baseball for two ,years, and before
that was a schoolboy star on the
.'lots. A short time'ago he pitched a
game on the coast-against Harry
Krause, the veteran southpaw, form
erly with Connie Mack, and out
classed the ex-Athletic.
Rain, which prevented outdoor prac
tice the last two days .of the Cubs'
stay in Tampa, pursued them to Jack
sonville, and it is doubtful .if ,a game
between regulars and yanigans can
be played this afternoon. Manager
Evers was not worried by the rainr"as
.his men have had a month of perfect
weather in Florida and are in better
shape than any Cub team in the last
few years. The only injury is a bust
ed fingernail belonging to Roger
Bresnahan, and this is. not serious
enough to keep the Harp out of the
? '.Lavender, Richie' and Cheney, look
ed1 upon as the mainstays of the
"pitching staff "for the coining season,
are in perfect' condition, and the
youngsters have" stood the daily bat
,-Tommy Leach, veteran, outfielder,
is reported to have signed as manV
agerjofthe-St. Louis team'injthe new
Federal. League. Leach is not" satis1
fied.vith jhispresent job. ..Tommyvhas
always., wanted' to be a; big "league
manager, and,-seems--to have, "the
proper qualifications for the position.
5He .jvas blocked; in ,his ambition to
manage the' Reds -when Hank O 'fiay
"toojchtild of 'tbe" team, and was, so'on
-after -trade'd "by 'the Pirates to the
Cubs; for-Artie Hofman. He was talk
ed, of as leader of the West Siders
when Charice was, 'deposed but the
Appointment' of Evers killed -that. " He
.has'.beeri named as one of the, veteran
;6ufielders slated to be traded if the
Cubs can get 'a good man in. retiirri.s
:Tommy iS' beating Evers. to it by
'jumping .tovthe-FederaL -'
Jo& Tinker;, who has, movedVhis
training camp to Birmingham,. Ala.,"is'
pleased with the. showing of Cy DahK
grjen, a, massive southpaw, "who has
made a record in rdinor and. outlaw'
company: Chapman, the' young
catcher, is also rounding to.
Smokey Joe Wood faced Cooper
when the-world's champions and Pi
rates began .their second battle at
Hot Springs' today. .Hall was in re
serve for Boston' and Hendrix for the
Pirates. Gardner, Yerkes and Wag
ner, the Red" Sox infielders, are
troubled with sore: arms.
Dan Greiner, one of Miller Hug
gins' new pitchers, fanned seven Al
bany batters and allowed three hits
In five innings. The Cards. beat the
South Atlantic leaguers, 3 to 0. An
other game is on at Albany this after
noon. Derrill Pratt, who jumped to fame
last year because of Ids batting and
fielding ardund the second sack for
the StLouis Browns, is soaking the
training' trip pitcMng hard."In'a game
.which the leaguers won from .Macon,
Ga., yesterday his clubbing was the
Joe Boehling and' Tex Gallia, two
of Clark GrifRth's'-recruit pitchers,
shut out the University of Virginia
ye'sterday, 16 to 0. Walter Johnson
refused to exert himself against the
scrubs and was beaten,. 9 to. 7. .
Hal Chase maybe back in the
game this af terribon when the Yanks
meet Jersey City "in "Bermuda. The
converted second baseman's injured
ankle is again, strong. Chance is still
uridecided on 'his regulars for short
and third.' ' . ! '
Manager McGraw of the Giants
lopped five players" off .his, payroll to
dayr ohe of .them neing a "brother of
Manager Johnny Evers of the Cubs.
Young i Evers j. and Torrey will.'gd to
Scrant'ofaMobile'gets Kirby, and the
stoppirig places of 'Robertson and
Thompson harenotbeen decided on.
With; Fletcher and Cooper in the line'r
up the' Giants are playing the Waco,
Tex., team this "afternoon.
-'ThefGeveland Naps are'in New Or
leans' to begin a long series of games
with the Southern leaguers.
The' Philly Nationals started their
homebound - barnstorming trip by
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