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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 02, 1913, Image 10

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the field to shake his hand. It was
a fine tribute.
Mike Mitchell should go out to thev
West Side park early some morning,
station a small hoy at the home plate,
get a ball and takejip his stand out
in left field. Then Mike should prac
tice throwing it to the plate until he
could hit somewhere with in ten or
fifteen feet of it It would be ja. profit
able proceeding and might mean a
whole lot to the Cubs as the season
progresses. Because Mike simply
cannot gauge the distance from left
field to the plate at present.
In the three Cincinnati games he
has been forced to make three throws
to Archer. One peg hit the stand be
tween third and home and the other
two have been nearly as inaccurate.
Outside of that, Mike is coming
strong. He was away to a bad start
in hitting, but picked up while on
the road and since coming home has
been slugging in tasty fashion. It
wouldn't be a bad idea for Clymer
and Schulte to figure out a little
teamwork on hits to right center.
There is not enough backing up.
Tinker's infield played gingery ball
yesterday, Almeida and Egan making
some sparkling stops. Joe has the
makings of a fair team, but he'll stay
around the bottom of the first divi
sion' until he gets some decent pitch
ing. The presence of Johnny Khng,
who will join the Reds Sunday in
Cincinnati, will work a great im
provement in this department. In ad
dition to being a first-class receiver,
John is a good hand to teach young
pitchers how to hold their jobs;
Some of the well-known experts
who are so prophetic when it comes
to baseball,, that in the spring they
can figure out a table of how the
teams will stand at the end of the
year, with the-exact number of games
won and lost, find their dope on Har
ry Lord slipping. Before the season
opened, when the two White Sox
squads were facing training-trip
pitching, Lord was not destroying
many balls and these experts began
to yell for Rollie Zeider. Whenever
Harry made an error It was referred
to in black face caps.
Little different now. Lord is doing
the best clouting of any man on the
Sox team and a satisfactory number
of his' blows have been delivered
where they counted. His fielding Js
also good. Yesterday Lord soaked
a triple, double and two singles out
of five trips tor the plate, and only one
of these bingles was. wasted. Zeider
Is a good ball player, clever base
runner and fast fielder, but right now
Harry Lord is going better than any
third baseman in the league.
Borton and Schalk each got two
hits at opportune times, and Chicle
Mattick tore loose a double that
drove in two runs. Weaver.- and
Schaller were the only Chicagoans
to go hitless.
Lefty Russell pitched another nice
game, allowing eight hits, Cobb and
Grawford making one each. Oscar
Vitt, the Tiger second baseman, who
didn't look like much here, poked
three singles. The best part of Rus
sell's work is his coolness when an
avalanche of runs is threatened. The
youngster was as steady yesterday as
in the games he pitched here.
Ed Walsh will be ready to take his
place on the mound when the White
Sox return home to face the Eastern
teams. Ed -worked out at Sox park
yesterday and today with Billy Sulli
van and felt no T)ad effects from the
exertion. Thebig spit said he was
gradually regaining his strength and
would be in top forth in a week
Alexander, the Philly star, yester
day made it twenty straight Innings
in which he has blanked the Giants.
Last week he pitched a scoreless Jl-
inning tie against tfyem. Tesreau held
the JPhils to tour hits,- but Shafer
fumbled Alexander's uttninder in the
sixth and Knabe scored the pitcher
with a double. Shafer got three of
the Giants seven hits.
Pittsburgh outhit St. Louis, 13 to
10, but Camnltz walked three in the
first Inning and Oakes followed with,

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