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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 15, 1913, Image 10

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a sacrifice and steal, and two runs
This defeat pulls Russell down
elope to the .600 mark In games won
and lost, a position, which he should
not he occupying. Boehling, the
Washington sensation, stands head
and shoulders above the local man
in the "percentage table, but there
Isn't a manager in the league who
would select the National if he was
given a choice of the two youngsters.
Every time Reb goes to the box his
pals are afflicted with paralysis of
the batting eye, and the load is too
much for him to pull. For example,
the game Russell won from the Ath
letics last Saturday. He had to shut
the Mackmen out to cop, as his back
ers only staked him to one run. to
work on.
In the face of these discouraging
conditions Russell works with the
same heart and nerve that character
ized his work in the early part of the
season, when the Sox had not be
come estranged from the Pinch Hit
Ralph Comstock, twirling sensa
tion of the Minneapolis team, has
been bought by the White Sox, and
will report in the next few days. He
pitches his last game in the American
Association today. The price paid for
him was not made public, but it must
be something pretty good. Minneap
olis is fighting for the lead In the
American Association, and he would
not be disposed of if the Cantfllons
did not expect to get something good
in return. This is a pretty clear indi
cation that the deal involves White
Sox players, probably a pitcher or
two. It also partially explains the
rumor that waivers had been asked
on Joe Benz. It may have been the
intention to send Benz to the Amer
ican Association club in exchange for
Comstock., Connie Mack temporarily
crabbed that idea, 80 some other
players may get notice to pack their
war bags for a trip to the big minor.
Comstock is a spitballer, and re
puted to be a good one. He has cer
tainly made a fancy record with- tie
Millers, and is one of the few young
men carried along with that aggre
gation. How did you like Chappell? The
youngster looked some better, didn't
he? He batted with more assurance
and seemed more at home in the field.
Chappy is playing under severe han
dicap, his injured leg still giving him
great pain, and he is liable to suffer
from It for the remainder of the -season.
Therefore he must be dealt with
charitably if he doesn't get three hits
Ping Bodie also looked like a new
man, though he still runs a whole
lot in one place when he gets on
base. He made a great catch of a
line drive yesterday and also con
tributed a double.
Maisel, Chance's new infielder, got.
his first big league hit
Rollie Zeider is almost sure to
break back in the Yank line-up dur
ing the present series, having about
recovered from his prominent and
famous bunions.
Don Rader, the infielder secured
from the Pacific Coast, has been sent
to Lincoln of the Western League for
further seasoning.
Jimmy Johnston, the outfielder left
with Los Angeles in the spring, will
not be back with the White Sox next
year. Given the choice of one man
from the team, Callahan has picked
Maggert, an outfielder who was with
the Athletics the early part of the
season. Maggert is reputed to be a
heavier batter, but is not as fast on
the bases as Johnston. Failure to hit
in the spring was the reason John
ston was not carried.
It begins to look like Johnny Evers
has been harboring a regular south
paw all season, and, like Clark Grif
fith, hasn't realized it George Pierce
Is the gent named. He beat the Bos
ton Braves with two hits yesterday, .
and in his last home appearance
stifled the Dodgers with a quartet of
bingles. Pierce has not been used
with much regularity1, the powers
that be evidently fearing to take a

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