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Devore Saves Day for Giants by Spectacular Play
BULL UNTIL ITS
Shutout Broken in Amen Inning
by Duffy Lewis, A lamed an;
No More for Sox
Little Josh's Flying Catch of
Cady's Drive Sets Fans*
Hair on End
WILLIAM HENRY WRIGHT
[Special Dispatch to ThcCall]
BOSTON. Oct. 10.—All the fielding
sins of a whole season were redeemed
by little Josh Devore this afternoon
when with an uncanny catch of a long
fly by Cady he handed to the redoubt
able Rube Marquard a highly seasoned
and well garnished victory over the
Boston Red Sox in the third game of
the world's series, played at Fenway
It is small wonder that the gallant
Frenchman waited at the bench after
the game was over until Joshua, hang
ing on to the pesky pellet for dear life,
came in from the right field pasture.
Then Richard gently placed his mighty
left arm around the neck of Terre
Haute's most distinguished citizen and
escorted him to the clubhouse.
Rube was right in the act of finish
ing a most artistic masterpiece of
pitching when an error by Merkle
changed the whole complexion of af
fairs, putting runners on second and
third "with two out —and a base hit
needed to win the game.
PLUNK! IX DEVORE'S MITT*
Cady, a long distance hitter when he
manages to connect with the ball,
aimed one of those long, loping flies
toward the right field bleachers. It
was a fearful smash that had victory
for Boston written all over it. Turn
ing his back to the plate Devore raced
for the fence. The two runners on the
bags had crossed the rubber, and the
eyes of 35,000 spectators were fastened
on the spry New York outfielder.
About 10 feet from the barrier, the
sphere came hurtling over Josh's
shoulder, landed kerplunk In his glove
and the struggle was over with the
score 2 to 1.
The game, which was witnessed by a
crowd larger by many thousands than
the one which attended yesterday's
affair, was characterised by one of
those finishes that drive strong men
mad. Such, indeed, have been all the
three contests played so far.
For eight Innings Marquard was the
acme of invincibility. No game in the
sensational string of victories that he
put together in the early part of the
season was so well pitched.
Buck O'Brien pitched a beautiful
game of ball also and, bar Wood per
haps, looks the most dangerous slab
man in the collection.
There were, of course, many hair
lifting happenings before Devore be
came the hero of the game. Herewith
they are all set:
•Denver Bucky" O'Brien was a bit
wobbly as he faced Devore in the open
ing session and his - first three offerings
were called balls. The following two
were strikes, however, and he was In
the three and two hole. The next ball
was a groover and Josh bounced it
over the box to short center for a
base. Larry Doyle hit savagely, but
Tris Speaker was there and caught the
With the count two balls and no
strikes on Snodgrass, Devore tried to
steal second, but was out five feet on
Carrigan's fine play to Wagner. He
•in" blocked the ball on the inside, and
Devore's hook slide knocked him down,
but Wagner held the ball. Snodgra&s
met the ball and lined to Speaker.
Marquard was more than a match for
Hooper, Yerkes and Speaker. Harry
popped to Fletcher; Steve beat the
brushes to no purpose and took his
seat, while Speaker grounded out to
Doyle, who made a phenomenal stop
and throw of the big fellow's sizzling
GIARJTS START EARLY
The Giants went right at the task
of scoring in the second frame, and
Murray crossed the plate while the
New York fans cheered wildly. Murray
laid the foundation by smashing a two
base hit to the center field stands.
Right here McGraw changed his
usual style of attack and ordered
Merkle to bunt. Fred obeyed, laid a
pretty roller along the third base line
and died at first, O'Brien to Stahl, while
Murray raced to third. He scored
when Herzog drove a long fly to
Hooper. Hooper cut loose a long throw
to the' plate, but it was wide, and Mur
ray dove over the plate, carrying Car
rigan with him as he slid. Meyers
grounded out to shortstop.
