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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 13, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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manner, seeming to think only of the
evening meal. The club has me
chanical defects which prevent it
from being a pennant winner as how
constructed, but even worse are the
mental and temperamental failings.
Even with its physical shortcomings,
more games would be won if the ath
letes went about their work with a
slight degree more of confidence.
Mulligan didn't stay for the full
nine innings because it was thought
strategy to have a pinch hitter foul
out for him. Then Zeider went to
short and made a -couple of errors,
one., giving Philadelphia a run that
wasn't needed.
Take the Cubs and Sox yesterday
and notice how much the pinch hit
ters did. On the local lot Zwilling
fouled for Mulligan and Mann rolled
out for Zeider. In Boston Lynn
pinched for Claude Williams and
fanned artistically. This is only one
day, but a study of the pinch hitting
clan will show it is almost a fair av
erage! The club is in the midst of a hit
ting slump and no team can look
good when it isn't hitting. But there
would be greater chance for a revival
of clouting if the highly trained per
formers would put a trifle more vim
and vigor into their work.
No excuses need be made for a
double defeat by the White Sox at
Boston. They were up against re
markably effective pitching and even
the good work of Russell and Wil
liams couldn't offset the failing of the
other fellows at the bat.
Russell and Williams collaborated
in a double trimming of' the Crimson
Hose Monday. Russell was ready to
come back impressivesly, but Wil
liams indicated he needed a bit more
rest between engagements. Shore
and Leonard pitched well. Both are
stars and mainstays of the Carrigan
clan.
Russell thrives on hard work. He
can pitch two or three times a week
and be effective on each start Hold
him out loHger than that and he suf- i
fers. Recently Reb has been pitch
ing the best ball the American league
has looked at for a long time. That
is because he has been stood on the
hill practically every other day. Bos
ton beat him yesterday because Ter
ry made two errors in one inning
after Weaver had been canned
for kicking on a decision,
Rowland now has all hi:; cripples
back on the infield. Ness played
first against a left-hander and Terry
and McMullin were in the game.
If the Sox lose today they will go
into fifth place, as Washington and
Detroit, tied for that rung, are op
posed to each other and the winner
will advance.
Cleveland is back on top today,
and if money and determination
to add players can keep the Indians
in the race they will be around the
heights all season. When Morton
failed Manager Fohl went on a hunt
for pitchers. He dug up Beebe and
won a couple of games with him.
Then he landed Gould, an unknown
minor, and the youngster held the
Yanks to two hits in seven innings.
He wabbled a bit then and Coveles
kie rescued him. It was an impres
sive beginning for a green man and
he seems a valuable addition. Bagby
is doing better than his past per
formances warranted. He blanked
the -Yanks with six hits in the first
game. Speaker got four hits in the
secojid game.
Plank and Davenport held Connie
Mack's pupils while the Browns hit
opportunely and won a pair.
Harry Coveleskie held Washington
to four hits. Tigers hit trio of heav
ers. Cobb hit and stole a base.
Four hits, two passes and three er
rors gave Browns six runs in eighth
and win over Pittsburgh. Mamaux
was victim. Wagner poled triple and
two singles.
Reds and" Giants were halted by
rain in sixth. Only Giant hit off
Schulz followed error and counted
lone run. Anderson held Reds to two
hit
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