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townsmen. The game was soft for
the bigr leaguers and they could have
tripled the four runs they counted.
Moore, Bresnahan and Needham, the
celebrated exhibition battery, stalled
the Logansporters. -
Walter Johnson took it easy
against the Mack recruits, only let
ting out when men got on base. Wyc
feoff held Washington to three hits,
but two were bunched for the only
run. Brickley got the only extra
base hit, a triple. Brickley was on the
Everett, Mass., high school team,
which played Oak Park for the foot
ball championship last fall. He is a
brother of the Harvard star. Mack
is trying to make an outfielder of the
youngster, who is better at baseball
than the gridiron game.
Jim Thorpe played his first full
game as a Giant yesterday, McGraw
using a makeshift gang against the
Braves. Thorpe soaked a homer and
single in the first contest. McCor
mick polished his lamps for pinch
hitting purposes, getting a single,
double and triple.
Supporters of the Giants argue
their team will best the Athletics be
cause they are the fastest gang on
earth on the. bases.
Remembering the fact that no
short series has ever been won by
baserunning, however good, the
above trio of strong-arm Athletics
will have something to say about the
Giants running wild.
In the American League this year
with its Milan, Cobb, Jackson,
Chapman, Moriarity and other speed
ers these three men have permitted
but 1.24 larcenies per game, which is
scarcely enough to win a ball game.
f Schang, most brilliant young per
former in Mack's estimation that
ever donned wind pad and mask, per
mitted but 0.93 thefts per game;
Thomas, 1.15, and Lapp, 1.19.
, In 68 games 81 bases were stolen
on Lapp; in 61 games Schang let 57
nien get away; in 20 games 23 lar
cenies were committed on Thomas.
The greatest number of men
thrown out in one game on Mack's
catchers is four, Schang .turning
back this number of Naps June 16.
In a double-header Schang threV out
six Yankees. The catchers have
thrown out 135 would-be stealers and
have permitted 161 larcenies.
BILLY SUNDAY ON MACK AND
"Connie Mack's an iceberg.
Johnny McGraw is baseball dyna-
mite." Billy Sunday. (
The question is: Which wins?
Billy Sunday will give his ideas
in three articles written especially
for The Day Book three articles
full of baseball wisdom and
reminiscences. Billy is today the
world's greatest platform evan-
gelist; yesterday he was base-
ball's fleetest player.
The firjt pair of
After two years of experiments van JT
English manufacturer has turned outt
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