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short left, and the foul line clear to
the players' bench.
Zim is a teamplay man and he
should hear from the fans on his
showing. He is worthy of all the
applause that can be "poured on him.
Mike Prendergast and his red shirt
bid fair to cop the crown formerly
worn by Mordecai Brown as an iron
man rescuer. Tinker has selected
Mike as the official life-line for the
North Side pitchers, and so far the
young man has gotten away with the
assignment in toppy shape.
Picking up a game with the odds
against him does not worry Mike,
and this forlorn hope is the business
that really tests the nerve of a pitch
er. To a man without heart there is
no encouragement in taking hold of
a game that seems gone beyond all
repair. But it doesn't appear to wor
ry the red-shirted heaver.
Mike went the last five innings
against the Reds yesterday and al
lowed five hits. When he picked up
the burden his mates were two runs
behind, the aliens seemed to be in a
hitting mood and the Cubs had
missed enough openings to discour
age any one. But not Mike. He
stuck doggedly to his task, turned
back the hostiles and in the eighth
inning poled the hit that started the
big five-run rally. It was a fine ex
ample of nerve.
The remaining members of the
cast were heartened by Mike's ex
ample and kept plugging away until
the tide finally turned in their favor.
Cy Williams was the pinch guy, trip
ling with three on when his club was
two runs behind. Zim poled four
hits, each in a pinch; Schulte banged
three in the pinches, and Saier
whacked two when they counted.
Steve Yerkes was given sixth place
in the batting order because of his
recent endeavors and promptly pro
ceeded to run into some bad breaks.
Four times Steve came up with men
on and failed each time. Twice he
hit into double plays when there
were men on third. It was just tough
luck and Steve will justify Tinker in
placing him up in the line-up.
Herzog has a good-looking ball
team and the Reds will make con
siderable trouble during the season.
There is no great mystery in the
victory of the White Sox over New
York in the first eastern game of the
South Siders. They merely hit in M
the pinches, something they haven't
done for a week, and the results
showed. Pinch hits in the Cleveland
series would have given the Hose at
least an even break.
Eddie Collins twice bingled with
men on, sending home the winning
run with a double and taking part in
the tieing rally. And Jack Founder's
one hit was a homer with two men
on base. McMullin stuck in a single
that tied the score.
The White Sox combination should
be one of the best run-producers in
the business and should also be one
of the most effective obstacles in the
path of the other clubs counting
many tallies. It is a team, consider
ing its pitching and fielding worth,
which should not be nicked for an
average of more than three or four
runs per game. Also it is a scoring
machine which should be able to out
run this total almost every day.
Thirty passes occurred in the Ti-ger-Atheltic
game, Ray, one of Con
nie's young pitchers, giving out a
dozen. Cunningham and Boland of
Detroit each issued six. Ty Cobb
twice poled doubles with the bases
Speaker tripled for Cleveland's
only run, but Boston got to Coveles
kie hard. Leonard held Indians to
three hits. A'
Wildness of Harper and Ayres al
lowed St. Louis to win, though Wash
ington hit three pitchers hard. Sis
ler had a triple and single.
Robertson hammered four hits,
Doyle and Burns three each, Giants,
winning in a canter over Pirates.
Mathewson was the only effective
man in half a dozen pitchers who