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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 17, 1913, Image 10

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Jim Vaughn, the well-known come
back, and George Pierce, who is just
arriving. Cheney, Humphries and
Stack are his right-handed reliances.
And Manager John believes they are
all star pitchers under certain con
ditions. -.
He is certain to gjye-one of his left
handers a job of work in the civil
war, but there is no doubt as to how
said southpaw will be received by the
South Siders. Against a 'left-hander
Callahan will have only two wrong
side batsmen Lord and Chappell
in the game. This is usually consid
ered a big handicap for the off-side
Vaughn has been very effective
against St Louis and Brooklyn, both
teams being well stocked with left
handed batters. He was trimmed by
the Giants. Pew of McGraws hire
lings swing from the first-base side
of the plate.
And there's the dope, take it for
what it is worth. Cheney and Hum
phries should be strong against the
Callahans. Stack should give a good
account of himself. But how will the
left-handers fate?, Find an easier
question. . n w '
Dav, the demon dopist, must have
become lost in one of his private day
dreams. He wises us to the 'fact .that
Manager Jakq Stallings.ls here today
with his Boston Red Sox.
Maybe George wants to be called
jane, isut a- guy namea jaue witn a
name similar to Stallings got the
hook in Boston not long ago.
Manager Callahan of the White
Sox today thinks Connie Mack of the
Athletics is one of the finest fellows
connected with baseball. All on ac
count of Joe Benz.
Several weeks ago it was reported
that waivers had been asked on Benz.
The truth of the report could not be
ascertained, but. there must- have
been something to it, as Mack gave
out the information that he would
refuse to waive on the butcher boy
and would like to have him on his
team. But. Benz remained with the
Sox. If Mack had not come to bat
Benz might have been relegated to
the American Association.
If this had happened a good pitch
er would have been lost to the Sox.
Since the waiver rumor Benz has
been pitching almost on a par with
Russell, Cicotte and Scott, which is
praise enough for any man. He has
the hard luck common to any pitch
er working for a team whose leading
batter is hovering around the .270
mark, to which must be added the
handicap of slow baserunning.
J3enz should have won yesterday.
He undoubtedly would have if he had
been hooked against any other pitch
er but Walter Johnson. For six and
two-thirds innings he held Washing- .
ton hitless. In that time his mates
had provided him with one run as a
working margin. And they failed to
swell the total in the entire nine
Joe could not keep up his terrific
pace and Washington pushed home
a pair of runs, the last in the ninth
inning. This is the second time this
year Benz has battled Johnson, and
on each occasion he has forced the
National smoke artist to go- the limit.
The first battle was on the South
Side. Washington only got one run,
but Johnson blanked the Sox.
Johnson right now is practically
unbeatable if his team gives him a
run. He is at the top of his game,
showing the best brand of puzzle
work exhibited since he broke into
the big 'show. Six hits were made
off him yesterday and 11 Sox fanned.
Not a pass was issued by Big Walter.
Callahan is not going to win a pen
nant this year. He will have a her
culean task breaking back into the
first division aid ousting the Boston
Red Sox.
But he has the satisfaction of hav
ing broken even on the games of the
year with both Washington and the '
Athletics. The Sox took 11 battles
from each team and dropped the
same number. If they had played the
same excellent game against the
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