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Washington, Cleveland, New York,
Boston and Detroit in the American
are ready for the word to quit. The
Sox, Athletics and Browns are keep
In the Nationals Cubs, Phillies, Pi
rates', Braves and Dodgers are a unit
behind Fultz. The other club repre
sentatives refused to make any state
ment. Some one has to yield. Each side
has taken a definite stand.
Wednesday will decide the issue,
and in the meantime, despite several
yards of oratory that will be shot off
by gentlemen connected with the na
tional game, we're all equally in the
If there is a baseball strike, the
best thing the players can do is to
hire some of the Cubs as gunmen.
They shot the deliveries of two Philly
pitchers full of holes yesterday.
A few weeks ago Wilbur Good fell
into a batting slump of terrible pro
portions. Not only did he fail to hit
safely, but he was striking out almost
as much as the rest of his mates com
bined. The slump was fully comment
ed on, and hints were thrown out
that a benching for the right fielder
might benefit the team.
It is only an even break for Wilbur
to boost him now. He is hitting the
pill manfully, and doing it with men
on bases. When he hits there isn't
a better outfielder in the National
League. That is a strong statement,
but facts warrant it.
Derrick is finding himself among
new surroundings, and is acquiring a
batting average. His triple with three
on settled the affair yesterday.
Humphries pitched excellent ball,
and could have scored a shut-out if
the Cubs has pot grown charitable In
the last round.
Tinker's team dropped half a game
in the pennant race by splitting even
with the Sloufeds. Brown pitched and
won the first game. Fisk was the
successful heaver for the Chifeds.
Brown's team is not a poor aggre
gation when playing away froml
home, and an even break is no dis
grace. In St. Louis, however, where
the eFd interest is slight, the players
become discouraged by the sight of
Macks made a clean sweep from
the White Sox, mainly because the
Hose are playing the brand of ball
that dropped them from first place to
the botto mof the heap during the
second month of the race.
Bodie had a chance with three on
and struck out on three bad balls,
one being almost a wild pitch. The
Sox had a man on third once with
one out, and again loaded the bases
with none out, but failed to score.
Weaver came back into the game,
but was not as snappy as usual be
cause of the bump on his head.
Scott was a good pitcher, but had
his usual luck. No hitting back of
Tesreau held Reds to two hits,
while Giants slugged. Robertson got
two doubles and Grant a triple and
Dodgers made four in ninth, but fell
short. Beck of Cards knocked a hom
er, triple an dtwo singles. O'Mara got
three safeties for Brooklyn.
Tyler blanker Pirates with four
hits. Cooper forced in only one Brave
run with pass in ninth.
Red Sox won in 16th on Speaker's
hit. Leonard pitched last eight in
nings against Detroit and was not hit.
Jennings used four heavers. Hooper
got four hits and Speaker three. Hob
litzel, former Red, played first for
Gregg outpitched Boehling in
pinches, though hit harder. Carisch's
triple won for Cleveland.
Browns batted hard and won two
games from Yanks, six pitchers work
ing for Chance. Leary of Browns
poled two doubles and two singles.
Pratt got homer and double. Weil
man and Mitchell were winning
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