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by a few inches.
"Marquard and Ruckeifare the
star left-handers of the National,
and Gregg and Plank lead in the
American league. Gregg allowed
less hits per inning than any of
the other three.
Marquard won more "games
than Gregg, but his record was
built around a team playing con
sistently good ball. Cleveland
.was noted for erratic playing."
Some compliment from the
game's premier batsman to a
pitcher who broke into the big
league 'last year and whose ser
yices the Cleveland management
are said to have regarded so
lightly that when his- 1912 con
tract was sent to him, Gregg
(could scarcely discover an ad
cance in salary with a 'magnify
When Gregg saw the contract
he announced that he did not
think he would play ball next sea
son and went back to his trade
It has since been reported that
he signed. Possibly the Cleve
land club saw the' error of its
.ways orthe outlaw league in thtH
offering and wrote-in a laTger fig
ure on the salary line.
After Du Maurer. -
A little work, a litle play
1T0 keep us going, and so
'A little joy, a little sorrow,
Of each day's sowing, and so
A little coin, a little light.
A time for blowing and so
Good night '
THE BRUTE -
By Berton Braley ' -
Low browed and hruttish -lipped,
With thickened thews and hard
And eyes that shift and squint
Devoid of mirth or warmth or
He shambles on, his weary way '
Back to his slum at close of day,
A brute? A beast? unkempt and
But if a Beast, who made him so?
For centuries we tender.folk
Have fashioned for his, neck the
To keep our fingers slim and
His own have grown, to clumsy
That we might climb (o light and
In darkness has Kis- foil been
done; . - , '
An Ox' unthinking, heavy,
slow? , ' :
But if an Ox whoniade him so?
His brow is low ,WE beat it
ThaYwe might win to wealth, re-
His eye fs dull WE took from
His light, for fear our own would
Through all his woe and sweat
We built our palaces in Spain.
And now we call him Beast yet
If he IS Beast, who made him sol