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ND, VA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9,1912. _PRICE JfJ^Cgy^
Red Sox Draw First Blood in World's Series
BOSTON'S PUNCH IS
Grantland Rice Tells Wherein Giants Were Lacking
While Red Sox Took Advantage of the
One Opening?Wood Has More
Nerve Than Brilliancy.
BY GRANTLAND RICE.
(Written Excrosiveiy tor The Tm^Dispatch.)
New York, October 8.?The grand old dope
slipped through by an eyelash.
Joe Wood pitched and Boston won, won by a
margin so keen and slender that the last pitched ?
ball which whirled in a gray streak by Crandall's'
bat meant Tictory or defeat.
The count was four to three Wood meeting
the supreme beart-breaking test by striking out
two Giants in the last round with two men on,
where a hit meant defeat as certain as the grave.
. Hanging to the ropes almost out, white faced and tense, with
prises palpitating like the whirr of an electric fan, the Boston pre
?wer gave 40.000 bowling Dervishes from Manhattan Isle one of the }
great nerve tests of the game. I
? With his game packed away, the Giant attack had suddenly
^rorn behind, scored one run and ^placed sprinters on second
nnd third, with one out. Anything but a ?trikeont or a pop meant a
tie. Any hit meant Red Sox defeat, and then?Wood* came to life ;
n*ncmmr _ _ _ _ ^._
Ho had pitched Ms star.:
ant. sssfi sat 801 Ponu . who
tha Cabs Mssnss for raanpsa,
far Jav's olaresth rmtB. | ernrhed hi 1W. as Tannas fett as
tht first ttess la Paw Tavsral*? f? ?g g . ?*** mmmm*
mm sistery tfuhsnsin. taw: mmmmaa m mm m aasaaaaa,
saaster. sat oa tha OUnt saaam.} ?aaaff sjsd aad) alert th*y ????!
far tha SrsC tlsas as Kew Tartrs Tas rants Between Ma arst aaw second
hist<kt Ossats ?rupp<a' wtatV assl the re salt see ?dm Ilka a
"-" tha hex. strata karrst of crockery ?eatw d down th*
a serves of aar. J ernar stairs. Trta Ss-aker was the
1 erat was? saw that Tsarsaa had be
erea as ?attar la tha etsth aad n
wsj tha siasij aasahsr who stoetfrad]
ta* arat hft a traps*". Wtw?n n*.
------- , voro Sad aaiisarrais. r-roltltie; la the
aaaOWi aad a areater Rathea-' e>srssna; raw That drive twohe
M*' tows Tasreasfa sresT*. aad with t>o
before thorn tha Rod Saw
pant ta thr aprraath. aad a)
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE
BOSTON AB R H O A
HooP*r, rf. . 3 1 i i i
Yerke?, ab.. 4 0 1 0 0 0
Speaker, cf. 3 1 1 0 10
Lewis, K. 4 0 0 2 ? 0
Gardner, 3b.... 4 0 0 1 1 0
-Statil, zb. 4 0 0 6 1 0
Wagner, rw. 3 1 2 5 3 1
Catty, c. . 3 0 1 11 1 ?
Wood, p.3 1 e 1 1 i
TotaJs . .31 4 6 27 9 1
l**ore, tf. . 3 1 0 0 0 0
OoyU\ ab.. 4 1 2 2 7 0
cf. 4 0 1 2 0 0
r, rf. .: 3 0 1 10 0
Merkle, rb..................... 4 1 1 12 0 0
Herzog. 3b. 4 0 2 1 1 0
Meyers, c.. 3 0 16 10
aBecker. 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Fkrtcber. as...... 4 0 0 3 1 1
lesream, p. . 2 0 0 0 % 2 0
axMcCormick . 1 0 0 0 0 0
Crassdau, p. 1 0 0 0 1 0
" TontJa.33 3 S 27 13 1
aBecfcet ran for Meyers in ninth,
xxBatted for Tcsresu.
Baalim.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 P?4
NewYtkk. 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1-3
Snntmary: Two-base hits?Doyle, Hooper, Wagner. Three
Hits?Off Terrea j. 5 twenty-five t irres at bat, in seven itv
9; off Crandali, a *ir times at bat. in two innir?rr
fmdke hits?Hooper. Cady.
Disable plaje Suhl to Vood.
Lett an bin Beaton. 6: New York. 4.
First on haws Off Tesreao, 4; off Wood, a.
First base on errors?Best in. 1: New York, x.
Hit by richer?By Wood, Meyers.