Duffy Lewis greeted Marquard with
a pretty line single to center on the
first Nail pitched and took second
when Larry Gardner died on the altar
of sarritice. Herzog to Merkle. Then
he stayed idle as the painted ships of
the ancient mariner, while Stahl
Bfed to Murray and Wagner struck.
FLET* HER PROMENADES
After fouling off several services in
the third Fletcher waited and walked to
the base. Marquard was thrown out
on his little bunt to the box, but
Fletcher was on second with Devore
f-nd Doyle coming up. The former
struck out and the latter lined to
A high foul to Meyers told the tale
for Bill Carrigan, and with the three
and two count on him. Buck O'Brien
struck out. Hooper was more obliging.
He fanned on three pitched balls.
Three miserable grounders told the
taic of the Giants in the fourth. Snod
•■rass was ferried out, Yerkes to Stahl,
while O'Brien took care of Murray's
bunt and Merkle's roll to Herzog.
Fletcher and Murray bumped into the
left field bleachers in vain pursuit of
a twisting foul by Yerkes and then
Steve filed to Fletcher.
Tris Speaker was not so lame that
;> could not hit a pretty single to left
field but he failed to beat Hersogs fine
throw of a grounder by Lewis to
Fletcher and died at second base, while
Duffy beat Fletcher's throw to Merkle:
by half a step un the choice. Gardaer,
mded the fratmr by flying out to Mur-:
Hersog brought joy to the Giants in
the fifth by smashing a double off the
left field fence, a hit that bounded
Continued an rage 1. Cwlaunn 1
S7V4/? PERFORMERS IN YESTERDAY'S GAME AT FENWAY PARK BOSTON
On the left is the pitcher known io fame as "The $11,000 Lemon"—but he Was a plum yesterday. On the right is the Giant skipper,
who smote the pill mightily. Between them is the Alameda boy who made Boston's lone score, and below Lewis is the Boston twirler.
Special Box Score Analyzing The
Play in Detail for Third Game
The Call's extended box score continues to find marked approval wits
world's series fans. Here Is the third game:
SEW YOEK (GIANTS) AB. B. BH. PO. A. E. SB. SB. HE. SK. SB. 88. SO.
D—ore rf * 1 2 2 0 1 9 • • ° l ° l
Botlo 2b . 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
BnodJtrass c. f.". 4010000000000
Kr f. ..4 1 1 5001000000
MeAlf lb. 3 00508100X001
3b ..'......• « 111301001000
L iTrerV ...... 4018100000001
Mar. irf,.::.:..... i _2jj_°.2.____!.__;_!_;_!
Tot _ 28 2 7 27 923003233
BOSTON (BED SOX) AB. B. BH. PO. A. E. 28. SB. KB. SK. SB. 88. SO.
HooDer - f S 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Yerkls 2b. * © 1 3 1 <> I ! • 8 i I l
Sneaker cf 4 0 1 3100000000
L"»ir. :::: :::4 124000000000
Gardner 3b » 0 1 0301001000
St'*Tib .... 4 02 11 101000000
WaiW « 400 1300000001
CawSran c 20031000000 00
c .. !.. 1 000100000000
B _ient £ 8000000000000
?_nlel ... 1000000000000
+n»fi '"" i oo eooooooooi
JHearickVeW:: _0 _»^J|^^J^J
T< „l 83 1 7 27 16 0 8 0 0 1 0 1 •
•Ena-ei batted for Carrigan in the e_htb.
fßall batted for O'Brien in the eighth,
tHenriekien ran for Stahl in the ninth.
SCORE BY INNINGS
a___ 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 — 8
Two base hita—Murray, Hewc*. Stahl. Merkle, Gardner. Stnwk oat—By Marquard:
Y<r-ke* Waa-ner O'Brien (8). Hooper, Ball: by O'Brien: Devore, Merkle, Meyers. First
base on called balls—Off O'Brien S, off Marquard 1. BacriS.cs Wts—M«tU*, OsxdSw, Mar.
guard, Meyers, Gardner. Umpires—Evans at plate, Klem on bases, O Loufhhn la left asld,
Bigler in right.
