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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 27, 1913, Image 11

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easy. Earlier in the season the sec
ond baseman imparted to a friend
that there was no reason for a man
making an error on the Sox diamond
all year, as the field was slow.
Birmingham thought a left-hander
could trim the Sox, so used Gregg.
He will try two more southpaws in
the series.
Before night the Cubs may be
minus one, two or even three of the
pitchers who left with the team on
the present swing to the Western
cities of the National League.
President Murphy, who is in Cin
cinnati, admitted today that he had
secured waivers on one of his pitch
ers, and though he would give no
definite information, indications were
strong that Lefty Leifield is the man
slated for the minors. Toney or
Richie may also be let go, but the
Cub president would rather make a
trade involving these two men than
cut them loose for a cash considera
tion, x
Joe Tinker of the Reds wants Ed
Ruelbach badly. He has offered to
purchase the German auto salesman,
but Murphy wants players more than
money in this instance. Just what
men he wants from Tmker has not
been disclosed.
One thing is certain, some of the
pitching deadwood will be set adrift.
Leifield and Richie have shown noth
ing all year. Reulbach has pitched
spotty ball and Toney is wild. If Fred
was worked regularly he might de
velop into a winner, but it would cost
too many games for Evers to experi
ment. If the speed boy was sent to
a team hopelessly out of the race,
where a game won or lost was of
little consequence, he would get his
opportunity.
Lavender will stay for a while. In
his last games Jim has shown im
provement enough to warrant his re
tention and Bresnahan may be able
to bring him around.
Mordecai Brown wouldn't look bad
In. a Cub uniform now and perhaps
Jlurpby is sorry he let the three-
fingered person go. Murphy was in
Cincinnati yesterday and saw
Brownie trim the Cubs. He pitched
his regulation game, settling down
to real work when threatened and
holding his opponents safe. The Cubs
got eight hits, including two by
Leach and doubles by Mitchell and
Bresnahan and a triple by Zim, but
they always fell short of enough
strength to put the skids to their
former pal.
It was again conclusively proven
that Larry Cheney is being over
worked to a point where he is easy to
hit If Larry is not given a good
rest now he will crumble when the
Cubs swing through the East on their
next trip and the coming clash with
the seaboard teams is going a long
way in determining the resting place
of the Chicago team at the-end of
the pennant race.
Cincinnati pestled Cheney for 13
hits, totaling 16 bases and should
have scored at least ten runs but
for dumb base running. The heat got
to Cheney and at the finish he was
exhausted.
Tinker, Dodge and Clark of Cin
cinnati each poled three hits.
Washington has returned Outfield
er Walter Schaller to the White Sox.
If waivers can be secured the North
Side boy will be sent back to the
American Association. Manager Cal
lahan is angling for Outfielder Chap
pelle of the Milwaukee team, and
Schaller might be used in part pay
ment if the Brewers will let the star
gardener come to the big league in
the middle of the season.
The Giants picked up two games
on the Phils by winning a double
header from Boston while the Quak
ers dropped two to Brooklyn.
Mathewson was responsible for both
Giant wins, rescuing Crandall in the
first, and holding the Braves help
less in the second until New York
had a big lead. Four Boston pitch
ers were hammered. In the first in
ning of the second game Doyle of
the Gian$ knocked ft homer wjth the.

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