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great discovery. His first was that
beer at $600 a glass is more expend
sive than champagne, thereby upset
ting the calculations of several mil
His latest researchyhowever, prom
ises to benefit some regular human
beings, sometimes known as ballplay
ers. It refers to Walter Johnson and
his terrific speed.
After spending a Sunday in Wash
ington, Ping came down to break
fast in the hotel this morning and
cornered Jimmy Callahan.
"Say, Cal," he 'began, "that guy
Johnson hasn't a,ny speed."
"What's that!" yelled Cal. He sus
pected his clouting outfielder had
done something to lose that bonus
"Naw, I haven't had a drink," as
sured Bodie. "A drink in this town
on Sunday! It can't be done. And
that's what makes me think Johnson
hasn't got speed.
"This burg is so slow, especially on
Sunday, that when you go against
Johnson, who has got a little speed,
you are so surprised at finding any
thing fast you think it's a whole lot
faster than it is. This guy has been
getting by long enough. Watch me
trim him next time."
"Say, Ping," butted in Buck Weav
er, "did you ever see Johnson pitch?
Did you ever see the ball?"
"Well, I've twatched him wind up,"
answered Ping sadly. He never does
much against Walter.
But it is some explanation and .dis
covery. Regular inside stuff.
Two teams from Chicago Team
sters' Union No'. 705 tangled at 37th
street and Fifth avenue, the Dixons
trimming Berger's Colts, 10 to 9.
Miller for the Dixons outpitched Ber
ger. Shanahan and Dubrock, busi
ness agents of the union, umpired.
This is draft day in Cincinnati,
when magnates of the two big
leagues draw for the minor stars.
None of the club owners has given
out a list of the men he is after.
The St. Catherines, Canada, la-
crosse team, beat the' Calumet team,
15 to 13,.at Sox.park yesterday. This
gave the visitors both gamesof the
series.. - The "locals played "a 'plucky
game,, as they went into5 the fourth
The American League is the base
ball sensation maker. Almost every
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does something that makesthe fans
All season, although the close stu
dents were sure the Athletics would
eventually win the pennant, the Nap3
furnished thrills by clinging close to
the heels of the favorites.
But the. Birminghams were riot
steady. They lacked the class of
champions. -When opportunity came
to down- the Connie Macks .they fell
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