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McFARLAND AND BRITTON FIGHT TONIGHT'
Sox Beat Oakland Beriz Pitches
" Swell Ball.
Totes From Major League Train
Southpaw Ray Collins, is the
only-member of the world's cham
pion pitching staff unsigned.
Dutch Leonard, a recruit left
hander, is showing Jake -Stahl
some great stuff, at HotSprings.,
Joe Jackson joined the Naps
last night, completing the train
ing crew at Pensacol'a. The slug
ging outfielder was out for prac
tice today. Manager Birmingham
is impressed with the work of Ab
Peddy, a young pitcher.
Cold weather kept the Wash
ington squad indoors at Char
lottesville, Va. Carl Cashion is
"showing good eaVly season con
trol. Walter Johnson has not
handled a baseball. .
Fred Clarke is preping his Pi?
rates for their games with the
Boston Red Sox next week at Hot
Springs. Marty O'Toble and
Claude Hendrix are already in
shape to pitch nine innings.
Chief Bender and Jack Coombs
each had a three-inning workout
yesterday, and this morning both
flingers reported their arms felt
fine. Connie Mack is nursing Ed
die Plank along and the Gettys
burg southpaw may be held in re
serve until June and hot weather
Andy Smith, star Pennsylvania
full back in 1901-2-3-4, will suc
ceed the late Keckie Moll as
coach at Purdue; University; -
There was nothing flukey
about the White Sox 9 to 3 vic
tory over Oakland.yesterday. Su
perior pitching and heavier stick
work tell the story.
Joe Benz pitched five innings
against the coast leaguers, and in
that time they found him for but
a single hit. One man was passed.
The work of the Batesville artist
made Jim Callahan as happy as a
new Democratic postmaster. Joe
put some hop on the ball and laid
it where he wanted to. If Benz
isn't repeating his last year's per
formance he has brightened the
outlook for the Sox. In the last
campaign Joe started' off like a
whirlwind. He breezed through
the first few. months,, mowing
down all teams with ease. Thehv
came the blow-off. The batters
solved his- delivery and began
busing fences. Joe contributed
some erratic heaving to the con
glomeration and was the most
uncertain twirler on the payroll,
at 'the season's close. If Benz
starts as he did last season' and
keeps the pace,'- his position is as--sured.
Ray Schalk horned in yester
day in a new role. The boy won
der pickled two hits, one a fourp
ply swat that a screamer. John
ston, the young outfielder, bagged
a quartet of hits.
Clarence Smith finished the
twirling for the Sox, and-was off