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Opportunity is presenting itself to
the Cubs. The other name for op
portunity is second place. Dooin's
Phillies, who spread-eagled the Na
tional League in the first part of the
race, are now only three and a half
games ahead of the West Siders. To
close up the gap the Cubs must rely
on their own efforts. They are play
ing Brooklyn the first part of this
week and should trim the Dahlen
gang, but in the meantime the Phil
lies will be feasting off the Cardinals.
The chance will come when the Cubs
and Quakers tangle.
Evers will have his regular team
back in the field when this crucial
series opens. Bridwell's leg is heal
ing nicely and the shortstopper is
about ready to resume work at his
old stand. He is needed. Red Cor
riden is an earnest young man, doing
his best, but he does not cover
enough territory between second and
third, while Bridwell, thought to be
all in, has been one of the sensations
of the National League this season.
Heinie Zim is also nearly in con
dition to play. The great third base
man has had his punctured ankle
vulcanized and he will soon be able
to roll along smoothly. The only fear
is that Zim will try to get ten days'
conversation out of his system in one
afternoon and be benched by the
As long as Bresnahan does not
have any of his joints busted, Jim
Archer can have plenty of time to
heal his split finger. Roger is a well
upholstered guy and it will take a
pretty hard jolt to bust any of his
The pitchers are in better shape
than at any time this year, but they
will go up against a hard proposition
in Philadelphia. Dooin's club is slip
ping, but the clouters are still work
ing at the old stand. The trouble is
with the pitchers, who have been
worked until the staff is in about
the same condition as the Cub ag
legation a month ago.
Look out for snow. The Tigere
won a double-header from the Ath
letics, Mack's meil getting five hits
off Dauss in the first game and the
same off Willett in the second. Houck
and J. Bush were both pestled by
Detroit. Ty Cobb went back to cen
t.v field and celebrated with a triple,
double and two singles.
Walter Johnson beat Cleveland for
the first time this year, though hit
safely ten times. Joe Jackson crack
ed a homer and two singles. Wash
ington got 14 hits off four Nap pitch
ers, hitting Cullop the hardest. The
winning run was made off Falken
berg. Moeller of Washington got
three singles and Milan wopped a
triple and single.
Russell Ford was a whirlwind
against the Browns, while the Yanks
got to Mitchell at critical moments.
Agnew of the Browns lifted a home
run out of the park. Johnston and
Shotton each registered a double and
Jim Baskette, pitching for Toledo
in the American Association, held
Minneapolis hitless, but was beaten
on his teammates' errors.
West Sides, 6; Edelweiss, 0.
Standards, 3; Van Burens, 2.
Fields, 9; Cornells, 5.
Monroe, 16; Ninas, 12.
Enterprise, 10; LaSalles, 5.
Centrals, 13; Unitys, 11.
Boston Store, 6; Mandel Bros., 2.
St. Ignatius, 9; St. Thomas, 3.
Annunciation, 9; St Columbkill, 5.
M'Henry, 3; Elgin, 2.
Jackson, 23; Englewood, 22.
St' Lucy, 17; St Sylvester, 2.
St. Mary's, 10; St Gertrude's, 4.
St Jarlath's, 7; St Rochus, 3.
St. Dominick, 11; Our L. of M., 10.
Normals, 18; La Porte, 6.
Henry Clay, 11 ; Douglas, 4.
Teutonias, 4; Gauntlet, L
F. M. Burroughs, 10; Carnahan, 3.
Franciscos, 13; Central Park, 9.
Websters, 5; Cross of Malta, 4.
St Mary's, 23; St Raphael's, 18.