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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 01, 1912, Image 14

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Holy Cross, Navy vs.. Western
Reserve, Dartmouth" vs, Amherst,
Chicago vs. Wisconsin, Minne-
Would -you tie surprised if
Washington won the American
League pennant next year?
Stranger things might happen ;
St, Louis might follow George
Stovall out of the second division,
For instance.
Because Boston won the flag in
Clarke Griffith.
the Ban Johnson League, and the
world's championship to boot, -it
is by no means a sure thing that
the team will repeat.
Washington pushed Boston
right along up to the close of the
season this year,, and Clarke Grif
fith is so confident of landing the
sota vs. Illinois, Northwestern
vs. Purdue, Indiana vs. Ipwa,
Michigan vs. South Dakota.
o J
bunting in 1913 that he is telling
his friends he wili work Walter
Johnson in four games against
the National League-champions.
When you consider the situa
tion, Griffith has every right to
be hopeful, at least. He has a
team of fast, scrappy, cock-sure
youngsters, with a sprinkling of
clever veterans who haven t
reached the stage where they
start slipping; a team of hard
hitters, apt to come-through and
break up a game at any time;
clever fielders, good pitchers and
a splendid backstopping depart
But more valuable than all else
is Griffith's own ability to handle
his men. The shrewd littl6 man
ager won the admiration of critic?
this season by the way he worked
his pitchers. s
Griffith has three big reasons
to support his contention that
Washington will divide the
world's series money fn 1913.
First, he has Walter Johnson,
one of the greatest pitchers in
the world.
Second, he has Clyde Milan,
clever fielder, a better than .30Q
hitter and the best base runner in
the league.
Third, his team will be strongr
er next season than it was this
year. It will have the benefit pf
a year's experience as a team; the
recruits will be petter equipped
to put up a championship fightj

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