In the last two Brooklyn games,
both against left-handers, Leslie
Mann, Frank Schulte's collaborator
in the Cub left fielding, has gone to
bat seven times. His record in these
endeavors reads, five singles, one
double and a pass, an average of a
plain 1.000. Not one of the bingles
' has been flukey. All have traveled
on a line and have carried a sting.
Mann is starting late, but he is hit
ting at "somewhere near the speed he
is bound to show against southpaw
heavers. Against the regular pitch
ers he is not a rattling swatter, but
the southpaws hold no terror for
him. When Stallings won the N. L.
pennant. two years ago Mann was
the boy used in center field against
This healthy clubbing of Mann
adds great strength to the Cub at
tack. Schulte is operating solely
against the right-handers, and his
average is above .330. With Mann
in against the southpaws the attack
ing strength of left field is not Iqw-,
ered and in defense Mann is as good
as Schulte. The combination should
produce many more runs.
Joe Tinker is getting a bad deal
from the pitchers he is starting. It
takes the second inning for Joe to
land a regular pitcher. Thursday
Pierce failed and Seaton picked up
the burden to pitch a pippin of a
game, yesterday Hendrix was hit
for two doubles and a triple in the
first inning, then Jim Vaughn picked
up the job and pitched stoutly to the
If Joe can twist things in such a
way that these second pitchers can
utt siarieu urei, uuugs may ue ssume
thing else again.
Flack's homer with Mann on was
responsible for all the Cub scoring.
Mann poled four hits. Mulligan got
two and McCarthy one.
The repartee of baseball players
and umpires, as written, is great
stuff. As it is actually said, you can
have your own guess. Right here
in his home town Hank.O'Day was
severely panned for his umpiring
yesterday. At the conclusion of the
game a bug scored Hank in no un
certain terms. Hank's turtle head
pivoted on his stooped shoulders and
he singled out his detractor.
Hank-was ready With a burning re
tort. With his best West Madison ;
street accent, he made answer:
"You're a big piece of cheese, you
are!" This startling bit of original
witticism effectually squelched the
bug, who was aghast at Hank's apt
ness at repartee.
Anyhow, it was better than any
thing Dummy Hoy ever said.
Add people that White Sox batters
can't hit Righthanders.
Here we have been laboring along
all the time under the delusion that
the Sox were helpless- against south
paws. Recent events have confirmed
that belief, but the fact that the Hose
are helpless against the fellows who
throw with the correct arm is a cruel
and inhuman blow.
Right-handers have faced the Sox
in both games at Philadelphia and
both have been made Mackian vic
tories. In 20 innings of ineffectual
endeavor the Sox have amassed the.
gorgeous total of 11 hits and a single
However, Jack Ness will be among
those present oday, and if Jack for
gets'he is a member of the White Sox
and stiU'labors under the impression
that he is first-basing for Butler
Brothers, he may do a bit of hitting.
Jack Is sure of an imemdiate job.
No matter how he goes, he cannot be
worse than what we have seen lately.
Of the 11 Sox hits in Philadelphia,
Jackson and Ed Collins together
have made six, each getting three.
What the other fellows are doing
should be plain.
Fournier was on the bench yester
day until occasion for a pinch hitter
arose. Then Jack picked uyp a bat,
swung futilely three times, and was
through for the day. Nemo LiebokJ
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