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carry a powerful punch and no one
realizes this more than the athletes
themselves. To a team like Detroit
or Brooklyn an error that lets in a
run is of no great catastrophe. They
depend for runs on their attack, let
ting the science of defense remain
for the other fellows.
And it is a good system so long
as you do not encounter pitching of
the very first rank. Once an attack
ing club is stopped it has slight
chance of winning, for it has no de
fense impregnable enough to with
stand constant hammering.
For this reason Boston has won
two pennants, a world's flag, and is
' in a fair way to cop the champion
ship of the more or less human race.
Detroit and the White Sox in their
own league had an attack which bat
tered down every club in the circuit
but Boston. When the Red Sox,
through fine pitching, -paused this
onslaught the outcome of the games
was seldom in doubt And the same
applies fo the series with Brooklyn.
In the forepart of yesterday's af
fair Brooklyn hit Ruth hard, com
piling four hits in three innings. The
Dodgers were in front and were im
pressive performers. But in the last
11 innings Ruth dealt out only two
bingles and Brooklyn threatened
only once, both of these hits coming
in the same inning.
In the next two games Carrigan
will use Leonard and Mays, men who
pitch like Ruth, asking fer a run jor
two and air-tight backing from their
fielders. Give them those commodi
ties and they will breeze in eight
times out of ten.
Brooklyn cannot hang everything
on defense. If the Dodger batters
do not hit Mays and Leonard hard
er than they have Ruth or Shore the
Boston players can begin picking out
the new cars they will purchase with
the world's series coin.
Brooklyn was forced on the defen
sive yesterday, and, while the team
as a whole should be proud of its
work, one explosion was enough tol
turn the tide. Cutshaw buttered a
ball with a man ton third base and
the runner scored. Without that tally
the Red Sox would have been licked
in regular time.
Gardner made one bad throw for
the only black mark on the Boston
fielding record, but it came at a time
when no damage was done. Time
after time the Dodgers had men on
the paths, but there were no slips in
the Red Sox defense then.
Myers, with a homer and two mar
velous catches, and Smith, pitching
his first really important game, stood
out as the Dodger heroes. Ruth,
opening his career as a world's series
twirler, and Gainer, who batted for
Gardner and knocked in the winning
tally, hog the glory for the Red Sox.
Coach Stagg's maroon footballers
are practicing under arc lights this
week preparatory to the Indiana
game Saturday. Stagg was' highly
displeased with the work of his can
didates for Conference honors Sat
urday when they lost to Carleton and
he is driving them hard. Indiana has
a powerful eleven this fall and, un
less there is a marked improvement
in play at the Midway, another de
feat will be placed to the discredit of
Gordon and Cahn, two strong men
of the backfield, may be unable to
start the Indiana game, but will get
in at some time, no matter how
gloomy the pre-game reports may be.
Football people have a habit of mag
nifying their shortcomings.
Tonight's feature race at the
Dreamland rink will be a five-mile
grind for professionals and a field of
fourteen cracks wflill compete. All
of the local stars, including Cioni,
Kimm, Eglinton, Woodward and sev
eral others, will be on hand to skate
for the big prize.
A hare will dart in the path of a
giant locomotive at night and run
at the rate of sixty miles an hour in
the full glare of the. headlight and
finally drop exhausted.