Story of Giants' Victory
Condensed, Play by Play
Observe How Fletcher "Came Through," After
All His Slips, and Played Ball
BOSTON". Oct. 10.—Following is a complete summary in condensed
form of the play in the third game of the world's series, by innings:
New York —Deyore singled to center.
Doyle filed out to Speaker. Devore
went out stealing, Carrlgan to Wag
ner, Snodgrass filed out to Speaker.
No runs, one hit, no errors.
Boston —Hooper fiied out to Fletcher.
Yerkes struck out. Speaker out, Doyle
to Merkle. No runs, no hits, no errors.
N,ew York —Murray doubled to right
center. Merkle sacrificed, 'O'Brien to
Stahl. Herzog's long sacrifice fly to
Hooper scored Murray. Meyers out,
Gardner to Stahl. One run. one hit,
no errors. [
Boston —Lewis singled to c and
went to second on Gardner's sacrifice,
Herzog to Merkle. Stahl flied out to
Murray. Wagner struck out. No runs,
one hit, no errors:
New York —Fletcher walked. O'Brien
was very unsteady .Marquard sacri
ficed, O'Brien to Stahl. Devore fanned.
Doyle lined out to Stahl. No runs, no
hits, no errors. %
Boston —Carrigan fouled out to Chief
Meyers. O'Brien struck out. Hooper
fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors.
New York —Snodgrass out, Yerkes
to Stahl. Murray went out on a bunt,
O'Brien to Stahl. Merkle out, same
way. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Boston — Yerkes popped out~ to
Fletcher. Speaker singled to left.
Speaker was forced at second on Lewis'
grounder, Herzog to Doyle, Gardner
flied out to Murray. No runs, one Bit,
New York—Herzog led off with a
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, ffRIDAI, OCTOBER 11, 19& .
double down the leftfield line. Meyers
went out, O'Brien to Stahl, Herzog go
ing to third. Herzog scored on Fletch- ;
er's single to right. Fletcher stole 1
second on Carrigan's low throw. Mar
quard walked, was forced at second on
Devore's grounder, Wagner to Yerkes,
and Fletcher Went to third. Devore
stole second. Doyle was purposely
walked, filling the bags. Snodgrass
filed out to Lewis. One run, two hits,
Boston—Stahl singled to right and
was out attempting to' steal on a short
passed ball, Meyers to Doyle. Wagner
flew out to Murray. Carrlgan out,
Marquard to Merkle. No runs, one hit,
New York—Murray fouled out to,
Lewis. Merkle struck out. Heraog out,
Wagner to Stahl. No runs, no hits, 40
Boston —O'Brien fanned. Hooper tiled
out to Doyle. Yerkes singled over sec
ond. Speaker fouled out to Meyers. No
runs, one hit, no errors.
New York — Meyers struck out.
Fletcher out. Gardner to Stahl. Mar
quard out, Stahl to O'Brien. No runs,
no hits, no errors.
Boston—Lewis out Fletcher to Mer
kle. Gardner fouled out to Murray.
Stahl doubled into the bleachers, wag*
ncr flied out to Devore. No runs, one
hit, no errors.
New York—Devore singled to left.
Doyle flied out to Lewis. Snodgrass
singled to left and Devore was held at
second. Murray filed out to Lewis.
Merkle forced Snodgrass at seoon4 on
a grounder, Wagner to Yerkes. No |
runs, two hits, no errors.
Boston—Engle, batting for Carrlgan,
flew oUt to Murray. Bail, batting for
O'Brien, fanned* Hooper walked.
Yerkes went out, Herzog to Merkle. No
runs, no kits, no errors.
