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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, M&IDAY, OCTOBER ,11, 1912.
Says Mir guard Couldn't Be Reached With Phone Call in Hair-Raising Victory
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WAGNER IS BLAMED
FOR LOSING GAME
'Poor Headwork Holds Tying
-Uim Win Worst Scramble
,H- Contests Now
By GRANTLAND SICE.
So I WS naught but a nallr Joke
I'd lost the break to snjr carve aatl
I'd nothUs; left tat a glove anil
With a heart boned dona ly a load
Tearean loot aad aaild th dial
Mattj altebed aad he Malta's vfla
Only the nnbe left ptae tfc ahame
Bat vra titer tba t how-
Vbar'd crack air atrr la the rec
VhfA smashed aar heart la the
nab the ban, was a bash leaarne
For hi staff was Ron aad hla serve
Tesrean fell la the aath of Wood
Matir worked bat tt did bo a;ood
Onlr the Rube not to be atayped
But who wast there with the stuff
SEW YORK. Oct. ll.-You can aeli
It from us. senile or rough reader, that
the wildest scramble which ever mixed
ud world's series program Is now on
In full blast.
Bttpre this pop-eyed aeries concludes
some time next week, there'll he two
ball clubs fit for the booby hatch, and
200,000 half-shaved, ravins; New Tork
and Boston rooters running: about In
short dlzxy circles pursued by an army
of keepers fresh from the bug house.
As the result of the last three battles
both supporting camps have kicked all
dope to the four or five winds and now
are poised and set for a mad-house
jubilee unequaled In the history of
Out of three battles fought to date
the two teams have not only broken
even and scored each eleven runs, but
each hectic, nerve-shatterlnaj battle hs
gone to the final pitch of the final In
nlnr and the final out where the Tine,
frail margin of a hair might have won
oi lost all three conflicts
Both have shown a keen and yearn
lng desire to crack and split wldo open
at every close atage of th scrap, and
when they start breaking the noise
resembles a serried line of warships
sslutlne the grand old flar In a harbor
noted for Its sharp acoustics.
If there Is any edge now It belongs to
h nlnnis xeho- desDlte their wild and
wooly fleldlng-thelr terrific cave-In
ai every rnance, nsye inuwn oy r mo
best pitching and the best batting to
Not only that, McQraw now has Tes
reau. Mathewson, and Marquard left,
in turn, while tho Red Box have only
Jos) Wood, as Collins. Hall, and O'Brien
have failed to show what Is technically
known aa the game-proof goods. So
een If Wood beats Tfiareau today,
Mathewson holds .the edge tomorrow
over any slabman BtabI may push Into
the pit. ,'
On the olher wing of It, If Tesreau
beats Wood, the lied Box are In for
what horticulturists would call a large
pear-shaped time of It with only Collins
and Bedlent left to grapple with the re
doubtable Mathewson a veteran, but
till there In the vital department of
his well-known profession.
Red Sox Ate Game.
And yet with It all, tho Red Sox still
carry their two features to fall back
on. The Giants, despite their good
pitching and batting, have shown the
eager wish expressed above to crack at
every close call. And with this the Red
Sox have shown a dauntless spirit In
attack at the finish a resolute courage
In battling till ths last man has died
at the finish. This angle was flashed In
the' third battle, where only a miracle
saved Marquard after he had worked
one of the grandest games of his
For eight rounds the Giants' south
paw hsd stood the slugging Sox on
their onions (slang for beans).
Using his left arm almost exclusively
for this purpose, he had beaten the
Boston attack to a whisper. They
couldn't reach him with a telegram or
a long-distance phone call. He had
everything, plus nve with the greatest
'amount of stuff he haB shown all year
In the meanwhile with Hereof; and
Murray axaln leading the Giant as
sault. New York had combed Buck
O'Brien, the eminent spitter, lor two
runs They had turned this trick by
reaching Salha. Buck In what are
known far and wide as the pinches.
Tun runs looked to be a million with
Marquard In auch rare form, backed up
at last by steady, confident support.
When Speaker popped out In the ninth
the game looked to be over. Then camo
the turn, the sudden break which
shows well enougn now mi- series
stands and how It looks across futuro
Oh, Heinie Wagner.
