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This, is not a tip; 'it is not inside
information, -whatever that is; it is
not even a one best bet, but we have
a.private hunch that Jimmy Archer is
preparing to sign a Cub contract.
Figures unknown; time .of signing
Archer, whohas been willing to be j
interviewed the last few days, closed
up yesterday and declined to talk for
publication about, his trouble with
President Murphy of the. Cubs. Mur
phy, on the other hand, did a whole
mess of talking, but there .was noth
ing in his outbursts which indicated
- he would kick Archer out a window
if the catcher ascended to the tenth
floor of the Corn Exchange Building.
The actions of both principals to
the muddle indicated they were pav
ing the way to an understanding.
First. BasemanEd Konetchy and
Outfielders Oakes and. Evans of the
St. Louis Cards signed the papers
yesterday at Indianapolis, and Lee
Magee is now the only hold-out on
Miller Huggins' roli. The figures in
the contracts were not given out.
There are some real cubist artists
on the West Side ball team. They
draw their pay.
Howard Mo ran, a 19-year-6ld
southpaw pitcher, who has been play
ing semi-pro ball around Chicago,
signed a contract to pitch for Denver
in the Western League. He is highly
touted by Scout Malloy.
The All-Chinese baseball team
from Honolulu has arrived at San
Francisco for a tour of the II. S.
Stanford is the first of the college
teams on 'the schedule.
George Stovall pians.to put a time
clock in the St. Louis Brown club
house, which the players will punch
on entering and leaving. Some of
George's pitchers will play a merry
tune on the machine.
That sterling recruit, Wilbur Good,
is developing into a regular guy as a?
pinch hitter. Yesterday at Nashville,
with the sacks densely populated in
the ninth and the Cubs two runsbe
hind, Good pummeled a triple to the
fence. He. registered when Dick Cot
" The Cubs won, 4 to 2, but they
spent a bad afternoon in the hitting
line until the nintti, when they got
three of their six hits and all their
runs. A trio of Southern League
pitchers almost busted the winning
record of the star athletes.
Charlie Smith pitched' the first five
innings for the K. K. (Korking Krab) ,
and was touched for six 'hits and
two runs. Lefty' Pierce came on the
scene in the sixth, and after that'the
Nashvillains were foiled. Lefty held
them hitless and was never in danger.
Evers almost started a civil war
with some uncivil tactics toward the
umpire, indicating that he .has lost
none of his crabbing conversation.
The manager wriuid have been chas
ed to'the bench and maybe banished
from the city if he had been in a
big' league game. If looks like Marty
.Berghammer, Jawn's understudy,
would have plenty of work this, sum
mer. - i
Nashville will be the scene of an
other battle this afternoon, and Larry,
'Cheney is the first choice "for slab
work: Evers had the star of .his. stable
warming up in the ninth yesterday
after the Cubkforged ahead, to go to
the rescue in case Pierce faltered.
Ward Miller occupied left field in
place, of Mike Mitchell, who had a
Charley horse in his little finger.
Ernie Johnson, leading citizen of
the South Side, changed his residence
today and became a" regular citizen of
the Los Angeles, ball club. Johnson,,
who went west with the. While Spjc
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