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gives air inch of the base line. He"
interposes his body between the plate
and the biggest and most daring base
runners. Thursday he knelt in front
of the rubber and stopped Chick
It was only by a miracle that
Schalk escaped injury- on this occa
sion. The loss of Schalk will be felt. Daly
can do a good job of work, but he
is not as good a thrower as the regu
lar, and does not block baserunners
as well. Neither is he as strong on
'Breton had his first trial of the sea
son at third base, going to work after
a pinch hitter had fanned for Alcock.
The Illinois collegian had nothing to
do in the field, and in his one time at
bat went out on a grounder to Gandil.
He soaked the ball hard, however,
and stepped, to the plate with confi
dence. Heshowed an encouraging
burst of speed in getting down the
baseline, and will get a real trial
within the next few days.
This Weaver-Blackburne lead-off.
combination is beginning to hit its
stride. In recent games the Sox have
frequently scored in the first inning
because of the teamwork of the
young pair. Weaver makes a special
ty of starting the game with a sin
gle. He may only get ..on hit in a
game, but it is usually on his first
And Blackburhe is the best sacri
fice hitter on the club. . He 'always
advances the runner. -Blackburne
has improved wonderfully in the last
week. In on of the New York games
he wallojjed 'three hits, and since then
has registered at least one hit per
battle. With Blackburne hitting the
Sox infield is. a stronger looking com
bination, and if a fair batter can be
found for the difficult corner the in
ner wall will balance perfectly?
Jasper looked good during the time
he- worked, and will get the regular
assignment from one of the .present
pitched the" Mnff of ball 'that riiadel
him a sensation last year.
Rollie Zeider, Alex Zwilling and
Art Wilson are depositors in the
Broadway bank; which closed yester
day. These three Federal athletes
discovered that they couldn't cash
checks. It was a sad blow, but not
half so sorrowful as their failure to
cash any runs against the Baltimore
Orioles, with whom the Buns are bat
tling for first place in the third cu
cult. k '
These young pitchers on Tinker's
team must learn to field their posi
tions before they can hope for ulti
mate success. Otherwise, the opposi
tion will resort to, a bunting game,
and the disasters that overtook FJsk
yesterday will become frequent oc
currences. ' j
Two bunts were laid down by, the,
first Oriole batters. Fisk" covered the?
bag slowly 'and Beck took the drib-
bles. On both occasions the runnery
was safe because of Fisk's failure to
work in 'conjunction with the. firstj
baseman. Beck made a'wild heave.
of one of the- balls, but the throws
might Tiave been better if he had fehv
confidence in the pitcher. T
Baltimore's four runs, all they gotj
'in the game, are directly chargeable
to this slow fielding work. McGuire,
has shown the same laxity and so has
Ervin Lange, Several mornings da-T
voted to fielding bunts would not be
wasted, if the locals expect.to ride
in the $4,000 touring cars at theend
of the season.
A pitcher as good as Fisk shouldn't
have his work marred by his" own
punk fielding. He allowed only three
hits in seven innings, but dug his
Schulte's return to batting form)
has made a big difference in the ap-
pearance of the Cub" team. It puts
another stout batter in the' lineup at'
just the position such help is needed
and as a1 result fewer men have-been
left on base in the last two New York
regulars if there, is a slip. Russell has- games.
on only a few occasions this season J Four, runs came over as a result of,