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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 03, 1913, Image 12',
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- SPEED -is his mania.
ERRORS mean NOTHING if a man
is out there TRYING. This is one of
his strong points. To abuse a player
for making an error is fatal.
McGraw proved himself a master
of men when he-Jtept Merkle follow
ing that famous "bonehead" stunt
that cost the Giants a "pennant, and
increased hfe salary; he made a great
ballplayer by that move. He showed
it this year by keeping Snodgrass
when the- fans expected him to re
place the -man WHO LOST "THE
WORLD'S SERIES i .
To have let these men or any
good men go Because not their er
rors is like shooting a good horse1
after it had worked hard all summer.
In McGraw's school great pitchers
are necessary. He has them in Mar
quard, Mathewson, Tesreau, From
me and Demraee.
He has SPEED developed to the
highest notch. The Gianlsare hiking
along on the higtu gear all the time."
The team dqesn't"fankhigh as a field
ing combination, because they play
FOR McGRAW and NOT FOR
The Giants, are pitcher-killers, not
because they are sluggersr but they.
force every pitcner to tne nmit. Once
they get a pitcher in a hole, they
have the edge, and you bet every man
who works for Muggsy gets this edge
at every chance.
Connie Mack is McGraw's opposite.
Cool, calm and studious, he betrays
no more emotion than a mummy..
I don t beheve he would bat an eya
if he saw Bender chased from the
mound in the game that meant the
The Athletics play Mack's game
the game he tried to teach the Pirates
when manager of that team. It is the
last word of inside baseball.
The Athletics are sluggers. Baker
is on the Ed Delehanty type, one of
the old knock-the-cover-offr-the-ball-fellows.
But they don't have to drive
their men around to score, as was the
oase with the Detroit champidnji bf
1887- " '
Good hard hitters and godd base
runners make a rare combination.
Mack has them, although his team
does not rank with the Giants on the
' Mack sees far in advance. He is
uncanny in this. No one can see
signs of blowing up in a pitcher seem
ingly well within himself quicker than
Connie, and no one will let a pitcher
remain right up to the breaking point
to get all the good out of him like
this same keen Connie Mack.
Mack is the iceberg of baseball. He
is the most dangerous when corner
ed. He hasjthe power on his team
to chase any-pitcher, no matter how
good, once his boys start one of their
fierce batting rallies.
-This was shown two years ago
when Matty and Marquard were beat
en in games that looked hke a cinch
for them, and, while Marquard is bet
ter now' than in 1911, the margin of ,
victory over defeat is the thickness of
one base hit!
,And neither pitcher nor batter can
tell just WHEN that base hit will
'With all his wonderful skill and
sagacity, his knowledge of players
and thfi game, I think Mack is not
quite the equal of McGraw when it
comes to delivering the PUNCH.
Summed up, it's the iceberg
againsf dynamite, and I favor the
REASON FOR WAR
"Why did the Jenkinses have such
a terrible falling out? At first they
seemed to be absolutely happy."
"Reason enough. One morning
Jenkins woke his wife up early and
ordered her to start the fireless cooker."
A law passed in Norway makes
girls ineligible for matrimony unless
they can show certificates of skill ia
cooking, knitting and spinning.