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good a game as Steinfeldt ever
Artie Hoffman, rejuvenated, is
back ip. center field. Artie was a
weak sister last year, but jthe cot
ton top is' hitting like he did two
years ago, and a load is lifted
from Chance's mind.
Joe Tinker slips in behind Hoff
man. It is only necessary to say
Joe looks as good as ever. He's
In the first game Jimmy Archer
will be behind the bat. His arm
is working great, and his throws
to second are traveling at rifle
like speed. Archer promises to
be the terror to base stealers he
has proven in the past.
King Cole, the human string,
or Mordecai Brown, will be the
pitching v selections tomorrow.
Both have been going along the
last few day S-in midseason form.
In regard to utility men and a
pitching stable, Chance is well
fortified. Cotter, a youngster
secured from Philadelphia, looks
like a fitting running mate for
Archer behind the bat. With
Philadelphia last year he showed
clouting ability, and his playing
caught the eye of the Cub boss.
Needham is the third backstop.
I Wilbur Goode and Ward Mil
ler, the latter secured from the
International league, are the out
field reserves. Heine Zimmer
man and Moore, a recruit from
California,' are the extra infield
ers. Shean has been disposed of.
Zi mis an average fielder, but a
mighty hitter, getting an 'aver
age of over .300 lastyear, and the
regulars vill'ha$gI&' bed6a 'ifie'
job all the time to keep him out
of the game.
The recruit left handed pitch
ers, who were expected to be the
salvation of the Cubs, showed up
so weak, that Chance signed
Pfeister, the jold Cub, who was
a terror to the Giants. Last year's
staff, with the addition of North
rop, Lavender and Pfeister, will
draw pay checks signed by Char
ley Murphy when the season be
gins. From the above it will be seen
that the Cubs are depending on
veteran material to bring home
the flag. The only new regular
is Lennox, and he is not a novice
at the game.
In the White Sox line-up a dif
ferent story is presented. At
least three positions will be filled
by recruits when MayorHarrison
tosses out a new white "ball, and
supplies the necessary eclat
(whatever that is) to start the
Recruits begin to appear right
at the 'top. Rath, holding down
second base, is the lead off hitter.
Last year with Baltimore this
boy hit for .340. and played a
swell fielding game. He was with
the Athletics for part of one sea-'
son, but Connie Mack turned him
over to Cleveland, from where he
retrograded to the minors. Mor
ris looks like a comer this year,
and wants to show the fans that
Connie Mack made one of the
few mistakes of his baseball life.
Captain Harry Lord; well
known bunteq and just as well
known "sWgger sticks- In beHfett.