New York—-Bedient in box and
Cady catching for Boston. Herzog was
nit by a pitched ball and was out steal
ing second, Cady to Yerkes, Meyers
singled past Wagner. Fletcher lined
out to Speaker, who doubled up Meyers
on 4 throw to Stahl. No runs, one hit,
Boston —Speaker flied out to Fletcher*
Lewis beat out an Infield hit Gardner
doubled to right, scoring Lewis. Gard
ner weal out en ntebJogrounder. Mnr
guard to Herzog. Hendrickson, running
for Stahl, went when Fletcher
threw Wagner's grounder wildly to
-first. Wagner stole second. Cady flew
out to Devore. One run, two hits one
<*_ftimrALS t, BBow-g t
[Speoial Dbpakh to Th* Call)
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10.—Bark out pitched Banm
gardner, although the fitter was sit less freely
thsn his National league rival. In the place*
where hits meant runs Bark Wait steady aad
forced toe Browns to drive lato th* hands ef bis
ielders. The scare: R. H. E.
St. Levis Nationals .< 3 5 S
St. Louts Americans 2 6 1
sad Wings; Bautagtrdssr,
MiceiMU sad ili|)Hi»gi t C :
HIS BUNKIE, JOSH
[Sfcecia/ Dispatch to The Call]
BOSTON, Oct. 10.—All 1 want
Is one-ninth of the credit for win
ning today's game. The other
elsjrht boys deserve every bit as
much praise as myself.'
Bnt I can't help elalminsr iomc
thing, and that is that my pre
diction I would win my game
came out justt as I said it would.
And I feel that Tesreau will wla
I felt that I had the frame won
before I started. When I began
wanning Up I devoted all toy
time to my fast ball—the oae
with a hop on ft.
I feared Speaker a little. Tris
hasn't a weakness, and the only
way for a pitcher to get an even
break with him Is to mix 'eat up.
Sure enough, I crossed him three
or four times he was up. Once,
In the fourth, he laced a single to
center. It was a curve hall that
he stepped up oa and belted he
fore It started to break.
My roommate, little Josh De
vore, saved the day for me la the
last of the ninth Inning:. The
game midget outfielder made a
backward running spear of a line
drive off Cady's bat that will
never he beaten. It was the moat
spectacular catch I ever saw.
CAPTAIN LARRY IS
TICKLED TO DEATH
Captain of the Giants.
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BOSTON, Oct. 10.—Well, I think
after today's game the question
of a walkover for the Bostons Is
pretty well settled. Oar defense
has tightened up. the hoys are
plnylnpr championship ball la the
Held sad we have the edge on
tnem, both la the bos and at the
The way Red Murray and C bar
ley I . reog are whaling- them out
Is refreshing to see. We have
had a try at all their utar pitch
ers now and they all look alike
They could do nothing with
Marquard today. Matty is pitch
ing as great ball a« ever he did,
sad make no mistake, they are
going to have trouble with Tes
reau the aesrt time out.
HOW'D YOU LIKE TO
COUNT IN ON THIS?
BOSTON, Oct. 10. —The na
tional commission figure* for at
tendance and receipts »t today's
game are as fellows: Total at
tendance, 34,6241 total receipt*,
963,142) national commissions
share, 6.314.30; players'' share,
$&kjm.mt each dub's snare,
•|i"'ii ti" ' i ■ ■ i i I i i i il ' II ' liii I
FAILS TO HEAD
OFF NEW YORK
Doubting Thomases "Shown" by
"SII,OOO Lemon" That He
Has the Goods
Thousands at Fenway Park Sem
Marquard Twirl His Team
C ©attuned From Page 1
ability of a game today. Early in. the;
morning the heavens began to leak
copiously, and daybreak found sodden
grounds and wet pavements. In the
forenoon, however, a bright, warm sun
peered, through the clouds, drying up
the moisture, and by 11 o'clock the skyi
The umpire*" took a jaunt to Fenway:
park and decided that a game was pos
sible. In spite of the fact that the
crowd On hand today was larger than
the one yesterday, there were very few
at the grounds in the morning.
