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I have pitched against the Athletics
seven times this year. Three times
they beat me and three times I won
from them. Once I faced them after
we had practically lost the game. My
experience has been that, unless I am
right in every sense-of the word and
able to pitch shut-out ball, they have
beaten me. -v
I have often been asked if the Ath
letics have a batting weakness? If
they have I never found it. Mack
hasn't a weak batter on his team.
Even his pitchers are dangerous in a
pinch. I know this from experience.
Baker and Mclnniss are the most
dangerous batsmen on the team. If
either has a f ailing I don't know what
it is. Both will go after bad balls
and make base hits when a pitcher
least expects it. Usually, too, they do
this when a hit means a run.
Collins in another sterling bats
man. A man has to pitch to him all
the time. He seldom goes after one
inside or outside, and when he gets
the pitcher in a hole he will hit safely
three times out of four.
Eddie Murphy, Oldring and Strunk
are up there crowding the plate all
the time. They are hard men to pitch
to for many reasons. They may be
fooled on a curve three times run
ning, and the fourth time, when a
run is needed, they will whale a hook
for extra bases.
S chang and Lapp, the catchers,
are good hitters, and Dannie Murphy,
the pinch hitter, is a slugger always
If Brown, Shawkey, Houck or Bush
start in a world's series game and
can hold the Giants to three runs, the
Athletics will win every time. I look,
though, for Bender and Plank to win
the championship for the team.
Mathewson and Marquard will not
fool the Athletics. Tesreau may do.
so, for he is a spitball pitcher and we
have no first-class spitters in the
league since Walsh had to quit.
The Athletics are a better all-round
team at present than they were in
1911 whenthey last met the Giants, j
BOY OF SEVEN IS A VETERAN
OF TWENTY BATTLES
New York, Sept. 26. Boris Dimi
trimozith, born in Boston of Bulgar
ian parents, though only 7 years old,
is a veteran of twenty battles of the
Balkan war. He was wounded on the
field, was rescued by the Crown
Prince of Bulgaria and was decorated
for bravery by Czar Ferdinand.
When the war broke out, Dimitri
mozith, living in Boston, went back
to the fatherland to fight. Boris
mother is dead and so his father had
to take him to the. war. They made
him a drummer boy and he was shot
in the breast at Kirk Kilisseh.
Boris arrived on board the Oceana!
wearing a soldier's uniform, even to
a shortword, and on his breast was
the star of the Order of St. Elizabeth.
ANOTHER BODY MYSTERY
Central City, Col., Sept. 26. While
Joseph Watter, a miner, was en
gaged in repairing the roof of a
house he rented last April he stum
bled over a bundle of bedding, which
on being unrolled brought to view the
mummified body of an apparently
new-born infant. Two other bundles
contained the dried-up bodies of two
more newly-born babes. About the
necks of twb of the bodies were
strands of cloth apparently use to
strangle them. A family which rent
ed the house for 17 years vacated
two years ago. l
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WEAVERS STRIKE THREATENED
Webster, Mass., Sept. 26. A gen
eral strike of 4,000 weavers now
working night and day on govern-1
ment contracts at the mills of S.
Slater & Sons is threatened follow-
ing the walk-out yesterday of 5001
weavers from the south village mill.
Strikers now receiving $7 a week will
demand the one-loom schedule,
which would double their pay. They
will attempt to make a personal ap
peal to Mabel Hunt Slater, whose late
husband owned the mills.