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GIANTS AND SOX CLASH IN
THIRD WORLD SERIES GAME;
BENTON OPPOSES CICOTTE
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McGraw Upsets Dope By Sending Untried Rube Into Box
Against American League Champs; Thirty-eight
Thousand Fans Crowd Stands Despite
Rasping Northeast Wind.
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wall. Had he mined the catch Gan
dil'i smash would, have gone for at
least a two-base hit.
Slides to Third.
But Robertson was not done. The
Norfolk player doffed his fielder's
glove and stepping into the batter's
box picked one of Cicotte's, sharp
breaking; low balls and drove high and
far into the right center. The sphere
sailed up and onward under the force
of the blow until it seemed certain
that it would ecjual Felsch's home run
drive of the opening game. ' Both
Jackson and Felsch raced frantically
after the ball, but it hit the bleacher
fence and bounded away from their
clutches. Robertson was sliding to
third base when the ball was returned
to the infield.
Cicotte Too Much for Benton.
Holkc followed with a two-base
drive to left field, scoring Robertson.
Catcher Kariden, playing: in place of
McCarty who was injured in the see
ond battle at Chicago advanced his
teammate to third with a sacrifice,
JItcotte to GandiL Benton could not
athorn" Cicotte's curves and struck
out. As Burns to bat Umpire Klem
took the ball away from Catcher
Schalk . after examining it carefully
threw it into the Giant's dugout while
the crowd, scenting the "shine ball"
booed vigorously. ,
Cicotte Captures Sphere.
When Cicotte hurled up a new
white ball Burns hit a puzzling slow
grounder toward third which scbred
Holke, who was on his jway to the
plate when the bat met the ball.
Cicotte finally captured .the sphere
and tried to retire Bums at first, but
his throw was wild and the batter con
tinued on to second; With Kerzog
at bat, the crowds were rooting
strenuously for a continuance of hit
tine, but Gandil checked the . rally
with a wonderful running catch of the
Giants field captain's foul, which he
speared one handed as the ball was
about to disappear among me spec
tators in one of the ground row of
field boxes. That was the end of the
run-making for the day, . for after
that soectacular inning both Cicotte
and Benton pitched well-night perfect
ball. While both teams got runners
on the bases the hits to bring, them
home never were iorthtommg.
,As was the case in the two tot one
win of Saturday, the wining pitcher
was forced to deliver more balls than
his defeated rival. Benton today
' pitched a total of 105 balls to Cicot-
te a ninety-seven, jusi as Picons m
his victorious same hurled 101 to Sal-
lee's eighty-five. During the nine in-
mngs wnicn cciuuu yuiiicu, iui
Giants grendier hurled twenty-five
strikes: thirtv-ciaht ' balls, fourteen
foul strikes; the White Sox made five
hits, drove oat twenty-one tteia outs
and fouled three bails.
" Cicotte Makes 27 Strikes.
' Cicotte, pitching ninety-seven times,
obtained twenty-seven strikes, thir
teen foul strikes, gave twenty-six
hill and was fouled five times. The
Giants reached him for eight . hits;
went out sixteen times on fielding
plays and J. Collins two errors on
Kautt a drives account tor tne re
While there was little, if any. ad
vantage between the two pitchers it
appeared to many as though Benton
had more on the ball than Cicotte.
Mis delivery came uo with wide,
cneenincr curves Of broke with almost
right-angle slants which . had the
White Sox missing or popping up
. most of the time.
V Varies Pitching.
The Chicago ; twirler varied his
eitchine to a greater extent than Ben
ton and his control was as perfect as
usual. To those who saw him work
in the first contest it appeared . as
though he did sot have as sharp a
curve as break as on Saturday when
: he turned back the Giants with seven
hits and one run. His record today
was ieght hits and two runs, while
Benton let the White box down witn
five hits, no two coming in one inning,
First Eight To Benton's Five.
