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from Connie Mack's men In the last
series was the bomb the Naps tossed
into the Athletics' camp as a warn
ing to Mack not to name his battery
for the first world's series game for
a few days to comer ...
Sad news in Murphyville: Bone
setter Reese says' Ed Walsh's $10,000
arm will be 0. K. in a week or so;
and the city series looming nearer
day by day.
McCraw is as wise as an owl looks.
He has taken back Otis Crandall,
over whose trade to St. Louis the
Giants raised such a howl. Keeping
pennant winners satisfied is evidently
good business and "Muggsy" realizes
it. The "Little Napoleon" gave cash
for Crandall and promised to deliver
an unnamed player after the pennant
Joe Tinker has asked the National
Commish to decide who owns Out
fielder Zwilling of the St. Joseph
team. Joe accepted terms for the
player and then discovered that Jack
Holland had sold him to Boston.
Zwilling has been in fast company
before, but failed .to stick. He has
been hitting like a fiend in the West
ern this year.
The real value of averages for
pitchers was never shown up in bet
ter fashion than by Art Fromme,
traded to the Giants some time ago
by Joe Tinker. As a Red, Fromme
won one in six starts, but as a Giant
won five of his first six, which Is
something different again.
Notice: The Reds won a double
header from Boston. Every once in
a while that team does something
to keep it in the majors.
With Rollie Zeider's bunion gone
forever, Rollie is himself again and
his first-basing is a feature of th,e
Yanks game. There is little chance
for him to break in at third with
Chance's fancy youngster Maisel cut
ting didoes on the far corner, but the
appearance of the ex-White Sox on
the diamond helps steady the young
sters. This was a task which Jack
Knight had all to himself before Rol
lie returned and he appreciates the
Rumor has it that the can which
Jim McAleer hung, upon Jake Stahl
will be applied to McAleer by the
majority stockholders at the annual
meeting. 'Boston hasn't been making
any records with dividends this year
and McAleer is getting the blame.
Pitcher Bill Lange and Outfielder
Walter Mattick have been stripped of
their "white sox." They have been
traded to Kansas City for Shortstop
Breton. Lange was not in a class
with other Sox twirlers this season
and Mattick was shy on the hitting.
Breton is a sensational collegian. He
will report at the end of the American
If the White Sox take Russell
BJackburneJIrom Milwaukee troub.le
threatens. Yhe Brewers are strug
gling to keep their toe hold on first
place and to lose Blackburne before'
the end of the season would probably
cost the pennant. An appeal will be
made to the powers and a special
ruling secured, if possible, permitting
the ihfielder to remain in Milwaukee
after the date set by the national
commission upon which options must
It cost Al Bridwell three days' sus
pension to sprinkle several fist-fulls
of real estate on Umpire Hank
'Day's near-bald noodle. The of
fense occurred Monday after the Cub
shortstop had. been called out at the
plate. Pres. Lynch handed out the
suspension just before the game
Third Baseman Herman Bronkie,
recent successor to Topsy Hartzel as
manager of the Toledo club of the
American Association, has signed up
to manage the team in 1914.
Lew Ritchie looks gpod in the A. A.
He stopped St Paul with six hits
yesterday while Kansas City backed
him with 16 drives.
Outfielder Craney of the Cleveland
Naps was sent to the hospital today
with an infected toe. He probably
will be out. of the game for a week.