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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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league fashion, but there are plugs!
for this hole, though they are not
used. Three positions in the infield
are well cared for as could be de
sired. The catching is better than
any other team in the league has.
Faber is a winning pitcher now, if
allowed to pitch his own game. Rus
sell can win if he is given a decent
interval between starts. Rob is no
fragile creature. He can stand a lot
of work in the middle of the dia
mond, but it istoo much to expect
that he can pitch every two or three
days and warm up in the bull pen on
other days. Warming up is more ar
duous work than pitching to batters.
Baserunning is the Dig weakness
of the Hose players. That has been
their main failing all season, and
there seems to have been ho attempt
to correct the faults. In fact, they
are growing worse. In the big
leagues it is foolish for fellows to run
wild on the supposition that the
other fellows will throw the ball
around so much that the pill will go
wild. Wild heavers do not last in the
big league.
In this home stand which closed
yesterday the Sox played 23 games,
. winning 14 and losing 9. Eight of
the 14 were won against the Mack
men. No other Series was copped,
though New York and Washington
should not have been difficult. Bos
ton got three out of four, and even
Detroit, soft for the Hose all season,
took two out of three. And against
Boston and Detroit, the teams that
came last, the Sox did not look like
contenders.
Today Jthe Sox are playing an ex
hibition in McHenry, DL They open
their eastern visit against Boston
Wednesday.
Of all the hopeless, downtrodden
gangs that ever played ball, the Cubs
take the bunting. Nothing goes right
for them. Day after day the pitchers
have set the opposition down with
few hits, only to see games disappear
because their fellows were weak
with the stick. Now the Tinks are
hitting oftener, but not In. pinches.
And injuries have come along to cut
up the club. . ,
Archer and Wilson, the regular
catchers, are both on the hospital
list, and Elliott, a minor leaguer,
must do all the backstopping. Kelly,
playing a good game in the outfield
and batting better than any member
of the crew, turned "his ankle yester
day and win be out for a week. Saier
has a bad leg and can barely hobble
around first base. Williams should
be able to play when the team gets
home,, but Flack is still weak from
illness, though in the game.
The team is only seven points out
of seventh place and the position is
yawning. We cannot drop to eighth,
the Reds being too firmly entrenched
In that position.
Two more games are slated for
Cincinnati, then the Cubs come to
the North Side.
Roth's four hits knocked irr all of
Cleveland's runs. His homer in, the
ninth beat the Browns.
Pirates and Cards split twd joke
games. Cards made 23 hits in first,
Gonzales and Betzel getting four
each. Second was soft for Pitts
burgh, Card players were allowed to
steal 11 bases, Pirates trying to force
Umpire Quigley to call game.
Jimmy Viox, Pirate infielder, has
been sent to Toronto of the Interna
tional league under an optional
agreement.
John Evers will be out of the Bos
ton line-up indefinitely. He is suf
fering from neuritis.
Heath Byford and Jimmy Weber
will play in the final match of the
tennis singles at Onwentsia today
for the right to meet Geo. M. Church,
title holder, for the western cham
pionship. Ernest Kockler, Mystic A. C, won
the five-mile western cycling cham
pionship at Riverview. Kockler,
with Daveni, will go east to compete
In the national carnival at Newark.
Evans and Collier, Jackson park
tennis players, won the right in elim-
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