Coming on grimly, gamely and vali
antly for that final rush, Lewis singled
and Gardner doubled to right, De
ore plaed the ball badly and Merkle
dropped the relay.
But Heinle Wagner, the brainiest play
er on the Boston team, coaching at
third, turned the ram upside down. He
attempted to block Lewis from scoring
and failed, and then turned and waved
Gardner back to second when he
could have walked to third upon his
finger tips. This brain-storm coaching
cost Boston a run and a tie game, as
the Qlants were then most certainly
poised for a detonation.
Stall! popped to Marquard, who nipped
Account of Every Ball Pitched in Third
Game of World s Series
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Innlm. 1 fi M Ifi 23 """" flS Z& 55 Sg g 3
First .... 12 1 4 0 0 i first 9 10 0 12
Second .. 8 Q 0 0 0 4 Second ... 14 4 1 1 0 5
Third ... 15 1 2 2 1 7 TMrd .... 15 3 5 1 2 4
Fourth... 5 0 10 0 1 Fourth ... 11 0 2 1 1 3
Fifth .... 26 4 2 1 0 14 Mth 11 2 1 1 0 3
Sixth ....16 114 3 6 Sixth 10 12 2 0 3
Seventh.. 14 1 1 3 2 5 Seventh .. 17. 2 2 2 1 7
Eighth.... 11 1 2 1 0 2 Eighth ... 23 3 4 1 2 11
BEDIEJH'T. 'lnth 13 1 1 2 0 3
Ninth .... l l 1'olals ..123 16 20 10 7 U
Totals ...115 10 II 12 7 41
Run at Third,' and Giants
Ever Mixed Up in
Gardner at third where he should have
been before Stahl came up. Wagner
apned to rietrher who pegged straight
t-.te to Merkle for what should
nave been the cioslnc out. Merkle
dropped tho ball and the Qlants were
in rout wltn runners on first ana intra.
Wagner pilfered second and when Cady
peeled off a terrific wallop to right
center; only a ateeple Jack catch by
Devore saved Marquard'a scalp.
Can Still Lose.
We Introduce these gentle Incidents
again to show that anything can hap
pen In this series that New York can
still got all the best of the pitching and
batting, and still lose unless her sup-
fort decides to settle down for a day or
wo, and make at least two or three
Safe, conservative plas.
The Qlants have shown all the best
of the pitching and batting, but the
Red Sox have shown the best defensive
play. Another Boston weakness de
velops In the lsck of ceneralsinp, as the
team appears to be lurking In circles
without any central aim or given point
In totaling the statistics we find that
whllo both teams have scored 11 runs.
New York has compiled twenty-six hlta
against twenty-three, and has earned
nine runs to Boston's five. The Red Sox
have earned but on run In their last
two games against Mathewson and Mar
guard, but what's the dad-blnged use of
earning what the other blokea are will
ing to sup you generously, rreeiy, and
with lavish hand?
Nerves Are Breaking.
When a series gets down to where
three games nre played and each game
swings upon the las? ball pitched the
final out there Is no great roar or con
fidence due from either camp
Outside of the pitching and Devore's
catch two Qlants have kept their tribe
In the hunt upon the attack. These two
ore Herxog and Murray, the twin sons
Red Jack has wiped 1911 art the slate
forever. With llerxog batting .600,
mostly In the pinches, It has been Mur
ray who combed tho needed swats and
saved at least two games.
Out of three starts, Murra) has
driven In or scored live runs out of the
eleven total Herxog has driven in or
scored four more.
In this fourth battle Tesrcau and
Wood will hook up before the greatest
crowd that ever saw a. ball game With
fair to middling weather there'll be over
40,000 at the Polo Grounds by 2 p. m .
and If this game breaka and cracks and
flashes like tho others have done,
there'll be the wildest spasm of frenzy
that ever tore the welkin Into strips and
rattled the beetling crags of Coogan's
In fact. It would be no areat surprise
to seo Coogan'a Blurt crack under the
strain and submerge both athletes and
non-combatants In Pompellan disaster.
Exaggerating the dope?
You wouldn't think so If you had seen
these first three games.
