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ed an inning, and was' wasted. They
lacked the far-flung clout to the out
posts of the diamond. Singles came
with-frequency, Jimtthe necessary re
sounding smacksTfor. two or three
bases were numbered among the
Yea, bo, the punch is mightier than
There was a confidence about the
Mack team that was lacking in the
Giants. Mack's men went-atoout their
work as though the game'was only
of ordinary importance. There was
no nervousness no fiddling at, the
plate, no spotty fielding. True, Barry
made an error, but heiwas-'mechani'-cally
precise in his end of the dou
ble play which killed tne Giants -in
the seventh inning. ""
Every Mackman that stepped to
the plate seemed sto feel he would
connect with tbe-'baH. And that'con
fidence wcs reflected in-the hit total.
The Giants, too, possessed confi
dence, but it was the brand that
p needs summation. Theyneeded a
Ij run or two lead to bolster them ud.
When the Mackmen forged ahead
they did not lose heart, 'but pegged
away until they drew within a run
of a tie. After that their best efforts
were repulsed. This cannot but have
an effect on the future play.
Playing errorless ball, the Giants
were outfielded. Fletcher agafhishoy
ed a tendency to crack,' 'but a' great
stop by Merkle saved him a wild
throw that might have made him
' useless for the rest of the series.
McG raw's men failed on the bases,
rwhere they were expected to put the
"Mackmen in the air. Schang, the
young catcher, attended to that, and
ahe bids fair to be the unknown that
5blooms in every world's contest.
in the very first inning Fletcher
2 singled and tried to steal. Schang
had the ball in Collins' hands when
Fletcher was ten feet from, the bag.
cThe throw was true as -a rifle shbt
cAf ter that the Giants remained glued
to the bases. Schang's -triple also
scored two runs. This fine start
should imbue the youngster with as
surance. Simmered down, the Giants 'were
outclassed in every department, even
pitching, and Bender was away be
low his 'standard.
Rube Marquard, in his self-written
"expert" account of the game, says:
"I could not get the ball over directly
where I wanted to put it" The bats
of Baker, Schang and Collins prob
ably had a lot to do with the Rube's
failure to "put it over."
Rube also says he had more stuff
than Bender, and that he lost because
of over-confidence. Again we are
constrained to ask: Was the over
confidence in the hearts of Collins
and Baker when they went tobat
As a writer, Rube is some pitcher,
and he' only lasted five innings, at
Anyway, the first game of the
world's series went off 0. K, with the
Athletics on the big end of a 6 to 4
Locally we had to watch the tick
ers to get our baseball.
Old Man Weather up and delivered
a mortal punch on the persons of
our home magnates. The punch land
ed in the region of the box office, and
that is the most fragile portion of a
Yesterday's postponement means
tthat Sunday's game will be played on
the West Side. The result will be
that about 5,000 fewer fans willwit
ness the pastime, as the accommo
dations for them cannot be provided
over on Murphy's field. Comiskey
could take care of as many as wished
to witness the fight.
Another postponement wouldn't be
regretted by the players. They only
cut in on the receipts of the first four
games, and Saturday and Sunday are
the days on which the killing is made.
There are no new developments.
Schulte is still on the sick list The
rest was not needed by the pitchers,
and further postponements may
cause them to go'stale.
Cleveland walloped Pittsburgh in
ylik.., . .