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bit plainly showed that he was dis
gusted with the way some of his
mates were acting.
4 The major portion of this criticism
is leveled at Heinie Zimmerman, and
he deserves every bit of it. No man
was ever boosteLfor good work more
than Zim has beerTin these columns.
He was given credit for just what he
is: A good mechanical ball player,
with ability enough to make him 'a
star of the first water if he would try.
Zim made two errors yesterday,
one a boot on a grounder and the
other a muff of a throw squarely in
his hands. For these mechanical
Slips he is not being censured. His
cheesy work was pulled in the sev
enth inning when he bounced one off
To get this correct something must
be said about the Pirate seventh. It
was in this round that Zim bunched
his two boots. His missed grounder
was excusable. Then he dropped a
throw from Sweeney for a force out.
It was a cold error. But Zim crab
bed around and tried to place the
blame on Sweeney, intimating that
Bill had made a punk toss. Such
actions lead to dissension in a ball
team. Sweeney was being made the
goat for something that was no fault
Possibly Zim was called when he
went to the bench. For here's what
he did when he came to bat:
He caromed a hot shot off Adams'
glove. It was an easy hit, and the
Dutchman should have beat it by five
feet. Instead, he ran at a fair pace
until about 15 feet from the bag, and
then slowed down to an absolute
walk. As a result of this dogging he
was thrown out.
Whether he was disciplined we
don't know. He should have been
fined. Chance would not have stood
for sucha play, and Zim would have
feared to pull any such stuff under
the old P. L.
Zim tried to alibi himself with his
lame ankle, limping badly when he
pulled up. A man in a wheel chair
could have beat out the hit if he had
Schulte also become inoculated
with the whoml-cares bug when Gib
son tripled in the fourth inning. Two
men were on at the time and they
rode home easily. Frank couldn't
have stopped them had he retrieved
the pill properly. But Gibson certain
ly should have been held at second
His liner traveled along the pavilion
in left field, shooting past the garden
er. Schulte trotted after it in lag
gard fashion, giving Gibson an ad
ditional base by the leisurely way he
The Cubs looked bad and have for
several days. Lavender had nothing
in his pitching arm and was lucky to
last four innings. Vaughn was better,
but there is not much inducement tQ
pitch 'With the backing- he was ac
corded: Lamp this: Remember that Zim
refused to run out his wallop. In the
ninth Ed Konetchy, Pirate first base
man, lofted a tall fly to Good. The
Pirates were seven runs to the good,
and had the game tied in a bag, but
Koney ran hard and was at second
when the ball plunked into the out
fielder's mitts. He was showing the
The difference between the work of
Zim and Koney marks the spirit of
the two teams.
The Pirates are in first place and
the Cubs sixth, which shows the rela
tive merits of the two systems of play.
We are sorry for Jimmy Johnston.
It is a bad atmosphere for a young
ster to be dropped in, and if he makes
good it will be because he is too all
fired competent to be spoiled by any
thing. St. Louis Cards come to the West
Side this afternoon for a five-game
series. The Cubs must wnvthe ser
ies to hold sixth place.
Joe Tinker has picked up a real
pitcher in Max Fisk, left over from
last year's Feds,, and before that a
performer -on the local saud lots.
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