Athletics Have Lead
In City Struggle
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 11, Connie
Mack's Athletics have now won three
games In the struggle for the city
championship, yesterday's victory going
to them by a score of 4 to 3, and today
I'ddle Plank may He sent In to clinch
the fight. Eppa Rlxey, the big south
paw, will probably fling for the Phillies.
Carroll Brown started the battle yes
terday, but waa lifted In tho third be
cause of his wlldness. Bender replacing
him. The hard and timely blngllng of
"Stuffy" Mclnnea gave the game to the
Cardinals Take One
More Game in Series
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 11,-The wlldness of
Qeorgo Baumgardner In thejfllth, when
ho passed threo men with two out, cost
the Browns the second Btralght game
In the struggle for the cltv champion
ship, but today "Big Jack" Powell Is
expected to win the first victory for
Htovairs outnt. Brilliant nomine by
Btevo Evans and'Mlllcr Hugglns.cut off
runs at critical moments.
Rain Threatens Game.
CHICAGO, pet. 11. Another all-night
raln'knie3 prospects today for a play
off of tho tie game between tho White
Sox and the Cubs for tho city cham
pionship. The rain was still falling at
7 o'cloc Chrnev and Clcotte are the
men picked for the slab work.
Won. Lost. Pet.
Athletics 3 1 .T.-iO
Phlllle 1 3 ,ZH
Athletics, 4; Phillies, 0.
ST. LOUIS STANDINGS.
Won. Lost. Pet.
Cardinals : o icoo
Browns 0 2 ,0J0
Cardinals, 3; Browns, 2.
Won. Lost. Pet.
white Sox n o .tioo
Cubs ....v 0 0 .wo
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WALTER JOHNSON PRAISES
RUBE MARQUARD FOR WINNING
GAME AGAINST THE RED SOX
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By WALTER JOHNSON.'
NEW YORK, Oct. 11. The third game for the world's championship was a
pitching duel betwoon Rube Marquard, tho wonderful New York southpaw, and Buck
O'Brien, of tho Red Sox, with tho honors slightly in favor of the Giant twirler. Both
pitchers were in great form, and had lots of "stuff" and up to the last inning -Mar-quard
did not allow the Red Sox more than one hit in any inning. New .York bunch
ed two hits off O'Brien in the fifth, which sent over one run, but the biugle that drove
in this run was-of the scratch vuriety, the ball dropping safe in right field. '
GIANTS GOT ALL THE BREAKS.
It cannot bo denied that the
Giants sot all the breaks. Murray's
run In the "second was due to Hoop
er's throw striking a Bott spot on the
diamond and bounding straight up,
for bad the ball taken a regular hop
Murray would have beon an easy out,
as Carrlc;an had the plate well
blocked. Devore's wonderful catch
In the ninth Inning Is another Illus
tration of how things were going
for tho Olants.
McGraw had his outfielders play
ing very deep during the last In
ning, and it was due to this that tho
Red Sox did not come homo in tho
lead. Had Devore been In his regu
lar position bo would never have
reached Cady's terrlflo drive, for be
Just got his hands on the ball.
A mix-up between Wagner and
Lowis on Gardners hit in the ninth
was costly to tho lied Sox; for had
Lewis been sent through, Gardner
would have continued to third and
he would havo scored the tlelng run
when Merkle let Fletcher's fast and
somowhat wide throw get away from
Wagnor stopped Lewis at third, al
though the ball had gono between
Devore's legs, and this forced Gard
ner to pull up at tho middle bag and,
by tho timo Lewis got under way
again, it was too Iato for Larry to
start fon third and tho Red Sox
wero robbed of what would have
proven to bo the tlelng score.
Today's game was on a par with
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the great Wood-Tea reau duel which
took place last Tuesday In Now
York; although neither pitcher dis
played the wonderful coolness that
Joe Wood had In New York. p'Brien
pulled himself out of a bad hole In
the fifth when the Giants bad three
men on and two down, for with this
setting Snodgrass had Buck three
balls and one strike.
