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Licking Cross is not the easiest
task in the .world. The East Side den
tist showed he had a punch when he
knocked out Joe Mandot in New Or
leans several weeks ago, upsetting all
the dope. He will not have as easy
an opponent in the Mexican, and the
latter should be returned the winner.
In the former meeting the New
Yorker was shaded by Rivers, but the
margin was slight. Joe has had lots
of time to train for this battle, and
is in the top of condition. The result
should be decisive. A knockout is
hardly expected at such a short en
gagement, but much punishment is
sure to be distributed. Both boys
like to tear in and deliver a punch.
Something is bound, to snap when
two such battlers meet.
Pittsburgh canceled its exhibition'
games with Kansas City and Clarke
has taken his team to Cincinnati,
where the season will be opened
After beating Louisville yesterday,
10 to 4, Hugh Jennings and his Tigers
hiked to St. Louis. Hugh is up against
it, as his men -will have .to loaf in St
Louis for three days with no park in.
which to practice for the opening.
Frank Chance was not'in the game
yesterday, but his Yanks beat Jersey
City, 13 to 2. After the second inning
the P. L. replaced his regulars with
Chance looks like a come-back, a
la Jimmy Callahan. In the game
against Brooklyn Saturday he soaked
a pair of solid singles -and took care
of everything that came his way
around first base. His only attempt
to steal a base failed.
Joe Birmingham is taking his
Cleveland squad straight home from
New Orleans to await the'invasion of
the White. Sox. Terry Turner, the
star third baseman, is. improving rap
,idly and may be in the first game.
New Orleans defeated the Naps yes
terday in the last exhibition game, 4
The Giants beat Baltimore in a
plugging match, 19-Jp.lO,- Doyle,-.WIl-,
son and Murray did the slugging for
New York. Ames and Gouliat pitched
for the big leaguers.
The Cardinals beat -the Browns, 13
to 6, in the St.. Louis city series. Both
teams slugged. Shotten of the
Browns poled four hits and bakes of
the Cards and Stoyallof the Browns:
By beating Lane Saturday, Crane
High School won the indoor baseball
Hans Wagner has strained a liga
ment in his rightlegnd .will not h.Q