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'condition, and is making successful
experiments witlLhis infield. The out
field will pass muster anywhere. "With
the return of Russell Ford to form,
and McConnell and Fisher to hdlp
out young Keating, the Western
teams are not scoring on the P. L.'s
band as did the Eastern squads.
This has given the Yanks confi
dence, and they are showing the,
same old fight which Cliance instilled
into his famous Cub machine. It is
futile to expect the Yanks to get out
of the second division this year. The
team is in the incubator stages, and
it will take a year or two to build
up a winning combination. But
Chance is a wonder at handling green
material, and he 'has brought his
young men to realize that they have
to labor and labor hard if they ex
pect to stay on the payroll.
Saturday, the day of the official
reception to Chance, will be the big
noise in the present series, but there
is a large crowd at the S'outh Side
park this afternoon, there will be an
other tomorrow, and Sunday's gath
ering will not be much smaller than
that Saturday. It is safe to estimate
that nearly 90,000 people will pass
through Comiskey's turnstiles in the
Now that the Yankees are here,
the report that Chase is to be traded
for some of Callahan's surplus infield
material is cropping out Chance
wants Joe Berger, the classy young
sub infielder of the Sox, and would
also want a first baseman to replace
Chase. Cal would let him have either
Borton or Fournier, but might balk
at Berger, for Joe is touted to de
velop into one of the sensations of
the game. These words are just
dreams. Cal has denied the trade, but
the rumor is hot.
Fisher outpitched Steen, but fast
fielding by Cleveland held down the
Yankee score. Midkiff of the Yanks
got two double? and Chase culled a
double and single. Shortstop Chap
man of the Naps handled 16 chances
hout an error Stumpf, -playing.
the same position for New York, ac-
cepted 12 chances and muddled three. :
Edgar Willett held the world's,
champions ,to two hits while Detroit -pounded
Bedient and Foster. Boston '
scored its only run on a triple by -Gardner.
Ty Cobb kept on his way
to the top of the batters with three :
singles and some clever baserunning.
Crawford soaked a triple and single.
Washington batted Leverenz ana
Allison hard and ran the bases wild
against the Browns. Johnson held
St. Louis to one run and three hits
in six innings, and gave way to Boeh- -ling
when his team was nine runs
ahead. Boehling was found for seven
hits in three rounds. McBride of'
Washington soaked two doubles and
a triple, Moeller added a single and
double, and Pratt of the Browns
grabbed three hits. A double by Gus
Williams and Pratt's single broke
Johnson's shut-out career in the
Pittsburgh broke its own losing '
streak and Philadelphia's winning
spree at the same time. It was the '
first game the Pirates have won in1
the East. Hendrix was in his 1912
form and stopped the Phillies easily.
Mayer, Nelson and Brennan were all
hit hard. Wilson jammed a homer
and single, Jack Mijler a pair of dou-i
bles, and Wagner a double and two
Rube Benton pitched his first good
game for Cincinnati and prevented J
Brooklyn going into first place.4
Twfce Benton fan'ned a batter for'
the third out with the bases loaded.
Tinker and Marsans, with three sin-
gles each, and Johnny Bates with a'
homer, were responsible for all the
Red runs. Fisher of Brooklyn crack-
ed a double and triple, but made two J
costly errors. Allen and Stack were -both
Lefty Tyler was the wh'ole works
in Boston's defeat of St. Louis. The l
southpaw heaver held the Cards to
four hits and poled two doubles, each7"
scoring a run. Ed Konetchy, the
pitching first baseman, wastedVapairr