Cicotte fanned eight Giants to Ben.
ton's five. Bums. Holke and Benton
' all fell twice before the Chicago hurt-
ers slants while Benton s only double
strike out victim waa Cicotte. The
New York team had twice as many
.runners stranded on the bases as the
White Cox, the count being eight to
four. Robertson led all the olavers
with three hits in four times at bat
for a total of five bases, while of Chi
esgo's five hits, Eddie Collins-and
Weaver each obtained two. Neither
Kauff cor Jackson had a fielding
: chance ana Robertson stole the only
base' purloined. Neither pitcher gave
a base on bails and none ot the bve
& Collins, If.
E. Collins, 2b.
DAVE ROBERTSON Rightfiefder of New York, who cor
ered himself with glory in yesterday's game, getting three
hits, saving the game when he picked a fly off the fence.
Umpires: Klem, behind plate;
O'Loughlin at first, Evans at ec
ond, Rigler at third.
errors contributed in any way to the
Attendance Slacks Up.
The total attendance was 33,616 and
the receipts $73,081. Of this amount
the nlavers received $39,463.74: each
clug $13,154.58 and the National com
mission ?7,3U8.1U. Neither in attend
ance nor receipt did the figures of
today's game equal several world's
series contests p.aycu ui uuici jtn
at the Polo grounds.
' The few vacant seats in either
bleachers or stands were not visible
from the field and the thousands
rooted loud and frequently for the
Giants. The White Sox. however,
were not friendless for there was a
delegation of some hundreds from
Chicago and these supporters lost no
opportunity to cheer on their favor
ites. The seem cautioning by the um
pires against 'riding of opponents
was ettective ana were was no re
partee among the players and no
disputing of the arbiters decisions.
Boo Agsinst Collins.
Early In the game there was some
attempt to start an organized booing
against Eddie Collins, apparently in
retaliation for Zimmerman s treatment
earlier in the series, but this was soon
hissed down. In every other respect
the contest was all that world series
contest should be. The sky was partly
overcast and there was little wind, but
the cold damp atmosphere made
wraps a necessity.
With Cicotte turned back tor a lew
days at least the Giants supporters
are looking for McGraw to start
either Schupp or Sallee in the next
game, but the New York manager
would , give no inkling ot his plans
tonight. He confined his remarks to
a statement that at last the team had
got going and that he expected them
to continue the winning pace from
now on. So far as could be learned
from the Chicago team headquarters
Manager Rowland's choice for tomor
row's game probably will lie between
Faber and KusselL
Before the players took the field the
players gathered around the plate and
an American flag was presented to
Corporal Hank Gowdy, who is now in
the Ohio National guard.
, First Inning.
' Chicago John Collins up. The
crowd gave a great cheer as Collins
walked to the plate. Mayor Mitchel
threw out the first ball to Benton.
'Ball one. Foul, strike one. Ball two.
John Collins fouled out to Kariden,
who took the bail pear the grand
stand. McMullen up. Strike one.
Foul, strike two. McMullen struck
out. Eddie Collins up. Ball one.
Strike one. Foul, strike two. Foul,
Ball two. Ball three. Eddie Collins
got a single into centerfield. Jackson
up. Ball one. Strike one. Ball two.
Benton threw out Jackson at first No
runs, one hit, no errors.
New York Burns up. Foul, strike
one. Ball one. Foul, strike two. Ball
two. Burns struck out, and the Chi
cago partisans cheered loudly. Herzog
up. Strike one. Cicotte was, working
the ball around the knees. Foul, strike
two. Herzog flied out to Felsch, who
did not have to move to take the ball.
Kauff up. Ball one. John Collins
dropped Kauff a high fly. The batter
reached second. - Zimmerman vp.
Strike one. Ball one. Strike two. Zim
merman scratched an infield hit.
