- and then was fined 200. and told to
"beat it to the clubhouse. The Cubs
were four runs behind.
- The first man in thg Cub seventh
reached first, and then it -was Zim's
turn to bat. Slim Sallee was pitching
for the Cards, and he is usually easy
for the Bronx boy. Evers sent Lew
Richie out to the clubhouse to ask
W C ij
Ztm to come back and bat Zim re
fused. Evers says he made this offer
to Zim so the latter would not lose
the ?100 he was offered' if he was
not put out for two weeks.
Evers' explanation doesn't sound
very plausible, as it was well known
that Zim got the hundred if the um
pires did not put him out. Nothing
was said about the manager. In &
later statement Evers said he didn't
know whether he would ever let Zim
play with the Cubs again, and would
probably send him back to Chicago.
Trouble has been brewing between
-Zimmerman and Evers for some time.
It began, in Brooklyn, on the first,
Eastern trip, and though an effort
was made to hush up the story and
let it appear that Zim had been sick
when he was out of the game, it was
apparent all the time that he was
not in love with his manager and
didn't want to play with him.
Evers has a habit of calling the
men on tne ball field, and doing it in
a way that hurts the players, as it
tends to show them up 'before the
fans. John is hot-tempered, and often
lets his feelings get "the best of him.
He is beginning to slump in his play
ing, probably due to worry over his
managerial duties. His batting mark
has dropped away down, and he is
not playing with lis old fire and dash
in the field. Hits are going through
the defense between first and second
that would have been easy outs at
There is no ichance for Zimmer
man to be traded, though Manager
McGraw of the Giants would give a
bunch of players in exchange. Zim
would just about make that New
York team a cinch for the pennant.
He may 'be kept out of the game a
few days as an example to the other
men on the team, but he is too valu
able player to get much of a sus
pension. Zim is a greatly improved
ball player this year. "He has learned
to field his .position and is putting up
a good game.
Cheney should have won his game
from the Cards yesterday, despite
the fact the Cubs only got five hits.
One of these was a triple by Art
Phelan, subbing for Zim, with two
men on base. The fielders behind,
Cheney tpssed away the game. In
the third inning a soft grounder was
hit, to Saier and. Vic had a chance
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