe in action and
should have been able to detect his
faults. Babe was glaringly slow and

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