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Df weaker teams, taking defeat from
clubs that should have been easy
conquests. Bad pitching, bad fielding
and failure to hit in the pinches are
And poor management can be
pointed to as the reason for at least
one team's failure to get up in the
race. By bad management it is not
necessarily meant that the fellow
bearing the manager's label is at
Frequently influences higher con
spire to hamper the work of a pilot.
Callahan and O'Day are both going
into the series with ineffective pitch
ers. Not one of O'Day's heavers is
capable of a consistent winning pace.
Jim Vaughn has shown something
recently, but no one , knows when
James is going to suffer from a wild
streak and stage aparade of oppos
ing batters to first base.
Cheney has been the newspaper
star of the team, but Larry only
handed the Boston Braves 11 passes
yesterday, besides pinking one gent
on the wrist. But three hits were
made off him, mainly because the op
posing batters were afraid to get near
Humphries, Pierce and Lavender
are not dependable.
Callahan has seen his cast of all
star pitchers gradually crumble,
mainly from overwork. Then don't
do this work in actual contests. The
strain of warming up is just as great
as pitching a full game, and the
members of Cal's staff are the great
est warmers-up in captivity.
Scott and Cicotte have both been
rather easy for the opposition re
cently. Joe Benz is nearer his true
form than any of the others. Paber
is uncertain. Wolfgang has done ex
cellent work since getting a regular
job. He was thumped by the Naps
yesterday, but this is the first wallop
ing he has taken. He looks like the
best of the lot.
Reb Russell, sole southpaw of the
crew, is a whale of a pitcher for three
or four innings. Then the Texan
loses all his cunning, and there is a
noisy sound of base hits.
Both teams have been defeated so
often that the fans are tired of the
monotony. They know that victories
should be more frequent.
Braves cinched the National
League pennant yesterday by making
it four straight from the Cubs.
Cheney was wild, and Hughes, one of
Stallings' new pitchers, was too good
for the Cub batsmen. The West
Siders were in a generous mood, and
when Whitted belted a double in the
ninth with Evers on first Schulte
didn't break any speed records going
after the ball.
Zimmerman and Bues each got
triples for our side, the recruit's bin
glfe scoring a run.
Cubs are traveling today, but'start
the final series of the year in St
Tinker's Federals are upholding
the honor of the town by maintain
ing their position at the head of the
third league race. They now have a
two-and-a-half game lead on the In
dianapolis team, and it is not likely
this advantage will be lost.
Today the two leaders are clash
ing in the Hoosier town. Then the
North Siders return home for games
against St Louis and Kansas City.
The opposition should not be tough
- Zwilling was the big noise in yes
terday's final victory over Brooklyn.
He soaked his third homer of the
series, and two were on base at the
time. Alex came up later with a man
on and belted a single to score the
run. His bat won the game. Once
before in this set the center fielder
walloped a four-bagger with two on.
Zwilling, in addition to being the
leading hitter of the Chifeds, is top
ping the league in slugging, and' he
has the happy faculty of securing
these knocks at opportune moments.
Fisk pitched to win, which leaves
Johnson", Hendrix and Brennan well
rested for the remaining contests of
. ' ---J-