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homer, triple and two singles. Billy
Sullivan maced a triple and two sin
gles. Bodie, Zelder and Sylvester
eaih nailed two hits.
Frank Chance cavorted around
first base like a schoolboy when the
reconstructed Yanks took their first
practice at the Polo Grounds in New
York today. Harry Wolter was in cen
ter field and will probably start the
season there. Mldkiff and Priest al
ternated at second base in place of
Hal Chase. . ,
Manager McCraw sent hisGiants
against Richmond this- afternoon.
They beat Norfolk yesterday after
the Virginia Leaguers had knocked
Matty from, the box.
Hughie Jennings is sureone opti
mistic person. The Detroit leader be
lieves.he has finally gathered togeth
er a pitching staff of inajor'league
caliber. Jennings w,ould have made a
better showing in the. post-season
games between the National and
American Leagues if .he had possess
ed two more .reliable pitchers. "
Terry Turner, third, baseman of
the Cleveland Naps, is in serious con
dition, threatened with appendicitis.
Birmihgliam has canceled the .exhi
bition games his team had scheduled
in the South and will leave ,'f or, Cleve
land. Sunday, arriving there Tuesday
TJiird Baseman , Mack hasijeen re
leased J)y the Athletics to. Toledo.
Mack Is no relation to Connie. I
Nearly ail the boxes and half'the
reserved seats have been spld. for
Frank Chance day, May 17, at Comis
Brooklyn bunched hits and ' beat
Washingtonyesterday. Ragon, the
Dodgers' unost reliable pitcher this
spring, gave the Nationals only one
hit in five rounds. Boehling was hit
hard by Brooklyn in the first two in
nings. , N
Each team made 11 hits, but the
Athletics bunchecl theirs and beat the
Phillies. Eddie Collins walloped three
singles, each driving in a run. Mack
used Perinock, his. most dependable
became peeved at. Wednesday's-post?
ponement of the game with the yani
gans and refused to show up yester
day. Tickets for yesterday's game are
good at any of the exhibitions..
If the top of the White Sox batting
order can do a little more than a third
as effective work in the pennant race
as it did against the Omaha team of
the Western League in Oklahoma
City yesterday Callahan will be able
to get by with a weak pitching staff.
Rath, Lord, Mattick and Collins
obeyed Cal's order to show some bat
ting power and compiled 15 hits,
Mattick getting three and the other
trio, four each." Rath would leadwith
a bingle and the other select persons
proceeded to duplicate.
The whole team jumped the Oma
hog pitchers. Babe Borton poled" a
homer and single and Buck Weaver
was on deck with a measly double
and triple. Davy Jones was the only
man who went hiUess and the for
mer Tiger walked 'four times. The
manager wanted as many runs as he
could get, as the 18-to-5 score shows.
. Doc White pitched five innings and
was paddled for nine hits". He kept
them scattered, except in the fifth,
when the Western Leaguers counted
three-times. Bill Lange finished .the
game with three hits and a run to
.Another game will be played with
Omaha today- Yesterday's decisive
victory was one of the most encour
aging features of the Sox, trip. The
Packers have been in training for
three weeks and number some good
minor league players among their
Ed Walsh will heave three innings
at least this afternoon. Ed is taking
his turn in the box every three or
fpur days to keep his arm in trim.
So far the big fellow has not really
cut loose his spitter.
The Sox seconds beat tne Grand
Junction Union League team, 8 to 0.
Kid Smith, the Southern leaguer,
was hit safely but four, times. Four
nier got his eye on the ball for.-;a,