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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 17, 1913, Image 9

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team, one that can give the star
squad of McGraw some hard battles,
with at least ah even chance of win
ning. This morning plans for the benefit
game of the widow of Jimmy Doyle
were in the air. The Sox go to Cin
cinnati tonight, so it will be impos
sible for them to play in an exhibition
game later. All of the Cubs are set
on this benefithowever, and a game
may be arranged with a strong team
of semi-pro and professional players
who make their winter homes in Chi
cago. The regular members of the Cub
team will remain in Chicago at least
until the Sunday game between the
Sox and Giants. They hiked over to
Laporte, Ind., yesterday and white
washed the team of the city, at the
samd time scoring five runs for them
selves. Lavender and Pierce did the
pitching, and both were tight, allow
ing two hits each. Lavender pitched
five "innings. Ward Miller whaled a
single and two doubles.
Jack Sheridan of the American
League and Bill Klem of the National
are the .umpires who will make the
trip with, the Sox and Giants, though
Klem will not appear until California
is reached. Hank O'Day will take
Klem's place on the jaunt to the
The daily story of a managerial
canning arrived on time. This time
Bill Dahlen, skipper of the Brooklyn
Dodgers, is the gent slated' for the
guillotine. n
Rumors were afloat during the lat
ter part of the season that Dahlen
was to lose his head at the close of
the season, but Prexy Ebbetts
promptly entered a denial,- as was ex
pected. Now the talk is cropping out
again, and the report slates either
Jake Daubert or Harry Smith, man
ager of Newark, the Brooklyn farm,
to take Dahlen's place. '
When Dahlen took thetDodgers out
in front during the forepart of the
season he was hailed with glad ac
claim in Brooklyn, and could have
been king of Flatbush, which is soirie
title. But the Dodgers couldn't hold
With the back playing close, as shown, the ends in position for a dash
down th&'field and the fullback, ready to punt, this fake punt formation will
prove a ground gainer many times. The ball is snapped directly to which
ever of the backs is elected to carry it, if the defensive line spreads in an
ticipation of a kick, and a sharp dash between guard and tackle will often
result in a neat gain. The quarter dashes off tackle as the play starts, to
be of assistance should the runner get through, while the fullback starts to
run around the end, to -help detract attention from the man with the balL

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