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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 04, 1913, Image 8

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3hould have yielded an easy trip
around the bases. His first one trav
eled over the head of Stengel in cen
ter, scoring Williams. Tom reached
ihird. His second; a regular wallop,
went to the remote corner of left
field. Three men were on bases at
the time, and Tom was so interested
studying their form as they ran that
he only progressed as far as second.
As he later scored on each occasion,
he was responsible' for six of the Cub
runs. President Murphy is thinking
of firing Archer and Bresnahan and
hiring a small boy to keep Tom's
feet manicured so he will be in the
game regularly. Most catchers have
trouble with their arms, but Tom's
feet are his greatest handicap.
As a ball game yesterday's affair
was a fine example of a meeting of
the H. H. harmony crew. Everybody
was knocking. Each team made 16
hits, the Cubs traveling 28 bases and
the Dodgers 24. Two doubles, four
triples and an equal number of home
runs were kicked in among a flock of
singles. Leach walloped a single,
double and homer, Williams two sin
gles and a homer, Schulte a homer,
Saier a pair of singles, Evers the
same, and Needham celebrated with
his bob-tailed round-trip clouts. For
the Dodgers Stengel clubbed a triple !
and homer, Cutshaw and Fisher each
poled a triple and two singles, and
Miller and Smith jammed a couple
of mere one-basers, being quite
ashamed of their weakness.
Brooklyn played the same kind of
game that has resulted in its slipping
down among the ruck in the pennant
race. Nine of their sturdy bingies
were absolutely wasted and eleven
men were'left on bases. Only two
Cubs were marooned. Lavender,
Ragan and Wagner claimed after the
game that they had pitched. Some
guys have a lot of nerve.
Bill Brennan, the demon umpire,
put in an unpleasant afternoon.
When the players weren't hammer
ing the ball they knocked Bill, just to
keep their hands in. He allowed
Schulte a homer on a ball that hit
the screen and stayed in the field. It
should have been a two-bagger, but
Bill said it lit in the bleachers. Bull
Wagner got four balls, but Brennan
said it was only three, his indicator
missing a stroke. The next time Bull
came to bat he was given a walk on 'iJ
a ball that split the plate. Bill is a
fair-minded guy and likes to even
things up.
Several W. C. T. U. representatives
are disgusted with the performances
of the past two days. Both Vic Saier
and Bud Stengel have hit the booze
steadily, and, notwithstanding drunk
clauses in their contracts, have not
been fined. Vic slammed the ball
against a tin whiskey sign for the
lone Cub run Saturday, and Stengel
dented the same spot yesterday.
If the Cubs had lost yesterday John
Evers would probably have run
amuck at the park, frothing at the
mouth and biting people on the ankle.
Because he surely acted like a mad
guy in the last New York game Sat-
urday. He chased himself around in
circles, his little pink tongue hang
ing out, and threatened to do great
bodily harm to several athletes. In
the third inning of. that game Leach 1
reached first on a walk. Evers then
slapped a grounder to second and
Leach was forced out. Tom had to
stop to let the ball go by or it would
have hit him, and he would have
been out anyhow. This reverse run
ning peeved Evers, and at the close
of the inning he spoke harshly to
Leach as they walked to the field. No
one is handing Leach a hundred frog in
skins to keep his mouth shut, so he
barked back at his manager, and
then started for him, with a fist in
each hand. Al Bridwell interposed as
a peacemaker and a scrap was avert
ed. The next time Leach came to bat
he was loudly cheered, and Evers, on
his next trip, received a swell pan
ning. Later in the game' Evers picked up
an old ball and slammed it into the
New York bench. As Wilbert Robin-

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