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Ragan outpitched Fromme.
The Athletics are in an awful
slump. They pounded three Red Sox
pitchers for 15 hits, including two
homers by Barry, a single, double
and triple by Baker, a double and two
singles by Walsh, and a double and
single by Collins. Houck held Boston
to seven hits.
Those two Philadelphia teams wal
loped the pill against the two Boston
teams. The Phillies and Athletics
combined mauled three homers, four
triples, eight doubles and 15 singles.
Jim Vaughn of Kansas City pitch
ed a no-hit-no-run game against To
ledo in the American Association.
The southpaw gave seven bases on
balls and fanned 12.
Manager Fred Clarke of the Pi
rates is signing a raft, of players in
an effort to strengthen his slipping
team. Yesterday he added to his list
Fred Kommers, clouting outfielder
from Springfield of the Three-Eye
League; Infielder Cypert of the Uni
versity of Arkansas, and Outfielder
Earl Topham of Bucknell.
Infielder Jerry Downs and Catcher
Nig Clarke have been sent to San
Francisco by Indianapolis of the
American Association. This deal is
part of Manager Kelly's plan to sell
or trade every player who started
the season with the Indians. He
claims he must build a winner from
Roger Salmon, one of Connie
Mack's baseball students, released by
Kansas City last week to Hartford,
started his Eastern Association ca
reer yesterday with a no-hit-no-run
game against New London.
Frank Chance is still building. He
just signed four recruits, Dan Cos
tello, a college first sacker from
Maryland; A. Williams, Galveston
catcher; Tom Hanley, southpaw
pitcher from Manhattan College, and
Jay Rogers, catcher, from Richmond
of the Virginia League. The P. L.
is also after Pitcher Shackleford of
Rockford, Hi, Cleveland is bidding
against Chance for the latter player.
Chicago police and firemen will
hook up in a ball game at De Paul
University field Saturday afternoon,
for the benefit of the Sisters of
Mercy. Last year the coppers wal
loped the firemen.
Jack Britton was shaded by Jimmy
Duffy of Lockport in a ten-round go
at Buffalo last night. The Chicago
an tried all his cleverness, but Duffy
managed to evade him, and retaliated
with some damaging punches. In a
former fight Britton was disqualified
The scheduled eight-round battle
between Joe Jeannette and Jeff
Clark, negro heavyweights, in Mem
phis last night, was stopped in the
middle of the last frame, the referee
claiming Jeannette was stalling. Joe
had a big lead on points, but did not
try to punch.
Johnny Griffith, Akron, O., light
weight, has been matched for a 15
round mill with Kayo Brown of New
York at Put-in-Bay, 0., July 4.
Here's a story from the Univer
sity of Michigan that sounds like a
dream. According to reports among
the students, Branch Rickey, coach
of the Wolverine ball teams, is to sup
plant George Stovall as manager of
the St. Louis Browns. Rickey re
fused to discuss the story. For the
past three seasons Rickey has been
carried on the roster of the New York
Americans as a player under suspen
sion for failure to report. He broke
into the majors with the Browns,
but quit when traded to the Yanks.
As coach at Michigan he has been a
Stovall is not boosting the Browns
in the percentage table, but since
taking charge of the team he has
gathered some good material, and if
givn time should mold a club that
will be a factor in the pennant race.
Right now the Browns are trouble
some customers and are improving.
It may be that Stovall has never been
fully forgiven by Ban Johnson for
spitting on Ferguson and the big bosg