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an absence of nearly two months,
landed home this morning, rain pre
venting the game scheduled with St,
Joseph for yesterday.
Every man on-the squad appeared
fit to play the gameof his life. Joe
Berger was an object of interest to
fans whorgathered at the station, and
the Gerinan. infielder is sure one
husky-looking ball player. " Buck
Weaver is the same chipper kid and is
not Jetting Berger worry him.
If some 'kind gent would tell Cal
whichV-pitcher- to use tomorrow and
have his selection win, the Sox boss
would take a peaceful sleep. The
choice-rests:between Ben?, Scott and
Lange. The last two heavers were
to have been used in the game at
St Joe, but rain spoiled this plan. If
they had been used yesterday Benz
would have started tomorrow, and
Scott and Lange would have. worke.d
succeeding games in the Cleveland
series. As it is, there are three White
Sox pitchers who have had a cood
rest, each is in top condition and has
pitched winning ball this spring, and
each wants the honor of chucking the
It is a hard matter .tp decide, hut
the general belief 'among the' players
was that Benz .would 'hive the call.
The last time out Jie pitched." shut
out anoSmade an impressive showing..
Manager Birmingham of the" Oiaps
may switch his pitchers, and user Wil
lie Mitchell instead of Vean Gregg in
the opener. In this case Davy Jones'
will stay inileft field. '
George Johnston, the Indian pitch
er wno went on .the training trip,
has been left in St. Joseph, and is re-'
ported to have been sold to Cincin--nati,
where he will, report on a pro
bationary contract, '
Catcher Dick Cotter has beer sold
.by Cubs to Indianapolis. A string is
attached to the young receiver.
- - Harry Paynter, who pitched for the
Gunthers last year.hasalso been dis
posed of by Evers, Paynter went to
jMontreal. u . "
The opening game in Cincinnati
between Pittsburgh and the Reds has
been postponed until Friday. Rain
made it impossible to get the ball
park, which has been flooded, into
An extra car has been added to
the special train which carries the
Tinker rooters to Cincinnati tonight
for the first game- in Redland.
Dave Fultz, president of the Base
ball Playerslfraternity, has asked
President-Lynch and Johnson of the
National and American Leagues to
withhold suspension of a player put
out of a garaji'by an umpire until the
player's side of the case can be heard.
Daft HaaL n!lrArl flA ft U 0
some .Cub veterans were to be traded
to the Phillies for'Pitcher Eppa Rix
Iey. Doom says he -wants youngsters,
The. Athletics beat the Phillies, 6 to
5, in the last-game of the Philadel
phia city series.- Both teams batted
Chance's Yanks were beaten, 12 to
7, by Newark yesterday, Third. Base
man Roy Hartzell being added to the
Yank hospital list.- Hartzell was hit
in the head by a foul ball. He may
be but of 'the opener tomorrow. Ford
and Keating were hit hard by the
Following are National-League um
pire assignments, f or opening games:
Owens, and Guthrie at Chicago, Klem
and Orth at New; York, Rigler and
Byron at Philadelphia, Brennan and
Eason at Cincinnati-
Miller Huggins, manager of the
Cardinals, is reported to be after Jim
Thorpe. Waivers may have been
asked on the Carlisle athlete with
out the public knowing it.
.April 23 is the date selected for
the finish wrestling match between
Zbyazko and Le Marin,-if Mayor-Har
rison does not hold-up the permit.
Judge Peter S. Grosscup is winner
of the Cordnado golf .tournament dt
mixed- foursomes, TVIixed foursomes
doesn't mean- mint, sugar, a .little