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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 02, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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probably will. Larry has batted the
small town pitchers with great vigor,
but he has not taken many chances
in covering ground around the key
stone. This is because the diamonds
so far encountered have 'been hill
sides, useless for anything else.
Manager Mitchell is a close
mouthed party and has not definitely
indicated the line-up of his outfield.
Williams and Wolter appear assured
of stations, but the third berth is a
contest between Flack and Leslie
Mann. Mann has a game leg and
Flack is temporarily at work with
the first team.
Mitchell would like to use Flack in
the lead-off position, but it is hard to
displace Mann, who was the best
fielder in the National at the close
of the 1916 parade. It may be that
both of these fellows will become
regulars in time, and one 1916 idol
will be shattered.
Flack had a superstitious hunch
last year that the van of the batting
order was bad for him. He claimed
he could not hit effectively in that
position. But the fact remains that
Flack is one of the best waiters on
the club and is also as good as any of
the players once he reaches first
base.
Twenty-five hits were made by the
regulars yesterday against Oklahoma
City. Doubles, triples and homers
were plentiful, and every man with
the squad contributed his bit. Deai,
continuing to hit in the olean-up
notch, poked a single, double and
homer. Doyle knocked two doubles
and a single.
The finish fight between Ty Cobb
and Buck Herzog is indicative of the
paths the Giants will tread this year.
McGraw's people are cocky and will
be riding every team they come in
contact with. As a consequence,
they will find plenty of trouble, for
there are belligerents with other
teams. It is more than likely that
some member of the club will be out
of the game a considerable portion of
the time through suspension feom
the president of the league. And if
the club runs out of opponents
among other outfits, they always
have themselves to furnish amuse
ment. The collection of tempera
ments under McGraw's wing is not
designed to go through a season in a
peaceful state. Cobb's victory lifts
him out of the class of John Evers
and McGraw. He has at last won a
fight.
No action will be taken by the
league presidents regarding the bat
tle. The teams have arranged their
own truce and the game between the
Giants and Tigers was not under
control of the national commission.
In the roller hockey match be
tween Racine and the Chicago All
Stars at RIverview last night a near
riot terminated the affair, which was
a one-to-one tie. All bets were de
clared off. Red Williams, a Chica
goan, was rushing the bill close to
the ropes when some one swung on
his jaw. Williams started swinging
his club in the general direction from
which the blow had come and a gen
eral row started. The management
restored order after having half a
dozen battling pairs separated.
Baseball Scores
Sox Seconds 5, Paris 0.
Cubs second 10, Denver 0.
Cleveland 4, Pittsburgh 1.
Giants 8, Detroit 6.
Cardinals 0, Browns 0 (6 innings).
Basketball Scores
Aquinas 38, Tonti 15.
Perez 21, De Soto 10.
Soccer Scores
Swedish American 2, Pullman 1.
Harvesters 3, Washington Park 2.
Pullman Professionals 1, Harvey 1.
Badger A. B. A. defeated Lincoln
Blues in. their first outside indoor
game, 4 to 3. Predovich of Badgers
and Kolar of Lincolns both pitched
good ball.
The Badgers will hold their second
big reception and ball at McCormick
clubhouse, Blue Island av. and Leav
itt St, Wednesday evening,
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