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cruit last year and broke into the
world's series As a lost hope, is doing
the "Smoky Joe" act for Manager
Carrigan, successor to Stahl as lead
er of the title holders.
Reb Russell had a little luck Satur
day beating the Athletics and made
his record for the week stand at
three victories, which is quite some
work for one man, especially if he
is pitching for the White Sox Reb
was hit harder than Shawkey, who
twirled for the Athletics, but the Cal
lahans supported him in sparkling
Ping Bodie made the star play that
pulled the game out for the Sox.
With a man on first base Schang
doubled to Ping's territory, and the
Italian, by fast work and a perfect
relay to Weaver, nailed the tieing run
at the plate. If Bodie was half as
fast on the bases as he is in the field
he would be good enough for regular
To date the Sox have won six
games and lost seven on the Eastern
trip, finishing strong after a disas
trous start against the two weak
teams. Washington and the Athletics
have been soft for the South Siders.
If they can split the remainder of the
series with the Athletics they will
return home with a better record
than was made on the last trip
Ed Reulbach started his first game
for Brooklyn, and blanked the Cards,
though still affected with wildness.
Ed passed- eight and allowed only
two hits. Brooklyn hit Harmon hard,
four two-baggers counting In the
Cincinnati finished strong against
New York, but Rube Marquard had
enough stuff to ritall the Reds off.
The Giants got to Johnson at oppor
tune times. Bescher of the Reds got
a homer, double and two singles. Red
Murray rapped a double and two sin
gles. Washington stopped Cleveland
with ease. Groom was hit hard, but
separated the Nap hits. Gregg was
driven from the box by the Nationals.
Morgan of Washington.
The best loved man in baseball;
that's Connie Mack, winner of four
American League and two world's
pennants, manager and part-owner
of the Athletics, who 29 years ago
Quit shoe making at Haverhill, Mass.,
to play ball.
Connie Mack is worth perhaps a
quarter of a million, and he made it
out of baseball, saving and investing
Mack went into baseball because
he loved the game. He is a success
through his ability to judge and han
dle men, because of his far-sightedness
and unerring judgment, backed
by hard work. He required no pulL
He had ability.
Mack was 22 when he quit making
shoes. His first baseball job was as
catcher with a Connecticut club
which sold him to Washington. He
went next to Pittsburgh. For nine
years Mack played in the National
and he was in the Brotherhood for
Mack bought his release from
Pittsburgh, counting his 10 years a
failure and deciding to begin over.
He signed to manage Milwaukee,
where he was given full authority.
In Milwaukee he started his corres
pondence School which has landed
him most of the men who have won
flags for the Athletics.
The majority of Mack's corres
pondents were ex-players whose
friend he always was and who are
well paid for the discovery of a play
er whom Mack signs.
When the American League was
organized Mack was appointed man
ager of the Athletics and he backed
his judgment by investing $18,000 in
club stock. Today he owns one-quarter
of the club, which has a half mil
lion dollar home and spends $90,000
annually in running expenses.
"May I ask you how old your wife
is?" "Certainly! You may ask her,
too, if you wish."