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triples. Three were ,on base when
Shauno unloaded his and two scored
' on Zeb's crack.'
This, great batting strength was
what- we had been led to expect from
the Hose. Russell was knocked out,
but Faber finished strong.
With Terry playing wall at short
and Weaver doing all that could be
k desired at third, the reserve strength
of the Sox is again emphasized. Mc
Mullin was going at a fast clip when
hes was injured, his hitting being a
" strong factor in the Sox run-making.
With the regular out of the game the
offensive end suffers slightly, but
nothing is lost on defense.
The outfield is similarly fortified
with extra men of high caliber and
it is these reserve men who will keep
the Sox in the race through the sea
son. In two home' games against the
Yanks Ray Schalk has poled six.tiits
in eight times at bat and stolen two
bases. Ray is one of the fastest
catchers in the business when he
gets on base. v The average backstop
is a clog on the paths, but Ray is not.
He moves ahead with the speed ex
pected of a flyer, and runs with more
intelligence than the great majority
-of players. His placing of hits is re-
Among his total hits will not be
found a great xrrtany for extra bases,
but on the hit-and-run play he has
uncanny ability to prod the ball over
the infield on either .the right or left
side. If they give any autos this year
to the most valuable unit of a team,
Ray should be at the wheel of a ma
chine in Litchfield this fall.
The clutch of the first three in
nings is still on Jim Vaughn. It
t bobbed up again Saturday when Bos
x ton whipped the Cubs. An examin
ation of Jim's pitching "efforts this'
season shows that the large majority
of runs made off his southpaw deliv
ery have been scored in the first
three frames. Get the big fellow past
that mark and he is unbeatable. All j
he demands is that his mates OYer-J
come whateverhandicap may be im
'posed in the first trio of innings.
Of course, there have been games
when Vaughn has started on the bit
and has pitched unbeatable ball
every inning. And there have been
games when tie has been hit late in
the game after being tight in the
forepart. But the first three are his
The most hopeful aspect to the
Cub array is the manner in which
Mordecai Brown went in as a rescuer
for-a little while. The veteran iron
man completely baffled the Braves
at every step and was plainly the
Miner of old, who used to pitch a
game for himself every three days
or so, and in between finish up for
some, unfortunate comrade.
His first start a couple of weeks
ago in Cincinnati was not auspicious,
but- this was largely because his
backing gaped with holes and the
brains of various athletes congealed.
Give him fair to middling support and
he will be a factor in the Cub race
Even a berth in seventh place has
not taken the team out of the Tink
erites and they are still playing dili
gent ball. They won the first game
in Boston by a fine ninth-inning rally
and rose in the ninth of the second,
only to be cut "off by a double play.
So long-as a team fights this way, it
need not be considered beyond hope.
Good pitching is stilf the great de
mand, as it has been ever since the,
first ball of the season was pitched.
Warm weather has been awaited, it
is here, and the pitchers are due to
show some of the qualities they are
Detroit's four hits off Gallia and
Rice of Washington were a homer
and double by Veach, single by HeH
man and triple by Veach. These
long clouts each counted a run. Ham
ilton pitched well for the Tigers.
Cleveland smeared Red Sox again,
hammering Mays and Foster. How
ard and O'Neil each collected a dou
, ble and two singles, Graney got a