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... fi i . t , - ,, ' iti . i . -t- HILLERTON THINKS Growing Commercialism of Gamo Renders This. Prescription Prescription Necessary. ' By HUGH S. FULLERTON. BOSTON, Mom., Oct. l It doped. Boston won yesterday, and finished, up the tamest and-(l- the magnates 'are wise) the lost of, tho world' serlea. Boston a)oped to win this final rime, to 1. and wqn It 4 to 1. Wo could not dope the Vlnd which blew one ball out of all proportion, and added one run to the Rod Sox majority. ' Without detracting from the merits of tho grand old gamo. It must bo admitted admitted that unless the club owners throw some life Into show, or clso establish, a new 'National j League, tho world's scries it the future will be a bloomer . 'The truth Is: tho National Lcairuo was Vawn up: shown upr oa ball play- ers. as "umpires, and even In reporters. It did not even look like a-.respeotablo league, and aftertho gam Artie Irwlni In the name of the International league, and Hube Foster, representing the Chicago Giants, colored champions of Chicago challenged the winners, and wanted to know why favoritism was being shown. The Brooklyn team looked sadder and worse than It really la. The team wm licked, beaten, and dogging before Jt went to the park. They held 'a meeting tn the morning, and decided -how they would divide the loser's share, and thay looked that way when they come on the hll field. There was not much to tho game. The Brooklyn team was whipped, and .did not'even try. They were tamed down to a whisper. The dope Indicated that they, would be by this, time, but ato did not expect tho saffron to show so plainly. And right here we want to offer an apology. We did not dope Jake Daubert, but somobody did. And while the doping was In progress the syringe must have been pointed toward Zach Wheat. There could have been no explanation 'for what happened yesterday than that Brooklyn dogged It. They were oft In tho lead with a lucky start, but refused to take heart and fight. An accidental passed ball presented them with the first run of the game, and Instead of cheer-Ing cheer-Ing up thoy put down their heads and waited for the axe to fall. Boston rather surprised me. That team has a habit of rushing an attack when they are In arrears in the score and" they did not do so. Evidently they thought there was no particular pleasure pleasure In beating up rf punching bag, so they played the steady, careful game and played for a run at a time, showing they nad no fear of the Brooklyn bunch. It was, perhaps, the tamest and most hopeless gamo ever played In a world's series. It started without applause and finished with only a faint cheer. There was more cheering when It was announced announced that the crowd broke all world's series records for one game than there was when the final score Went up, and the biggest cheer of the day came when the announcement was made that tho public had been mulcted lor JS3.S7J. lt us diverge from baseball. There never was more proof than waa furnished furnished today that baseball has ceased to bo a sport and has become a commercial commercial enterprise. There were fifty-seven fifty-seven forms of petty larceny graft connected connected with the sport, and it waa evident evident that the players wero giving more BIG SERIES SHOULD NOW. BE ABOLISHED thought to' the 'money than to the re To reum to the national obsession. Boston's play was neither brilliant nor wandorful. It waa steady, excepting that our pet fielder Trolley-wire Scott-felt Scott-felt his arm gottlng stronger as the end of the year' came on, And, heaved two Silts over old Doo HobltUe)' head, either of these heaves did much good to Brooklyn. They had only one legitimate legitimate chance to sooro a run off Shore, and that they got on-a well-pitched fast hall thnt hrnkn through Cady's hands after two' were out; They managed to ret lx runners to first base, three on hits and one of those hits a scratch- one on a pass, ana iwo on bcohj er rors. Four or tneso six reacnea iirni after two were out. and at that Shore waa not pitching' In his top form. He pitched wall because, as tho dopo Indicated, Indicated, lie knew more about the battersbut battersbut not with the easo and finish that he usually displays. Ho never was In serloUS trouble, and won all the way. On the 'other hand, the Red Sox attack attack seemed to lack punch and drive. Only onoe did they show the old rushing rushing attack, and that was In the second Inning, when they were behind. They seemed to be Inoculated with the weary feeling of the Dodgers, and when once ahead they played mechanically, . ' Two of their runs were dlreot results of tho faulty play of the Dodgers. In the second Inning Lewis whanged n fleroo line hit to left, and Wheat was straight In front of It He mlsplayod tho hall, which bounded high and went Jaft Inln th mamiav fM- a tiHrtls. nnrljt. short sacrifice fly scored him. Wheat claimed that catch and then mad a Joko throw to the plate. in the third Cady whipped a vicious hit over Datibert'a head, and, after Shore hod popped out trying t,b sac-rlflcc.'Pfoffer' sac-rlflcc.'Pfoffer' walked Hooper. Janvrln mashed a vicious bounder straight at Olson, who grabbed tho ball and fumbled fumbled an Instant Permit an' explanation:" Often whjn a ball Is hit that way It bounds from the hands of tho fielder. No ono can throw a. ball until he has It flinrly gripped wlh his fingers, "that Is what happened. Tho ball did not entirely escapei but It got Into the palm of Olson's hand, and, hastening to throw, he threw without a grip on the ball and threw wild. We have not seen the offlalal score, but Imagine that the scorers could have strained tho rules and given him four errors at once Instead' of two. Cady tore homo, and Hooper reached third. The Rex Sox Would have scored more, but Janvrln balled up a double steal by sliding' past the oasa after being safe, dive credit to CUtslAw for that because 4ie forced Janvrln far behind tho bag and made the out possible. possible. Shorten came through with the hit that scored the second run. In the fifth Hooper banged a single. Janvrln hit a long high fly to left center. Almost any one coutd have caught that ball, even though the wind1 was carrying it back toward left field. It looked as If the catch belonged to wheat, hut as ho naa muddled one play Myers made tne effort, effort, fell all over himself, and let the ball fall safely for a two-baso hit on which Hooper scored. We did not dope the wind to be blowing In that direction or we would have had the score exactly correct Pfeffer did not pitch a bad game. His support was hysterical and panicky panicky all the time, and he kept right on at the Job, which was hgweless until until Merkle batted for hlnWand gave "Whooier iDell a chance to carve his I name In the niche of fame. I interviewed Christie Aiathewson and he said: "I don't know whether the best team won or not, but I am satisfied that the worst team lost. You've got to give, It to Brooklyn they finished the game and It looked to me aa If that was about all they were trying to do." (Copyright, 11, by Hugh 3. Fuller- ton.) Griff Denies Tale. "I haven't bought any Joe Slattery from Montreal," said Manager Griffith today. "I don't know anything about him, and I can't seo where such a tale got out. Nothing to It" The Old Pox la back from the world's series, seeking to recover his equilibrium, which was -KfcUljT OUOAOU JVOlUUi ,

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  1. The Washington Times,
  2. 13 Oct 1916, Fri,
  3. Page 12

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