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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 22, 1913, Image 12

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from Boston, Blanding subduing the
world's champions with five hits.
Chapman soaked three hits and stole
a base. Liebold, the midget Cleve
land center fielder, snagged six flies
and made one assist. Joe Jackson
went hitless for the second successive
day:
New York made eight errors
against the Tigers, and McConnell
and Caldwellt who pitched for the
Yanks, never had a chance. WJllett
held Chance's men to three hits, two
by Cree. Moriarity and Cobb each
produced a single and double, and
Bauman continued his stickwork
with a pair of one-spots. Outfielder
Welter of the Yanks erred on two
ground balls.
- George Stovallf manager of the
St. Louis Browns, is out of the game
because of contracted muscles in his
hands, and may have to be operated
on at once,
Though President Navin of the De
troit club denied there was any in
tention of trading Ty Cobb to the.
jaoston Red Sox for Tris Speaker and
a cash consideration, there are
enough points in favor of the "rumor
ed deal to "make it worth talking
about. Cobb is dissatisfied in Detroit,
and says, so plainly. Speaker was a
warm friend of Jake Stahl, and is
peeved at the Boston owners for can
ning his manager. Displeased ball
players are not assets to a ball team,
President McAleer of the world's
champions, with his team in Cleve
land, "refused to discuss the matter
today, but it was significant that he
did not deny he had talked with Na
vin about a dicker involving the two
star outfielders.
Charley Smith, Cub pitcher, was
left in Boston suffering with pains
around his heart, physicians said he
had not entirely recovered from the
sunstroke he suffered in Cincinnati
early this month.
Joe Wood and Hugh EJeeJient, crack
Red Sox pitchers, have been sent
home suffering from injuries. Wood's
busied hand will keep him out of
! commission a month, and Bedient IS
suffering from boils.
"Hiker" Joy, a ball player from
Holy Cross College, will join Cleve
land this week for a trial. The guy
with the pleasing name can play any
where, according to reports. That
being the case, he may be playing in
a minor league in about a week.
It is nothing uncommon for major
league players to perform so sensa
tionally that they are talked and
written about. That's what they are
major leaguers for.
But every once in a while some
youngster in a big or little minor
league begins to cut up in so aston
ishing a manner that me immediate-1
ly becomes an attraction and the
scouts camp upon his trail.' Thus he
becomes a "wonder."
Midget Scott, shortstop of the St,
Paul American Association team, Is
one of these wonders. He is the best
young infielder in the biggest of the
minor leagues this year. Scott is the
property of the Boston team of tem
porary world's champions and is
playing with St. Paul under an op-,
tional agreement, or something elsd
whereby both clubs can avoid the.
anti-farming clause.
Last year Scott played with the
Portsmouth, Q team, where a Bos
ton scout picked biro up. He was
sent to St, Paul this year for needed
seasoning. By fall he will be ready
for the big ring and will be given a
chance to Bbow In the American
League, doubtless.
The boy Is a sparkling fielder, one
pf the best in the game right now.
He has been hitting well, too, having
an average of .290, and he is fifth
in the association in stolen bases.
But it is as a fielder that he shines
brightest and while he may have to
waft a few years to displace Gardner,
Yerkes or Heinle Wagner it doesn't
seem probable that he wijl play an-
other year in the minors.
o o
The nearest true star is 25 trillion
miles away from us,

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