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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11',
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Doyle and Wortman now care for
three spots in competent fashion.
Hunter will undoubtedly get a
chance at third base, and Charley
Pechous, the Peoria star, is also to
have a shot at that position.
In addition, Tinker has some re
serve infield material, which has
been sadly lacking for the past few
We lose a clouting, whanging
third baseman Who can play ball
when he wants to, but who didn't
care a whoop what he did here. He
has had trouble with all managers,
though ' many of them, especially
Bresnahan, treated him well and
tried to satisfy him. I
Harry Wolter, Los Angeles out
fielder, will be immediately delivered
to the Cubs if the demands of Pres.
Weeghman are met. The Cub boss
wants Wolter now to circumvent the
Pitchers Dawson and Aldrich have
been purchased by the Cubs from
Indianapolis. They will not report
until next spring. Both have estab
lished reputations in the big minor.
Wortman, the rookie shortfielder,
has no ponderous batting mark, but
the youngster is improving and his
eye is growing sharper, despite the
fact that the league pitchers have
been given time to learn his weak
ness. He hit three balls hard yes
terday. Once Niehoff made a one
handed stab of his liner, Paskert
made a diving catch of a wicked I
drive and Stock picked a stinger off
his shoetops. When a fellow can hit
so viciously against a man like Alex
ander he has the stuff.
Cy Williams came back as a pinch
hitter, doubling with the bases full
for both Cub runs.
If Joe Benz could pitch against all
teams as he does against the Ath
letics the troubles of Manager Row
land would be greatly simplified and
the-standing of the White Sox would
be something to boast of. Butcher
Joe has not been a great asset this
season. The majority of the teams
in the league have found him a de
lightful treat, though he was a tough
nut last year. This is another inex
plicable angle to the present position
of. the Hose.
Jim Scott and Benz between them
should have been good for ten more
victories than the chib now shows.
And ten victories would be the dif
ference between first place and the
second division in the present hectic
race. InsteaS of getting the ten wins,
Scott and Benz have been stepping
stones to. the other fellows.
The team has taken seven lickings
against five wins in the east, but by
cleaning the Mackmen can leave
-that section with one game better
than a fifty-fifty mark. Boston is
five games ahead and the lead looks
big. Before reaching home the Sox
must visit western clubs and the op
position from Tigers and Browns will
be tough. Detroit has suddenly borne
to life, some of Jennings' uncertain
ties are turning in good pitching and
that isalLthe club has needed at any
period 'or the season to make it a
While the western clubs are fight
ing among themselves Boston will be
visiting its eastern pals and trouble
should be encountered in New York
Sherwood Magee, Boston outfield
er, has set a new fielding record, hav
ing accepted 170 chances in 78
games without an error. The best
previous mark was one error in 125
chances, made by Frank Schulte in
Walter Johnson held Cleveland to
three hits and Washington beat
Boehling, a former mate.
Meadows baffled the Dodgers,
Pfeffer being easy for Cards. Horns
by was hurt sliding to the plate and
had to be carried from the field.
Matty got even with McGraw.
Reds slugged and Toney was invin
cible. Roush knocked triple and sin
gle and stole base.
Discipline seems good for Al Ma
maux, Pirate youngster. He gave
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