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'if' he doesn't what then, with
Thomas and Lapp out of gear?
Then there's the "if" of the first
game. "If" the Giants should beat
Bender or Plank in that first battle,
they would have all the best of the
pitching, witfi more veterans to
choose from and would be twice as
hard to beat.
Then, again, there's the Matty "if"
although this isn't much of an "if."
If he pitches that first game will he
win it? He won it in 1905 and in
19X1. In 1912 McGraw sent Jeff Tes
reau in and-Jeff lost the opener.
I believe it's a cinch that McGraw
will take this as a hunch and send
"Big Six" In, to open up the show.
"If" Matty loses this starter for the
Giants, for the first time, you can
see what it would mean.
, There's another big "if" about Mc
draw's pitching selections. He .will
undoubtedly use Mathewson and
Marquafd at every' chance. But',
with three men needed, will he use
Demaree, Tesreau or Fromme for the
third man? Will he depend' on De
maree for steadiness or-,Tesreau for
a chance at a brilliant game?
Both teams have" been in a slump
for some time. Now "IT the Giants
get back into their game and the
Athletics don't there's an important
If Mack has a third pitcher to
pick will it be Shawkey, Brown or
Houck? I believe it will be $haw
key, but I understand Connie is Tery
sweet on young Brown.
Back in 1911 Jack Murray didn't
get a hit. In 1912 Tie hit-Hke a wild
man, breaking up twogames. "If"
Murray hits as he did in I911r-well,
there's quite a gap hetweeri these
two "ifs," and it may mean a 'couple
of ball games.
There are a million "ifs" in 'this
business, but I believe the Giants car
ry a few more tnan tee Athletics.
You might say "if" the Athletics
don't pat up to form but it takes a
broad "if" to cover nine men who can
lather the tar out of the balL
But the best "if" of all is about";
this : "If" the Athletics don't won the
Giants will. "If" it isn't a tie.
MYSTERY IN KIDNAPPING
Mystery surrounds the "kidnap
ping" story told by two young girls
of Wheaton, HI., when they returned
to their homes last night after an
absence all the day.
The girls, Anna Morris, 14, 5152
Pulton street, and Genevieve Conn,
12, 5045 Fulton street, said they were
on their way to school in Chicago
when a man in a red automobile of
fered them a ride. They tokPhim.
they were going to school and he of
fered to take them there.
When the girls got into the car the
man put on high speed antt-drove,in
the opposite direction. " " v
They drove until 3 p. m., when they
saw a farmer driving along in a
agon, They threatened to call to
.him unless 4the autoist allowed them
to go. -They were permitted to gel
out of the .machine and the farmer
took them to Homeacres. ;
CHAMPIONS -"THE GUILTY MAN?
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct.1. The basic
idea of "The Guilty .Man.," a play to
be staged in New York for the benefit
sociologists, has a warm champion in
Lady Cook of London, better known
as Tennessee Clafiin, who is here to
"A mentaUy strong and physically
healthy child born out of wedlock is
preferable in society to a dozen dis
eased, sickly children born in the',
wedlock of mismated couples," said
Lady Cook. . .
SUNDAY ON ERRORS
"To let a good man go because
of an error Is like shooting a good
horse after a hard summer's
work." Billy Sunday in his
world's series articles written es-
pecially for The Day Book. '