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another pennant The Braves have
attained th.eir present lofty position
by a slew of victories over the Giants,
but there are no more such soft spots
in the leaguer Even the New York
ers are playing better ball, and Stall
ings "must arouse "hi&. clan unless he
wishes to again be lightly pushed
St al lings still uses his outfield shift
for attack against night-handed and
left-handed pitchers, but he has no
powerful combination, especially
against the southpaws. Snodgrass
in center is no longer a star, and
Fitzpatrick, In right, a good hitter,
is not a good outfielder.
If Jim Vaughn's support can
achieve the superhuman for the first
three innings of a game the big
southpaw won't lose a battle all sea
son. That is a prediction based on
his work this much of the-campaign.
In almost every game Jim his beeh
on to a oaa start, apparently experi
encing difficulty warming up during
the early stages, nut once ne is
started he is invincible.
Wednesday Boston drove him from
the box in three innings. Jim came
back Thursday, was in hot water
every minute of the first three
frames, but Schulte and Doolan
came to his assistance with toppy
plays and he was saved. After which
Jim was a great pifcher and was
only scored on because of a couple
of errors in the ninth.
He was absolute master of the
proceedings and his -work was ail the
more worthy of commendation when
it is considered that Stallings had
seven right-handed batters in his
Zim was fined $50 for his argu
ment with Umpire Byron Wednes
day. There is a law against clubs
paying the athletes' fines, hut it can
be gotten around, and Zim's fine
work looked as thought he might be
trying to get that fifty back. He was
in nearly every important play.
Cy Williams poled his third" homer
in four days and his double in the
first Juning was instrumental in
counting the first run.
Stallings protested yesterday's
game because of a decision by Um
pire Quigley. It was a question of
judgment, however, and, not of rules,
and umpires are not overruled on
this score. . ,
Southpaws are supposed te be,poi
son to the White Sox, and Nic Cullopr
former Kawfed, was no exception
yesterday. , But the notable fact is
that left-handed batters admittedly'
weak against iBf t-handed ' pitchers
were the only fellows to hit safely,
Jackson getting two hits and Ed
Felsch, Schalk; John Collins,'
Weaver, McMullin, all fell before
Cullop, and the Sox would have failed
to score if an error had not been
made. Red Faber was the victim of
his mates' failure to hit, as he held
the Yanks to five bingles.
There can be no criticism of a
team which plays, as the Sox did yes
terday. They were merely not hit
ting, a fault which comes to all teams
at , times, so couldn't win.
The team does seem to have in
creased' in effectiveness since' leav
ing home, and is now certain of .get
ting away from New York, one of the
troublesome cities, with an even'
break, even should today's battle be
a defeat Judging on the past per
formances of the two teams, this is
fair enough and should enable the
Sox to get back "home witfr better
than a .500 average, for Philadelphia
looks like a soft spot
Washington and Boston each pos
sess a pair of sterling left-handers
and both cities will rely on the south
paws for victories over the Sox.
Johnson must also be faced in Wash
ington, but at least one of the south
paws should be licked-.
Myers, one of Connie Mack's
youngsters, gave the Tigers ten pass-
es, -but Burns, with three hits, was
the only Detroiter who could get the
ball safe, and two runs were the ''best
Jennings' people could, do. In three