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if the Cubs can rally and show a lit
tle fighting ability they will get a big
ger slice of patronage. It makes lit
tle difference what the position of
the Sox is. Their following is as
sured. The samespirit is being evi
denced at the North Side plant.
Eddie Cicotte won the Sox game by
holding Detroit to four hits, two by
Cobb. Only one Tiger reached sec
ond base, Cobb accomplishing that
feat when he whacked a double.
Dauss held the locals to three hits,
but bunched singles by Demmitt and
Collins produced a run. Blackburne
got the other hit
This young Demmitt is continuing
to play the same brand of ball he
showed when he first donned a Sox
uniform. Joining the team does not
seem to have affected his batting,
and he is about the best lead-off man
seen on the South Side for several
In addition to being a solid
puncher he has a sharp eye for bad
pitches, and is getting more than his
share of the walks. The majority of
his hits are ringing line drives that
travel to the outfield, the kind of
wallops that can score a man from
As a fielder also Demmitt is above
the standard. In the throwing de
partment he is deadly. Twice in the
series just finished he threw the fleet
Cobb out when the Tiger star tried
to take an extra base. And it takes
accurate and fast throws to exter
minate the Peach.
Yesterday's game was the first the
locals have won from Detroit this
season, and the count is now seven
to one in favor of the Tigers.
Callahan and his 'crew left last
night for Pittsburgh, where an ex
hibition game with the leaders of the
National League is carded for today.
Tomorrow the Sox will be in Wash
ington to open the first eastern inva
sion, and no more baseball will be
seen at the South Side plant until
May 31, when the team returns for a
single game with Cleveland.
All of the regulars and near-regulars
but Jack Fournier were taken on
the trip. The list included Ed
Walsh, the first trip he has made
this season. If warm weather is en
countered in some of the eastern
cities the Big Reel will try out his
arm, and discover if he is still the
same old puzzle to big league bats
men. Before leaving Walsh declared
that he felt in excellent condition,
and was confident of having a good
season after he started.
Schalk is still unable to take his
regular place behind the bat, and
Mayer and Kuhn will divide the re
On the form he showed yesterday
when pitching his team to victory
over the Chifeds, Mordecai Brown
would be a mighty valuable man on
the Cub pitching staff under present
Brownie faltered in the second in
ning, four hits and a pass giving the
locals four runs. But from then to
the finish the old star pitched with
all his craft, and successfully fought
the locals away from the plate. His
hook broke with baffling speed, and
the corners on the plate were all dis
covered by the puzzling shoots.
Again in the ninth the veteran stum
bled and filled the bases, but got out
of the hole without being scored on.
After getting out of the second-inning
hole Brownie was hit safely but
twice. He did not look like a candi
date for the minors.
Claude Hendrix pitched nobly, but
could not keep the hits scattered.
Both pitchers received excellent sup
port, and lightning stops and throws
featured the battle.
Today's game with the Sloufeds
was called off, but another is on for
tomorrow, and the Feds will have the
city to themselves, the Sox and Cubs
both being out of town.
Brown appears to have a good ball
team, and several faces familiar to
Chicagoins were seen in the line-up.
Al Rridwell failed to hit. but covered
1 considerable ground around short.