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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 06, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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of the players' pool of the city series
The second game of the series
showed no vde margin in the class
of the two clubs except in the run
way department, and what the Cubs
did and failed to do on the paths was
fatal to a chance that may not pre
sent itself again. In the ninth, one
( out, runner on first and Jimmy Arch-
er on second, Mann singled to center.
Archer was sent home. He was out
on a fast play at the plate, even
' though Pelsch's throw was wide. A
perfect throw would have turned Jim
back 15 feet from the plate.
One run wasn't worth any more to
the Cubs at that stage of the pro
ceedings than the Republican vote of
Texas is to Hughes. And Archer is
a notoriously slow runner. Follow
ing Mann were Saier and Williams,
both left-handed batters of the lung
ing type, .liable to connect at any
time against a pitcher like Paber.
Earlier in the proceedings, with
Zeider on first, Wortman doubled to
right Zeider was held at third, de
, spite the fact that two were out and
Jimmy Lavender was the next batter
" and Jim hasn't made a hit since
Hector was a pup. The throw to the
plate on this play was bad and Zeider
could have scored standing up.
Yesterday's crowd answered the
question as to whether the North
Side will support baseball. The at
. tendance numbered 11,649, 6.438
more than attended the second game
last year on the West Side, and the
receipts were better by $4,000. "This
was good news to the noble athletes,
who share in the receipts of only the
first four games.
Faber pitched pretty good ball all
the way, but had good backing to get
P by. Lavender fell in the fourth and
Packard finished by blanking the Sox
for the remainder of the distance
through the medium of some air
tight curving
A just-before-the - battle - mother
air hangs over Boston. Red Sox and
Brooklyn are through with their 1
schedules. Dodgers closed with a
victory over New York, during which
the regulars -were given a final re
hearsal. Red Sox worked out at the
Braves' park and will go through the
same program today.
Every indication now Is that Rob
inson will use Rube Marquard, the
wry-necked southpaw, in the opener.
The Rube can pitch another game
in the series without any trouble.
Pfeffer will be held until the second,
being stronger, which will enable
him to pitch again. -
Guessing Cardigan's pitcher is dif
ficult. He started almost every se
ries this yar with Dutch Leonard
and may follow the same program
against the National leaguers. Shore
is also a possibility. Ruth will prob
ably be held until the second game.
Mays will be on the warming pan for
rescue purposes. His delivery is dif
ferent from that of any other Red
Sox hurler and the change should be
baffling in the midst of a game.
Doping a short series like the one
for the championship of the globe is
usually based on records of the re
spective players during the season.
And that isn't a proper criterion of
what the hired men will do in a post
season event
Some men play far above their
seasonal average in such a clash and
others fall away. Duffy Lewis last
season was a notable example. Man
for man, the Red Sox are money
players. They are almost unbeatable
through a short stretch where every
play is important They have been
through the fire and are not awed by
great crowds. They have come from
behind times innumerable. No mat
ter what th.e cold statistics show
and even these slightly favor the
American leaguers Boston should
be victorious over the Dodgers.
The usual ticket scalping scandal
has sprung up. It will be a hot topic
for a few days and then drop out of
sight We are too far away to care
much about the mess.
Miss Elaine Rosenthal and Mis3
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