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abrve its natural form. That is -what
malfes it successful.
gfcfair example of this came in the
ttlftkinine: after Maver walked with
-mo one out. Cicotte. who had relieved
Scott in the box, hit sharply over
serond and the bait appeared ticketed
for the outfield. It was an absolutely
safe hit, technically, as Bush could
not lave thrown Cicotte out. But the
diminutive Tiger shortstop skidded
-' over back of second, snagged the ball
. with his gloved hand, and, with his
back to the diamond, snapped it to
Kavanaugh, forcing Mayer at the
It is not stretohing the apology
stuff to kick when a clean hit re
sults in a force out When luck breaks
that way a team simply can't win.
The game was more Cobb than
anything else. In the first inning he
doubled behind a single, and the run
scored on Crawford's fly. Ty attempt
ed to score from second, but was dou
bled. In the third inning two were out,
none were on, and Ty had two
strikes. He pickled a single, went to
third when Scott failed to touch first
on Crawford's bounder to Chase, and
both scored when High bumped to
left for a base.
In the fifth two were out again
when Ty was walked by Cicotte.
Crawford hit the right field bleachers
with a triple.
In the eighth Cobb was safe on
Chase's fumble He stole second and
third, but was stabbed out trying to
swipa home. The great star, despite
his low hitting percentage, seems to
be working harder this year than ever
before. Playing with a winner keeps
an athlete keyed up to fighting pitch,
and Cobb is trying all of his wiles
to score runs and keep his 'team in
Though beaten, the Sox did not
look bad. They made nine hits to
six for Detroit, and were handed sev
en passes petroit made- two errors.
This combination should have result
ed in moie than two runs, but again
we must drag out that breaks in the
And the umpiring did not look per
fect. Not that the arbiters should be;
severely censured, for good work has
marked the work of the guessers on
the South Side this spring. Neverthe
less, the worst decision of the day
went against the Sox, which was irri
tating to the local admirers.
In the fifth inning three men were
on base and two were out. Black
burne had three halls and two strikes,
and let the next pitch slin by. It look
ed mighty high and close inside. But
Umpire Chill called it a strike, and the
side was out.
Blackburne beefed considerably, as
did Callaha'n, and Gleason. In fact
Russell renewed the argument wheii
he came to bat in the seventh, and
was put out of the game. That was
another break that went against us.
Some day it will be understood that
Ping Bodie is not a pinch hitter, never
was, and never will be. Ping batted
for Mayer in the seevnth inning and
whiffed with two men on the sacks.
It was Mayer's turn to bat The young
catcher had not done any hitting, but
exhibited a good eye and walked
twice. There was considerably more'
chance for him to get a walk than
for Bodie to get a hit, and the chanceo
that Ping would be passed were nega
tive. He'll hit at anything.
Today's postponed game will prob
ably be played off tomorrow, which
was an open date in the schedule.
Joe Benz is the likely local pitching
selection, and Dubuc, the star of Jen
nings' staff, will go after the second
Speaking of breaks, several oc
curred on the North Side. Art Wilson
had his jaw broken by a thrown ball
while sliding to base, and the local
batters fractured several of Mr.
Spaulding's products while walloping
therh over and against the fences.
It was not a good ball game from
an artistic standpoint, but the fellows
who like plenty of hitting were given
their money's woni. It was a ccse