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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by A. G. Spalding & Bros., in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.O.
Stolen Bases.....
Sacrifice Hits.....

Sacrifice Flies........
Two-base Hito.
Three-batte Hits.

Home Runs...
Double Playı.....

Triplo Plays........

Number of Innings Pitched. By.
Base Hits Off..

Legal At Bato Scored Against Each Pitcher....
Struck Out. By.
Bases on Balle. Off.

Wild Pitcha....
Hit Bateman..
Pavod Balls..........

Time of Gam....



These pages show the second game of the World's Series of 1910 between the Cubs and Athletics, at Philadelphia, October 18, 1910. The scoring only has been copied—the summary and the At Bat, Run, Hit, Put-out, Assist, and Error columns have been left blank See if

you can, with a pencil, fill in these columns correctly from the score. If you can-and there is nothing hard about it-you will have demonstrated the ease of keeping At Bats, Hits, Put-outs, Assists, etc., for

your own team. First inning: Chicago: The cards show Sheckard got a base on Third inning: Chicago: Sheckard was given a base on balls. Schulte balls, and was forced at second by Schulte, Collins and Barry taking was safe, Davis's error getting credit for a sacrifice. Hofman flied out care of his grounder. Hofman got a base on balls, advancing Schulte, to Davis. Chance struck out. Zimmerman ended with a line drive to and both advanced again on Chance's hit. Zimmerman hit a sacrifice Lord. to Strunk, Schulte scoring. Steinfeldt struck out.

Philadelphia : Thomas reached first on Steinfeldt's error. Coombs Philadelphia: Strunk struck out, Kling missing the third strike but struck out. Strunk made a bit. • On Lord's hit to Zimmerman, Strunk getting the runner at first. Lord was out, Steinfeldt to Chance. Collins was forced at second. Thomas and Lord scored on Collins's double to hit to right and stole second. Baker was thrown out, Brown to left. Lord kept on home, as Steinfeldt fumbled Sheckard's throw. Chance.

Baker was out at first on Zimmerman's assist. Second inning: Chicago: Tinker was safe at first on Davis's error, Fourth inning: Chicago: Steinfeldt lifted a fly to Strunk. Tinker but was doubled up with Kling on the latter's drive to Collins. Brown singled to center but was out stealing. Ķling struck out. was out, Collins to Davis.

Philadelphia: Davis was thrown out at first by Tinker. Murphy Philadelphia: Davis lifted a long fly to Hofman. Murphy got a fouled to Chance. Barry singled. Thomas singled. Coombs struck base on balls. Barry forced Murphy at second, Tinker and Chance out. completing a double play.

Fifth inning: Chicago: Brown reached first base on Coombs's fum.

made, unsuccessfully? If the play is made suc- put-out. In this case, the central diamond gets a
cessfully, put a one-base-hit symbol in the first, figure, meaning the first, second, or third "out."
·base corner, draw the single line meaning "hit" When a man is left on base, put a cross in the
up into second base, and on one side of it put the central diamond-when he scores, put a black dot
numbers of the man making the assist and put- --and if he sacrifices, put an S in the central
out-say 86, meaning that the center-fielder diamond after the figure indicating the number of
chased the ball and threw it to the short-stop his "out."
covering the base-or if it were a longer hit, the It is not necessary to put a symbol over the fig-
numbers might read 864, meaning that the center- ures 7, 8, or 9, when a batter is retired by an out-
fielder chased the ball, relayed to the short-stop, field fly catch, but it is interesting to do so, both
who relayed to the second baseman, who made the to show at a glance that it was a fly, and to indi-

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by A. G. Spalding & Bros., in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.
Stolen Basu.......
Sacrifice Hits......

Sacrifice Flies.....
Two-basa Hits...
Throc-base Hits..

Homo Runs..
Double Plays.....

Triple Plays....

Number of Innings Pitched. By.
Bas. Hita. Off..

Legal At Bata Scored Against Each Pitcher.....
Struck Out. By.
Bases on Balle. Off.........

Wild Pitches....
Hit Bateman.
Passed Ball.........

Time of Gam.......




ble. Coombs made a second fumble and Sheckard was safe, getting a sacrifice. Schulte sacrificed to Davis unassisted. Hofman got a base on balls, and Chance came to the plate with the bases filled. 'Chance flew out to Murphy, and on a throw to the home plate Brown was doubled.

Philadelphia: Strunk struck out. Lord singled to right and Collins forced Lord at second, Tinker to Zimmerman. Collins stole second. Baker walked. Collins scored on Davis's single to left, the latter going to second on the throw in. Murphy was out at first.

