weaker teams as they did against the
leaders Chicago would have had two
teams in third place.
The Sox seemed to be on their met
tle this season when combatting a
strong band. They supported their
pitchers grandly and the heavers did
more than their share. Whenever the
Sox met the Athletics a spectator
who had not looked 'at the tabled
standing of the teams would have
been .undecided which was leading
There would have been no doubt
in his mind that one was first and
the other second, the rest of the field
But if this same spectator had seen
the Sox battle with the St. Louis
Browns he would have quickly re
vised his opinion. Every other club
in the league made a stepping stone
of the Browns. The Sox found them
stumbling blocks. They selected
games against Hedges' crew to pull
all of the weird stuff in their systems,
and there was a lot of it.-
When these peculiarities can be ex
plained baseball will cease to be the
game it is.
Just at the right time the Athletics
seem to be recovering their drive and
dash. Mack may be able to force
them along and carry a team into the
world's series playing at the top of its
game, running wild like a lot of
drunken sailors. Cleveland got a five
run lead in the first six innings, but
the old Mackian punch nosed them
Chance's Yanks resembled the Sox
in taking a licking from Detroit.
Same old Speaker. He contributed
the winning blow in the ninth inning
for the Red Sox.
In their three-cornered race for
batting honors Speaker got three
hits, Jackson two and Cobb one.
King Cole is not happy over being
drafted by the New York Yanks. He
was once fined by Frank Chance, and
since has not thought very highly of
his prospective boss. Cole was noti
fied of the draft while coaching on
the third-base line in Minneapolis. He
hurled his glove 6n the ground and
let out a choice assortment of lan
guage. The sale of Cy Morgan from Kan
sas City to Cincinnati has been can
celed by the National Commission.
Joe Tinker proved that at the time
the deal was made Morgan was suf
fering from a sore arm and the Cin
cinnati club was deceived.
Jimmy Clabby, the Hammond mid
dleweight, has been matched for a
twenty-round fight with Sailor Pe
troskey in San Francisco the night
of Oct. 3.
Joe Sherman, Memphis light
weight, got a de'cision over Jack Shel
ton in eight rounds in St. Louis.
Sherman had his opponent in dis
tress, but lacked a knockout punch.
Harry Vardon, English champion,
made low qualifying score, of 151 in
the national open golf championship
at Brookline, Mass. Francis Ouimet,
the young American amateur, was
second, with 152.
Jimmy Johnston, the outfielder
drafted by the Cubs from Los An
geles, brought his base-stealing rec
ord for the year up to 100 in the
game with San Francisco yesterday.
TRANSPARENT GOWN MAKES
DEBUT IN 'FRISCO
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 17. The
transparent gown got by here in a
blaze of glory. Its first appearance
was at the Palace Hotel. Its color
was purple. Guests, waiters and bell
boys were transfixed by the lurid
sparkle, of the gown, as the wearer
strolled nonchalantly into the tea
room of the hotel. The tea room is
now a popular lounging place.
"I have your permission to call this
"I shall be very pleased ;, butMon't
forgetvthat father switches off the
light at 10 o'clock."
"That's kind of him. 111 be there
promptly at ten." Judge.
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