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been a minus quantity in the major
ity of the recent Sox battles. Good
pitching is a fine thing to have
around, but on days when the pitch
ers can't carry the whole team it is
convenient to kick in. a few hits.
President Comiskey, who is mak
ing an auto trip through the north,
stopped in Minneapolis yesterday as
the guest of Joe and Mike Cantillon,
who conduct a home for the aged,
sometime termed the Minneapolis
ball club. The visit is significant,
coming directly after the statement
of Mike Cantillon that Pitcher Ralph
Comstock is as good a spitballer as
Ed Walsh ever was. Comstock cer
tainly has been going at a good clip
lately, but Commy denied he had any
designs on him.
Joe Boehling of Washington pitch
ed his best game of the season, but
had his winning streak of 11 straight
shattered by St Louis. He gave only
four hits. A pass, single and homer
by Gus Williams bunched in the first
inning upset him." Nine Browns fan
ned. Willie Mitchell gave Washing
ton half a dozen wallops and scat
Christy Mathewson allowed the
Cards a quintet of hits and beat them
easily, one of the best things he does.
Harmon also did a fair job, but was
unsteady in the first inning. Doak,
a recruit, pitched the last-two innings
against the Giants and held them hit
less. George Burns, Giant left fielder,
kept up his plugging with a double
An error by Alex McCarthy upset
Camnitz, and Philadelphia chased
him from the box, continuing the
bombardment against Adams. Tom
Seaton stopped the Pirates with six
hits. Carey got half of them, a homer
and two singles. Paskert singled
three times and Becker tore oft a tri
ple and single. .
Joe Tinker played third base for
the first time in his major league
career, and the shift had a good ef
fect on his Red team. They tore into
Brooklyn after the Dodgers scored j
four times in the second, and whaled
Yingling and Allen from the box.
Packard steadied after his bad in
ning. For the Reds, Groh drilled a
homer, Berghammer cracked a triple
and single, and Hoblitzel and Clark
each maced triples. All of the three
ply blows were bunched. Daubert
was out of the game with a weak
ankle and 0. Miller played first base.
The Yankees have added two more
rookies to their top-heavy list.
Chance's latest purchases are Out
fielder Cook of the Austin, Texas
League, team, and Pitcher Cooney
of the Butte, Mont, club. Cooney
will report at once, Cook lingering
in the South until fall..
King Cole, former Cub pitcher, is
surely on his way back to the major
leagues. He won his fifth straight
game for Columbus in the American
Association yesterday, holding To
ledo tp five hits. The King has been
pitching just as good ball as George
McQuillan, who was grabbed by
Pittsburgh, and Cy Morgan, who is
also making a come-back campaign
with Kansas City.
George Brickley, 19-year-old
brother of Charles Brickley, Harvard
football star, has reported to Connie
Mack, and will be nursed along, as
Eddie Collins, Jack Barry and several
of Mack's other school stars were.
Brickley attended the Everett High
School in Boston, and played great
football against Oak Park last fall
when the local suburbanites won the
interscholastie title from the Massa
chusetts school. '
William C. Niesen, manager of the
Gunther ball team, has been appoint
ed superintendent of Lincoln park.
This should be good news to athletes.
Bill is a great booster for outdoor
sports, and it is a cinch that under
his administration the baseball dia
monds and tennis courts will be kept
in top condition. He will continue
his interest in the Gunthers.
Here are four youngsters destined
for high places in baseball, according
to "dopesters." Three are playing in