the season progresses. He has Jearn
cd to reserve his strength, unfurling
all his stuff only at critical times. It
comes straight from Callahan that
Benz will .be one of the pitchers to
take a regular turn in the box this
s"eason. That is evidence enough of
Mogridge, Smith, Sullivan, Hoyt
and Delano came home ahead of the
Sox seconds yesterday and this morn
ing worked out on the South Side, the
pitchers shooting at Billy Sullivan.
Smith has made a hit with the vet
eran receiver and he is liable to b'e rey
tained on Sully's recommendation!'
A big bun'ch of rooters will go from
Chicago to Cincinnati to howl for Joe
Tinker Thursday, when Joe gets his
baptisni as manager of the Reds. A
special train has been secured, which
will leave tomorrow night . at 9
.Following are the umpire assign
ments for opening day in the 'Amer
ican League: O'Loughlin and Fergu
son at Cleveland, Dine'en and Hart
at Boston, .Connolly and McGreevy at
Washington, Evans and Hildebrand
at St. Louis. Hank O'Bay repeated his
daily denial that he had- signed as'an
ump in the American circuity
Bonesetter Reese lamped the leg of
Hans Wagner, Pirate shortstop, and
found a misplaced cartilage" in 'the
left knee. Wagner will-be in the open
ing game, according to Reese's' ver
dict. Frank Chance ran into his first
bunch of serious trouble yesterday,
when three Yanks, including-, the P.
L., were put on the shelf because, of
injuries. In the second inning of the
game against Brooklyn Chance turn
ed hjs ankle while rounding first base.
Sterrett took his place. Shortstop
Derrick's hand was spiked by Zack
Wheat, and' Pitcher Jack Warhop
threw his arm out in the first round.
Notwithstanding this hard- luck the
Yanks won," 8 to 4. 'Chance and Der
' Tick may be" kept out of the first
With Walter Johnson pitching,.
Washington beat the New York
Giants, 3 to 2. It was the Giants' first
defeat of the training season. John
son held the Giants to a pair of hits
in five innings. Recruit Engle'was a
puzzle until his hand was busted by
a drive. New York made four hits.
Washington hit Tesreau hard while
he was'on the mound. New York did
some punk baserunning and fielding.
Baltimore-beat the Boston Braves,
6 to 2.
Rain and cold weather prevented
the St. Louis and Philadelphia city
Mickey Sheridan of Chicago beat
Harry Donahue by a wide margin in
ten rounds at Peoria last night. Sher
.idan landed at will and pounded, the
face of the Pekin battler..
Joe Mandot had .a slight advantage
oyer Johnny Lore of New York at the
end of tenjqunds of fast milling in
New. Orleans last night. The New Or
leans Frenchman' staggered Lore in
the sixth and seventh, but could not
land' a finisher.
Cyclone Johnny Thompsop and
Young Mahoney fought a slashing
ten-round. draw at Superior, Wis., last
The go between Paul Sikora. and
Danny MtiRae almost resulted fn a
gang 'fight at Flint, Mich. In the fifth
round McRae dropped to the floor
and claimed a foul blow. The referee
refused to give a. decision, and the
sheriff cleared the- house.
"Fifty new teams joined the Ama
teur Managers' League at its meeting
at 175 W. Washington street, last
night. -A big" list of classy games has
been listed for next Sunday. County
Clerk Sweitzer ias donated a $150
loving-cup to the league.
(Yate Lewis hasjfixed a fine bunch
of preliminary scraps to precede the
main bout at Kenosha, Friday pight,
between Spike Kelley and Sailor Billy
Walters. 'Matty McCue and Paddy
Kellarin eight rounds at 124 pounds,
'will furnish, the semi-windup'.
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