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curate. In so doing they may lose a T
step or two now and then on a run
ner, and that one step frequently
spells the difference between the um
pire's "out" and "safe."
Judgment is going to be reserved
on Fournier, however. He deserves
every chance in the world to make
good. Benched throughout the sea
son, it would be surprising if he step
ped right in and began to whale the
ball. According to precedent, he
should require a few days to get his
eyes focused on the pill. Then eh
should hit. He has done it in every
league he ever played in.
In the fielding end, also, he must be
treated fairly. Filling the shoes of a
man like Chase is a large order, es
pecially for a youngster who has been
shunted around from the outfield to
first base, back of the bat and then
again to the gardens. He cannot be
expected to protect the first stop as
well as Chase.
With some of the older pitchers
faltering, which means they allow
more than half a dozen hits and two
runs, Red Faber, the young speed
boy, is doing his work manfully. Four
hits were knocked off him yesterday
and the Red Sox were baffled at ev
ery step of the way. This is Faber's
second great gamein a week, the
other being a one-Hit affair against
Collins, Fournier and Schalk each
got two hits off George. Foster, who
has been tearing through the league
effectively. Demmitt and Weaver
each busteda triple. x
Ray , Schalk was injured again,
twisting his leg sliding to base. He
will be out for several days and sohuld
not be allowed t oreturn to duty be
fore he i& fully recovered. Ray is too
valuable an athlete to take chances
on. Without him the Sox team would
be a sorry spectacle.
Today winds up the series with" the
Red Sox and completes the visits of
Walter Johnson and Washington
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ter knocked a homer with the bases
full to cinch the game. He did not
pitch good ball, committing three wild
Naps busted three Yank pitchers
for a dozen hits. Liebold, Johnston
and Graney each got a triple and'sin
gle. Steen pitched well.
James stopped the Macks with five
hits. Browns soaked Brown, Bush
and Bressler. Clarence Walker pes7
tied three singles.
A game with the Phillies today
winds up the Eastern trip of the Cubs.
During the jaunt they have won
seven and lost eight; and must cop.
today in order to get an even break!
Tomorrow the Cubs play an exhibi
tion game-with the Mackmen in To
ledo. Bog Groom was knocked out by
Baltimore. Meyer got four hits and
Swacina and Walsh three each. Mar
sans knocked two triples and a single
for the Sloufeds off Smith and Wil
helm. Kay See made enough errors to
hand a game to the Stogies. Bar
ger pitched nide ball for Pittsburgh.
Ty Cobb is now billed. as imme
diate jumper to the Federal League.
The Tiger star got in a fight with a
Detroit butcher Saturday, and twist
ed his thumb so badly that he will be
out of the game for a few days. Ty
said the fight started because the
butcher insulted hiB wife.
He tried to keep the affair out of
the papers, and said that the notor
iety might force him out of the
American League. The Peach said
he was hopelessly disgraced.
Ty was taken to the police station,
but no arrest was entered, and the
matter will probably be hushed up.
Tal kof a fourth big league does
not listen like the real jingle. Some
magnates would have to surrender
their franchises, and others would
the Eastern teams. Tomorrow the I face the certainty of dropping a pot
Sos.exhibit in Dubuque, la., the home of money in an effort to break the