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iDooin.s crew are shooting along at
high speed, believing they havd a
chance to pull down the Giants.
Allison, an outfielder from Cadillac,
Mich., has been signed by the Cubs.
No, the Mackmen aren't through.
They made seven "errors yesterday,
and Cleveland got a dozen hits off
Shawkey, but the Naps were beaten
by the terrific clouting of the Ath
letics, who poled 17 hits off of three
pitchers. Eddie Murphy got four,
Collins got three, and Baker and Old
ring each swatted a pair of extra
basers. Connie Mack announced that
Shortstop Jack Barry would be un
able to join the team on its present
trip, and might not be able to play
until the last few weeks of the sea
son. The injury to his shoulder was
more serious than was first thought.
Walter Johnson won his 12th
straight game, a new record for the
year, when Washington beat Detroit
yesterday. Walter retired at the end
of the seventh, when his team had
a six-run lead. Gallia and Harper
almost lost the game, five runs scor
ing in the ninth. Cobb, Moeller, Milan
and Gandil each smacked three hits.
Washington got 17 safeties.
Boston bunched hits in two innings
to beat Weilman of the Browns. Two
hits, both by Shotton, were the total
made off Mosely and Hall. Steve
Yerkes slapped two doubles.
Fromme and McLean, the old Cin
cinnati battery, carried the Giants
to an easy win over St. Louis. Shafer
' of the Giants got three hits off Per
ritt., St. Louis' only run was a
homer by Wingo.
The Phillies had to fight to down
the Reds, winning in the 11th. Cin
cinnati went one ahead in the ninth,
but had the score tied. Johnson and
Brennan both, pitched excellent ball.
Eganjof the Reds and Lobert of the
Phils unloaded three hits each.
Pittsburgh fought an uphill game,
tied the Dodgers in the ninth, an.d
forced them to a 14-inning standstill
fight. Brooklyn used four pitchers,
Ed Reulbach closing in a blaze of
glory. Robinson and Cooper, left
handers, worked for Fred Clarke.
Mike Mitchell again blasted a double
and two singles.
Here's a real item of interest: Fred
Tenney, former Boston first baseman
and manager, has challenged Roger
Bresnahan to a foot race. Tenney
read that Bresnahan had tried to beat
out a bunt. "I'm an old man," he
said, "but when I have one foot in
the grave I can beat Bresnahan in a
race. Think of Roger trying to beat
out a bunt!"
The next president of the Philadel
phia National League team will prob
ably be W. P. Baker, former police
commissioner of New York, and vice
president of the club. Baker helped
organize the syndicate which pur
chased the Phillies from Brother
Gunboat Smith, considered the
best of the present crop of white
heavyweights, is the kind of guy who
would take bichloride of mercury just
to see if the symptoms are what the
papers claim. His manager, Jim
Buckley, is determined to match him
with Sam Langford, the Boston tar
baby, who is a better fighter than
one of Chicago's late black residents.
The Gunboat's punch may be all
right, but his head needs examina
tion. Father Fielding, a Catholic priest,
was awarded the prize in the fungo
hitting' contest at the revival of, the
old Irish "Pittern" at Gaelic Park.
Father Fielding drove the ball 386
Pitcher Ben Tincup, an Indian, has
been bought by the Phillies from the
Oklahoma League. Later Mr. Tin
cup will, probably get a tin can.
Battle of Cub cast-offs in the
American Association yesterday.
King Cole, pitching for Columbus,
beat Lew Richie,- pitching for Kan
sas City. Each allowed six hits.
Really big men, like elephants,
don't lie down and roll every time a
fly bites .them.