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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 11, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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too much for the remaining players
and they eventually kicked away the
props from their boxman.
There will be a different story out
west next season. Roger tried one
season with the high-priced men who
had made their reputations. He failed
because he couldn'tljet co-operation.
But now he has acquired a few
youngsters with their futures to
make, and to them will be given the
chance to make good. Even should
the team fall down in the race it will
be a squad trying all the time.
Mulligan and McCarthy on the in
field and Fluhrer in the outfield are
looked to for some peppery efforts.
Sooner or later, if the Boston Red
Sox continue to pepper away at the
efforts of the Philadelphia pitchers
in the world's Series, they will break
down the excellent defense the Na
tional leaguers have shown so far.
That is the history of the regular sea
son, where Bancroft erred frequently.
From 18 hits made off Alexander
and Mayer the Americans have been
able to compile but three runs. This
is due to the tight pitching they have
faced in the pinches, their own over
anxiety to rush the Nationals off their
feet, and the swell fielding of the.Mo
ran men.
But Boston has developed the
punch, while the Red Sox pitchers
have nullified the slugging ability of
Cravath and Luderus. Neither of the
Philly pounders profited by the short
right field fence on their own grounds
and for the next two days they will
be batting at the long outposts of
the Boston compound. In this arena
the Red Sox outfield will have an op
portunity to show its true defensive
ability, and, but for Alexander, the
edge is all in favor of the American
leaguers.
Just as much as he was last Fri
day morning, Alexander is the big
enigma of the series. Many of the
dopesters predict he will pitch better
ball today than he did Friday in the '
opening battle. But it seems likely
ihat, even though Alex wins, he will
1 be just able to hold his team even
with Red Sox, as no other Philly hurl
er can beat them. And Alexander,
even admitting he is a marvel of the
finest water, can't win four games.
It's an odds-on bet that he can't win
three.
Carrigan has Leonard to send
against the Phils this afternoon. The
young left-hander will be a good bet
on his own lot, for, while Cravath
should hit him, he will have to send
the ball with tremendous force to
pass the Boston outfield. And after
today Carrigan has Shore and Foster,
both of whom pitched fine games of
ball, rested and ready to again face
the Nationals.
Every angle of the pitching favors
the American league, even admitting
Alexander is as good as' his most
ardent boosters claim.
Browns split double bill with Car
dinals, thereby taking St. Louis city
championship. McCabe pitched sec
ond game for Browns and won. Doak
held Browns to two hits in opener.
Chicago showed little Saturday in
its opening football game with North
western. Stagg was not intent on
opening up his team offensively and
the one touchdown scored was suffi
cient But on defense the eleven was
not effective against the attack pre
sented by the Purple. On several oc
casions the Evanston fellows were
close enough to try field goals and
only a mistake by the timers caused
them to go scoreless.
i ne high scores run up by other
Conference elevens against compara
tively strong teams Is not encourag
ing to the Maroon coach. Illinois
gave him a bad scare by running up
oi points against Colorado School of
Mines.
Hermitage Tigers went game with
any 105-pound team in the city, the
challenge being aimed particularly at
the Progress A. C. Tigers prefer to
schedule games at their home
grounds, Eckhart park. Phone John
Sullivan, Monroe 6237, 1726 Austin,
av.
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