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( until they lianded all the runs and
some more back to the enemy.
This series has just about finished
off the White Sox as pennant possi
bilities. They had a chance before
they went to Detroit, and the sur
vivor of the tanglecould count on re
maining in the fight Jennings' peo
ple stood firmly under the strain and
the Sox cracked. Cracked is the only
explanation. Detroit did not play
good ball by any means. They should
have been beaten in all three battles.
But the Sox were punk painfully so.
Now they are nine and a half
games back of the Red Sox and only
a few days more than a month re
main of the season. The Sox finish
away from home, and, in the light of
past records for eastern trips, the gap
will be increased instead of lessened.
Washington is nine games back of the
Hose, so there is little doubt that tne
team will finish in third place.
In the series with Cleveland, start
ing today with a double-header, the
Sox should do some shopping in the
percentage table, but it is too late.
We can be consoled with a city se
ries, however, and this civil strife pro
duces as much rivalry as a world's
championship, though the financial
returns to the athletes are smaller.
Rowland gave Davis, his new pitch
er, a chance when the game seemed
lost and the youngster was good.
On one bounder in the second in
ning the Sox infielders made three
wild throws before Eddie Collins
finally captured the ball and held it
to prevent his mates firing it out of
Today the Cubs come back into
National league pastiming with a
game at Pittsburgh, followed by two
in the same city tomorrow. Then
they come home for a single contest
with the same people. What is going
to happen gets no pop-eyed interro
gation from us. The Cubs have run
their cdurse as pennant "contenders
and from now on to October it is
merely a question of playing out the
There seems little probability that
the three teams ahead of the Cubs
will crack, and, even though they did,
the-West Siders would undoubtedly
outcrack them, so what's the use of
From now on Bresnahan, out of
the race, may experiment with some
new fellows. The 21-player limit ex
pired Sept 1, and the clubs can fill
their rosters with new material.
Roger has three or four kid infielders
and one mighty good outfielding pros
pect to try out before next spring.
George McConnell continues to win
games for the Whales. This fellow
is easily the best pitcher of Tinker's
team, and about the most valuable
in the third league. He is effective,
and, in addition to that, can stand
more work than any member of the
local staff. In fact, he is the iron
man of the league.
Some of his pitching could have
been used by the Cubs this season,
though early in the spring so little
was thought of him that he was re
leased before the season opened.
None of the veterans who retained
their jobs have pitched at anything
like his speed.
Hauser played short for the Whales,
Doolan not having had time to join
the club. Zeider, Weaterzil and Mann
batted home the runs.
Tinker still figures himself in the
pennant chase, being only Jthree
games and a half from the top and
having the benefit of a long home
stand. Signing Doolan was a last
chance move, and everything de
pends on the veteran. He doesn't
need to bat, if he fields as he can.
, Chalmers and Alexander outpitched
Tesreau and Mathewson, Phils lick
ing Giants twice. Alex fanned seven
and Matty five in a great duel Lu
derus batted hard. '
Braves cracked woefully. Dodgers
hammered Rudolph, then the world's
champions began to hippodrome, as
they did her on the West Side earlier
in the season. Evers, Fitzpatrick and
Schmidt were canned for their ac-i