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his face, plowed through the mud for
a few yards and snagged a fly from
Good's bat that was ticketed for
This young man, playing next to
Capt Bill Sweeney, has just about
made an infield for George Stallings.
He is the life of the team. With his
club wallowing in the second division,
hopelessly out of the race, there is no
let up in Maranville's playing. He
is working as though every game
meant the pennant. And that is the
spirit that wins ball games. Aside
from the individual's playing, it in
spires his mates "with ambition and
determination. As a batter Maran
ville will never be a slugger, but he
is dangerous at all times. He can be
counted on to hit around .240, which
is about the average for shotstops.
T. Leach, Cub bantam, is another
small gent who makes a big impres
sion. At the opening of the present
season the consensus of opinion was
that Tom was about ready for the
minors. He was not considered when
the dopesters were framing the reg
ular team. But the guys who were
selected for daily duty didn't come up
to specifications, and after a time
Leach, was given a chance to show.
He started out by rocketing above
the .300 mark in batting, and his
fielding has been a feature of the Cub
defense. He gets under any fly that
comes within sprinting distance of
his patch. Lately his clouting figure
has slipped below .300, but he is
slashing away at the pilr and may be
able to bring himself into the charm
ed circle before the season's end. If
he does it will he the first time he
ever 'finished there.
Leach is having as good a season
as has marked his career' Even when
in his heydey at Pittsburgh he was
no greater sensation than 'he has
been with the Cubs. He was. one of
the leas regarded men of the legacy
left Evers by Chance.
Maranville and Leach make some
big splash for two small men.
- One game won and one lost is only
an average day's work, but the work
of the local southpaws was encourag
ing. Pierce pitched as well as he has
at any time this season and Vaughn
might have had his string of victories
as a Cub unbroken if he had not
committed a wild throw.
Four southpaws in one day makes
some left-handed array of talent.
Stallings and Evers each used a pair.
Negotiations have not been form
ally opened for a series between the
Cubs and Sox at the close of the Bea
son, but indications are that the city
clash will begin Tuesday, Oct 7.
Both Chicago teams wind up their
schedules the previous Sunday, the
Sox in Detroit and the Cubs at home
against Pittsburgh. The off day will
give the two teams a chance to rest
up for the annual battle.
Ed Walsh is back, at least part of
the distance. The Sox were licked by
the Yanks, but that is a mere detail
compared to the news that Walsh
took part in the battle. It was not
Big Ed's fault his mates were licked:
fie went in after Reb Russell had
The setting was a reminder of past
performances of Walsh. A Sox hurl
er had been hammered and it was Ed
to the -rescue. Time after time in
former seasons this had occurred.
And Walsh made good this time, just
as he has in former seasons.
For four innings he worked against
the Yankees. In that time he allowed
four hits and three passes, one run
resulting. Walsh Tvas not working
himself to the limit. He was afraid to
try, and Manager Callahan gave him
strict-orders not to trot out his old
box of tricks. It was merely a trial
gallop for the spit king, to determine
if his sessions with Bonese'tter Reese
have been of value.
They have. Right now Walsh is
not the Walsh of old. He .hasn't his
usual speed and uncanny control of
his spitter. This was shown by the
three passes he granted. These
passes can also be accounted for by
his long lay-off. Naturally, he has