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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 11, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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slants served. But Tinker has his
strongest line-up in the game, and
any uprising must come from the
men now working "unless a trade is
pulled suddenly.
A deal involving three clubs is be
ing talked in certain quarters, and it
may be in shape for further consid
eration tomorrow. So far not even
a hint of the men involved has been
In the remaining- games against
the eastern clubs the Cubs must
face Rixey, Marquard, Smith and
Benton, all southpaws of quality.
Reb Russell and Claude Williams
of the White Sox are doubling as the
best southpaw pair in the big league,
effective, cool and capable of lots of
work. Their ability is a big factor in
figuring the Sox as pennant possibili
ties. Their cfual feat of blanking the
Red Sox twice yesterday was a nota
ble affair. One man reached second
base against eachxslabbist Not a
pass was issued and no man was hit
That is a remarkable record of con
trol, exceptionally so when it is con
sidered the two fling with arms that
are usually regarded as erratic.
Williams allowed six hits and Rus
sell two. Williams fanned six and
Russell three. Practically every team
in the American league has a wreck
ing crew composed of left-handed
batsmen. Against these clouters
Williams and Russell should be par
ticularly effective.
While commending the pitchers "do
not overlook another fellow who has
been a big factor in1 the recent on
slaught of the Sox, though his work
has been generally disregarded in
. paying tribute to Joe Jackson.
We are alluding to Happy Felsch,
center fielder. Hap has not been
whanging three hits per game to lift
himself to the top of the batting
heap, but it is seldom that he goes
without a bingle and his hits are
timely and result in runs.
Yesterday Felsch made thr'ee hits
Jn-nine times up. Thai; is no masto-
donic performance, and many men
duplicate it. But every one of Hap's
hits counted in the runmaking.
Those are the blows that count.
In the field few smashes escape the
outstretched paws of the Milwaukee
German. He travels with great speed
and intelligence, getting away with
the crack of the bat.
Felsch is one of the players who
do not bulkjarge in black headlines,
but he plays the game, giving his
best and not caring whether the ex
perts boost him or not
Zeb Terry and Jack Ness will re
join the Sox in Boston today. Fred
McMullin played third yesterday and
did the job in fine style.
Smith, pinching tor the Cleveland
pitcher, knocked a homer which beat
Yanks. Magee failed to hit three
times with a man in scoring posi
tion. Rube Oldring, former Athletic out
fielder, has signed with the Yanks
and will play out the season.
Phils hit Jasper in last two frames
and upset- Cards. Bancroft poled a
Farmer, new Pirate outfielder, hit
double and two singles. Giant pitch
ers were soft Kauff got two singles
off Miller.
Reds hit Dell lustily, Fisher get
ting triple and single. Schneider
pitched good ball.
Officials of the Illinois Jockey club,
promoters of the 13-day race meet
at Hawthorne, which begins with the
American derby, did not dodge the
betting problem at their banquet held
in the Hotel Sherman. Instead they
turned the light on it and discussed
it freely. All during the discussion
the officials showed that a sincere ef
fort would at least be made to pre
vent gambling.
One hundred Pinkertons have been
engaged by the officials and these, in
addition to a squad of plain-clothes
men, will seek to prevent any bets
being made, either oral or written. Of
course, it is not possible that all bet
ting wiS be stamped out The old-

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