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will undoubtedly start the National
league season in the middle outpost
Williams has been knocking at the
door, but never gained admittance
because of some roughness in his
work. For one thing, he couldn't hit
southpaw pitching, and he failed to
get the full benefit out of his exten
sion ladder legs when on the bases
because he did not know how to time
Bresnahan has given considerable
attention to Cy and will continue to
work on him through the condition
ing period, and after the season
opens, if it is necessary. The long
fellow is young and good for several
years of big league endeavor if he
can meet the pace.
A strenuous week opens for the
Cubs today. One game is scheduled
with the Cubans in Tampa today, an
other with the Phillies tomorrow, and
then the tea mwill hike to Jackson
ville for a three-game series with the
Mackmen, who have already been
trimmed thrice by the Bresnahans.
In this series of five games the
pitchers will get a chance to per
form, Cheney, Lavender and Vaughn
being certain to see some service
against the Athletics. Robbins,
Buckles, Adams and Standridge will
also have an opportunity to show
Because of ironclad contracts held
by seven of last year's pitchers, there
is only room for one heaver on the
Cub roll at present under the twenty
one player limit rule. But it is a cer
tainty that if two or three of the
youngsters show more promise than
the vesterans Bresnahan will lop off
the oldsters, send them to the minors
and pay the difference in Salary. He
is after efficiency, and is willing to
pay for it.
Manager Rowland of the White
Sox, still experimenting in an effort
to discover a run-making combina
tion, has secured Outfielder Tommy
Quinlan from Oakland and will use
the recruit as lead-off man. Chap-
pell has been holding down the posi
tion with the, first team but his work
has failed to meet requirements.
Quinlan batted .290 on the coast
last season and was fast on the bases.
So far on the exhibition trip there
has been some excellent batting
done by the Sox men, but, as in past
seasons, ilt has not been bunched to
get the best results. Chappell's bat
ting has been woefully weak and he
lacks the speed for a top batter.
Frank Chance, who has seen the
Sox play several games on the coast,
delivered the opinion that Brief and
Felch will make good, but that ex
pensive Larry will fail to earn a regu
Blackburne has soaked the ball
lustily since coming to the first team
and may succeed in landing the third
baseposition, as he knows more base
ball than any of the candidates who
have appeared so far. In the event
that Russell is retained merely as
utility man Breton has the inside
chance, as Bromwich and Baker do
not stack up in fielding.
Los Angeles was licked yesterday,
3 to 1, all Sox runs coming in last
inning on hits by Brief, Schalk and
Scott. Scott pitched the full game
and was strong at the tight periods.
Weaver was operated on for ton
silitis yesterday and will be back in
harness within two weeks.
Sox Yanigans beat Oakland 1 to 0
and were whipped by Frisco, 10 to 4.
Faber won and Scroggins lost. Tom
Daly soaked a homer.
Isodore Polfer won the 25-mile bi
cycle road race of the Riverview Cy
cling club with a handicap of 6 min
utes. E. Kockler, scratch entrant
from the Chicago Cycling club, wont
the time prize in 58:26:4-5.
McDuffs, 2; Bricklayers, 1.
Hyde Park Blues, 2; Hibernians, 2.
West. Elec, 8; Int. Harvesters, 1.
Camp. R6v. Jrs., 11; Norseman, 0.
Kenwood, 6; Slavias, 4.
Calumet Parks, 2 ; Frams, 1.
Lincoln Parks, 3; Hamilton Pks., 2,