Sixth inning: Chicago: Zimmerman was walked. On Steinfeldt's fly to Collins, Zimmerman was doubled up at first. Tinker doubled to left. Kling flew out to Strunk.

Philadelphia: Barry fanned. Thomas went to first on four balls, and to third on Coombs's single to center. Strunk struck out. Lord's foul was caught by Chance.

Seventh inning: Chicago: Brown struck out. Sheckard doubled to right. Schulte lifted a fly to Strunk. Hofman was given his base on balls. Sheckard scored on Chance's single to center. Zimmerman's grounder forced Chance, Collins to Barry,

Philadelphia: Collins was given a base on balls. Baker singled to

right. Davis drove the ball to left for two bases, scoring Collins and putting Baker on third. Murphy doubled, scoring Baker and Davis. Barry's sacrifice, Brown to Chance, placed Murphy on third. Thomas singled to left, scoring Murphy. Coombs was out at first by Chance, unassisted. Strunk doubled to right, scoring Thomas. Sheckard dropped Lord's fly, and Strunk scored. Lord was out stealing, Kling to Tinker.

Eighth inning: Chicago: Steinfeldt doubled to left. Tinker lifted to Baker. Kling took first on balls. Beaumont batted for Brown and struck out. Coombs passed Sheckard. Three men were left on bases when Schulte popped a fly to Collins.

Philadelphia: Richie pitched for Chicago. Collins drove the ball to right for two bases. Baker was out at first, Chance unassisted. Davis was out at first, Chance unassisted. Murphy was out, Steinfeldt to Chance.

Ninth inning: Chicago: Hofman singled to left. Chance was out at first, Collins to Davis. Zimmerman doubled to left, scoring Hof

Steinfeldt was out, Barry to Davis. Tinker was given his base on balls. Kling hit to Barry, and the latter stopped on second, forcing Tinker.


cate what kind of a fly. Similarly, the figure 3 Of course, no Big-League player is supposed in the first base square can be used alone to show to have glaring weaknesses which need correcthat the first baseman had an unassisted put-out, tion by practice. If he has any very glaring but it does not show whether the batter hit a fly faults, he is not a Big-Leaguer. But his record or knocked a grounder which he fielded, and then is kept with scrupulous accuracy, and not only touched the bag. But a fly symbol or a wiggly his record, but the record of every League player line indicating grounder tells the tale with ease. anywhere in organized base-ball, so that any one, It is all very simple, when you get used to it, at any time, can know just what a player has done. and very valuable in settling disputes, and partic- If it is necessary to keep the record of all the ularly valuable in showing you what you have games played, and from these to make up the recdone, if you keep your own record in this way. ords and averages for all the League players, who are at least supposed to be very expert, how However, base-ball-players are usually too well much more necessary is it for you, as yet in the hardened to get hurt, and the only hurt done here developing stage, to know exactly what you was to the Athletics' chances, since Merkle, imreally do and don't do, with all the finality of pelled by that "foot-ball shove," touched Collins cold figures. Hence I advise you to learn to out before he could touch the bag. The spectascore, or have some one score, your games, and tors thought the Giants were playing loose ball each member of the team to keep at home his and getting in each other's way, but they were own record, batting and fielding, so that he may not. They were playing the game! One of them know where to improve. For by this one thing was taking the chance which came to him, and -- finding the weakness and making it a point of inventing a new play and carrying it out all in strength-are won more games between other- the instant. That 's one reason why he is known wise evenly matched teams than in any other as so great a player-he has a head ! way. It is in "finding the holes and plugging To “cross" the other team is to lead them to them up”-in finding the weakness and going expect you are going to do one thing, and then after the game through that weakness, that John do another. Signaling a hit-and-run so the McGraw and Connie Mack have made their repu- catcher can see it, and then not hitting or runtations and built up their champion teams. ning when he calls for and receives a wide ball But, of course, that is not all!

from the pitcher, is a common instance-it serves It is only one of the little things that win ball to get the pitcher in a hole.” Pretending to try games-perhaps it is the biggest of the little to steal home by dashing for the plate when the things. But there are other things, and among pitcher starts to deliver the ball, and stopping them none stands out with greater importance midway for a mad dash back to third as the pitcher than these two-take the chance when it comes, falters in his motion, is another. Any trick which and "cross" the other side.

