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was given two, and then -whitewashed
his opponents. If Ping Bodie had
been out of the game the Rebel
wouldn't have had a run.
In St. Louis Ping's now famous
"bat" caused him to lose ?600. His
bat yesterday enabled him to get it
back again. Sounds mixed, but it was
a beer bat in St. Louis and a hickory
one in Philadelphia. His homer
counted the first run and he drove
the second home with a single.
After the game Manager Callahan
said Bodie would be given his ?600
bonus if he remained on the water
wagon for the remainder of the sea
son. Ed Walsh pitched to the batters in
practice and then batted flies to the
outfield. The Moose did not turn
loose his speed and does not know
how his arm will act under pressure.
He declared he felt fine.
As they have done time after time
during the season, Birmingham's
Naps failed to take advantage of
the opening that was offered them
to crawl up on the Athletics. Yester
day morning Cleveland was six
games behind the Mackmen. This
morning they were six and a half
games behind, even though the Sox
gave them a chance to crawl up.
Boehling and Johnson, Griffith's
stars, had the Nap sluggers tamed,
and only nine hits were.made in the
two games. In contrast, Gregg and
Blanding, two of Birmingham's de
pendable men," were chased by Wash
ington. Gregg was so wild he was
taken out in the third inning of the
Johnson about drove the last spike
in the Nap coffin when he allowed
only two hits in eight innings, fan
ning seven and issuing no passes.
Ayres pitched the last 'inning for
Washington and, was hit three times.
Moeller of Washington got a hom
,er, triple and two singles. Ainsmith
poled a homer and two singles.
For the first time in three years
Brooklyn beat Lefty Robinsoa of
Pittsburgh. ' v
Groyer and Moseley, a pair of re
cruits, pitched for Detroit and Boston,
but made way for pinch hitters in
the latter innings.
Owner GeorgeYTebeau of the Kan
sas City team, who attended the Cub
game yesterday, denied that Heinie
Pietz would be manager of the Kaws.
"The story that Bill Armour of Mil
waukee will be the 1914 leader has
been revived. Pietz will handle young
Catcher Meyers, purchased by the
White Sox from the Winona, Minn.,
team, has been sold to Lincoln of the
Soft for Sam Langford. He wal
loped a goof named John Lester
Johnson with three blows in New
York last night The first two put
J. Lester down for the count of nine
and the referee stopped the bout
when he went down ior the third
Gunboat Smith will now refuse to
fight Langford because of the blot
that would be put on the white race
especially one member of it.
Griffin an 4 Strachan, the young
California tennis stars, who swept
things before them here, and were
this year's challengers of McLough
lin and Bundy for the national cham
pionships, were beaten in the Cali
fornia state doubles in straight sets
by W. M. Johnston and Mia Fottrell.
Bob McAllister and Sailor Ed Pe
troskey fought twenty rounds to a
draw in San Francisco' yesterday.
The same verdict resulted in their
fight several weeks ago. The men
weighed in at the middleweight limit.
Petroskey knocked his man down
three times, but was all in at the
finish. He was wild with his blows,
but the ones that landed had lots
Johnny Alberts of Canada busted
the jaw of Johnny Willetts-in a bout
in Philadelphia. The accident oc
curred in the second round. Alberts
got the decision. Both are light
Spike Kelly had a slight shade over;
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