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of tho strongest oombinallon. The
present line-up has sent Beck to first
"" base and young Flack to left field.
Jpe has about given up his task of
making Beck into an outfielder and
will keep him at the first station. The
former International League could
not move fast enough in the garden.
Flack is the flyer of the squad and
his hitting is too good, when taken
in combination with his baserunning,
Fmal practice in Shrevport was
' held this 'morning. Tinker ran the
men through a severe trial to loosen
all muscles and prepare for the train
ride to New Orleans, which will be
Frank Schulte, Cub outfielder, re
joined the team today in Indianapolis.
He is not sufficiently recovered from
a severe cold to get in the game.
The Cards won thB secand game
from the' Browns, 6 to "3. Rickey
used 19 players. Jack Miller and
Dolan, former Pirates, won for the
Cards. Miller soaked a homer -and
Dolan a single and triple. Weilman
and Baumgardner pitched part of the
C game for the Browns and were wild.
Hagerman did good boxwork for the
Chance's Yanks were nosed out in
the tenth, 4 tp 3, by Brooklyn. Wheat
knocked a homer in the eighth with a
man on base, tieing the score. Reul
bach, who started for the Dodgers,
had the Yanks stopped at every stage.
McHale pitched good ball for New
York, Warhop and Pleh tossing the
Burn the dope sheet and toss away
the pipe. They'have failed. Dooin's
Phillies, "shot to pieces by the Feds,"
trimmed the Mackmen, -4 to 0, in the
first game of the spring series. Mar
shall and Oeschger, a pair of young
pitchers, allowed the Athletics only
four hits. Pennock and Wyckoff
were hit opportunely by the Phils.
Federal league officials and lawyers
leave tonight for Grand Rapids,
Mich., where the contract of Bill Killi
fer, now with the, Phillies, will be test
ed tomorrow. According to the Feds,
they will winjBither way the decision
falls. If Kilfifer is awarded to them
they claim it will invalidate the re
serve clause. If Killifer is given to
the Phillies they say that contracts
will be void, and the gate will be open
for wholesale jumping.
The fate of several other players
hangs on the Killifer decision. In the
event the Feds are successful in their
suit to enforce his contract with them
other athletes who signed Fed papers
and hopped back tor their original
teams will be thrown to the third circuit.
CHANCE FOR YOUNG PLAyERS THIS SEASON?
"NEVER BETTER," SAYS FULLERTON
BY HUGH S. FULLERTON
Youngsters striving for "places on
the big teams of the country are com
plaining, as they do each spring, that
they haven't had a fair chance" to
make good. Jt is tha same uuevery
line of business; the fellow who fails
goes backcrying that there was1 not
There are, or were during training,
2?2 new men trying for.positions on
the big league teams. 0.these, th,ere
was .actually room for about 148,
counting pitchers who would be kept
whether or not they were regulars,
providing they showed promise of de
veloping. The great majority of the
youngsters who were trying for jobs
This spring there was more chance
for a youngplayer than ever before
tp win a job if he showed willingness
tp work, ability and brains. Let us
see what the managers actually
Athletics One pitcher and one
putfielder, with a view of being pre
pared to become a regular.