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Snodgrass is a streak hitter. Weeks
at a time he can't hit a thing, and all
of a sudden he begins, and, no mat
ter what you"serve him, he laces it
safe. If he has a batting streak dur
ing the series it wouldn't surprise
me to see him lead both clubs.
Shafer is one of the best batters
on the team and one of the most
scientific hitters in the game. Being
a left-hander, he usually hits to right
field, but he does place his hits.
Burns is a good hitter. He likes
curves. Low balls are his long suit.
He isn't so likely to hit a high one,
close in. He is the best waiter on the
team. He won'tgo after anything
that isn't right over. When the ball
is over both he ana Shafer will
swing, and they usually land.
Murray is dangerous. Give him a
fast one, rather high, and he will
murder it. He's not so good on low
balls, but hkes curves.
Merkle and Fletcher are both high
ball hitters. Let Merkle have one
around the shoulders and he will
drive it out of the lot. He is weak
on low balls, but I have seen him
lift low ones to the fence.
Fletcher doesn't like low balls, nor
is he keen for curves. He can whale
curves, but doesn't hit them so well
as the fast ones;
McLean, like Meyers, is a slugger.
He doesn't like to reach for them nor
does he care to stoop for a low one,
but he can hit 'em low when neces
sary. He dearly loves a high ball.
On the bases the Giants are won
ders. Every man, save Meyers and
McLean, can sprint. They take more
chances than any team in the league.
They worry pitchers with their long
leads, yet they generally beat a snap
throw back to the base.
If a pitcher tried to keep the Giants
anchored to the bases he'd spend his
time watching them. Sometimes the
pitchers do catch them, but the
chances are overwhelming in the
Giants' favor. Foreyery man caught,
The Giants have base-running to
a science this year, and it is the big
reason for their success. They are
faster and better than in 1911.
When a pitcher is worried his ef
fectiveness is cut down. The worried
pitcher cannot give his entire atten
tion to fooling the batter, and this
gives the team at bat a big advantage,
Dates for the world's series games
will be set tomorrow,, when the na
tional commission meets in Philadel
phia. Ban Johnson wants to get the
battle under way Oct. 6, but National
League representatives favor a day
John Kling, Cincinnati catcher, has
retired again. The ex-Cub returned
to Kansas City yesterday and declar
ed he was through with baseball. He
had a one-year contract with the
Reds. Kling also "retired" last year.
DIGGS AND CAMINETTI USE
JUDGE'S RULING FOR DELAY
San Francisco, Sept. 24. The rul
ing of Judge Pollack of Kansas that
the Mann white slavery act was not
intended to cover the "personal es
capades of men" will be used by
Maury I. Diggs and F. Drew Cami
netti as a basis to ask for a month's
stay of execution and both men are
convinced that the ruling will, be the
means of freeing them.
' Special Prosecutor Sullivan declar
ed the Pollack decision can have no
bearing on the Diggs and Caminetti
"Judge -Pollack evidently did not
read the rulings of the Supreme
Court of the United States regarding
the Mann, act," he said. "Judge "Van
Fleet ruled correctly throughout both"
trials here." . .
"Have you anyfarmers' eggs?"
Grocer No lady; but we have
poets' eggs, retired clergymen's.eggs,
and millionaires' sons' eggs every-
four'aranoRand that means each ad-
yances a base