fools a team in a Major League must be a good "Taking the chance when it comes" hardly trick and well worked-indeed, boys get so alert needs an explanation. It is the whole art of base- in their games that it has to be a pretty keen running, of coaching, and of batting, yet many trick which will fool them. But it is done in the a ball-player goes sliding down the hill from the Big Leagues, and can be done in the boys' games, Major to the Minor Leagues, because he never if a little thought be devoted to the art. With masters the art of "taking a chance." When Ty teams otherwise evenly matched, it may be the Cobb scores from first on a single, he is taking "little thing" which decides the game. the chance that comes to him. When the base- Instances in Big-League play are not hard to runner slides into second and is on his feet on find. Two will suffice here as instances of how the instant, and sees the muffed ball rolling out such tricks can be turned. of the way and dashes for third, he is taking the Chicago and Detroit were having a hard batchance which comes to him. To wait to be batted tle. White, Chicago's great “southpaw," was around the diamond would hardly be playing the pitching, and the Sox were leading i to o in the game.

ninth. Detroit had O'Leary on first base and Mathewson tells of a chance he took in the two out. The pitcher was due to bat, and he had first game of the last World's Series, in which he done nothing against White. So Jennings sent invented a play and achieved it in the fraction of up Herman Schaefer as a forlorif hope. Not that an instant. With Athletic runners on first and Schaefer was not in the habit of delivering hits, second, and two out, with Collins at bat, Matty but he had been out of the game for a month had a bad situation. But do what he would, he with broken fingers, and his hand was still bancould not keep Collins from hitting the ball, daged. Now · Schaefer knows about as much though the bunt was only a slow roller down the base-ball as any player living, and he knows too, first-base line. Merkle dived after the ball- as well as any man, the psychology, or thinking Matty dived for first base. Collins, seeing he part, of the game. He knew perfectly well that could not pass both men, slid. And Matty saw White would think him "easy" because, when a he could not get to the base in time to receive a player is “on the bench” for any long period, he throw because Merkle was in his way. So he usually loses his "batting eye.” So Schaefer leaped at Merkle, and threw him at Collins ! planned to get a ball "straight over." He did

"It was an old-fashioned foot-ball shove," said this by standing very carelessly at the plate, “jolMatty.

lying” his team-mates and the Chicago catcher, One can imagine its results with a man like and standing far from the plate. White was sufatty shoving a man like Merkle on a little man ficiently deceived to put the first ball square over like Collins ! It seemed worse than foot-ball. the plate, thinking Schaefer would want to "look

Taken during the World's Series of 1911 - Giants vs. Athletics.
From a photograph, copyright by The Pictorial News Co., New York City.

at a couple" before he tried to hit, and naturally desiring to have those first balls strikes. But as White let the ball go, Schaefer "set" himself, drew back his bat, and sent the straight ball into the left-field bleachers for a home run, scoring O'Leary from first base ahead of him, and winning the game. It was a pure case of "crossing.” The way it was done makes it seem a very, very little thing to do-yet it won a ball game!

In the last World's Series, Bender, who did such magnificent work, "kidded" the Giant players as he pitched to them. Bender owns a head, as well as a hand and arm, and he, too, knows the psychology of the game. But he met his match when he tried to "cross" Devore. In the seventh inning of the first game, with two out, and Myers on second, Devore came to bat. Bender opened fire at once, with perfectly good-natured banter.

“Ah, here 's the little fellow !” he said. “Sorry, but I 've to strike you out. See that?" as the umpire called, "Strike one." "Now another one. What? No good? Well, that 's too bad. Never mind. Here goes a real one-what did I tell you? Now for the third strike! Why did n't you hit at it? Knew it was a ball? Well, now it 's two and two, is n't it? All right, here goes a nice curve over the outside corner - watch it."

"I 'm watching," said little Devore.

And Bender, figuring that Devore would think he would pitch something else than what he said he would pitch, did send up a curve over the outside corner, and Devore, who had “crossed” Bender by guessing that he would do just what he said he would, batted the ball to left-field for two bases, scoring Myers! “Reckon I talked too much !" said Bender, as he came back to the bench! Here was another case of a "little thing" helping to win a ball game.

So it really is the little, rather than the big, things that win ball games. And if you, too, will attend to these "little things,” keep a record, keep a score, find out what you do and don't do, and learn to do that which, as yet, you can't do, and, above all, keep your eyes open and your wits sharp, you will, ere long, “cross” the other side, and take the chances that come your way.

But don't expect to succeed all the time. Ty Cobb gets caught off bases, and put out at the plate not infrequently. But more frequently he "gets away with it.” Part of the art of the “little things" is not to get discouraged if they don't always succeed.

And remember that in every ball game which is not a tie because of darkness or rain, one team just has to lose !

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