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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 26, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 26',
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on the ten-day clause in the player's
contract The contention of the third
leaguers will be that the section of
the contracts is not valid, and also
that Hal kept his end of the bargain
by terminating the agreement on ten
This is the first case that has been
contested along these lines, and the
decision will have a fear-reaching ef
fect on the future 'Of the new organi
zation. Reb Russell is gradually shaking
back to the form that made him a
first-year wonder in the American
League. But it has taken hard work
for the southpaw to reach an efficient
He has rolled off much of the fat
that made him slow at the start of the
season, and in his last three games
has put in good work. One good
southpaw is a big help to any team,
and Red fills out the South Side staff
Jack Fournier must learn to hit
against the left-handed pitchers in
order to be a strong man on attack
for the Sox. The big Frenchman can
slaughter the offerings of the right
handers, and should bat over .300
against them on the season. But he is
puzzled by the gents who fling from
the off side.
Wednesday he was helpless before
Covaleskie. He hit one ball viciously,
but it went directly to the second
baseman. Yesterday against Dauss, a
right-hander, Jack belted the pill with
gusto. He smashed a single and triple,
and the last blow paved the way for
the winning run.
Encourage Jack with a few hits and
he will not worry about his fielding.
No one likes the old base knocks bet
ter than this Frenchman, and they
put heart in him.
Ray Schalk is the balance wheel
of the Sox team, and this fact be
comes especially noticeable when he
is out of the game. Youngster that
he is, Schalk is a wonder at steady
ing pitchers who were in the league
before he started playing ball. And
no catcher in the business is more
deadly at catching foul flies.
The Sloufeds are playing listless
ball, and no fans will be drawn to
the park until there is an awakening
by the home players. Good visiting
teams would be attractions if there
was opposition for them, but there is
no excitement in watching alien ath
letes parade around the bases.
Brown has the material for a good
ball team. There is plenty of batting
ability in the line-up, and the defense,
considering the members of the team,
should be much stouter. Neither is
the pitching as good as the heavers
are capable of.
Brown's team is securely in last
place, with little prospect of lifting
itself higher. A good riding for some
of the players would not be amiss.
The showing of the team is a drag on
the whole league, and deficits are pil
ing up in the books.
When the season opened Brown
had his crew careening along blithely.
They were playing ball together, and
the pitchers were stopping the oppo
sition. The Brownies headed the race.
Then1 came a slump and the team
skidded and began to play listlessly.
Yesterday's exhibition against the
Buns was a fair sample. Listless field
ing gave the Chifeds most of their
openings, and then they improved the
opportunities by walloping the ball
Take the eighth inning.
With one on Beck hit a single to
center. Kommers, the Sloufed center
fielder, let the ball roll through him
to the fence, and two runs tallied. Im
mediately Farrell singled. Then came
Hendrix with another single to cen
ter, and again Kommers let the ball
dribble through, Hendrix making the
circuit behind Farrell.
Fisk had to be rescued by Hendrix
because the enemey began to hit in
the seventh. Beck got a homer and
single, Zeider a double and two sin
gles and Farrell three singles.
Two games are billed for the Cubs
and Reds today because rain butted
into the pastime yesterday. Herzog