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- man Is in Pittsburgh and Steinfeldt
is manaeine a minor-league -club.
Sheckard was satisfied-with his trans
fer, as he realized there was ho
chance f or him to break into the Cub
line-up as a regular.
Bvers must cut seven, more .inten
off the payroll to get within the
league limit. Tommy Leach was in
conference with Murphy- and the
manager just-after the sale of Sheck
ard was announced, and it is believed
a chaD,ce,was given theex-Pirate.to
pick the!team heants to be sent.to.
Williams, the Notre rame.outfielder,
who will not report- for -at least a
month is also slated for sale. The
other nye men wlUjCpme'f rom the in
field and-oitchine 'staff. Pete-Khiselv
will be kept, for pinch-hitting; pur-.
At 1 o'clock there-was great doubt
whether a .game between the White
Sox and ;Naps' could bejpulled off 'in
Cleveland? There" was. no rain falling,
but the sky-was overcast and threat
ening. If x there is not a downpour
the contest-wilLbe played, ai a can
vas cover ,kept the infield -from .a.
soaking. Hundreds, of- fans, ..experi
enced j in the "ways of ..-Cleveland
weather, lined up at the park early;.
Tne players, were Dacmng tne fans'
hunch against the opinion of the
Manager -Callahan had not decided:
on his pitcher, , but it was to be either
Benz or'Lange.. Ray Schalk was bill
ed to'do the receiving, Bodie, a slug
ger in, the spring, was sure to be in
the game, but there "was a chance
he might go to left' field, replacing
Davy JonesMattick holding down
the middle outpost Willie Mitchell
has been picked as Birmingham's
twirler, and Cal wants his full right
hand batting .strength against the
In Cleveland yesterday Ban John
son of the American League gave out
a new rule that is expected -to hurry
the games along. When a foul is hit
to -the far corners of the ball lot a
new pill will be at once put. in play
by the-empire and the outfielders will
not chase the lost balls. - " K
Though beaten, "Frank Chance's
Yanks made a great showing against
Washington, and the P. L.-81 heroes
look like a regular ball team. Chance .
Was out -of the game because of a
bad knee; but' worked on the coach
ing lines and" got a rousing reception
from the fans. He and Walter John
son were cheered Wore than Presi
dent Wilson, who was present at the
game and threw the first ball.
Johnson was Wtsafelynine times
by the Yanks,-, but kept the knocks
scattered. Washington btiriched hits
on McConnell in the .seventh and
Sweeney hit-what would have been
a triple, but failed to touch first and
had' to return after passing second. ,
This. lost the Yanks a run,.as the next
man singled. Chancer called Sweeney
when the latter returned to the
"Eddie -Collins, with five singles in
five times at bat, was the star of thei
Athletic-Boston" opening, Joe Wood,
'the Red Sox wonder, was clubbed, as
was Hall, who went to his rescue. Be
dient is Stahl's .choice for today.
- Thegame showed that "Mack's vet
erans, Coombs and Bender, are not
ready. Coombs pitched great ball for
'three ;innings- and then blew in the
fourth and. fifth: Four .runs were
scored off Chief. Bender in the sixth
before he -?as lifted. 4 Eddie Plank
finished in easy fashion. Mack musf
rely on, his youngsters and Plank, the
veteran southpaw, to carry the team
through until warm .weather brings
Bender' and Coombs to form. He has
selected Brown, with the team part .
of4ast season, to face the Red Sox to
day if tne game is possioie. weatner
is, threatening. .
Detroit never had a chance against V
the pitching of Weilman, and the St.
Louis Browns won easily. Two of
StovaH's youngsters, Outfielder Wil
liams and Shortstop Walsh-showd
well. Williams poled a home run-arid"
'waisn- neiueu sensationally, Desraes