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hitting, Shotten getting' three hits
and 'Johnston and Williams, two.
"Pratt and Stovall got the others.
After today's game against the
Browns the Sox'will re'turn- home to
inaugurate the'season on the Soiith
Side tomorrow against Joe "Birming
ham's Cleveland Naps'. Either Scott
or Benz will pitch-the -opener.' One
of them will work today, in St. Louis
and the idle guy will be assigned for
tomorrow's pastime. Vean Gregg is
being saved by Birmingham to face
the Sox in their first home game.
1 Welcome, Mr. Chance7 to the
"won"' column. The P. L.'s Yanks
nosed out the world's champions yes
terday, Hal Chasd's 'three-ply clout
manufacturing the winning run.
Ghase scored a pair of runs and han
dled five' chances cleanly at second
base. Keating and Hall pitched each
other to a standstill. Daniels of the,
Yanks poled a pair-of doubles.
Old Cy Fajkerburg, who., pitched
hay to the animals in the ark, came
r back for fair yesterday, shutting out
the Tigers with half a dozen hits.
While "this insurrection was going on
the Naps clubbed Recruit Boehler for
. 11 safeties. Joe-Jackson-was hit on
-the head by a pitched ball. The slug
ger was stunned for a moment, but
:Joe Tinker soaked a double-yesterr
day, but .he was unable to carry "his
Reds td victory over St. Louis. Pack
ard, imported, from the American As
sociation, blew in- the fourth, when
the.. Cards combined four hits and
three passes for five runs. St. Louis
made seven hits and Cincinnati six.
- Biirk and Sallee pitched for St. Louis.
Hans Wagner is doing his usual
nurse stunt this year. Each season
the. veteran Pirate slugger-cottons to
some youngster on the team and
gives him valuable advice.- When. Jack
Miller 'first came to team, Honus and
the first baseman, then playing sec
ond, were inseparable. The result is
seen, in-Miller's fine playing: ' Tliis
year Everett Booe, the. young out
fielder who acted as pinchhitter in
two games here, has been, taken un
der Wagner's wing. Booe ;is a pal,
pupil anq "roomie" of the old-timer.
And Booe looks like a youngster who
win profit by instruction and develop
into a good ball player. He is won
derfully fast on his. feet and stands
up to the plate well. He caught Zim
merman flatfooted Sunday and" beat
out a bunt in easy fashion.
Orvie Overall is reported to have
left Los Angeles for Chicago to join
the Cubs. Before-climbing the rattler
the big heaver said he would not be
in shape to pitch before the middle
President Powers of the new Fed
eral League has .made public the
schedule for ,the young organization.
Covington plays at Cleveland May 3
to open the season. Indianapolis
opens at Pittsburgh May 6, Chicago
playing St. Louis on he same date.
Rube Waddell, the Minneapolis
southpaw, is critically ill of pneu
monia in Minneapolis..
Pitcher Mel Wolfgang has been re
leased. by the White Sox to Denver.
Washington will send Catcher Jack
Egan to a minor league club with a
string attached. Calvo. and Acosto,
the Cubans, will be' taken on all the
Thirteen games in the National
League have been- postponed and the
season is not'a week old. The Amer
ican League has been almost as
heavy a sufferer from the overpro
duction of moisture. . Eastern cities,
bit particular, have been heavy suf
fers and the magnates are peeved-at
the loss of money. Double-headers
in the summer will not draw as large
crowds as single games the early part
. of the season.
Secretary Heydler of the National
League says a conservative estimate
of the loss to club owners in his or
ganization is $125,000. American
League magnates are shy 'probably
$100,000' of what' they expected to
have in their coffers at the present
National League postponements