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hits was a fluke, four of them stay
ing in the infield and being safe be
cause the field was slow. On the con
trary, each of the eight Red Sox
safeties was a healthy smash to the
The game proved nothing that was
not already known. The Phils are
liable to win the series because of
the good pitching of Alex, but they
cannot demonstrate that they are the
superior players. Carrigan has the
best ball club in the country today,
no matter what the result of this
short series may be.
Nearly every critic agrees that be
side the Red Sox the Phils did not
look like champions. They were not
on a par with the American leaguers,
even though they copped the game.
They hit Shore feebly and had the
luck to make the balls hop in crazy
fashion and go safe. One hit struck
the edge of the pitching box and sent
home a run. Otherwise it would
have been a soft out
There was none of the clouting
looked for and the outlielders had
easy work. Every foingle was a sin
gle. Some of the baserunning of the
Red Sox was poor, and to that they
owe a slowing up in the first inning,
when Alexander seemed to be a trifle
nervous. Hoblitzel let himself be
caught off first with a man on third
and two out.
Jack Barry stood out above every
other man on the field. His defensive
work was remarkable, and if Scott
had played to his speed the Phils
might have been held scoreless in the
eighth inning, when they copped.
It is still an even bet that the Amer
ican leaguers will cop the title.
1 he paid attendance at the game
was 19,343 and the receipts were
51,066, nearly $2,000 better than
last year, though the attendance was
a thousand lighter.
Once again the promise is made
that tickets that landed in the hands
of scalpers will be traced. This is old
stuff of the very oldest stripe.
The team winning the world's
championship will go to the San
Francisco exposition. Bill Lange has
.secured the consent of baseball heads
to the proposition, the opposition to
be furnished by a picked team from
the rival league.
All Conference elevens get away to
day and each has a game carded that
will bring out its best endeavors. De- r?,
feats for none of the big elevens are "'
likely however. Northwestern stock
is still booming for the game with
High school gridiron athletes of
Chicago and Cook county are getting
their final practice games today, pre
paratory to starting the league sea
son next week. Several of the city
schools are scheduled with the -better
Sam Robideau and Joe Azevedo
fought six rounds to a draw in Phil
adelphia. George Chaney has postponed for
ten days the bout he had, Scheduled
for Oct 19 with Jack White.
SOX PENNANT IS NO. 13 FOR
The pennant won by the Red Sox
is the thirteenth for Bostons
Harry Wright led the Boston Na
tionals to flags in 1877 and 1878, Mor
rill iri 1883, Selee in 1891, 1892, 1893,
1897 and 1898; Stallings in 1914.
The American League won in 1903
and 1904 with Jimmy Collins as man
ager; in 1912 with JakeStahl, and
this year with Bill Carrigan.
The flag for the Philadelphia Na
tionals is their first in 32 years they
have been in the league.
BE CAREFUL, MEN! Q)
Hello girls, Drexel and Oakland ex
changes, 45th and Cottage Grove av.,
are so cute and sweet, mashers have
flocked from all parts of Chi. to try
and win a smile as they went home at
nights from work. Girls complained.
Cruel policeman on scene last night
swinging threatening club.