The main assault did not begin until
nearly 1 o'clock, and for the next hour
the rush was tremendous. A steady
stream of spectators poured into the
park until every nook and cranny in
the stands was occupied and 3,000 or
more were spread out behind the fence
in "the field.
The royal rooters and the Elks were
on hand as per schedule, each with a
band, and the two insisted on playing
simultaneously, much to the delight of
the Boston Strauss music lovers, who
est equidistant from the two vessels,of
As for the uncultured ear it was dif
ferent. "The Ragtime Soldier Man,"
well scrambled with "Everybody's
Dcin' It." which Is still popula* here,
loses much of its native charm.
When the Red Sox took their bat
ting place It was apparent that Speaker
was in a bad way. He turned his ankle
at third while rounding the bases in
the tenth inning of yesterday's game,
and the injury, which appeared slight
at first, has now become serious. He
entered the struggle with his foot
swathed in bandages. He made one
brilliant catch, which robbed Fletcher
of a three bagger, but he limped pain
fully and It was easy to see that he
was In agony.
Just before the game started, Tris
tram was rewarded for his valiant
service during the American league sea
son. Hugh Chalmers rolled up In a
bright and shining automobile, the
counterpart of the one Larry Doyle re
ceived at the Pojo grounds Tuesday.
After the ceremony was over, Speaker
invited Larry for a ride. The two slug
gers encircled the field, accompanied
by a mighty cheer that rippled through
the packed stands. Speaker drove the
machine and broke the speed limit for
It was generally conceded that Mar
quard and O'Brien would hook up in
the game, but Tesreau warmed up
alongside the Rube and not until the
batteries were announced was the ques
tion definitely settled. Billy Evans
took his turn behind the plate with
Klem on the bases, Rigler In right
field and O'Loughlin In left.
Th© work of the umpires was above
criticism and few complaints were
made. In calling balls and strikes
Klem still has the edge, his perform
ance in the first game shading that of
O'Loughlin and Evans here. The re
turns are not all in yet, however, as
Bigler is yet to be heard from.
It will be Wood against Tesreau at
the polo grounds tomorrow and a de
feat for Joe will just about mean vic
tory in the series' for the Giants. "Wood
is the only pitcher on whom the Red
Sox can rely. All the others have been
tried and failed. With Marquard In
fine form, deadly against the Red Sox,
and Inspired by his victory today, Matty
is not likely to get the tough breaks
he received yesterday, It looks as
though New York had an edge in Its
favor and the Red Sox were on the
Fair for Today's Game
NEW YORK, Oct. in.—Rain is not
likely to interfere with the playing
of the fourth game of the world's series
here tomorrow, according to the local
weather bureau. Although the skies
were overcast this evening and "in
creasing cloudiness" was predicted for
tomorrow, bureau officials said no pre
cipitation was likely within 24 hours.
Alcazar Crowd Sees
Another Hot Finish
Fred Butler's players never evoked
more enthusiasm at the Alcazar the
ater than did the electric diamond
which showed the third game of the
world's series yesterday.
Every lime a runner went out the
light ciearly showed it. and in that
ninth inning, when the Red Sox made
their one great rally, there was such
a succession of flashes that the fans
were up on their seats trying to fol
There was the wildest kind of cheer
ing when the lights showed on sec
ond and third with two down in the
ninth and Rubf Marquard worked his
way out of the hole which an error
had put him in.
Marquard and Duffy Lewis were the
popular heroes with the local fans.
Every time Duffy stepped to the plate
he was cheered and t£r«'ftube was given
s.r, ov—tJos p'ter each inning. George
Hildebrand again did the announcing
and added to the interest of the show.
Tomorrow being a holiday, Bill Lang©
expects the largest crowd of the m
ries at the game. ■ There has been xn
unusually heavy demand for tickets.
but Bill says that If the house fills up
he will hold an overflow meeting on
the outside and personally give the
fans the details of the game through