with his surroundings he .would be
as valuable as any third baseman in
the league. Zim is not being criti
cized as a player, neither is he being
severely condemned for his insubor
dination, but any one will admit that
conditions must be changed if the
Cubs are to figure in next year's pen
nant race. We stand by the assertion
that unless Zim and Evers get to
gether one of them will have to go.
President .Murphy owns the team,
and it is up to him to decide which
man is the more valuable if they re
main split. This column is not trying
to run his ball team.
Cub players believe that Cleveland
has picked up a toppy young pitcher
in Abe Bowman, who twirled against
the West Siders in an exhibition,
game at Grand Rapids yesterday.
Eight of the Trojans went down on
strikes, Zim taing the count three
times and Evers twice. Zim later
busted a hit .that helped win the
Seventeen straight games will be
played on the West Side lot, begin
ning with this afternoon. Two con
gests are scheduled with the Reds,
three with St Louis and three with
each of the Eastern teams.
Talk about ingratitude The Red
Sox suits were lost and the Mackmen
loaned their traveling uniforms. Then
Boston trimmed the Athletics twice.
Spectators became peeved at the dila
tory tactics of Pitchers Moseley and
Houck in the second game, and a
petition was sent to Ban Johnson,
asking him to take steps to prevent
a repetition of the farce. The Mack
ted hard in both games. The Mack
men got but two hits in the second.
Eddie Plank was one of the pitch
ers mauled by the Red Sox, and Con
nie Maclfc is figuring on giving his
veteran southpaw a long rest in prep
aration for 'the world's series. With
the elimination of Coombs, Bender
and Plank must do the bulk of the
Athletic heaving in the classic,' and
Mack realizes that if one of the pair
proved ineffective his chance-qf beat
ing the Giants will be almost, hope
less. Plank has been getting his
bumps with great regularity lately.
He lasted three innings before the?
Red Sox, four runs counting. t
Vean Gregg and Ty Cobb fought
a hot duel in the Tiger-Nap 12-inning-combat,
the Peach drawing final
blood. The first three times up Gregg
fanned him. Then Cobb scored
Crawford with the winning run on a '
single. Gregg fanned nine Tigers,;
but allowed more hits and walks than
Rollie Zeider's bunions are' all
right He stole home with the Tun
that i beat Washington. Gallia gave
the Yanks only five hits, but three
were bunched in the seventh inning.
Moeller, of Washington got a triple
and two singles off. Fisher.
The Brooklyn-Giant game resem
bled a town contest between married
and single men. Rube Marquard, a,
new papa, exploded in the flrstgame,
and Larry Doyle, married two daysr
ago, got only one hit in each battle.'
McGraw was 'dissatisfied with the
weak batting of his team and shifted
the line-up. Snodgrass was hoisted
to the lead-off position, Burns was
put in the clean-up spot, and Merkle
was dropped to eighth place. Tesreau
outpitched Yingling in the second af
fair. Smith' of Brooklyn got a homer
double and two singles in the two
. Miller. Huggins finally managed to'
win a game. Pirate errors forcing him
to this desperate step. The Cards
struck their stride in the second bat
tle, losing it in ten innings. Robing
son and Geyer were the losing pitch
ers, Sallee and McQuillan winnirig
Miller, Mitch ell. and Wingo did some
Tomorrow is the day set for
George Stovall to lose his head as
manager of the St. Louie Browns.
Stovall is to have a conference with
Owner Hedges, vand it is understood
he .will be asked to resign. r Branch
Rickey will supplant him. StovalLis.
not being oifsted because of the poo
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