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Ed will not start a game in the
series, as Cal has four pitchers who
are reliable. But if one of the quartet
is hammered, or ifby-some miracle
the Sox should get a commanding
lead, then Walsh will be trotted out
for a practice gallop. The Star Spit,
of course, is bound to add strength
to the team Jf he is in proper con
dition, but Cal would feel a whole
lot more cheerful if Ed was a clouting
As now constituted, the pitching
staff will do, but the batting is punk.
In 25 innings the Sox. have failed to
cross the jlate. Games can't be won
with a record like that. There is not
a hitter on the team. batting' as high
'as .270, and base stealing is almost
a lost art. Any team which gets ten
hits, twice gets a man to third base
with nond-out, and then fails to score
the Sox did that in a St Louis
game has no alibi.
Joe Berger won back his second
base job with the Sox this afternoon,
andds .not likely to lose It again. If
this German can bring, his batting
up to .240 he will be one of the most
talked-of men on the circuit
Two more wins for the Phillies
over Boston, but only half a game
was gained on the Giants, who also
won. In the first game Becker got.
a homer and four singles. Paskert
got a single, double and triple In the
second. In the double bin the PhHs
got 30 hits for 42 bases.
McCraw called his men on the car
pet for weak hitting, so they got 13
hits against Brooklyn. It was the
first decent batting they have done
for two weeks. Rube' Marquard also
showed signs of returning effective
ness in the box. Smith and Dahlen
of Brooklyn were put out of the
game for kicking on Umpire Eason.
Eason is Brennan's partner, and
this pair have-had more trouble than
any other umpires in the league this"
Cincinnati fans sometimes get
what they ask for. Two game's were
8cheduled yesterday, but the clubs
1 only wanted to play one after seeing
the soaked field. Fans howled and
demanded their money back unless
a double-header was pulled off. They
got a bargain.
Pittsburgh got 15 hits and 15 runs
from three Red pitchers in the first.
President McGill of the Denver
team, pennant winners in the West
ern League, is trying to arrange a
series with the champions in the
American Association. Negotiations
cannot be started until the Associa
tion race is settled. Last year Den
ver beat Minneapolis in a post-season
Carl Weilman of the St. Louis
Browns has lost his title as the tall
est gent in the big leagues. Love,
Clarke Griffith's recruit, who pitch
ed one innings against the-Yanks is
6 feet 7 Inches tall.
Heinie Peitz, coach of the Card
inals, has been released to Kansas
City, where he will succeed Charley
Carr as manager. The Cincinnati
veteran led Louisville to the cham
pionship of the Association back in
, George St oval I, deposed head of
the Browns, will not be released un
conditionally. President Hedges says
.300 hitters are valuable, and figures
Stovall as strong trading material.
Stovall will be allowed to pick the
team he wants to go to In the Amer
ican League, according to Hedges,
but it looks like he is to be humili
ated. President Comiskey of the White
Sox does things differently.
And John McGraw let Roger Bres
nahan go to St. Louis when the Harp
had a chance to better himself. Re
gard for a player's well-being is un
known fnTsome quarters. ,
Joe Wood, Red Sox smoke artist, .
pitched yesterday for the first time,
since his injury two months ago. The
Red Sox beat Manchester, N. H., in
an exhibition game".
Experience and class told in the
national golf championship at Gar
den City, L. L, when Jerome D.
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