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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 06, 1913, Image 10

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Connie Maclv and his cohorts had
an executive session, at which the old
heads mapped out a plan of battle to
be used against the National League1
champions. These daily meetings, at
pwhich Bendelrr Harry Davis, Danny
Murphy, Collins, "Harry and Mack
himself figure out plays, planning for
all contingencies, has been, a feature
of the Athletic campaigning in past
affrays, and the results speak for
It is a certainty that Bender will
start the first game in the box for the
Mackmen. Schang will probably
catch him and Strunk will hold down
center field. The rest of the team will
be the same clouting organization
that smashed its way through the
American League.
McGraw's inaugural pitcher has
not been decided on, according to the
best information. Until Saturday it'
was believed the Little Corporal
would follow the precedent he has set
in the past and start Mathewson. Cir
cumstances may cause him to
change his mind. The well-known'
public need not be surprised if Tes
reau goes to the front when Eddie.
.Murphy steps to the plate in New
York tomorrow afternoon
If Tesreau is beaten by Bender, Mc
Graw wjll still have Mathewson to
shoot against one of Mack's young
sters. Beating Bender if he is right is
practically impossible for" a team
which follows the Giant style of play
and McGraw may figure that .Tes
reau has as good a chance as Matty.
All the signs in our immediate
midst point to Cheney and Archer
for the Cubs and Russell and Schalk
for the Sox tomorrow afternoon out
at Mr. Murphy's playground. Cheney
has not worked since Friday, and
Callahan let Russell work part of the
game Saturday in Detroit to give him
his final preparation.
Both of the heavers are in perfect
condition and have had a good rest.
Humphries and Vaughn of the Cubs
'and Scott and Cicotte of tne" Sox
have been nursed along carefully and
are in proper shape to battle at the
sound of the gong.
Frank Schulte, Cub left fielder,
who was left in Cincinnati because
of slight illness, started for home yes
terday and will probably be out in the
garden by the pavilion tomorrow aft
ernoon. If Frank has not fully recov
ered Cy Williams will have first call
to fill his shoes.
In every other position both man
agers will use the same team that
has played through the last month of
the season.
Our Constant Reader slipped an-.,
other soft one through this morning.
He wants to know how to bet on the
world's series in order to get a sure
return on the investment. Well, Mack
is supposed to have an invincible at
tack with the bat and McGraw is sup
posed to have an invulnerable de
fense in the pitcher's box. It ought
to be easy to figure the winner when
you have this much to go on.
The sure-thing bettor of this year
is shoving his coin deep down in his
pants' pocket and keeping it there.
If baseball regulations did not
make him ineligible it is a cinch that
Zabel, the new pitcher secured by the
Cubs from Winnipeg, would b'e given
a chance in the city series by Man
ager Evers. Zabel did not join the
team in time to get in on the melon
slicing, however.
The tall and rangy guy showed big
league stuff against the Pirates in the
final game of the season yesterday
and proved that the reat work he
performed in Friday's exhibition was
not a flivver. For five innings he
blanked the Pittsburghers and in that
time only allowed three hits. Then
he gave way to Stacks
By their showing yesterday Allison,
Zabel, Keating, Mollwitz and Har
grove insured themselves railroad
tickets next spring when the Cubs
start for Tampa., Keating is a short
stop from the South and looks like ' .
excellent material. Mollwitz is a first

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