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gang would have charged the spot
light. It has not gone as sensationally
as the Braves, but in the last few
weeks defeats for the Cardinals vhave
been very infrequent.
Op paper the St. Louis gang does
not look a lot better than the Braves.
But the pitchers have gone effective
ly, and fine work has been done by
the infield and outer defense. Add to
this Snyder, a hard hitting and good
throwing young catcher, and the
combination balances perfectly.
No regular on the team is hitting
over .300. Frequent shifts have been
made in the infield because of weak
ness at first base. Jack Miller was
first selected for that station, but the
former Pirate performed so impres
sively at short that Dressen was given
the initial stop. He failed to make
good, and now Lee Magee, an out
fielder, is playing the bag. ,Magee's
presence adds strength in the attack.
Dolan, a third baseman, is being
played vin the outfield. The whole
team, in -fact, has been shaken up,
and men have been put in positions
they never tried before. Other fel
lows who are not recognized as won
ders were put to work. And the whole
' worked as a perfect machine. The re
sult is seen hi the standing of the
Rain prevented the final clash be
tween tie Cubs and Phils yesterday.
The postponement will be played off
In Philadelphia when the Cubs go east
Chifeds and Buffalo' got to an in-J
ning and a half before ram butted in
yesterday afternoon. The locals were
leading, 1 to 0, at the time.
Today is an open date in the Fed
eral 'schedule. The Chifeds leave to
morrow for St. Louis, where four
games will be played against Fielder
Jones' new charges. Then a return
will be made here for another set.
The Tots are a, game and a half
behind Indianapolis for first -place,
and must liven up considerably if they
are to haul down Bill Phillips' hard
Callahan will do lijtie experiment
ing on the present trip of the White
Sox through the east. A raft of
youngsters have been signed by Pres
ident Comiskey, but the ywill not be
put to the test until the team returns
to the South Side.
Then there will be opportunity to
give the youngsters some work in
morning practice, and the acid test
of regular duty in a big league will
Red Ames held his old mates to six
hits, and Tesreau was hammered by
Reds. Moran and Gonzales of Giants
got three hits each. Moran, who is
to join Braves, helped his new team
by winning the game with a two-bagger.
Meyers and Bescher of Giants
each knocked double and single.
Cards lammed two Dodger pitch
ers and ran bases intelligently. Per
ritt was a puzzle. Cruise soaked a
homer and single.
SEMI-PRO BALL. SCORES
Harlem, 8; Maywood, 1.
Humboldt Park, 19; Commercial, 1.
Union Liberty, 15; Poppel A. C, 5.
Pelham, 5; Starlights, 4.
Doughlas, 6; Cornell, 3.
Gen. Custer, 10; Standard, 2.
Enterprise, 16; "Unity, 6.
Central, 8; Onward, 7.
Pullman, 6; Sacramento, 3.
Roseland Eclipse, 9; Boston
Store, 7. -
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RAKED FORE AND AFT
A hale pld sea captain his age was
72 with one eye closed and much
discolored, stood in the dock charged
with being drunk and incapable. He
agreed that he had had too much,
but denied that he was drunk.
The Magistrate Carrying too
much sail, captain?
The Captain Yes, sirr carrying
too much sail before the wind.
The Magistrate On a lee shore,
"Yes, on a lee shore."
"And damaged the port light?'
"Aye, and damaged the port light
this time." " - -