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hit of the inning, by oung, should
never have dropped safe.
Time after time the youngster
faced the Tiger heavy artillery and
pushed back Cobb, Crawford and
Veach. Ty did double in the ninth
with the bases full, but, with danger
on the horizon, Veach was easy.
No more difficult position could
have been found for a minor leaguer
to get his big league baptism. He
was confronted with the hardest hit
ting team in baseball, a resourceful,
fighting crew, and he did not flinch.
Of course, Danforth would have
been a lost bird without great at
tacking help from his mates, but he
has gone through one game now, has
won and should have even more con
fidence in his next attempt He has
turned back the most formidable
gang he will face all season.
Ray Schalk out-Cobbed Cobb in
the second inning in fine fashion. He.
shot' a hit to center that went with
great force directly to Cobb. Ty,
however, picked up the ball slowly
and rainbowed it back to the infield.
Schalk sailed for second and arrived
safely, converting a legitimate sin
gle into a double, and being in posi
tion to score on Terry's screaming
drive to left.
It was another example of the un
expected winning. Such a perform
ance might have been looked for
from Collins, Weaver or Jackson, but
even his own pals didn't expect
Schalk to pull such a stunt He had
his head up. Then some people won
der why Ray is considered valuable.
He is always awake, behind the bat
or on bases.
Detroit in defeat looked just as
good as in the first day's victory.
Jennings is heading a crew that bat
tles for every inch of ground and
the team must take a lot of beating
to stay put
No team looks good when it is get
ting bad pitching. The fielders be
come discouraged, and the batters,
realizing that they are carrying a big
burden, dp not hit with the same con-,
j fidence and power. There is an ex
planation for the Cub defeat.
Jim Vaughn had nothing. In less
than three innings he was hit safely
seven times and his backing slipped
at the same time. Jim threw plenty
of fast balls, but they were straight
and utterly lacking in anything re-
sembling a hop.
Vaughn is liable to have many days
such as yesterday during the season.
When he is good his fast ball jumps
and darts deceptively, but when he is
bad he goes the limit the other way.
He had the same trouble last year.
Jim doesn't seem to have the stuff to
rally on when matters are breaking
Most of you today are talking
about the two more putrid throws
Eddie Mulligan made yesterday, both
coming in the same inning. Never
theless, the kid shortstop looked like
a fine ballplayer. He bandied eight
chances perfectly and some of them
were on balls tagged for sure hits.
One of his bad throws came after a
difficult stop and the other was on
the hurried keystone portion of a
Remember how Buck Weaver used
to dent the grandstand out at Comis
key park on exactly the same brand
of plays? But Buck doesn't do it
any more. The fans out on the
South Side give him credit for the
fine things he did succeed in and re
alized that a fellow with such great
natural ability was sure in time to
find himself. The same treatment
will undoubtedly be accorded Mulli
gan on the North Side and should
bring just as good results.
It is more encouraging to consider
the work of Max Flack. The little
Fed is belting the National league
pitching and fielding in a manner that
stamps him as one of the defensive
stars of the game. In attack he is
ably supported by Frank Schulte and
Cy Williams, and Tinker has in Mann
and Zwilling a pair of good reserve
outfielders. There will be no trouble,
in that department of Cub play.