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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 04, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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made the entire situation as clear as
the Chicago river.
Brooklyn has clinched the pennant
in the National league anti the coun
try's greatest baseball experts some
considerably ex and otheris not so
peart are busy figuring the chances
of the Dodgers against the Red Sox
in the battle for the championship of
the more or less civilized world.
Boston is given the call on team
play and the ability to stand up under
a withering fir -The.Bostonese won
a pennant in a league that was com
petent in seven cities, with two teams
hanging to their quarter until the
last three days of the schedule and in
two important series pushed back
their contenders witli ease. They
stood out above all rivals.
Carrigan has a pitching staff that
is a marvel of effiectiveness. His
team as a whole is a wonderful de
fensive combination and in the final
stages of the pertnant dash develop
ed a batting rampage that may carry
on into the meeting with the Dod
gers. Brooklyn has no better pitch
ing staff than have several clubs in
the American league.
Brooklyn is a questionable quan
tity. For the first time in many
years Robinson is winning a pennant
with a hole-at shortstop big enough
to drive a horse and wagon through.
Olson has done his best, but Ivan the
Terrible is an erratic fielder, liable to
gum up the parade at any time with
some messy work.
But the Dodgers aren't fluke
champs. They won through 154
games, and that is the ultimate an
swer to everything. They do not look
any stronger -than the Phillies did
last year, however, . and Boston
should repeat its triumph.
John McGraw became disgusted at
the way his Giants performed against
Brooklyn yesterday in a game which
give the pennant to the Dodgers.
After panning Pitcher Poll Perritt
for letting a baserunner steal second,
McGraw left the bench in high dud
geon, j
And outcrops a scandal which is a
nice stew. Philadelphia writers are
flatly charging that the Giants came
very close to tossing the game. Some
Gotham reporters panned their prides
severely and hinted that ail was not
as it should be.
What McGraw intimated about his
own. people will not do the game any
good. He could not have gone much
farther without making 'direct charg
es. Prom an account of the game,
in which the Giants took, a three-run
lead in the first inning, it doesn't ap
pear that the Giants tossed the. bat
tle. They played minor league base
ball, but they have been prone to do
so on several occasions throughout
the season.
Boston won two games, putting
the Phillies out of the race.
Having won the pennant, Red Sox
allowed the Macks to take a double
header. Carrigan used Foster, Mays
and Ruth in the box long enough to
look them over. All were hit hard,
but were working under a pull. Fos
ter will pot be used in the series un
less as a last resort, as his sore arm
is still troublesome.
George Sisler, St. Louis Brown
baseball star, is to marry Miss Kath
leen Holznagle of Detroit, Oct 21.
They were students at the Univer
sity of Michigan together.
v. Daily games between freshman
and varsity football teams are the
order at the University of Chicago,
and Coach Stagg's regulars have so
far kept their goal line unsullied.
Bobbie Cahn and Jack Agar are reel
ing off excellent gains in these prac
tice affairs, circling the freshman
ends with ease and tearing up the
line. Red Graham is making good
at the quarterback position, though
this is his first attempt at the grid
iron game.
Senn and Loyola get together at
the latter's field this afternoon in the
only scheduled prep football game
for the day. The schools are situ
ated half a mile apart and rivalry is1
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