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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 16, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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ball of which he Is capable, and Rube
Benton Is about due to reach the win
ning peak.
In their showing yesterday the
Cubs should be down around the bot
tom and'the Giants away up in the
van. McGraw's people were lively
and aggressive, while the locals took
every insult handed them by fate
and scorned to improve the chances
that came their way.
Some of this was undoubtedly due
. to fact that Joe Tinker was canned
from the game in the fifth inning by
Umpire Rigler. From then to the
ultimate out the North Siders went
about their work as though their
, only interest was the ninth inning
and a quick trip home to supper.
In the seventh, for instance,
Archer opened with a long fly which
Robertson dropped. The local
catcher trundled to second base on
the muff. Then Mulligan expertly
sacrificed Jim to third base. Right
there was the place to insert a pinch
nitter, it anywnere. aui vaugnn
batted and rolled- to Merkle, and
Shulte repeated.
In the ninth inning after Archer
went out, Fischer pinched for Mulli
gan and Mann took Vaughn's bat.
Neither pincher was a success. Mul
ligan was 'out there to gain experi
ence, and it would not hatfe hurt to
have allowed him his turn, with
Fischer batting for the pitcher. Mul
ligan has showed himself every whit
as good a batter as Mann this year.
So hopeless did the Cubs consider
their task that no pitcher was
warming up during their half of the
ninth in case a run had been pushed
tome to tie the score. That attitude
of resignation is not a feature of
pennant-winning ball teams, or even
of teams which keep in the fight.
. Mulligan was returned to short,
Manager Tinker deciding that the
youngster was due for another trial.
Joe's work Sunday convinced him
that his days' as a playing manager
were over. Mulligan made one wild
throw that was costly, but perfect
work following 'the mistake would
have removed the sting. His other
chances were handled ably and at bat
he poled a sacrifice fly responsible
for a run.
The extent to which the White Sox
are in the dumps is well explained
by today's story from the war corre
spondents with the club. Ed Walsh
is coming back. Ed Walsh is about.
aue 10 laice nis turn in tne dox ana
stand the opposition on its -head.
Now, Ed Walsh in his day was ona
wonderful pitcher. He could do more
work and do it effectively than any
man who ever threw a baseball. But
Ed is hardly able to come back now.
He tried It last .year, pitched one
good game against the Mackmen
Because of his fine work in the
past, when he was known as the
Sox pitching staff, Big Ed shpuld not
be humiliated at this stage Hp
should be allowed to rest on the
laurels he gained in the past and not
have that memory clouded by mis--treatment
from the bats of American
leaguers.
Even if Walsh should come back,
a far-fetched dreamy how will that
polish the batting eyes of Ed Collin3
and Jack Fournier? How will it aid
Joe Jackson to hit in the pinches?
Frisk us for the answer to that. The
pitching has been all that' could be
desired and much better than was
expected.
With a half portion of assistance
from the attacking side of the club
there would be a different tale to tell
of the invasion of the east and the
final- series here against Cleveland
It has been the same old heart
breaking battle for the Sox pitchers
holding the enemy to a low score
and seeing the victory fade because
their backers failed to take advan
tage of the openings offered.
Rowland is now said to be con
sidering the transposition of John
Collins and Jack Fournier. John
will come to first base 4f this plan is
carried out and Jack will be an out
fielder." It may work. It should

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