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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 02, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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draw the Konnies and should make i
some advances while sox of red and
white are tangling here. And not so
far away we discern Mr. Fielder
Jones, making motions toward the
top and feeling naturaL
With some of the famed sluggers
in difficulty, Hap Felsch continues to
bpull the Hose along, even though his
Pname does not draw black headlines
in the public prints. Hap is not a
sensational performer, but pursues
the even tenor of his ways and poles
more than his quota of hits, He
does it with regularity, too, and is
not given to excessive spulrts fol
lowed by dismal slumps.
; Hap has been criticized somewhat
for his baserunning recently because
of the number of times he is caught
at the plate. But Hap furnishes only
the leg power for his running and
takes his orders as to how far to pro
ceed from headquarters. And he is
not the only fellow who has been
made to look bad.
Probably never before in baseball
history did one ball team in a season
make so many disastrous errors as
the Cubs. Other clubs have bungled
with greater frequency, but the Cubs
hold the palm for having their mis
cues come when they will do the
greatest damage.
If the team decides to make only
one error in an afternoon it is almost
a certain bet that this error will toss
off a ball game and nullify all the
good work that comes after, bogging
down the good work of the pitchers.
Hendrix pitched a one-hit game
against the Phillies yesterday and
lost, the enemy scoring three runs
in the first inning, when this hit was
made. Hendrix passed two, then
Zeider made an error. That error
paved the way for the three counters.
If it had not been made the Phils
might have been scoreless and would
not have scored more than one in
any event.
These misfortunes are what keep
the Cubs down in the ruck. Tinker
hasn't a bad ball club. It boasts tip-1
top pitching, the batting is powerful,
and, except for these costly errors,
the fielding is acceptable. No more
brain blunders are committed than
are usually seen when nine men get
Guarding against misfortunes of
this kind is a difficult business. Re
placing some of the men now play
ing with new material is one way, but
it is doubtful if better candidates are
going to be picked up at this late
Tinker's team at least makes every
game an interesting one, and it is sel
dom that it loses without a fight and
without forcing the enemy. This
means excitement for the fans, and
that is what is desired.
Lavender held Phils to four hits in
first game. Zim's homer and triple
by Wortman and Wilson's single
scored two runs.
Browns made it dozen straight
and reached fifty-fifty mark by beat
ing Yanks in 14th. Davenport and
Weilman pitched great ball. Sisler,
Marsans and Shotton did the import
ant hitting.
Manager Donovan of the Yanks
has suspended Pitcher Ray Caldwell
without pay for 15 days and fined
him $100 for infraction of club rules.
Boehling's wildness and Gandil's
three hits enabled Cleveland to beat
Long hits by Hoblitzel and Hooper
beat Detroit, Shore stopping Tigers.
Cobb went hitless.
Schupp, youthful Giant southpaw,
held Pirates to one hit in last seven
innings, but it was triple by Hinch
man in tenth that won.
Rudolph outpitched Meadows, Ko
netchy's hit winning in 11th. Ru
dolph allowed four hits.
Nap Rucker came back as rescuer
for Dell and held Reds to four hits
in last six innings. Myers and Olson
each knocked three hits.
Nick Carter, bought by the Cubs,
put Indianapolis in second place in
the American ass'n, holding Louis
ville to a run. It was his 15th win,

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