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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 23, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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do not quit when the other fellows
get a sligh edge. The ninth-inning
rally which won the game was a hair
raising affair, a combination of good
batting and vagey baserunning by
the team's brains.
One out, Risberg on third, E. Col
lins on second and Jackson on first
Felsch up. Hap stung one over sec
ond that Lavan knocked down. Ris
berg counted the tieing run and E.
Collins turned third. Pratt recovered
the ball and fired to that station and
Eddie kept on running for the plate,
carrying over the winning run. He
outguessed the Brown second base
man completely.
Felsch's winning hit came after he
had failed twice with men in position
to score. These failures did not af
fect Felsch's spirit and he was not at
the plate with the thought that he
was doomed again. It is spirit like
this and smart thinking, such as that
turned by Collins, which is making
the team look good.
Cleveland comes tomorrow -in a
fighting mood. The men are out for
the same start they made last year
and some positions of the club have
been strengthened. The pitching is
better and two positions of the in
field have beep improved. Against
Cleveland the Tigers, who are bet
ter than when they met the Sox be
fore, Rowland's people will have to
go their very best to maintain a lead
in the race.
More bad luck for the already
frowned-upon Cubs. Chuck Wort
man is out with a spiked foot and
may be on the bench for some time.
It has nat yet been determined
whether he has a broken toe. The
injury came in the first game against
Cincinnati.
The little shortstop has been play
ing bang-up ball for the Mitchell peo
ple. His fielding is much improved
over last year, he is steady on ground
balls and was throwing to first base
with unusual accuracy. Iu addition
to these defensive fccfcc, hi?' batting
.was on the upgrade
Temporarily Mitchell is plugging
this hole by using Zeider at short
and Deal at third. This is purely a
makeshift, however, and if Worman's
injury means a vacation of . any
length an effort will be made to se
cure a new shortstop, Wolf, the
rookie, also being on the hospital list
Rumor points to Lena Blackburne,
former Sock, as the man Mitchell
would put his lines out for.
Fred Merkle is a cagey cuss. After
signing his name to the hotel regis
ter in Cincinnati he wrote "Touring"
in the space for place of residence.
Fred is a fatalist and thinks he may
do some more traveling before the
end of the season. He opened his
Cub career with a double and single.
The coming of Merkle means that
Dutch Ruether will do some more
southpaw pitching. In his only trial
against big leaguers the youngster
showed good control and a variety of
curves. Mitchell can use another
good -southpaw to take his regular
turn in the box, as Gene Packard
seerfis billed for rescue duty.
The "Reds won yesterday because
Phif Douglass couldn't field bunts.
Indians scored all their runs off
Ehmke in the first. James and Jones
pitched well thereafter. Klepfer, for
mer Sock, puzzled the Tigers com
pletely. o o
MOOSE FAVOR DRFT SYSTEM
PLEDGE WILSON SUPPORT
New York, April 23. Support of
Pres. Wilson's war plans pledged to
day in a statement issued by Progres
sive party leaders who met here to
discuss the war.
After declaring that our country
had entered war "rightly, wisely and
of necessity," the statement pleads
for universal military service, univer
sal industrial service of both men and
property, official guarantee that gov
ernment will buy at stated prices all
agricultural products offered so as to
encourage largest possible produc
tion on our farms, guarantees to
wage earners that their rights shall
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