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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 16, 1913, Image 10

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went back to work. His hitting show
ed improvement, but no fences need
ed repairing because of his clouting.
Young Breton was put to work and
Berger had hisfourth session on the
bench. As a batter-Breton was on a
par with Jim Scott, which is no com
pliment, take it from Jim himself.
And again Berger returned to the
keystone. Now he is making good.
Marked imnrovement is noticed in his
m if battine. Joe nrobablv never will hat
above .250, but if he can stick there
consistently he will be a valuable man
to the South Siders. He isn't there
yet, but he's coming. Saturday he
connected for a homer and single and
yesterday.bagged a pair of singles.
Cubs and Sox fared fairly well in
(the draft, though Callahan missed
' one or two' men he was after, notably
Third Baseman Niehoff of Louisville!
who is sentenced to Cincinnati when
he might have come to a regular
.town. Following are the men secured:
Whiti' SriT Anhlev nf T.iirKnonT
if Men.; Roth of Baltimore, Barbour
01 juncain, liranam or Appieton, Wis,;
Holstein of Lowell, Mass.; Magee of
Lowell, Mass.; Pepe of New Haven,
Conn.; Reisbuxg'of Ogden, Utah;
Shortten of Worcester, Mass.; Shove
Jin of Chfllicoth'e, Ohio. '
Cubs Johnston, San Francisco;
BronMe, Toledo; Mallwitz, Green
Bay; Zabel of "Winnipeg, and Keating
Of Columbus, Ga. (last two secured
from Brooklyn in exchange for Her
bert of Toronto, the fourth man to
be drafted liy the West Siders).
Roth of Baltimore may not be
taken by the Sox, as it is rumored he
has a sore arm. Shorten is an out
fielder, recommended by Harry Lord.
Little is known of the other new men.
Jimmy Johnston seems to be the
pick of the Cubs. He was with the
Sox on the last spring trip, but failed
to hit In the Coast League he is
second in batting and baserunning.
Harl Maggert, on whom an option
was exercised by the White Sox, led
him. Johnston should make good
this time. Bronkie is manager of To
ledo and is playing a bang-up game,
there. -
Jack Rowan came back again,
fighting the Phillies to a standstill in
ten rounds.
Boston rallied against McQuillan in
the ninth, nosing out the Pirates with
three runs.
A ninth-inning rally by Detroit pre
vented the Yankees going into sev
enth place. Willett held the enemy
and poled a double and two singles
himself. With the exception of the
battery, Chance did not have a man
in the line-up who started the season
with his team.
Big innings -featured the Athletic-
Nap clash, Gleveland got six.runs in
one frame, "but Vean Gregg cracked
and could not 'hold the advantage.
The JMackmen made all their hits
count. Mack used four pitchers,
Plank being one of those chased.
Bender was the only effective twirler.
Boston clubbed Weilman hard,
scoring an easy win over the Browns.
Manager Carrigan of the Red 'Sox
had the middle finger of his throw
ing hand broken.
Ty Cobb got two hits and Jackson
one in their duel for batting honors.
Tris Speaker, who has climbed close
to Jackson, got one hit.
A coincidence in the baseball draft
ing at Cincinnati yesterday was the
securing of King Cole, old Cub pitch
er, now with Columbus, by the New
York Yankees. Frank Chance, who
handled Cole on the West Side, and
who later sent him to the minors,
will again boss the lengthy heaver.
Cole has done consistent work in the
American Association this season
and should be a good prop for
Chance's pitching staff.
Sixty-seven minor leaguers were
drawn by the American League and
41 by the National. Cincinnati picked "
up a good man in Third Baseman
Niehoff of Louisville, and Brooklyn
secured Riggert, the slugging St
Paul outfielder. The St Louis'
Browns made the heaviest draw, get
ting 30 players. in the-lottery. , Washi-
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