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pennant, and Tinker wants the first
flag in the newTTederal League.
Naturally, as the Cubs have been
thumped a plenty on their eastern
trip, there are rumors flying around
that the athletes are indulging in joy
rides and further antics that Impair
their ability and make them soft for
the opposing squads.
Judging the temperaments of the
Cubs, the story does not ring true.
Most of the West Side players are
well-behaved fellows and steady.
They are not losing because of joy
rides, but simply are playing ball too
' punk to even defeat the poor teams
As ball is being played in the Na
tional League at the present 'time,
Boston is the only real ball team en
countered in the east so far. The
others have good 'individual ability,
but there seems to have been a let
down in teamwork and pepper
throughout the National circuit
Again remembering that Boston must
always be excepted.
0' Day's men lost yesterday be
cause bone-headed work waB bunch
ed with a mechanical error and some
bad pitching in one round. Five runs
resulted for the Giants and not a hit
was used in the assembling of the
tallies. Sweeney and Zirri contributed
the boners, Derrick tossed'in the me
chanical error and Pierce and Zabel
did the mediocre pitching.
This Ciant series has about ended
the Cub hopes for a pennant. They
may get close again, but then- Bos
ton or New York will come along and
kick away the props and we'll skid
for the bottom of the first division.
If the Cards had won yesterday the
Cubs would have been in 'third place.
'Derrick made three hits and drove
home all four Cub runs.
Schulte replaced Kntsely and made
a hit. The differences between the
left fielder and O'Day were patch
Cobb got back in the game against
Red Sox, laid down a sacrifice, walk
ed twice and rapped a triple. He scor-1'
ed a run and drove one in.' Covales
kie outpltched Gregg, who has been
soft since going to Boston.
Pender blanked Naps and' only
three men reached second. Macks
bunched hits off Mitchell with Nap
errors. JackBon knocked two doubles.
Fisher kept a dozen Brown hits
scattered and Yanks won by getting
to Weilman in bunches. Leary and
Lavan each prodded a triple- and sin
gle. Braves finally lost to Pittsburgh,
Cottrell, recruit pitcher, being wild.
Boston outbatted Pittsburgh, Taut
passes hurt Carey belted a triple
Alexander was steadier than Ames,
so Phils beat Reds. Four of six Philly
hits were bunched in one inning.
Ragan pitched his best ball of the
year, holding CardB ""to five hits.
O'Mara and Myers of Brooklyn each
maced three safeties. Griner was
H. Miller's double drove home two
runs And enabled Sloufeds to beat
Pittsburgh. Keupper was a better
pitcher than either Barger or Dick
son. Boston printers won the Herrmann
cup In the national typographical
tournament at Cincinnati, beating
Chicago, 11 to 5. The Chicagoans..
were fagged from beating St Louis in
the morning, 13 to 0.
The annual river marathon of the"
Illinois A. C. will start this afternoon
from the float of the Columbia Yacht
Club at the mouth of the river at
2 ;30. The finish will be at the Wash
ington street bridge. Fifty-two men
are entered In the swim.
Bob Gardner won the Chicago open
golf championship at the Chicago
Golf jGlub with a score oft301. Tom
Vardon, Onwentsia professional, was",
three strokes behind.
THEY NEVER GO DRY-
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Texas, Detroit News.