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Bgdient, and acclaimed-the Horatius
holding the bridge in ''the present
But this is one time when a man
who has been a star for several sea
sons continues his "remarkable work
through to the post-season event, and
stands head and shoulders above all
Eddie Collins is easily the laurel
bearer for 1913. In hitting, fielding
and baserunning the Columbia Col
lege boy heads the rush, playjng at
the pace which hurtled him into the
spotlight in 1910 against the Cubs,
where he was entered in his first
It was Collins and his lengthy bat
which gave Bush a chance to win a
measure of fame yesterday. And aft
er Eddie had presented Magnate with
a margin to work on he encouraged
him with a line of chatter of the
Collins' single, yesterday in the first
put Oldring on, third, in position to
score 'on Baker's-single. He ,headed
a double steal'with the Trappe Tam
per that made two,runs possible when
Fletcher threw wild. In the second'
he came up with two men on and
poled a single that registered them.
both. Five runs. Collins drove in two
of them, counted once himself and
made the other two possible. Later
he cracked a triple with a man on.
So far in this series Collins has
collected seven, hits, two triples and
five singles. He has been the star
He and Baker combined have
driven in or scored themselves more
runs than the entire New York team.
Seven tallies have 4een pounded
through by this demon pair and they
have personally fixed their spikes in
the rubber the same number of times.
Most any pitcher can be a star with
such a combination working for him.
Bush'pitched excellent fall, but'he
had margin enough to give him con
fidence. It is noticeable that he pitch-'
ed better after the Athletics had bat
ted the second time than he did in. the
first inning.- Collins had, given him
two more runs.
Bush was unsteady to start, a sin-
gle and hit batsman putting two '
Giants on with one out But again
Collins came to the rescue. He spear
ed. Burns' fly and tossed to Barry,
doubling Doyle off the bag. It was
Collins, Collins, all through the game,
coming to the rescue with a hit, a
smart fielding play or words of en
couragement. Where is McGraw's great pitching
staff? It is concealed in the person
of Mathewson. Without Big Six the
Giants do not resemble pennant win
ners when placed beside the Mack- .
men. Marquard and Tesreau were
confidently counted on for victories.
Demaree was supposed to be--the
doubtful man. But Jeff and the Rube
had nothing at all to tame the Ath-
Plank can come back Monday if
it is necessary and pitch as good a
game as ne ma weanesaay. Matty
will be up against a harder proposi
tion. The Mackmen will not resort to' '
.their free-swinging tactics against
him again. Their plan of offense will t
be shifted and they will layfor those"
Even the pitching edge is now with
Connie Mack, and he has had the
batting advantage ever since the ser
If the Giants lose this time Mc-
-Graw will be at bat with an alibi that
will be the envy of a. criminal lawyer.
He will point to Shafer in center, to
his weakness on first and to the in
jury to Meyers as handicaps which
But you can't alibi yourself out of
31 crashing hits, good for 45 bases,
when your pitching -staff has been
your greatest pride.
Merkle's injury- wasrijt responsible "
for the pounding JMarquard and Tes
reau received. Meyers' absence can
not be blamed for the hefty wallop
ing, though Tesreau might have
pitched a better game to the Indian.
The only-game,McGraw.has won he
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