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cltedly Indicating with his "hands just
how far the diminutive second base
man had missed him with the ball.
It proved that Schulte was anxious
to put himself in a position to score,
and that he would not idly take what
ever was handed to him. Just how
much this steal meant developed
when Zim stung a single, and Frank
Incidentally, that third inning
brought out some good baseball on
the part of the Cubs. Two were out
before anything started. Then
Fisher singled and stole second.
Schulte repeated the performance,
and Zim stuck in another single and
steal. The locals discovered that
Catcher Glenn did not have the range
of the kestone, and profited. They
were quick to take advantage of the
weakness of the opposition, and
teams which can do that win games
that would ordinarily go the wrong
lavender pitched excellently, with
more confidence than he displayed at
any time last season. Good's homer
was a beautiful line drive which dent
ed the tin sign in right field.
Reb Russell in his first real start of
the 6eason was not the air-tight
southpaw he was in 1913, but he was
so much better than the Russell of
1914 that no despair need be felt by
South Side fans. Eight hits were reg
istered on him in seven innings, when
he was lifted. Cicotte finished the
game and was hit for two runs, one
of which Russell had put on to bloom.
In the first six innings Russell
pitched some fine baseball. He had
speed, a good curve and better con
trol than the ordinary southpaw. In
a couple of weeks he will be ready to
stand beside the right-handed stars
and bear his share of the burden.
If Jack Fournier breaks into the
Sox outfield with his big bat it will
not be in left field. At least, not for
some time. Tommy Quinlan is hold
ing down that job acceptably and
leading off in an encouraging man
ner, getting to first as often as can
be expected. His hitting has- been"'
tidy and he has the patience to wait
until the ball is put over the plate.
He has put strength into the team'
and Felsch and Collins are the fel-'
lows who will have to speed up to'
keep Fournier inactive.
Finishing with the Browns today,1
the Sox open a series in Detroit to-t
The Whales leave town today andi
they depart with colors flying. Tink
er's men have a plurality of two wins
over their losses and if they can keep
jiat pace up on their first trip!
"abroad" they will be playing some,
Judging from the four games theJ
Whales have staged, the North Side7
has a real ball team. There is youth1
a-plenty in the infield and after the1
first battle that youth began to feel
at home. The stage fright has about,
deserted the team. l
Jimmy Smith is the. main example r
of this. Smith was lucky the first day
not to have a fielding chance come1
his way. it gave mm a day to get;
sed to the crowd. Since then he,
has lined up like a real veteran. The .
lightweight shortfstop has gone after
everything that was hit his way. He
has picked off flies that were in the
third baseman's territory when the I
sun interfered with the third base
man, and he has gone back of second '
on hot grounders and made perfect?
playes. Smith's strongest point so
far in the stick line has been sacrific-i
ing. But the youngster Jias a lot of
time to locate his batting optical. s
Farrell on the keystone sack is
mighty good playing material for
Smith to be with. Farrell and Smith.,
make up the youngest center sack::
duet in the Federal league and theyjj
sure do work well together. Farrell d
has been connecting with the balL
When he hits 'he hits hard. a
So far the Whales 'nitchiner staff
has gone along nicely. Johnson,
Hendricks and Prendergast line up in
great style. Also the pinch hitters
look good. . Hanford's pinch hit In,
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