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eral occasions.has worked full nine
innings, showing that he is advanced
in his conditioning.
Heavy batting enable dthe Sox to
whip Portland, 9 to 5. Johnson
pitched well. Eddie Collins soaked
a double and three singles, and
Bromwich, Blackburne, Brief and
Baker each clubbed a pair of safeties.
Sox seconds licked Venice, 4 to 3,
Joe Benz allowing one hit in five in
nings. Breton hit a homer and Jack
Fournier made the longest hit ever
made in the Venice park. Quinlan
joined the team.
Joe Berger was finally sold to Ven
ice tnd will be in the lineup today.
Buck Weaver 'has been discharged
from the hospital.
Cubs got some good batting prac
tice against the Phillies, Jim Vaughn
performed admirably in the box, Jim
Lavehder failed miserably, and both
teams fielded poorly, the Cubs win
ning, 10 to 4.
The most encouraging feature of
the- battle was the batting of Polly
McLarry and Cy Williams. Cy soaked'
a triple, double and single, and Mc
Larry belted a triple and single. Each
of these batters swings from the left
side of the plate, and all the hits but
Williams' triple were made off south.
paw pitching. That puts the bee on
the belief that Bresnahan would be
up against it with a lineup composed
mainly of left-handed batters.
McLarry so far has not been weak
against the southpaws. He has
slammed all pitching: with equal
gusto, and, were the season to start
today, he would go in as the regular
second -baseman. Phelan's chances
of nosing him out are becoming slim
mer, each day, though there is a pos
sibility that Art may be employed
now and .then when left-handed
pitching above the average is en
countered. If possible, Bresnahan wishes to
retain his lineup intact through
every game, figuring that better re
sults will be obtained when few
shifts are made.
Rixey, Baumgarner and Tincup
did the Philly pitching and each is a
regular performer during the season,
so the Cub batting was not rolled, up
against weak pitching.
Lavender's work yesterday was In
the nature of a test, and he and
Pierce are due for more such ordeals
before the season opens. Bresnahan
admits having asked waivers on two
veteran pitchers. The nest guess is
that the mentioned pair are the ques
tionable -quantities. And they must
sho wability to avoid being ousted
by recruits. Even though their con
tracts are unbreakable, Bresnahan,
eager for a winning combination,
might be willing to let them go to a
lowe rclassificaUon anfi pay the dif
ference in salary. In the long run;
it might benefit the clut) at the gate,
Pete Allison, outfielder, has been
release dto Memphis. A three-game
series starts with the Mackmen to
day in Jacksonville anc Larry Che
ney is carded, to pitch five innings of
'Jimmy Smith, Whale shortstop, t
collided with Silk Vavanaugh during r
a practice game at Snreveport yes
terday, injuring his leg so severely s
that he will be on the Bench for sev
eral days. The injury means that
Tinker must rearrange his plans, and
Joe will go to shortstopping for the- t
first team. j
Claude Hendrix arrived from Hot
Springs, where he has seen doing
prelimniary work, and the roll call is
now complete. Zeider took part in
the practice. A five-innig game was
put on and the final score was 4 to 4.
Ray Ashenfelter, who pitched for the t
Slouf eds in 1913, has been signed by .
Rowland aGeorge has been elected I
captai nof the University of Chicago t
baseketball team for next season. t
Johny Dundee outpointed Frankia i
Callahan in ten rounds at New York.
W. Huey, making a high run of 13,
defeated Lean, 50 to 31, and kept a i
clean slate in -the international three- j
cushion, billiard tournament Hney's