ifed to twenty-one players and the"
majority or tne twenty-one are sure
of being held for three years well,
figure it out for yourself, if some of
"them decide to lay down.
One little incident comes to mind.
In last Saturday's battle with Phila
delphia a Philly slugger lined a clean
single over second and right on the
bound into Frank Schulte's hands.
Schulte made a clean stop, but in-
litead of shooting the ball to second
to play safe he lobbed it in the air
to the center sack.
The batsman outguessed Schulte
and kept right on going after he pass
ed first The ball took so much long
er to get to Mulligan, being thrown
in the air instead of on a line, that
the runner beat the throw easily.
- Just looked'like a case of listlessness
on Schulte's part.
When such men as McCarthy, Mul
ligan, Schultz and Fleuer play the
ball they have been playing some of
-the old times look sick. It still looks
to us like a lead pipe cinch that if
the Cubs had Dlaved the sort of ball
that is in them they would be fight
ing with the Phillies for first place in-.
stead of with the Giants for last
Rowland is going along fairly well
right now with his Sox crew, but it
is too blamed late. So we will have
'to pass up 1915 and look to 1916 for
better results. With the crew that
now play on the South Side and the
prospects of new players that are
! THERE, the Sox should sta.nd up in
the running next season. Time'll tell,
however. Be patient
i Philadelphia has only got to win
three more games then the stuff is
all off. Brooklyn-and Boston will have
to be satisfied with places that come
afte rthe lead. In other words, one
of those two teams will be first after
The Boston Red Sox should worry.
Unless fate plays its meanest card
nobody is going to be in the first place
in the American league but "them
Sox." The Tigers will have to go ab-1
solutely wild and the Sox drop "dead
to change the prospects.
Th& argument that is now running
the plank is just when the world's
series games will start Probable
date will be Oct 8 or 9. It seems
that from the Philadelphia standpoint
the series is being built around Alex
ander, the man who has won 30
games this season and incidentally
copped a cople of thousand on the
side because of this remarkable feat
By a couple of thousand we mean dol
lars, not games. Give him a chance.
He's got several years to pitch yet
The dope is that if the games start
on Oct 9, which is Saturday, Moran
can use Alexander for the initial
clash. Then the big fellow can rest
over Sunday and come back on Mon
day. He only needs a day's rest and
then he wil lhave to lay low while
some other pitcher battles through.
Saturday. And just who will Moran
use on Saturday?
The Chifeds got a slap in the face
by the rain Sunday. While they were
forced to loaf St Louis grabbed a
couple of games and slipped into sec
ond place. Only seven points, how
ever, separate third and first places.
'Tis the hottest race in the three
Dan O'Leary says he accepts Cus
Hoeksfra's walking challenge with
pleasure. Gus wants to walk 75
miles to Dan's 50.
In spite of the way the two teams
have been going lately it is a ten to
nothing shot that old-time spirit will
come forth and back the West and
South Side players through the city
The Southern league closed its
doors Sunday with New Orleans at
the top, Birmingham, Memphis, At
lanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, Mobile
and Little Rock finishing in that or
der. The season was a success as a
Evansville won the Central league
Bethlehem trimmed Mt Zion in the
Lutheran league, Sunday, 15 to 10.
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