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games he has been knocked out of
the box. The White Sox did it twice
in the series theyjust closed with the
Mackmen. In one of the games he
lasted Jess than aninning.
These things make it appear that
Plank cannot be depended on to trim
an evenly-balanced team like the
Giants,, with a majority of the men
batting right-handed. And in a seven
game series a manager cannot afford
Marquad has had an up and down
year, After a winter in vaudeville the
Rube rounded to condition slowly.
Gradually he developed until, in July
and August, he was the Marquard of
last year. But the last two weeks
have seen a retrograde movement.
He won his game in Pittsburgh last
week, but was batted hard.
Yesterday against the Cubs he al
lowed few hits four, to be exact
and passed one man in seven Innings.
But he seemed to lack the reserve
power when the Cubs attacked. Two
hits and a sacrifice in the first inning
gave the home talent one run; an
, error,'' sacrifice and two doubles in
the seventh counted two more and
finished th!e Rube. Between the first
and seventh he was unhittable.
But he broke under a concerted at
tack. And that is something a pitch
er cannot afford to do against the
Athletics. Mack'B team is one of the
greatest on.e-inning clubs in base
ball. That is, they have the iabit of
climbing a pitcher in one frame and
getting enough runs to. cop.
There is not the last year's hop to
Marquard's fast one. His curve lacks
its dazzling break. Without these as
sets he is useless, for the brain that
surmounts his wry neck is not that
-of a Mathewson or Bender.
The absence of Plank will be a sad
blow to Philadelphia fans who have
watched his work for years. Eddie is
one of the best-liked .men in the
game. A veteran, he is wearing out,
going the way of all receiving 'the
sign from Father Time.-
Marquard's case is different The
Rube is comparatively young, and
may- even "return" in time for the
world's series. He is bound to be
back next year.
No matter where the Cubs or
Giants stand in the pennant race,
there is always a big gathering of
fans -when they meet Yesterday's
crowd on the West 'Side was est!-
mated at 22,000, the largest of the
year. They got what they went aft
er the Cubs licked the Giants.
McCraw is supposed to be bossing
the fastest club in baseball, one which
makes many runs because its. indi
vidual parts take long chances on
he bases. Fifteen of them got to first
yesterday, fourteen on hits and one
on an error, and not a single hostile
dented the plate. A cog must have
Evers was given the usual hook in
a New York series, and Is liable to
draw a suspension. He rubbed a ball
on the grass and Rigler refused to
put it in play. Mr. Evers .then took
a-horriBle revenge on Rigler by toss
ing the ball over the grandstand. To
salve his wounded feelings Rigler
waved Evers to the clubhouse.
ilt was the third time in a week
that Evers was canned.
C. Webb Murphy, who paid $125
for the ball Evers threw away, fig
ured he was the greatest sufferer.
Snodgrass was canned in the first
inning for kicking on a decision.
All the usual settings for a Cub
Giant clash were provided. The
crowd overflowed the field and Evers
and Zim were out of the game.
Pete Allison, the highly touted put
fielder from Cadillac, Mich., joined
the Cubs this afternoon. Mr. Allison
is said to be'a grand baserunner. He
slides on his Cadillac tonneau.
Callahan's Sox beat Washington
Saturday, but there Is no unholy joy
in camp. Walter Johnson is yet to
be met The Sox would like to meet
some of his shoots with their bats,
but there is little hope for such an
Ping Bodie has made a second
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