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batting, at which Williams and Alli
son will be the principal students.
The plan is to have the men practice
as best they may through the fall.
Then when the sprhig season opens
one of the veteran catchers, either
Bresnahan or Neednam, will be given
the task of acting as tutors to the
A pitcher, preferably an experi
enced man with control, will act as'
assistant professor of batting. Long
morning and afternoon sessions win
be held. The pitchers and catcher
will give the two youngsters the
brand of pitching they have found
difficult to hit. Various positions at
the plate will be tried in an effort to
overcome the weakness. If this is not
successful, the manner in which the
youths hold theu mallets will be al
tered. Different weights of clubs will
be experimented with.
In short, every effort will be made
to teach these boys to paste the
shoots that puzzle them. Both have
tremendous driving power in their
shoulders, each is a good fielder, and
Williams will make one of the best
baserunners in the business if he be
comes a regular. The raw material
is too good to be wasted if there if
a possibility of working it into .finish
First Baseman Pauwen and Pitch
ers O'Connor and Heironimous, all
semi-pros, were released yesterday
by the Cubs to Terre Haute.
Bubbles Hargrove, the Central
League catcher, worked a few in
nings behind the bat, and caught the
shoots of Earl Moore acceptably. The
youngster is looked on as a fixture
for next season. At present the Cubs
are about the only team in the major
circuits without at least one kid
backstop. New material must be de
veloped, as none of the locals are
immortal, and Hargrove is the first
For the second time in two days
the Yanks drove Cy Falkenberg out
of the box. Caldwell let the Naps
down with fpur'hits.5 The defeat left
the Naps in second place, as Wash
Twenty-five hits, good for 30 bases
and 21 runs, were all the champion
Mackmen could get off Williams and
Comstock of Detroit. In the second
inning the Athletics got ten hits and
ten runs. Pennock was also hit hard.
Mclnniss and Walsh of the Macks
each got four hits. Sam Crawford
maced a double, triple and homer.
The Athletic run total iB a season's
Pittsburgh got but one run in 18
innings off of Yingling and Rucker of
Brooklyn. Three Pirate recruit
pitchers received poor support.
Fred Toney, pitching for Louisville,
beat Minneapolis, and Milwaukee
took a safer hold on first place by
trimming the staggering Toledo Mud
Hens in the American Association.
Chick Gandil, Washington first
baseman, has signed a three-year
contract at $6,000 a year.
The football lid partly came off this
afternoon. In the East Yale plays
Wesleyan and Cornell meets Ursinus.
"Cummings, a Wisconsin football
candidate, wrenched his shoulder in
practice,, and will be out of the game
for a couple of weeks.
In the last game at tfie St. Louis
National League park with -Boston,
the Brave treasurer received $57 as
the visiting team's share of the gate.
It is a new low attendance record.
President Dave Fultz of the Base
ball Players' Fraternity announced
today that Baltimore of the Inter
national League and St. Paul of the
American Asspciation are the only
teams in the AA class whose men
have not become members of the as
sociation. Again next year the New York
Yankees will use the Polo Grounds,
the field of the Giants, for home'
games. President Farrell of the
American League club found his new
park would not be .completed In time
for occupancy in 1914, and renewed
his contract with the National repre