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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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He likes to hear the ball ring off his
bat for a safety, but does not regard
a pass lightly. Frequently a pass is
more unsettling to a pitcher than a
safe hit Realizing all this, Eddie has
been patient, and in the last three
games has walked seven times,
"which is almost a record.
The pop-eyed doings served to in
troduce Lefty Williams to the home
guard as a real pitcher, a better pros
pect than Danforth, a man who
should be valuable against any team
in the league. In seven innings he
throttled the Browns with three hits,
passed one and fanned four. His
work was especially nervy, as he
picked up the game with his club
five runs behind.
In addition, he belted a double that
scored a run and hit stoutly at good
balls. He has a peculiar crossfire de
livery that he can steer properly and
is not impressed by the reputations
of the big boys.
Ness delivered a pinch hit in the
ninth that tied the score and Lynn
hit one far away in the 11th to win.
It was a fine day for recruits, as Me
Mullin also broke in at short after
Terry was lifted in the fourth and
played an even better defensive game
than the Leland Stanford star.
It was another lagging pastime,
ending at 10 minutes of 6. Patron
age will fall off if the men do not hus
tle more. The umpires are mainly
responsible for the loafing, but the
managers could hasten things on
their own hook.
Jim Vaughn thought he would
pitch a game of baseball against the
Cardinals yesterday to demonstrate
that he hasn't forgotten all the puz
zling tricks he ever knew. Jim was
far better than in his initial test
against the Reds and scattered eight
St Louis hits where they would do
the least harm. His own wild pitch
was responsible for the only run of
the enemy.
There was a heads-up demonstra
tion all along the Cub line and it
brought results. The fielding was
acceptable and ten hits were amas
sed, compared to an average of four
per game for the previous four com
bats. Four straight defeats didn't
seem tcr have disheartened the club
and they fought
Umpire Byron peeved the athletes
so much that Steve Yerkes and Les
lie Mann kicked themselves out oij
the game.
But the big lump of encourage
ment came when Vic Saier crashed
a homer to the stands with a man
on base. It was a regulation Saier
wallop, such as made Vic famous or
the West Side.
Mulligan is playing better ball aij
short The youngster is beginning
to find himself both afield and at the
bat Strikeouts no longer stud his
attacking record and he is taking
care of all the balls batted his way
The amount of ground he can cover;
around shdrt has been a revelation,
to the Cub players themselves.
George McConnell is home, primn
ing himself for the big doing on the .
North Side Thursday. Long George
will face the Reds in the local opener,
and the two games he has worked so
far give promise of a fight. Both of
his efforts have been commendable,
his losing battle being even better
than the one he won.
Today closes the road trip of the
Cubs, tomorrow being an off day in
the schedule. But it doesn't mean a
vacation, for Joe will bring his hired
men here and put them through a
strenuous batting practice. They
need it
Notice how those Red Sox miss
Tris Speaker? They have played,
four games and copped all. Proba
bly with Tris they would have won
five out of four. Walter Johnson
couldn't stand against the world's
champions. Hoblitzel belted a dou
ble and two singles. Ruth won again,
Harry Coveleskie, Tiger star lefti
hander, refused to pitch against
Cleveland because his brother, Stan
ley, was making his debut in the big
leagues. Stanley held the Tigers un
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