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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 14, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11',
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especially true of the outfields, as the
National cannot boast one trio of
gardeners that ranks with the out
posts of at least four American
A short series is not enough on
which to judge a team or a league,
but the three engagements taken to
gether furnish a fairly accurate line
on the respective merits of the twc
Harry Hooper and his two home
runs in one game have pushed aside
Frank Ba'ker, the old Mack macer,
as a four-base hero, but even the cir
cuit smashes of the black right field-
His Two Homers Gave Him Baker's
Place on Slugging Pedestal.
er of the Red Sox do not, lift him
above his teammate and fellow-outfielder,
Lewis, branded 'the weak spot of
the Sox outfield on attack and de
fense by several critics, burned bis
way through the opposition for a
place at the top of the heap. In each
of the four games won by Boston he
played a prominent part, three times
smearing in runs with his bludgeon,
and again, in the second game, star
ring on defense.
In the third 2me it was Lewis'
single in the ninth inning that won
for the Red Sox. In the fourth it
was his double that scored Hoblitzel
with the run that eventually was the
margin of victory. And in the final
yesterday his homer in the eighth
inning with Gainer on first base tied
the score and put the American leag
uers in position to win in the ninth
when Hooper again smeared the ball
for a home run.
Defensively Lewis was impregna
ble. From a point close to the in
field to the farthest corner of the dis
tant left field fence in Boston he
The Only Phil to Find Short Fence
on His Home Park.
roved, gloving everything to that ter
ritory that was hit above the ground
He nullified the best efforts of Cra
vath by the intelligent way he played
the hardest wallops of the Philadel
There is no question attached to
the high position accorded Lewis. He
easily stands out as the bright' hero
of the series.
Philadelphia's short fence in their
home park did not aid the Moran.
team. Luderus put one ball over the"