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die as center fielder, despite the ex
planation that our seleotion had stol
en over 100 bases in one season
Nearly every one of the hundreds
of letters that poured into the office
named a good team and a star aggre
gation. But apparently a majority of
fans were naming the men they
would prefer in the several positions
and paying little attention to the ex
planatory notes with each picture.
Tickets will be mailed to all win
ners in plenty of time for them to ar
range -a grandmother's funeral for
April 14. If there are any changes of
address, notify The Sporting Editor,
The Day Book.
Here are the names of the players
of our team and the positions they
Catcher, Roger Bresnahan, Cubs
Pitcher Walter Johnson, Wash
ington. First Base George Stovall, New
Second Base Otto Knabe, Balti
Third Base Frank Baker, Ath
letics. Shortstop-i-Everett Scott Boston
Red Sox. T
Right FieldTy Cobb, Detroit.
Center Field Bill Lange, former
ly with the Cubs, now retired.
Left Field Duffy Lewis, Boston
Mr. R. Bresnahan, manager of the
.Cubs, appears to be well fixed for
'southpaw pitching this year. He has
Jim Vaughn, effective at all periods
'last season, still in the same good
condition. To big Jim's assistance
'will be rushed Robbins and Buckles,
George Pierce, the other left-handled
vetersan, has been considered lit
tle so far and has done no regular
hurling. It may be that George is
through as a big league idol with the
: Bresnahan is bending the major
'portion of his efforts toward devel
oping young pitchers, as he believes
-hat a good box corps will enable him 1
to keep in the pennant fight through-
out the campaign. And southpaws
are necessary to any effective pitch
ing staff in these days.
So far Rpbbins, a midget beside
the giant Buckles, has shown the
most stuff- He has a good curve
ball and better control than most mi
nor leaguers. He has partaken of
three games and in each did his work
in ship-shape manner.
Buckles, who came down from
Medicine Hat, greatly resembles
Vaughn, both in stature and his style
of delivery. He has a wild streak,
however, which must be curbed.
Cubs trimmed Cubans yesterday,
7 to 0, in a joke game. The big
leaguers clouted the Cubeb pitcher
lustily and ran amuck on the bases.
McLarry and Fisher each knocked a
pair of bingles.
The second week in training camp
has been satisfactory to the manager.
Saier is the only ailing athlete and
his injury is a mere bruise. The oth
er boys are hardening, and polishing
their eyes for the pill. .Good batting
has been the usual order, and the
fielding has been high class. Mc
Larry and Fisher are not the best key
stone combination in the world, but
they have shown enough to warrant
their retention as regulars on a ma
jor league ball team.
This is a hard spring for the White
Sox on the coast. They are getting
trimmed with great regularity, but
the reason is not hard to find. Wea
ver and Schalk have both been out
of the game, and that"dual combina
tion in past seasons has propped up
the crew. Without Eddie Collins
matters might be worse. Also, Col
lins has been fohced to play beside
a slow man, and this has retarded the
development of the team.
Schalk got back for an inning yes
terday when Los Angeles trimmed the.
Sox, 10 to 7, and Weaver is rapidly
convalescing. Catcher Ray would
have stuck longer if he hadn't ob
jected to a decision by the umpire. He
was chased, and Manager Rowland