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right wall, but Hooper sent two into
the center field stands and Lewis
pushed one to the same place. Cra
vath failed to locate the barriers with
his best efforts. He was pitched to
intelligently. In Boston, where the
fields are deep, therSox hurlers pitch
ed so he hit long flies that were gob
bled. And in Philadelphia they put
the ball where it was impossible for
Cactus to loft it to the walls."
The best pitcher in the National
league met the Red Sox twice, win
ning once and losing dne. He was
no remarkable puzzle. For despite
all averages and claims made for
Alex, there are one or two pitchers in
the American league who are his
equal. They would have had dizzy
averages, also, if they had been pit
ted against such soft opposition as
any good pitcher could have found
in the parent organization this past
There was no upset to the ultimate
result, for it was won by baseball's
best team of the year over the full
stretch of the season. The same
statement cannot go unchallenged
about last year.
And this series should- dispose of
the insinuations that the Red Sox are
yellow and disposed to crack when
the opposition fights back. They took
four games in a row after being licked
in the opener. Yesterday they were
twice two runs behind, but. fought to
a lead. And in the two big engage
ments of the regular season they re
pulsed the White Sox and Tigers un
der the most trying circumstances.
The Red Sox are world's cham
pions and deserve the honor.
Catcher Whaling and Outfielder
Moran of the Braves have been trad
ed to Venice of the Pacific Coast
league for Outfielder Wilhoit Wilhoit
led lus league in batting for 1915.
.Maroon football players went
through hard scrimmage yesterday
and today in preparation for the In
diana game at Stagg field Saturday.
Stage tried his team against the
ffeshmaneleven, which used Indiana 1
formations. The linemen plunged,
faster and with more force, even
though the yearling wall put up a
good defense. Dobson was used at
fullback and made a good impression,
though the hackfield is new to him.
The Chicago tutor prepared for in
juries by using Knipschild.at quarter
a greater part of the time. This will
give him a man of experience in case
Cap't Pete Russell is forced to retire.
This Indiana game is the turning
point of the Maroon year. Childs has
worked the Hoosiers over into a good
team and the Maroons have had but
one game in preparation for the con
test If they emerge from the Satur
day battle with honor they will be in
position to fight through to the finish,
with a chance against the big teams
of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Michigan beat Marietta, 28 to 6, but
should have run up a larger score.
The Wolverine line was again weak
and the interference was frequently
in the way of the runner. Mault
besch, Snith and Catlett were Mich
igan's best ground gainers.
Johnny Sherman and Jack Doig,
lightweights, fight ten rounds tonight
at Gary and there will be no interfer
ence with the bout, according tb re
ports. Special train will leave Grand
Central station at 6:45 p. m. Young
Izzo and Artie Armstrong, 110-pound-res,
will fight in the semi-windup.
The main go should furnish some
Promoter Dan O'Leary has arrang
ed a good card for his athletic carni
val at Hawthorne track next Sunday.
Five entries have been received for a
five-mile walk for men and eight
women have entered in a walk of the
same distance. A five-mile run is also
carded and there will be a race be
tween a man and a horse, the nag ti:
go five miles while the man runs
two and a half. O'Leary has two
good men under consideration to trot '
against the horse.
Jockey Carl Ganz, injured when ha
took a spill at the Latonia track, died
of his hurts