Strack ow> By Tesreao. 4: CrandalL a: by Wood, 11.
best of tanat, an?.
pbrre. Kkan; an baaaa, Evans; left laid,
UHLAN SETS HEW
I Lowers Lou Dillons Record to
i .58 Flat?Other Records
t*xlns;on. K>-. October 1?Three wor J 1
|rt^ords went by the boards at the opening
jdajr of the Kentucky Horse Breeders" A??o
jetatlea meet in? here to-day. I'hlaa. rarlnt
?ast time, lowered the trottias re?or?l
I held by lx>u Dr. in Use srven years, to 1:*?
I flat. The farmer r<r-ord of was wtao?
> at Xrmphie The sixth h-a\ of the K-n
' t'u ky Futurity, was wen by aiasrrfro <n
. IifHi. ? world .? r-<-<?ri! for a sixth beat. The
agrr-iale :ime for the sts beats in thai rat?
also a new word's
The Tenr.e???. foe j;ej pacers, was o?:y a
Woffcoier or Hra?l-n Utrort.
tarn Kent:?x>- fatalWj for three-roar?N
trait?a, three In Ove. va'ne III ?90 M.r-> ,
K f.. at M"ko-Sili:.-ian tlmrree?. Brat. R>tn
r. et^ v*?c. f 1 Shank*'. ae?oid: K*n?ras?ir.
??. t . bj J. *?. M-'ir-S"' < \t.lrexe, t'>-.|
rVssesss Tedd 14 wax Kssj Reavesxssa Bsa
t-ia JtaM Hi 1 'on H nnd Fair Virginia
started. SJrSI Base, - .-"B.
The Terr-aaee f- r lAi pacers. irr-* o
*ve. rs.we si.oa) Rarert Xl'.rol. hv g. wf
Ml.-roi Wj!.fti>,n. :<r*t. Newa?I', e g. <La-;
seil?, second. Mar'goM. rh. ra. t Derereawv ?.
third, i" .od ' K-ai ?t?r. Toi.i:.
So*r.e M>a ?'?. Beck,- It l and Bat*i
A>on.t? #t?r?-4 Pest thrjr. I Cls
SEI 8U0 RAHD
Reviewed by Judges, Making
Fine Showing?Officer Small- '
wood Wins First Place.
Owe ef the featereeraac fist 41 fas af taw
State F??r r??'' '?er art?r-^a? waa the r?
rtfTlKt ?f HI' h?-ie>?s'S Mtewatwd s-t'lee br
Jade? I - " aej T<.eoa-. sad Swerefar,
Br.r.e pr>r"?i-? eTVer? el tbe r*e- <ourar
Tb? tr?M->'i po;.eaTOes sasde a re*e*4i4
shewing oe th'ir sseeeta ang> war? eBSSW I
by the SsWsSsSSSsI Fnsea were SwarSew sa
sal '?JbjseV'* fswrts) prtsa. swat T.
JOE WOOD PITCHES
HIMSELF TO GLOR
Youthful Hurler Masters Giants With His Temtfe
. Speed. While His Young Rival Jeff Tes
reau Bows in Defeat?Red Sox
Get First Blood. *
(Copyright. 1912. by the Philadelphia Press Co.)
New Yc?rk. October 8.?Youth vs. youth was ;
the pitching battle which inaugurated the Worltfs
Series of ioi* at the Polo Grounds here this after?
noon. That wonderful speed artist. Joe Wood?
who recently celebrated his twenty-third birthday,
propelled the ball over the plate with such terrific
<peed that he triumphed over the phenomenal
*oua? Spithal! pitcher. Jeff Tc-rcau. who has not
? et reached the twenty-third m?Mone of life. The
?clccti.rn oi the two young >.ar* was surprising in
a way. tor it was the first time that the managers had decided to
use sveh young blevrd to open rp Mich an important ?cries. The
??-ore at the finish of the btiiic was 4 to $ in favor of Joe Wood,
Which sTwair?; that the IV^torj s,,x ,|efe.ateri t'ie New York.
<,iant* ;*nd drew first b!>od in ibis series of 1012
vv.?.4 i>.d the h???t of the- erSu- or.ij-otit !n that eventful \
frorr <ii.it? ^>k?-H extremely
same er??*?! t.?
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wn:. as Te*r??u w
too N?n vtor- :he
allow s ftiti-h htttor
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spe?-l, wM-h ."em.?1 in alinpt} Min.?
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eurvoe) aror thr third strike tr. tw?
enrl> oar' ..' Iba ?Tante OtJt paefr>-?'
to rely n tlre'r uparr. bla fast hal*
/ror.i the r..'th im.ini. or> - ;.?n iT
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or nl?e faaf Hallo Wl|Ho-it ? sir. Ol*
.!-?? lit* mot I ?Ar as sal to hare
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