Kauff going to third. Fletcher up. Ball
one. Foul, strike one. Fletcher forced
Zimmerman, McMullin to Eddie Col
lins. No runs, one hit, one error. ,
Chicago Felsch up. Ball one. Strike
one. Felsch fouled out to Holke. Gan
dil up. Ball one. Gandil also sent up
a high fly to Hblke. Weaver up. Ball
one. Weaver stung a single over
shortstop. Schalk up. Ball one. Ball
two. Strike one. Weaver stole sec
ond. The umpire had called him out,
but then discovered that Fletcher
had dropped the ball Ball three on
Schalk. Schalk flied out to Burns,
who had to come in fast to make the
catch. No runs, one hit one error.
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Of fibial Box Score
' NEW YORK.
Burn. ti.V... ..V.'.l 4
Herzoz, 2d 4
Kauff, cf s
Zimmerman, 3b .4
Fletcher, as 4
Robertson, rf . . '. ... .4
Holke, lb 4
Rariden, c .'. ; 2
Benton, p 3
. . . 9 , AB.
J.Collins, If ..- 4
McMullen; 3b 4
E Collins, 2b 4
Jackson, rf ..........4
Felsch, cf .3
Gandil, lb ....(..... ..3
Weaver, ss .,3
Schalk, c 3
Cicotte, p 3
8 27 14
24 6 3
0 0 00
O 0 2
Totals .31 O 5
Chicago j. 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York .0 00200
Summary! Two-base hits: Holke, Weaver. Three-base hit:
Robertson. Stolen base: Robertson. Sacrifice hit: Rariden.
Double playt Rariden to Herzog. Left on bases: Chicago, 4;
New York, 8. . First base on errors: New York, 2. Earned runs:
Off Cicotte. 2. Struck out: By Cicotte, 8: by Benton, 5. Um
pires: At the plate, Klem; first base, O'Loughlin; second base,
Evans; third base, Rigler. Time: 1:55.
New York Robertson up. Robert
sou singled over second. Holke up.
Eddie Collins took Holke's grounder
and touched Robertson on the line,
Holke being safe at first. Kariden up.
Ball one. Ball two. Strike one. Ball
three, Rariden singled over second,
Holke going to third. Benton up. The
stands were in an uproar. The Chi
cago Infield played in on the grass.
Benton flied to Felsch, but Holke held
third. On the throw to the plate
though, Rariden went to second.
Burns up. Strike one. Strike two. Ball
one. Foul. Ball two. Burns 'struck out
for the second time. No runs, two hits,
' Third Inning.
Chicago Cicotte up. He was warm-
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Cicotte sent up a high foul to Rariden.
John Collins up. Benton had plenty
of speed and a sharp breaking hook
on the bal(. Ball one. Foul, strike
one. Ball two. Holke dropped John
Collins' high foul. Foul, strike two.
Zimmerman scooped J. Collins'
bounder and got his man at first. Mc
Mullin up. Foul, strike one. Ball one.
Rariden gobbled McMullin's foul. No
runs, no hits, one error.
New York Herzog up. Ball one.
Strike one. s Strike two. Ball two.
Klem cautioned the Chicago bench
tor coaching. Foul. Herzog fanned,
going after a fast in shoot for a third
strike. Kauff up. John Collins
dropped Kauff s long fly and the bat
ter reached second. John Collins' sec
ond error on Kauff. Zimmerman uo.
Weaver threw out Zimmerman, Kauff
going to third. Fletcher up. Ball
one. Ball two. Foul, strike one.
Eddie, Collins threw out Fletcher at
first, cutting down what seemed a cer
tain hit No runs, no hits, one error.
Chicago Eddie ' Collins up. Strike
one. Zimmersan knocked down E.
Collins' grounder and then threw him
out. Jackson up Strike one. Ball
one. Fletcher went over behind Bea
ton to take Jackson's grounder and
threw his man out at first, helsch up.
Felsch connected for a single. Rob
ertson ran over to the wall and took
Gandil's fly. It looked as though the
ball was going into the grandstands
for a home run. No runs, one hit. no
New York Robertson up. Strike
one. Robertson drove a long hit to
right center for three bases. The
Giant supporters rocked the stands
with their cheers. It was Robertson's
second hit Holke up. Strike one.
