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The worst evidence of hard luck
came in the second inning, when the
Dodgers were leading by two runs.
Sweeney had reachedjirst base be
cause of Pfeffer's wildness and Red
Corriden came up with fire in his eye
and on his head. He picked a good
one and busted it to right on a line.
Stengel raced for the ball, leaped,
and knocked it higher into the air
with his left hand. Sweeney, who had
halte between first and second, put
out for home. It seemed certain that
Red had accumulated at least a triple.
But Mr. Stengel developed himself in
to a pretzel, made another leap for
the pill, and it stuck in his glove while
he lay on the ground. It was as re
markable a catch as was ever made
on a ball field.
Sweeney had reached third, so
Stengel got up and rolled the ball to
Daubert for a double play. There was
none out at the time, so it can be
readily seen what this lucky catch
cost the Cubs. Sweeney was so sur
prised that Tom Needham had to
make a blue print of the catch to
convince him he was out.
If this wallop had dropped safe it
would have meant at least a tie score,
and would have changed the entire
complexion of the game.
Another break came, in the eighth
inning, when Johnston batted for
Zabel. Jimmy has been on the bench
for some time, and his eye is dull.
Zabel had faced Pfeffer twice, sing
ling once and fanning the other time.
He had pitched excellent ball, and
it is not probable the Dodgers would
have scored five times on him in the
In that event the Cubs would not
have been forced to play for eight
runs to tie the score.
Every slip the Cubs made hurt.
Those of the Dodgers came when
there was no danger.
There were many close decisions
for the umpires, and all were decided
against the Cubs. That was another
And Red Corriden- had the hardest
luck of any of the athletes. Thrice
he walloped the bal cleanly and
soundly. Once Stengel made the scin
tillating catch already diagramed.
Again Cutshaw leaped into the air
and pulled in a line drive headed for
right field. A third time Dalton raced
toward the clubhouse and took a line
drive from the Blazer's bat over his
Zinr got three hits, driving in three
of the Cub runs. Goode and Saier
fanned in the eighth with men on
base or it would not have been neces
sary to lift Zabel, and a different
story would have bee ntold. Hum
phries was sent to tne mound with
practically no time to warm up, and
it is no wonder he was laced.
Tom Leach had to quit because of
sickness after busting a double in the
first inning tha't got through Wheat
for the circuit. Schulte took his
place, and seenis'to have profited by
his vacation. Three times Frank
faced the pitcher. Once he singled,
once he doubled, and a third time
Stengel dropped his fly up against
the scoreboard. He crossed the plate
Often a short lay off tends to im
prove the eye of a batter, and this
seems to have been true of Schulte.
If Goode does not pick up in his swat- t
ting there is a chance for the last of '
the old machine to regain his posi
tion. Today winds up the first stay of the
Dodgers, and tomorrow local fans
will get their first sight of the Phil
lies, among whom is Mr. Killif er, who
almost became a Chifed.
Claude Hendrix proved he is the
class of the Federal League yester
day against Buffalo, holding the en
emy to two soft safeties. The form
er Pirate had the game in hand at all
stages, and fanned nine of Larry
Behind Hendrix the team played a
high order of ball, walloping when
ever they decided a few runs were
needed, and repulsing every effort of
the opposition to get started. JThe 7