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GABBY FINALLY CAME THROUGH BUT THE
REST OF THE TEAM DIDNT, SAYS BRALEY
BY BERTON BRALEY
(Written for the United Press.)
Philadelphia, Oct. 13. Sound it in
Ascalon, sound it in Gath, that for
tune has granted a hit to Cravath; a
dozen times Gabby has stood at the
bat and gathered one swat to his
credit thereat, a dozen times Gabby
has fanned or has popped except for
that one little bingle he copped. But
when, on the thirteenth occasion, he
stood, the horsehide was met by the
hard-driven wood and a lovely three
bagger to deep center soared then
Luderus singled and Gabby he scored.
But one little run will not conquer
for you when the other team hap
pened to finish with two.
The first Boston tally transpired
and occurred when Hooper drove
Barry clear home in the third, and
the second came in the sixth, we
would state, when Lewis brought
Hoblitzell over the plate..
(That couplet, considered as verse,
is a crime, for we put "we would
state" in to make the thing rhyme.)
The PhMies in this, the' fourth
game of the lot, displayed much more
strength in the way that they swat,
for they gathered in seven goodbin
gles off Shore, while Boston from
Chalmers had only one more, and the
fact of their hitting converted this
bout into something that almost
made some of us shout!
But, oh, 1 am so weary of the safe,
careful ball; these teams seem both
so leary of a gambling chance at all;
they stick to solid "sanity" and sel
dom venture stunts to set the massed
humanity to roaring all at once. They
play with calm propriety according to
the dope, their game has no variety,
no wide and thrilling scope; they sac
rifice religiously when that's the army
game, until it grows prodigiously de
pendable and tame.
1 like the play that's glamorous
yrith unexpected skits, that make the
grandstand clamorous and give the
bleachers fits, that scorn the plans
laborious and precedents of yore, and
make the contest glorious with tricks
not played before!
Oh, for the breathless daringness
of Cobb of brave Detroit, for Wag
ner's fine "uncaringness" or Matty's
brain adroit! You cannot go delirious1
at what THESE two teams do, then
haven't in this "serious" pulled any
stuff that's new.
But maybe change of scenery will
bring about a shift, and far from Bos
ton beanery this heavy cloud will lift;
perhaps the rush and tensity of Wil
liam Penn's demesne will conquer
this propensity if you know what I
mean! Perhaps they'll cease to quiet
us with games of "safety first" and
let us all be riotous and yell until we
Perhaps they won't perhaps they
But, Lord, I'd like to get a thrill!
MRS. STREETER TRIES TO HELP
HUBBY BOTH ARRESTED
Mrs. Elma Streeter, wife of the cap
tain who has been fighting the Chica
go Title & Trust Co. for years over
his little block of property on the
North Side, yesterday shot a detec- '
tive who was serving a couple of war
rants on her husband '
She evaded capture, but did not
succeed in saving her husband from
the law. He was brought to the East
Chicago av. station and locked up for
selling beer on Sunday and for as
sault Late last night Mrs. Streeter was ,
arersted charged with -assault with '
intent to kill. The family is out on ,
The captain claims a small tract of
land near Chestnut st and the lake.
The Chicago Title & Trust Co. also
claims it Cap't Streeter has suc
cessfully defended "his" property in
the .courts for the. last SO years.