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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 10, 1912, Image 11

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are rampaging,, with the hit in
their teeth. Hard hitters, good
fielders,, playing the Callahan
brand of ball, with a little "better
than ordinary pitching that's
for the Sox.
The hoss likes hitters. The
Sox lead the league sluggers by
30 points, and under Jarij.es hits
means runs Z The Sox don't play
any particular game. They sac
rifice, play the' hit-and-ruft, or sit
back and watch Ping .Bo.die or
Harry Lord smack a hothe run.
They are double-crqssirig their
opponents, and doing the. unex
pected, wtiich is what outs.the op
position in the air, and .Mns balf
games. . i
The team is winning games on
confidence. Cal told -them they
were world beaters so often that
they began to believe -it, and they"
are more arrogant than a machine
politician steam-rollering' a pro
gressive. You couldn't knock
that confidence out of trfetn with
dynamite. , v.
. CaL was a star in the old days"
under Anson,, and he is a star at
the.present time, both as a player
and manager. He is a strategist
ana a trickster, probably, learned
when he was a plumber. He
yanks a pitcher from thep mound
apparently without reason. But
he always hag a reason, .ajnd the
way he can tell when a pitcher is
wobbling is uncanny. He fre
quently sees the signs of crumb
ling' before the pitcher realizes it.
Sending in Ed Walsh to save the
day is. one of his strongs .points,,
and Walsh is the greatest rescuer
, The, way the team is going, IE
will be hard ta catch, even if the
pitchers cobble, for the driving
power devised by Callahan, is
strong- enough to hold up the
pitchers in'a! majority of games.
The players have ability, nat
ural' ability, . but they are also
winning many a game because of
the arrogant confidence they have
in -their own-prowess. And the
man who instilled that confidence
into them is James J. Callahan.
You've got to hand it to him.
HIS S?KD AS W xoufjesTtus coma.
w . w r
' iiLsS .
Easily Overcome.
. "The trotible is," said Wilkins
ashe talked the matter over with
his counsel, "that in the excite
ment ,bf the moment I admitted
that I had been going toa fast,
and wasn't paying any attention
to the road just before the col
lision. I'm afraid that admission
is uoing to prove 6ostly."
"Don't worry about that," said
his lawyer. "I'll bring seven wit
nesses to testify that they would
not believe you under oath.'
Harper's eekjyv

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