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and forcing was not necessary. An
other series of games will be started
with Mordecai Brown's team Satur
day, and' Joe wants the edge.
Seaton, Hendrix and Brennan, who
will do the bulk of the pitching, are
being favored? and will not be asked
to go the route until a few days be
fore the opening of the season. Two
or three youngsters will be developed
from the corps of aspirants on hand
to assist this big league trio. Tinker
does not figure on carrying a top
heavy pitching staff.
Tom McGuire, anotheKChicagoan,
stands a good chance of landing a
pitching job. He was with the Feds
last year, but unsteadiness marred
his work. This season he will be
working with older and more experi
enced pitchers, and they will be able
to teach him a lot of the tricks of the
The reconstructed Cub team at
least has batting power. It proved
that again yesterday by walking into
a bunch of Athletic pitchers for 11
hits and an equal number of runs.
They didn't win, as the Mackmen
scored 15 times, but the defeat could
not be charged to weak stick work.
To get revenge O'Day this morn
ing was planning to send Cheney or
Pierce to the mound to start this
afternoon's combat, the last that will
be played against the Mackmen this
year. That is, unless the Cubs win
the pennant in their league. The flag
has already been conceded to the
Athletics i nthe American.
News from the coast, where Jimmy
Johnston was a baserunning sensa
tion last year, is to the effect that the
youngster acquired many of his steals
through methods that would bring
death in the big tent. He is supposed
to "telegraph" his start. That is, he
plainly indicates to the opposition
just when he is going to make the
effort to swipe another base.
Be that as it may, the speed boy'
is stealing on this southern trip of
the Cubs, and doing it against good
catchers. He swiped another with
Wallie Schang behind the bat yester
day, and also smashed three one-base
Zim took better to the shortfield-
ing work, and Tommy Leach acted
like a regular around third. Charley
Smith and Elmer Koestner did the
pitching. Both were hit lustily, but
Koestner took the major portion of
The old Collins-Baker-Mclnniss
combination was working fine for
Connie Mack. Each of his basemen
soaked three hits.
Manager Callahan has. evidently
received a good report on Bill Lath
rop from Kid Gleason, and, know
ing what the Kid did with Reb Rus
sell last year, he is following recom
mendations. Lathrop was used again for nine
innings against Portland yesterday,
and he pitched a real ball game. For
the first time this ,spring he was
steady, and passed but two men.
Four hits were all the enemy could
collect. In every department of his
work Lathrop seemed to have the
qualifications of a real pitcher.
'Sizing up the Sox team at present
is merely guesswork. The first
squad bears slight resemblance to the
line-up that will start the season, as
at least two more changes will be
made in the infield. Hal Chase is
playing in the outfield for variation,
and everybody is having a good time.
The men are going through stunts
that will get them in condition, but
little progress is being made toward
teamwork. There will be time enough
for that when the squad starts east.
The seconds also won, beating Sac
ramento 10 to 3. Jack Fournier was
shifted to the second squad, and cele
brated by smashing three hits. The
Frenchman is making a strong bid
for a regular outfield job this spring,
and will be ready to hop into the'
breach if any of the present occu
pants of garden berths slip.
Johnny Dundee battered Special
Delivery Hirsch for ten rounds in
New York, but the Chicago, boy