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weather may bring Lefty around, but
he is an uncertainty.
Rain kept the Sox Idle in Cleve
land, with the usual result trade
talk was started. According to
rumor, Cleveland, wants Ted Easter
ly, the demon pinch hitter, back
again, and is willing to give in re
'turn Outfielder Jack Lelivelt, also
some pinch hitter. .Lelivelt was se
cured by Cleveland in a trade with.
New York Sunday.
There are arguments both for and
against the trade. Cal could use an
other outfielder, but he does not want
to weaken his catching staff. Right
now he has the best bunch of receiv-
era in the business. If he should let
Easterly go his buffer gang would
consist of Schalk, Sullivan and
Kuhn. Schalk can catch as long as
he is uninjured and do a good job.
Billy Sullivan is getting too slow for
work, and Kuhn is young and prac
tically untried. If Schalk should be
out or the game for any length of
time it would weaken the Sox team
If it was a two-man trade, Easter
ly fpr Lelivelt, the Naps would be the
gamers. Birmingham could use a
slugging cateher. He has Land, now
on the injured list; Carish and O'NeiL
Carisch is playing good baBnow, but
he may crack before the season is
much older. His hitting is very weak.
Carisch was passed up hy the ma
jority vt the American Association
clubs as being too slow. O'Neil is
a rookie and has a lot of rough cor
ners. Birmingham was always a
great admirer of Easterly and be
lieves Harry Davis made a big mas
take when he let him go to. the Sox.
Lelivelt will not be & great help to
the 'White "Sox. If he was a great
outfielder, a place could 'be found for
him, but Tie is' no -wonder! "Washing
ton had him and let him go because
he was too slow, both in the feet
and head. When it is explained that
at the time he was released he was
hitting over .300, and doing it con
sistently, it can be seen that he must :
havfr some painful shortcomings in
the brain department. It looks like
a bad deal from here and Callahan
will hardly agree to it '
Lefty Russell is all right and is
apparently unaffected by his bean
ing. He may be used in the Cleveland
series, which winds up tomorrow.
Jim Scott was left at home because 3
of a severe cold, but will be able M
to face Detroit in one of the Decora- I
tion Day games. Buck Weaver is i
still wrestling with ptomaine poison- '
ing and will not join the team.
The Athletics won the first game '
of a double-header from Washing- j
ton, and then Walter Johnson beat '
them single-handed. In the first
Washington got three hits off Houck'
and the Macks six off Groom, but
the Nationals kicked in a lot of er
rors. Johnson held the Mackmen to
iwu uiuj aim uue iiui 111 tcyeu in
nings and then retired in favor of
Boehling. Walter started his learn by
singling home two men and also
poled a homer and another one-spot
Three Mack pitchers were hit hard,
Gandil getting a homer, Gedeon, sub
bing for Laporte, a triple and single
and Ainsmith two singles. Milan
swiped a base in each game.
Becfient held ihe Yanks to four
hits, only 25 men facing him after
the first inning. Speaker and Engle
assaulted McConnell heavily, and
the Yanks helped Boston by some
punk fielding in the fourth inning.
Henriksen replaced Lewis in left for
the world's champs and stole two
Detroit rallied in the ninth and'tied
fho annrt hut 4h( "Rrnxons on mo Tiaotr
with the winning run in their 'half. W
two or ine jarown runs were nomers
by Austin and Johnson, the latter
also soaking a dou,bte. Weilman for
the Browns and IJauss for Detroit
pitched good ball.
The Phillies set down their near
est rivals, Brooldyn, by dizzy rallies
in the eighth and eleventh. Cravath,
Luderus and Magee getting hits when
they were needed. Zack-Wheat gave