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Miller Huggins is bossing a team
that should never be considered
among the top-notchers of a major
league. It is not a clouting,gang, and
the pitchers are not better than sev
eral other staffs in the big show. But
the team tries. It has spirit and will
ingness to attempt anything, and
against a down-hearted, head-hung
gang these tactics will win every time.
Twice in one inning Huggins and
his gang worked the squeeze play on
the Cubs. They also hit opportune
ly, and were greatly assisted by the
punk fielding of the locals.
' Cheney tried to sustain his come
back, and was rapped for eight hits
in five innings. Fours runs scored,
Knisely, Sweeney and Derrick help
ing along the deserving Cards.
Whenever a left-handed pitcher
faces the Cubs Frank Schulte is lift
ed because of his supposed helpless
ness against the southpaws, and Pete
Knisely gets a job of left field and
batting. Yesterday Pete was placed
in the clean-up position in the line
up. Search us for the reason. Prob
ably for what he did in the Southern
Association. Certainly not for his war
clubbing with the locals.
Schulte could not be more helpless
than Knisely. Touted as a hitter, Pete
has been a glorious bloomer since
coming her.e this time. He may have
made two hits, but we only recall one.
While Knisely is batting without re
sults, Jimmy Johnston is wearing out
his pants sitting on the bench every
afternoon. For some reason the
southern flyer has never been given
a real chance to make good on the
He had a short try-out in the
spring, but failed to bust down any
fences. Promptly he was benched.
In his place have been other fellows
who have batted no better, and have
not performed in other departments
of the game as well as Jimmy could.
Johnston was never a spring hitter,
even in the minors. It always took
him some time to get started. When
he was sent to the coast last year by
the White Sox he was almost releas
ed because he couldn't get his war
club working. But Jimmy plugged
along, began to bag his share of the
bingles, and set the league afire.
He topped all the athletes in base
running, stealing over a hundred
bases, and walloped the pill for an
average above .300. His throwing
arm was not a 13-inch gun, but it an
swered all purposes.
Used as a pinch hitter yesterday,
Jimmy connected, doing as much as
Knisely has been able to accomplish
in all the time he has performed.
Brooklyn comes today to open a
four-game series. If some more
Dodger athletes break their legs the
Cubs may get an even split in the
quartet of tussles.
President Gilmore of the Federal
League could advance the interests of
his circuit greatly by making some
changes in the umpiring.
Van Sycle, who was a storm center
on the North Side yesterday, has been
in trouble before, and seems to lack
the decisiveness and sureness neces
sary to a good arbiter.
Yesterday he called time just be
fore Bailey pitched to Zwilling. But
Bailey pitched anyhow, and Little
Alex busted the ball for a homer with
a man on base, putting the locals a
Here Van Sycle showed up properly
by calling the play back, saying he
had halted play before Bailey's pitch.
But Tinker and the Chifed athletes
raised a row, demanded that the runs
stand, and refused to go on with the
A 15minute wrangle ensued, dur
ing which Owner Weeghman, Tinker,
Otto Knabe and Van Sycle all spilled
a mass of oratory. Van Sycle actually
pleaded with Tinker to let the game
go on, and asked Joe to be a "good
It was a fine spectacle- What Van
Sycle should have done was to forfeit
the game when the Tinks refused to
go back on the field, and let Weegh
man make a protest. For the umpire