Robertson scored on Holke's hit to
left for two bases. Rariden up. Foul,
strike one. Kariden sacrificed. U
cotte to Gandil, Holke moving on to
third. Benton up. The Chicago in
field came in. .Strike one. Strike
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two. Benton fanned on three pitched
balls. Burns up. Foul, strike one.
Ball one. Ball two. Ball three. Holke
scored when Burns got an infield hit,
which McMullen took and threw wild
ly past first base, Burns going to sec
ond. Herzog up. Herzog fouled out
to Gandil!. Two runs, three hits, one
Chicago Weaver up. Ball one.
Ball two. Fletcher threw out Weaver
at first. Schalk up. Strike one. Ben
ton was pitching a nice game and
had good control. Srtike two. Schalk
struck out, but Rariden had to throw
his man out at first. Cicotte up.
Strike one. Strike two. Cicotte was
another strike-out victim. No runs,
no hits, no errors.
New York Kauff up. Strike one.
Kauff fouled to Schalk. Zimmerman
up. Zimmerman hit a long fly to
Felsch. Fletcher up. Ball one. Foul,
strike one. Strike two. Fletcher
fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Chicago John Collins up. J. Col
lins went out by the Fletcher-Holke
route. McMullen up. Ball one. Foul.
Strike one. Foul, strike two. Ball two.
Benton knocked down McMullin's
grounder and threw him out. Eddie
Collins up. Foul, strike on. Ball one.
Strike two. Ball two. Foul. Ball three.
E. Collins went out to Holke, un
assisted. No runs, no hits, no errors.
New York Robertson up. Robert
son sent up a high fly to Felsch and
sat down. Holke up. Strike one. Foul,
strike two. Holke beat the air three
times. Rariden up. Eddie Collins
didn't have to move to get Rariden's
grounder, and threw him out at first
base. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Chicago Jackson up. Ball one.
Foul, strike one. Ball two. Foul.
strike two. Herzog tossed out Jack
son at first. Felsch ud. Ball one. Ball
two. Strike one. Strike two. Ball three.
Felsch fanned the third strike, cutting
the heart of the plate. Gandil up. Ball
one. Zimmerman took care of Gan
dil's grounder and threw him out. No
runs, no hits, no errors.
New York Benton up. strike one.
Foul, strike two. Benton fanned on
three Ditched balls. Burns up. Ball
one. Foul, strike one. Strike two.
Ball two. Foul. Ball three. Weaver
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threw out Burns. Herzog up. Herzog
got a Texas leaguer over second.
Kauff up. Ball one. Foul, strike one.
Kauff flied out to Felsch. No runs,
one hit, no errors.
Chicagj Weaver up. Weaver got
a two-base hit to left. Schalk up.
Strike one. Benton took Schalk's
grounder and ran over and tagged
Weaver on the line. It was a nice
play. Cicotte up. Ball one. Strike
one. Ball two. Foul, strike two. Ball
three. Cicotte struck out and Schalk
was doubled trying to steal. Rariden
to Herzog. No runs, one hit, np
New Yorkr-Zimmerman up. Strike
one. Zimmerman lined out to Eddie
Collins. Fletcher up. Ball one. John
Collins had to come in to take Fletch
er's fly. Robertson up. Robertson
singled through the box. His third
hit. Holke up. Ball one. Ball two.
Foul, strike one. Ball three. Strike
two. Robertson stole second. Foul.
Holke fanned. No runs, one hit, no
Chicago John Collins up. Strike
one. roui, sinkc two. jvauucu iwun.
Collins roller and threw him out at
first. McMullin up. Ball one. Ball
two. Strike one. Ball three. Fletcher
threw out McMullin. Eddie Collins
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the crowd, thinking that Collins was
out, began to suite upon the field.
The game was halted until the field
could be cleared. jacKson up. rum,
Fletcher took Tackson s
high fly. No runs, one hit, no errors.
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