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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 01, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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waits for luck to come his way. Each
makes his own luck. Because of the
rivalry between the two men, each is
fighting the other at every opportu
nity. Cobb tried some of his speed
gtuff on the bases yesterday, when
he raced from firstte-hird on a bin
gle by Crawford.
Quinlan made a useless throw to
third and Crawford started for sec
ond. Weaver cut down the heave and
tossed to Collins. Eddie had Sam
trapped. Cobb sneaked off third and
Collins shot the ball to Roth, nailing
Cobb before he could scramble to
Apparently Cobb forgot who was
playing second base for the Sox. Col
lins outguessed him and made a per
fect play.
Fournier continued to hit. His sin
gle headed one rally and his triple
came with two on base. Faber held
the Tigers to three hits, being invin
cible when men got on base.
Pitcher Bill Lathrop has been sold
by the Sox tovKansas City and In
fielder Baker has gone to Little Rock.
This brings Rowland's squad down
to the 25-player limft fixed "in the
American league.
Give the Cubs some fair pitching
and that Bresnahan team will give
any team in the National league a
battle for top honors. In every other
department the club carries the
punch, and it is strong enough de
fensively for all practical purposes.
But defense cannot be .employed
when opposing batters are parading
around the base lines on passes, or
getting such soft pitching to hit at
that the ball can be maced fro be
yond all fielders.
George Zabel, Bresnahan's young
est regular, has pitched three con
secutive games Of ball -that are
worthy of comparison with any other
pitching seen in the national this
season. Two of them he won, blank
ing Cincinnati and allowing Pitts
burgh a single marker yesterday. The
first of the toppy trio was a defeat
.because St. Louis shut out the Cubs.
Zabel has been knocking at the
door for some time. He has started
earlier in the season, but failed be
cause his control, like that of all the
other Cub pitchers but Vaughn and
Lavender, had been dropped off some
where in the south. He has over
come this wilcl streak and is now de
pendable. Vaughn is good enough to give
them all a tussle, and Lavender
should be ready whe nthe team gets
home tomorrow. He was to have
joined in Pittsburgh with Jimmy
Archer, but President Thomas held
the battery pair here.
Cy Williams has also found himself
on this trip, which this morning had
resulted in four victories, three de
feats and a tie. The long outfielder
has begun to smash the ball as he did
on the training trip, sawing off extra
base hits. He got a single yesterday,
but should have had a triple also.
Johnston robbed him by a supernat
ural catch.
Jack Coombs isn't through. He
held Phillies to one run and Dodgers
got two off Rixey. Becker and Killi
fer each knocked three hits for Phil
lies. Luderus got the other two.
Miller Huggins poled a homer and
triple, leading the Cardinal attack on
Benton and downing Cincinnati. Groh
got three hits.
Three Mackmen could hit Boeh
llng, Walsh, Strunk and Mclnnis get
ting two hits each. Milan led Wash
ingto nattack with three safeties.
Baltimore never had a chance
aaginst Packard's good pitching. Kay
See peppered Smith and Suggs.
Cubs have released following men:
Pitchers Schorr to Terre Haute,
Buckles to Troy and Robbins to Fort
Wayne; Catcher Tyree, who has been
disposed of to an unnamed team.
President Gilmore of the Federal
league and President Weeghman of
the Whales are in New oYrk today
for a meeting of the Federal clan to
consider the Kauff case. Each official
before leaving Chicago adopted a
warlike attitude, and declared that if.
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