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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 10, 1913, Image 8

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Lynch Puts Ban on Called Games
Square Deal to Fans.
They may find it hard to believe,
but the fans are going to be gainers
as a result of the game forfeited to
the Cards by the Cubs last Sunday.
There never would have been oc
casion for the stalling tactics em
ployed by Evers, which resulted in
the " forfeiture, if it had not been
agreed to call the pastime at 5 o'clock
in order that the Cards might catch
a train.
In order that there may be no
repetition of the rank exhibition
President Lynch of the National
League has notified his umpires that
in the future nine innings of a game
must be played unless rain or dark
ness butt in. There will be no more
early starts or amputated endings in
order that a team may catch a train.
This practice of calling games has
resulted in many unsatisfactory set
tos this season. On numerous occa
sions the teams behind have stalled
for time, but never in such a crude
manner as the Cubs did.
This order of Lynch's is just to
the fans who pay their money to see
a ball game, which, under ordinary
conditions, is a nine-inning affair.
It is not a square deal to the man
who pays his coin at the gate to show
him half a game for the full price.
Announcement of the shortening of
the games is never made until the
teams take the field for hostilities.
Then the fan has paid his money
and there is no chance for a rebate.
Many fans, who are able to see
only a few games a. year, want their
money's worth when they do go to
the ball park. Then don't get it un
der the called-by-agreement system.
Frank Harrington, star pitcher of
the Lynn, Mass., team, has been sold
to the Cincinnati Reds for $4,000. I
Chase Uses Brain and Schalk Bats
Roger Jumps and Throws High.
American League.
Chicago, 2; New York, 0.
Philadelphia, 5; Cleveland, 3.
Detroit, 5-0; Washington, 3-9.
Boston, 9; St, Louis, 0.
National League.
New York, 3; Chicago, 0.
Pittsburgh; 3; Philadelphia, 0.
Cincinnati, 6; Brooklyn, 5.
Boston, 6-10; St. Louis, 3-6.
American Association.
Columbus-Louisville, rain.
Milwaukee, 3; St. Paul, 1.
Toledo, 7; Indianapolis, 4.
Kansas City, 6; Minneapolis, 5 (10)
Federal League.
Kansas City, 3; Chicago, 1.
St. Louis, 5; Cleveland, 2.
Pittsburgh-Indianapolis, rain.
One play by Hal Chase in yester
day's game against the Yanks, which
was practically unnoticed because of
the praise being showered on
Catcher Ray Schalk for his stellar
offensive and defensive work, saved
a lot of trouble for Jim Scott and
may have been the means of winning
the game for the White Sox.
It happened in the fifth inning.
Daniels, first man up, a fleet run
ner, rolled a slow one to Harry Lord,
which bounded high. The local third
baseman dashed in to make a hur
ried play and grabbed the bounder
near bis shoetops, while unbalanced.
Without setting himself to throw he
pegged toward first base. The heave
was about four feet inside the bag
along the base line toward the plate.
Hal leaped over with his back to the
ball and smotered it in his right
Daniels, who had been tearing down
the path, was abreast of Hal. There
was no chance for the latter to touch
the bag. With a quick combination
of brain and footwork the first base-'

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