Had Snodgrass not swung at a bad
ball, one which was outside and low,
he would have walked and Fletcher
would havo been forced home. With
three and two, O'Brien put the ball
across and made Snodgrass hit, with
the result that, after he had fouled
oft two, he drove a fly to left which
Duffy Lewis captured for the final
out of the Inning.
Outside of the second and fifth
rounds O'Brien pitched great ball and
fully deserved to win. His spltball
!dld not seem to fool tho Giants to
any great extent, but he had them
swinging at his high one on the in
side, which is by far bis best ball.
As was tho case In many of the
games played, during the American
Lcaguo season, the Red 8ox did not
hit behind O'Brien.
I believe that If the Red Sox
could have. In tho early part of the
contest, put across one run for Buck
he would have been far more effec
tive. Every pitcher that O'Brien Is
pitted against Is In the best possible
form, and holds the Red Sox to a
few scattered hits.
Rube Marquard held the Red Sox
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safely In check until the ninth, when
he momentarily wavered, but his
club pulled him through. Marquard
had fine control both of his fast ball
and his curte, and was continually
getting the bulge on the Red Sox
by getting the first ball over for a
strike. He bad a great fast ball and
a sharp break to his curve which he
kept down across the knees of tho
Red Sox batters, varying between
the Inside and outside corners.
The few hits that the Red Sox
mado off blm wero all very hard hit
balls, especially Jake Stabl's drive
against tho left field fence, which
was exceptionally high and a long
With the games evened up and
Wood against Tesreau, another great
battle Is expected today on the Polo
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BIG RUBE IS,
HE'S A FAILURE
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Make Good in World
By EDWARD LYELL FOX.
NEW YORK. Oct. 11. Down in
the dugout he sat, his lank legs
crossed, his long arms dangling a
listless, Indifferent man In whom no
emotion was visible. To bis right
the.jdark-eyed J3n6dgrass was tight
ening a shoe lacs; a Httto way off
the stolid Meyers' was fingering the
wires of his mask. Just at the edge
of the dugout the other Giants, a
score of them, at practice. New
balls flashed In the sunshine, popped
softly Into waiting gloves.
Rut the man In the dugout only sat
with his legs crossed, his arms relaxed,
and he waa Marquard, strangest figure
of all baseball, one day the beat of his
lesgue, another th worst Marquard,
breaker of a world's pitching record
and then when they needed him most,
the despair of his team. Perhaps as
he sat there, listless. Indifferent, there
came to him a realisation of these
things the successes, the defeats, th
pathetlo contradictions of his career.
Afraid for him, I watched him face
the heaviest baltsfs of the lioston team
and come out unharmed, In the. second
Inning the nervous pitch to whleh h
was wrought becsme evident, a sharp,
childish outcry when the umpire ruled
dead his ruse to catch Stahl. In the
third, I wondered at the skill of his
bunt, dropped as neatly as Cobb could
hae done. And then tho quick,
thoughtful return to th Mackinaw
that guarded his arm. In tho
rtfth he came up In a crisis,
outguessed O'Drlen, and trotted
to first on balls A half Inning later I
heard the crowd cry to shake his nerve
roar as all Philadelphia had roared,
an Insistent, deep-throated clamor,
tlut Marquard only grinned and held
away bowled over the Boston batters
as a child bowls over toy soldiers.
All these things I saw, but more than
all, the man's bearing In that wild fin
ish of the nlntht his man of whom It
was said: "He cannot make good In a
world's series" a finish that, had not
Marquard stood firm. New York would
aurely have been beaten.
Poor Marquard, predestined to defeat,
lctltn of a blunder that must rob htm
of his chance his chance to disprove
his doubters. But the stout heart of
the man hardened by reverses and li
torles alike, ruled all. A moment of
calm study, a swift appraisal of Cady,
this new foe to face him, a warning
gesture that chased his outfielder to
ward th fences, and with splendid
nerve Marquard threw the game on tho
wheel. Sure of himself, of his team, he
gave Cady a ball that must be hit Into
the air. A moment later a winged mer
cury In gray flew across the AUtfleld
grass, put up his handa and closing
them, kicked his heels In the air.
Tor Boston had lost lost to Mor
quard, that strange figure of baseball,
unmade and made by fate a lank
legged Anthony who had won his em
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