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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 25, 1913, Image 10

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BRESNAHAN PRAISES PIERCE OTHER SPORT DOPE
Live to be 100 years old with
illian Russell. The Trib. Tom
Needham and Kid Gleason, take
otice.
Rain interrupted the programs
l both Chicago teams yesterday,
the Cub game with the Cubans at
Tampa being postponed and Cal's
Sox taking their practice in the
hotel at Paso Robles.
Today the Sox will begin the
hardening process on the hand
ball courts and soccer field. Base
ball will not be put on the bill for
several days.
Thought the diamond was too
wet for baseball yesterday, Evers
put his Cubs through their regu
lar daily practice, and the men
stood the grind well. Roger Bres
nahan is the hardest worker on
the squad. The former Card is
the first man on the field ond the
last back to the hotel. Already his
experience is proving of benefit to
the youngsters. Roger, who has
shown ability to handle erratic
left-handers, is taking particular
notice of Pierce, the young south
paw, and the two work together
constantly. This morning Bres
nahan declared the recruit was
one of the most promising port
siders he had run across in years
and guaranteed to make him a
winner this season. If Pierce
makes good the rosy predictions
of the Harp he will divide with
Lefty Leifield the off-side flinging
burden of the West Siders.
Matt Wells, the English light
weight, easily beat Hughie Me
hegan, the Australian, in twenty
founds at London. In a previous
battle Mehegan won on a foul in
the 14th round.
Shooting at clay pigeons from
aeroplanes will be one of the
events of the Sportsmen's Show,
which opens at Madison Square
Garden, New York, Thursday.
Kid Ghetto, a New York dis
covery, made a chopping block of
Tommy Houck, the Philadel
phian. Houck was all in at the
end of the bout.
George Browne, who has play
ed with the Cubs and several
other big league teams, has been
signed by Minneapolis.
Jim Scott was the only White
Sox who attempted to show any
thing today. The rheumatic
pitcher bruised the hands of Ray
Schalk with a smoke display. He
looks like a genuine come-back.
Recruits always attract more
attention in the spring than vet
erans, and Joe Berger, who is try
ing for a shortstop berth with the
White Sox is no exception to this
rule. Joe was with the team on
the spring jaunt to Waco last
year, but weighed as much as a
Polish wrestler. He also did
about as much real work. Calla
han let him go to the Pacific
Coast League, and the German
proceeded to cut out a pace that
made the other shortfielders look
like they had taken root. He was
picked up again this year. Berger
reported yesterday and when he
got into his uniform this morning
looked like a different man. The
beef has disappeared and he is
down to 167 pounds. The train
ing period will take off whatever

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