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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 13, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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National League. American League.
W. L. Pet W. U Pet
Chicago.1 01.000 Boston .1 01.000
Boston. .1 0 1.000 Detroit .1 01.000
Phila . . .1 0 1.000 St Loiflsl 0 1.000
SLLouis.l 0 1.000 Wash'n 1 01.000
Brookl'nO 1 .000 Chicago 0 1 .000
Cinc'natiO 1 .000 Cleve'd 0 1 .000
N.York. .0 1 .000 N.York .0 1 .000
Pittsb'ghO 1 .000 Phila ..0 1 .000
American League. Detroit 4,
Chicago 0; St Louis 6, Cleveland 1;
Boston 2, Philadelphia 1; Washing
ton 3, New York 2.
National League. Chicago 7, Cin
cinnati 1; St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1;
Philadelphia 5, New York 4; Boston
5, Brooklyn 1.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS I Both of these athletes did every
thing that could be expected defen
sively, but joined their mates in fail
ure at the bat
To Terry, co-operating with Eddie
Collins, went honors for the best sin
gle play of the afternoon, a piece of
teamwork which was remarkable in
the light of the fact that the two
have been playing together less than
a month.
It happened in the second inning,
with Bush on third, Vitt on first and
Cobb at bat, with two out. Faber
had taken up the game after Russell
On the first pitch Vitt dug for sec
and base. Schalk whipped the ball
toward the bag. Collins bluffed a
catch, but when he saw Bush stick to '
third base, let the ball go on to Ter
ry, who was standing on second. Zeb
grabbed the ball near the ground,
dived for Vitt and tagged him out
Collins had stood about twenty
feet in front of second base. So de
ceptive was the play that for an in
stant it looked as though Collins had
made the catch. It is a fine defensive
play, the best possible method of
breaking up the double steal, and will
fool many enemy athletes before the
season is over. Collins used to work
It to perfection with Jack Barry when
the Athletics were at the top of their
Defensively Terry looks like a
grand ballplayer. He covered sec
ond base in the sixth inning after
Crawford bad reached that bag and
tagged the Wahoo slugger out when
Wolfgang whirled and made a. quick
throw. Terry inserted his legs be
tween the spikes of the Tiger and the
sack and blocked perfectly. He ex
hibited nerve. He also handled a pair
of grounders perfectly. At bftt he
didn't hit, but exhibited a. good eye,
walking once.
Jack Fournier is being macf chief
goat for the defeat because of an in
vv usable muff in $he firgt Inning
When peace was first proposed last
winter between the Federal league
and organized baseball the organized
people declared there were only half
a dozen men in the third circuit who
"were worthy of Jobs in a big league.
But yesterday 21 ex-Federals took
part in the eight opening games.
Three Fed pitchers opened and two
of them were victors. The third
was, taken out with his game a tie.
Pretty fair showing for one after
noon, When they don't hit they all look
bad, but there ins't much gloom
around the South Side over the Joss
of the opening game. When Murphy,
Fournier, Eddie Collins and Felsch
fail to bingle with frequency there
isn't mqch hope for a winning bat
tle, especially against a team which
packs such a punch as the Tigers.
Of course, it isn't reasonable to ex
pect such a failing day after day, and
the department that bore the closest
scrutiny in the opener was the left
side of the infield, where Terry was
dbuttfng and Weaver was getting
his first big league trial as a thira

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