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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 26, 1913, Image 9

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sacrifice by Wallace. 'Lavans, the
Michigan collegian, tore a single to
center, which Beall dug up quickly
and fired home. Schalk stood about
two feet from the plate on the third
base line and waited for the throw,
which was true. Just as Johnson slid
into Ray the catcher grabbed the pilL
The impact of the collision knocked
it from his hands, but he had fallen
squarely on the Brown left fielder,
blocking 'him away from the rubber
and was able to recover the ball and
make the put-out. Johnston was
stopped dead about three inches from
the plate. Stovall and his Browns
raised a loud roar, but Johnston was
so beautifully blocked that it availed
nothing. Ump EQldebrand took his
little whisk-broom and brushed the
dirt from the platter and drew dia
grams of where Johnston had stuck.
It convinced Stovafl.
If Schalk had not possessed the
nerve to stand in Johnston's path
the runner would have scored and
the Browns would have had a runner
on second with one out.
Cal shook his batting order up yes
terday and it brought results. Beall
replaced Mattick in center and top
ped the batting order. The new out
fielder is a good hitter and stands a
chance of reaching first base through
his own efforts and not because of
the wildness of the opposing pitcher.
That was what Rath depended on
chiefly. Beall batted four times and
singled twice. Shorten robbed him of
a triple on a great catch of a liner
in deep center. Rath was dropped to
seventh place. He got one single and
a sacrifice in three times up.
Scott did not pitch as well as he
did Sunday, but luck broke for him.
In the first inning, during which the
Browns got a pass and hit, they
were kept away from the plate by
a double play from Rath to Weaver
to Chase. The stage would not have
been set for this play if Pratt's hefty
soak had not swatted Silk O'Laugh
lin in the back. The hit would have
gone to center field and Shotten
could have reached third and PraW
would have had an opening at sec
ond. A double killing in the ninth by
the same men smothered another
budding rally.
Beall, Chase, Weaver and Schalk
each punched two hits.
Mr. Ping Bodie made one of his
world-renowned hits yesterday, driv
ing the ball clear to the center field
fence. Ping made as much as three
bases on a hit that Mattick or Weaver
could have traveled all the way
around on. But Mattick or Weaver
couldn't have made the hit, argues
Ping. You gotta hand it to Ping
when it comes to arguing.
'in the six-game series Bert Shot
ten, Brown center fielder, made 24
put-outs and two assists, and many
of the chances were on balls that
looked like hits when they started
traveling. No outfielder in the Amer
ican League is playing a better field
ing game than Shotten is at present
Manager Callahan was indefinitely
suspended for rowing with Umpire
Hfldebrand Tuesday. It was well he
was, as he would probably have com
mitted murder if he had been on the
field when Hildebrand called Rath
out at the plate in the second inning.
Will somebody stand up and ex
plain the system of these Cub play
ers? What's that? They haven't
any? Yes, they have, but it is a
Winding up the home stand against
Brooklyn and Philadelphia, two of
the strqng teams of the league, Ev
ers men took six games out of eight
played and copped them with ease,
too. First place looked to be about
a week's travel. Then the gang set
out for St. Louis and Cincinnati
where averages were to be fattened
and the Cubs were to climb.
Averages have been fattened, but
the Cards and Reds are the-guys who
have grown stout and the Cubs are
still behind Brooklyn, which team
has been doing a daily split with the
Giants. The opportunity was there
for the Cubs to progress, but they
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