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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 14, 1913, Image 10

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not utilize' the sacrifice system. It
made a lot of difference -in the Cub
Offense and prevented-the scoring of
at least two runs. But these two
would Tiave been of no avail. The Sox
had too many.
If the Sox had lost by a one-run
margin Buck Weaver would have
been elected goat of the game, taking
rank with Ping Bodie as an author
of bonehead plays. It happened in
the fourth, with Evers on third, Saier
on first and two out. The double
steal was started and Schalk pegged
true to Weaver. Evers started for
home. Saier was almost to second.
Instead of throwing Evers out at the
plate Buck elected to put on a little
foot race with Saier.
Evers crossed the dock in safety
and watched the-sprintT "
Weaver, with .the ball clutched
tightly m his nand, chased Saier back.
toward4 first Jlarry Lord, Berger,
Chasei and the rest of the ISocklets
yelled for Buck to throw the ball to
Hal and cut Saier off. Weaver scorn
ed to take this mean duvantage, how
ever, and continued to play tag with
Saier.
Saier finally raced for first under
full steam and Buck trailed along, the
ball still in his glove. Saier slid safe
ly to the bag, and Weaver, unable to
slow up, stumbled over the Cub first
baseman. The ball flew from his hand
to the visiting bench and Saier climb
ed to his feet and legged it to second.
Good flied out, so Vic failed to
score. If Wilbur had hit to Weaver it
is possible Buck might have tried to
chase Vic home. Weaver could have
easily nailed Saier by throwing the
ball, but he thought highly of his
own legs.
If that had been Bodie making the
same kind of play the Sox would
have lost and Ping would have been
derided. That is the fence-buster's
luck. The play is treated as a huge,
joke today because the Sox won. But
it was about as poor a; piece of brain
work as has been turned loose for.
some time. ' ,
Whaddaye mean, this Ping's a
bonehead. He has canceled lis
vaudeville contract. Ping had so
much trouble with the sunfields that
he probably figured the glare of the
footlights in his eyes would ruin him
forever.
Each member of the White Sox ,
team will receive $807.22. This
cha'nge in the figures announced yes
terday was caused by the decision
to give Chick Mattick, Bill Lange and
Morris Bath, who were members of
the-squad earlier in the season, a full
share of the prize money.
Treasurer Williams of the Cubs Will
be voted a share of the West Siders'
coin, and it Is also probable the wife
of Jimmy Doyle will be given a slice
of the mdney. If these two appor
tionments are made each Cub will
get $538.15.
Reb Russell was married this
morning to Miss Charlotte Benz, cou
sin of Pitcher Joe Benz, and all of
the Sox players had a hand in tieing
the knot. Russell will take his honey
moon trip with the Sox and Giants
until Bonham, Tex., is reached, where
he and his wife will stay during the
winter.
Joe Benz, Ed Walsh and Jim Scott
are the Sox pitchers who will make
the round-the-world trip, which
starts next Saturday in Cincinnati.
Buck Weaver is also going around 4
the world. The rest of the Sox team
will winter .in different parts of the
country, the major portion going to
California.
'
Today the Cubs started a barn
storming trip, the first game being
played in Niles, Mich. They will re
turn Friday for a game with a picked
team of White Sox for the benefit
the widow of Jimmy Doyle. Sunday
they play in Milwaukee.
The curtain .is down, and it's all
over.
But the Stove League schedule has
opened.
Vean Gregg, the Cleveland south
paw, 'established a major league rec
ord when he whiffed 19 Pirate batters
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