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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 01, 1913, Image 10

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four bases to oner and having two
men caught, as against three shot
dead by Bresnahan, Bridwell and
These two -gamed indicate what
the West Side team could do if every
cog in the machine was working in
Yesterday it was remarked here
abouts that Mike Mitchell would be a
valuable man if allowed to play more
than a day or so each week. The
once-in-a-while left fielder's work
proved this yesterday. He had two
chances to throw men out at the
plate on singles and both heaves were
4 very punk affairs. Now, If he was
played regularly, he'd have the range
and would make his shots accurate.
In the sixth and eighth innings, when
the Cubs scored, Mike kicked in two
singles that had ani important bear
ing on the result.
Any admirers of literature, who
read this dope regularly (and there
.;must be a few, for we manage to
phoH our job) know that boosts are
pnot handed out on one day's per
r ioxmance, and the same applies to
.criticism. For that reason, the fol
' lowing joyful words anent the work
of Art Phelan are not forced by his
single yesterday, which tied the score
3n the eighth inning.
In Phelan the Cubs have one of the
"best utility infielders in the league.
The young man played short for the
first time this season yesterday, but
previously he had done considerable
work at second and third, pinching
for Zim when the latter fractured his
ankle or some of the rules of the
league, and acting for Evers when a
left-hander faced the Cubs, or after
sortie oratorical outburst on the part
of the manager which was not well
received by the umpires.
He has made good, and done it
wider handicaps. When a man Is
played regularly he naturally does
'better work. His batting lamps are
kept trimmed and bis fielding is
smoother. Changing from second to
third cannot help but affect a fielder.
The ball come to the two-positions at
different angles and speeds, and the
throwing distance must be altered
up through these changes. His bat
Jting mark, .255 when the last aver
I ages were published, is not startling,
uul uib jiuLLuowg icaiiuc io uj.hi.
about 55 points of this figure were
added during the two weeks that Zim
was out of the game with his punc
tured tire. Phelan is a young man
and has a long baseball future before
him, barring accidents.
He batted for Bridwell yesterday
in the eighth with men on second
and first and stung a single to left
field that tied the score. The fans
remember only the plays of the day,
but Phelan has been coming .through
all year, take it from the record book.
Somebody has been deceiving Art
Promme, who pitched for the Giants
after Rnbe Marquard was chased in
the eighth inning. The former Red
finished the eighth without further
casualties, but he is looking for the
guy who steered him up against Vic
Saler in the ninth. In that frame
Evers doubled to right with one out
and Schulte filed to center without
advancing his boss. Heinle Zim, the
next batter, was purposely passed to
take a chance on Saier. The grand
stand chortled at the "headwork" of
whoever was directing the Giant de
fense. On the Cub bench there was
much mirth. For this Saier boy Is
the most dangerous hitter on the
team right now and is particularly
deadly when facing right-fin pitchers.
He took one of Mr. Fromme's choice
shoots and drove it straight back at
the pitcher. The ball tore through
Fromme's glove and hurtled on to
center, Evers scoring the winning
run easily on the soak. Just to show
that right or left handers were the
same to him, Vic earlier in the game
had jolted Blossom Seeley's husband
for a double. Ib he there? Say, Vic
is there and back again.
Rube Marquard is not charged
with the loss of yesterday's game.

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