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players on. the team. If he can. con
tinue to hit, that infield problem will
be solved for Callahan. Rath Is. a
valuable man if he can club for an
average of .260.
The Phillies put a stop to the dash
of Pittsburgh, Alexander taming the
Pirates with halt a dozen swats.
Camnitz held the Phils for six fa
ilings, but in the seventh three hits
stocked the bags and Sherwood'Ma
gee cleaned up with a double. Beals
Y Becker played his first game with the
Phils and got a hit and run.
- Joseph Tinker, the well-known ele
vator pilot, lifted his Reds out jof
eighth place yesterday by beating
Brooklyn while the ,Cubs were trim
ming Boston. Murphy unintention
ally did Tinker a service. Gloom!
" Rube Bentonheld the Dodgers to
four hits, one a homer with two on,
scoring the crop of Brooklyn runs.
With a man on third in the first,
'v Bescher was passed to take a chance
on Tinker. Joe walloped" a single
off Cliff Curtis and two runs regis-
tered. Josh Devore continued his
"' good work with, a double and single.
?- Christy Mathewson was batted for
j, 11 hits in six innings by the Cards
and had to give way to Wiltse. Mat
ty was unable to stand up against
Huggins men in the tight places.
Charlie O'Leary copped a double and
triple, as ditl Herzog of the-Giants.
Griner of the Cards faltered in the
last few innings, but managed to
stave ofC the Giants.
Connie Mack is having a silent
-laugh. All his well wishers sorrow
fi) for him, saying he can't win without
pitchers. Yesterday hitf Athletics,
thumped Dubuc, the star of the De
Iroitstaff, also a pair of lesser lights,
for 16 hitsand fourteen runs. Con
nie doesn't need pitchers with that
brand of stickwork, Wyckoft and
Bush pitched for the- Macks, the
former being hit hard Strunk got a
single, double and triple, and Collins
Joe Engle of Washington passed
eight St, Lous players, Bert Stolen
getting four walks, but only allowed
six hits, and managed to steady up
when in a hole. Washington won in
the third inning by batting Weilman
for five runs. Milan and Schaefer
each got two hits. Chick Gandil blew
in two scores with a triple.
Cleveland beat the Yanks again,
and Chance has yet to win a gamen
the home grounds. Both teams bat
ted hard, but Blanding managed to
separate the Yank hits until the last
two innings. Ford, Warhop and
Clark were soft for the Naps. Joe
Jackson hit the ball over the right
field grandstand, the first time it has
ever been done op the Polo Grounds.
Graney of the Naps and Sweeney of
the Yanks each got a single and
homer. Olson and O'Neil and Birdie
Cree collected three hits apiece.
Borton singled twice, and Rollie Zei
der blew one safe one, besides hand
ling nine out of eleven chances at
second base. Rollie and Babe also
turned a double play.
The Venice Club of' the Pacific
Coast League has turned down
Chance's offer of ?5,000 for Short
Clark Griffith is trying to
strengthen his pitching taff for fu
ture seasons. He has signed John
Wilson, a southpaw, from St. John's
College, Annapolis, Md., and has also
picked up three pitchers from the
Washington sandlot leagues. One is
a "high school youth.
All the Cleveland players, with the
exception of Manager Birmingham
and Joe Jackson, joined the ball
players' union yesterday Cleveland
Tvas the only team in either big
league which had not Joined. Art
Griggs tried to bring them into line
last year, but was released while
making the negotiations. Jackson
may sign this afternoon.
Mike Murphy, the famous Uni
versity of Pennsylvania trainer, and
one of the best conditioners who ev
er handled athletes, died yesterday
at his hpme in Philadelphia. He has
been in bad health for years and his