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. SIZINGUP THE ATHLETICS' PITCHERS -. -..
BY JOE JACKSON
Statement by the Greatest Natural
Batsman in the World.
The Athletics will lose the world's
series this year, because of a weak
pitching staff. I look for the Giants
to win four straight games.
Connie Slack's 'two best pitchers
are Ed Plank -and Chief Bender. Of
the two, the Chief looks the better.
He will be effective, as he always is.
Plank is tired from overwork and
unless thefew days' rest he will get
before the series gives his arm the
needed strength he will go into the
Joe Bush, 'one of tMacK"s young
sters, won't last over three innings if
the Giants wait him out and don't
hit until they have to. Bush strains
every nerve and muscle in his body
at every throw. He can't stand nine
Carroll Brown doesn't'use his best
ball enough. He has a spitter as good
as any I ever looked at when it is
working right, and the spitball is hard
to -hit. But Brown doesn't mix it
enough with -his other stuff. His
crres ar " fast Mil aren't enough.
ghawkey, Mack's third youngster,
won't last any longer than' Brown.
Shawkey's pitching might hold ou.t,f
but the crowd in New York'will geti
his nerve. " " t
Coombs, world's series veteran andi
a, real pitcher when he is right, can't
help Connie this fall. A man .just re-
covering from a serious illness such'
as Coombs haS, can't possibly build
up his strength in such W'shorttime
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