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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1913, Image 10

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worth his year's salary and the
Bonus he was given for signing.
President Murphy, will arrive
in Tampa tomorrow night, and
the pruning of the Cub timber
will begin at once. Some of the
extra outfield and infield material
will be the first to go. There is no
dope on which to guess the men
who will be decapitated, but either
Phelan tor McDonald, maybe
both, are rumored for the discard.
Murphy has also intimated he
would dispose .of""Leacti and
Sheckard. That the Cub boss is
not counting "much on Sheck is
shown by the fact the veteran is
being allpwed to coach a team of
schoolboys. "Np. cut is expected in
the pitching staff until the . team
starts north.
Today the "White Sox get their
first test in a real ball game. (The
first squad tangles in mortal com
bat with Oakland, while the sec
onds are battling Los Angeles.
At the start of their journey
home the Sox ae in better .condi
tion than last year. .FrankMiller,
a oun'g pitcher, who has been
left in Paso Robles suffering from
malaria, is "the only real cripplel
There are a few with-minor in
juries, not serious enough to give
thenVa setback in training.
Eleven days will be spent by
the two teams at their present
camps. Games are scheduled for
every day, and on Sundays double
bills will be pulledoff. These con
tests'should' put the .men on edge
tpppen the season. There will be
plenty of work for the pitchers
against the Pacific .Coast leag
uers, who .have been practicing.
long enough to haVe their eyes'pii
the ball.'
For a man who is sure of his
position and conceded to be one
of the most valuable men on of
fense now with the Sox,-Jack Col
lins is attracting little attention.
The big- right fielder is a fixture,
and the only fixture, in the Sox
Jack Collins."
outfield. He. .came with a .rush
last year and. his ,batting mark
was, only a-Jjttle ; under ,300. Col
lins is'one of the fastest men in
the squad ; when he gets, on base
andjias the sliding ,ar down to
perfection. He. is. taking hjs. .time
getting into j condition devoting
most of his "efforts to" batting.:

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