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American League. The umpires also
keep the game well in hand at all
times, and there is no long delay be
Out on the West Side a ball is re
trieved unless it I batted clear out
of the park. Often the game is halt
ed until a foul knocked into the
stands is returned to the umpire. All
of that means a dreary wait for the
fan, and causes interest to sag.
There is nothing to enthuse over in
watching an outfielder or catcher
shag foul balls. S'chulte chased six
Claude Hendrix, Mainstay of tne
Chifed Pitching Staff.
in one West Side game, and finally
quit to let Zim pursue the seventh.
In the National there is also a drag
between innings. There is no dis
position on the part of the majority
of the umpires to get the first batter
up to the plate, and the players are
allowed to take their time in getting
To a certain extent these com
plaints also apply to the Feds. There
is not so long a wait between innings,
but in the matter of chasing foul
balls the Feds parallel the National.
Yesterday's game was run off in
exceptional time, but a free-hitting
contest in an hour and 45 minutes is
no unusual feat for the American.
Very few of the battles run to two
The fan wants excitement. He
wants the picture to keep moving
while, he is in the park.
This is the age of moving pictures,
not living pictures.
The Sox pitching staff has woo an
other game, and in doing it Jim Scott
proved he is as effective as Walter
Johnson or any of the other highly
touted marvels of the box.
It is impossible to imagine a game
better pitched than that by Scott
against Cleveland. Even a no-hit af
fair could not have overshadowed it
Two balls were hit hard by the Cleve
land batters. One was a single to t
left by Jackson, and the other was
a line drive from Lajoie's bat which
landed in Demmitt's mitts.
Every other Nap rap was either an
easy bounder or a soft fly. John Col
lins caught three flies in left field.
Two of these would have been caught
by the infielders if Collins had kept
out of the way. That shows how
softly the Naps were connecting.
In the last week for the Sox Benz
has pitched a no-hit game, Cicotte ,
llowed four hits in nine innings, and '
Scott held the opposition to a lone
bingle. That is consistent puzzling
than can be equaled by no other
pitching staff in the American or Na
Scott's performance in his second
recent sensation. On the eastern
trip he held Washington hitless for
nine innings, but lost both the game
and credit for a no-hit affair because
his mates couldn't score in the regu
And just to show what a tough
combination these ' efficient and
strong-hearted pitchers are up
against, the Sox wouldn't have scored
yesterday if a punk error by Doc
Johnson hadn't been tossed into the
first round. They gat two bingles in
that frame, but the error did the