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the best work of the league. He has
only one .300 hitter, yet the team
leads the league in batting.
The Phils are battling manfully,
keeping in the race on the impervious
pitching of Alexander. Stallings has
his team playing better ball than at
any time this season and it is ad
vancing steadily. Herzog has brought
ft ginger and ability to the Giants, but
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and that is what McGraw needs.
Our own hopes have threatened
several times, but on each, occasion
fall short. The pitchers have natural
ability, but with Archer out of the
game do not get the catching assis
tance necessary to make them con
The other three teams of the
league help make it an eight-club
Mordecai Brown pitched effectively
against the Giants, holding them to
one run until the ninth, when the
game was safe. Kelly and Zim made
three hits each, Whitman, Mann and
Zeider got two apiece.
Tomorrow the White Sox will be
home to meet the New York Yanks
in the first of four games, following
which the other eastern clubs will
appear on the South Side. The bright
spot is the eight-game set against the
Mackmen in four days.
In their swing through the east the
Hose lost but little ground, though
their showing against the three
strong teams of that section was not
admirable. Nineteen games were
played east of the mountains. Four
were with the Mackmen and all were
copped. Two out of six were won in
Washington, and the same result oc
curred in Boston. One out of three
was won in New York. Against the
three big fellows the Sox won a third
of their games.
Yesterday's slugging victory over
Detroit made the record for the trip
an even break.
' On the dope the Hose should have
done better, but there is no doping
the Johnson circuit this season.
Washington does not class with the
Rowlandites, even with Johnson
pitching, but they managed to push
back our hopes, winning three extra
On the trip the most scintillating
work was the pitching of Russell and
Williams, the southpaws. Claude
licked Boston and was beaten by
Washington, when he should have
won. Russell pitched three games on
his own hook and was a relief pitcher
in all the others where assistance
was required. He worked in three
Washington games in four days and
then pitched a couple of innings in
Russell is a horse for work and he
thrives on frequent employment He
is now the most dependable man on
the staff and can work twice as often
as any of his mates.
Ness poled five hits, Jackson three
and Ed Collins, Felsch, Schalk and
Liebold two each.
Alexander fanned eight Reds and
Phils won easily. Roush made two
triples and single. Whitted poled
homer anti single.
Wilhoit's homer was winning
marker forBraves. Rudolph held
Browns hammered Klepfer and
Gould in tenth, beating Cleveland.
Sisler poked two doubles and Mar
sans three singles.
Yesterday several of the promoters
of the racing meet at Hawthorne
held an informal meeting in the Ho
tel Sherman. Racing as an estab
lished sport in Chicago was, of
course, the discussion. The promot
ers were pleased. The attendance
last week proved that racing can be
a success once more if properly con
ducted. The big danger to the game at this
stage is not merely the reformers. It
lies in the presence at the track of
the "shark bookie," the fellow who
is merely out openly to make a kill
ing, regardless of the effect on the
game. They've been too bold out at
Hawthorne. The promoters know.
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