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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 31, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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as their positions indicate. The Giants
have a fine ball team, composed of
equal parts of attack, pitching and
fighting spirit Boston is good, but
the Phils do not look as good as last
year and Brooklyn is only an average
ball team away above where it be
longs. Tinker is still not satisfied with his
keystone combination. McCarthy
has recently played very good ball,
but Mike Doolan, though his field
ing has materially improved, is not
hitting as a big league regular
should. No healthy mark is needed
for Mike, considering the swat
strength of the remaining members
of the cast, but every regular should
be good for a bit of help in runniak
ing. The outfield combination is good,
with Mann a capable alternate for
-any of the left-handed batters who
are bothered by southpaw shoots. So
far Leslie has been doing extra work
for Schulte, but he can also do in for
Flack in case the latter has trouble.
Slim Sallee completely baffled the
Cubs in the first game, allowing five
hits, three going to Archer. In the
second Steele, another southpaw,
was soft, while Jim Vaughn pitched
winning ball every step. Archer -got
three singles and two doubles during
the day. Cy Williams poled a homer
in the second engagement.
Two wins today against the Cards
would send the Cubs east within
reaching distance of a fifty-fifty
mark and safely out of the clutches
of.the other western teams who are
populating the second division.
Jack Ness since joining the White
Sox has proved himself a valuable
man. ' His hitting has been clean and
forceful, the large majority of his
bingles coming in the pinches. Yes
terday in. the Tiger double-header
Jack poked three hits, one in the
forenoon battle and two In the after
piece. Each of the blows counted in
the scoring.
JHaving done these few bits of ex
cellent work, one expert has come
to the conclusion that "no doubt he
will prove a valuable man when
southpaws are working against the
Sox." Probably if Ness should tear
off a few homers and bat around
.800 there might be a suspicion that
he is entitled to a first-base berth
when there was no one else to fill it.
At present Ness lacks training and
has not the speed he will have later
in the season. The few weeks he was
out of the game were disastrous,
ruining all the advantage he gained
from the spring trip with the South
Siders. In the first game a pinch
runner was put on for him in the
eighth and in the second battle Four
nier ran for him in the ninth.
Then Fpurnier went to first base
after scoring on a triple by Jackson.
He promptly proceeded to drop a per
fect throw on the- first Detroit bat
ter and opened the way for the Ti
gers to rally and count three times,
tieing the score. Without this- error
the Tigers would probably have been,
licked in regulation time.
The double bill exhibited Jackson,
Ed Collins and McMullin as hitters
once more, able to bang the pill in the
pinch and make a flock of runs. They
actually succeeded in whaling a
southpaw, and the victim was Earl
Hamilton, just purchased by Detroit
from St Louis.
Sox have a session with Detroit
again today.
Al Demaree broke winning streak
of Giants, who revenged themselves
on Alexander in. afternoon. Doyle
got four his in first fight. Cravath,
Merkle and Fletcher hit homers din
ing the day.
Pirates outslugged Reds. Thirty
three athletes, including six pitchers,
were in the game.
Tyler and Sherrod Smith were the"
winning pitchers in split between
Braves and Dodgers.
Klepfer and Plank rescued Cove
leskie and Davenport and the veteran
southpaw was more effective, the
Browns copping in loth. Second
game was duel between Bagby and

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