nasty fall. That possibility -didn't de
ter Larry. It was a nervy play, and
he should be given all the credit in
The fact that Scott relieved him
does not detract from the work of
Russell, who fought with his back to
the wall and repulsed the Cubs' most
Dope was I 'eked to the winds, and
is liable to receive further jolts in the
future. The Cubs batted Russell,
which some fans thought improbable.
But, by the same token, the Sox
whaled Cheney, and that was believ
ed to be impossible.
closing shades of obscurity which
were enveloping him and sprang into
George Wiltse is his name.
In doping the series no one ever
considered the former great left
hander. At best, it was not thought
he would do more than finish a game
that was iopelessly lost.
But with Merkle on the sidelines
because of a swollen ankle, with the
limping Snodgrass forced to retire
because of an injured leg, Wiltse
went to first base and piayed a game
that will be talked about long after
the world's series is ended and the
Herzog Scrambling Back to Second in the-fourth Inning of Opening Game.
Bridwell made three errors. Tom
my Leach rapped a double and two
singles, freing top batter for the day.
When it comes to that world's ser
ies game yesterday, they'll tell you
that Christy Mathewson was the
hero. That Matty was the figure that
stood out in bas relief; that Big Six
stalled the Mackmen and won the
He did shut the Athletics out, and
he noled the single that sent home
the only run needed to win, but there
was another man, in the Giant.aggre-
gation whor pushed back the fast-
Stove League has opened its sched
ule. Snodgrass shot a single to left in
the third inning. Matty doubled and
Snoddy went to third, limping badly.
A good runner could have scored on
Matty's blow. McGraw, following his
policy of venturing all on one throw,
sent Wiltse to run for Snoddy. .That
rally ended without the Giants scor
ing, and when Wiltse went .to first
base a groan arose from the Giant
But with Snodgrass, or even Mer
kle, playing first base, the Mackmen
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