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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 16, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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was a pleasing amount of speed on !
tap when he displayed his fast goods.
Summing up the young fellow's
work, he can be counted a success.
And he looks all the better because
he was off-color at the start. Many
new men would have gone up so high
there would have been no landing
for a couple of days.
Cy Williams can be put down as an
improved ball player. The long out
fielder has done no terrific clouting,
but he has been meeting the ball
fairly and solidly and giving his op
posing gardeners plenty of work
catching his smashes. The most no
ticeable feature of Williams' batting
is the fact that he has overcome the
tendency to go digging for low curves
on the inside of the plate, a brand of
twister that was impossible for him
last season.
Now Cy waits for the ball to come
over, and sooner or later he will be
gin to get the apple placed safely.
It is hard for South Side fans to
realize that the team now wearing
White Sox uniforms in St Louis will
play at 35th street and Shields ave-n
nue during the coming summer.
They have read the box score and
noted that the aggregation has made
34 hits and 23 runs in two ball games.
In past seasons that has been the
usual accomplishment of the Hose
for a week, if they were in the midst
of a particularly good batting streak.
Every feature of the new Sox play is
diametrically opposed to the old or
der, and it is pleasing to the home
folks, who have been waiting several
years for a ball team.
Imagine a Sox team pulling off a
triple steal. Lamp seven runs in one
inning and try to remember when
that ever happened before. Eddie
Collins, John Collins ana Felsch
pulled off the triple steal in the big
first inning.
The greatest danger now is that
Jim Scott, Joe Benz, Reb Russell and
Eddie Cicotte, fellows who have toiled
manfully for years with the prayer
ful hope that the team would give J
them a run or two with which to
stand off the opposition, will be petri
fied with astonishment at the new
condition and expire of the shock.
Everything about the new Sox is so
different that folks here at home
don't know just how to take the re
vamping. The gang is actually fight
ing, due mainly to the efforts of Row
land and Collins. With his team nine
runs to the good, Rowland kicked so
strenuously on one decision that he
was given the gate. The average
manager under like condition would
have taken, what was handed him,
with the philosophical view that it
didn't make any difference.
Quinlan and Weaver pasted three
hits each and Faber, who pitched,
four. Eddie Collins was given four
walks and laid down a sacrifice. Brief
poled two singles. Seven bases were
stolen, the Collins duo getting a pair
each.
Mordecai Brown should be good
for several victories to the Whale
team in the present Federal league
race. The old master's first trial was
a success, though he was trimmed.
Errors handed the game to Pitts
burgh, and the North Siders also
played in hard luck.
Tinker is stringing along with Jim
my Smith and declares the young fel
low will be a star before the season
is many weeks old. He has made his
first hit, and that should give him
some confidence. So far he has
bulked large in the error column, but
the misplays have been the result of
eagerness and nervousness.
Tonight the Whales go to St. Louis
for a series, then to Kansas City for
four games, and home for some more
battles with the Raws.
John McCraw's Giant "prospects
are looking up. His pitching staff
has started like a tight machine.
Rube Marquard turned in a no-hit
battle against Brooklyn to win the
second fight Tesreau was good the
opener, and Mathewson is yet torbe
heard from. Perritt is as able as any
of that trio. Along with this is the
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