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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 09, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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youngster is a defensive phenom, and
in recent games of the Whale spring
schedule has been punching the hall
resoundingly. He has only to hit in
the neighborhood of .250 to be a sen
sation in the third league.
Zeider has recovered from his lame
back and will be out of the game less
frequently this season. Beck is ,as
good at first as he was last year, and
Jackson, his understudy, has im
proved 50 per cent. With Tinker in
reserve, capable of hopping to it at
three of infield positions in case of
disabihty of any regular, the infield
presents an appearance 20 per cent
more powerful than, in 1914.
The pitching staff, also, starts the
season more efficient than last spring.
Johnson was not here then; neither
was Brown, and Brennan was use
less. The star southpaw can start
right from the bell now and do a big
league job of pitching. 'Hendrix is
ready to stage another iron man role,
and Lange, a scintillating prospect I
uunug ms urai. tseaauu, is uue iu mtm
his place with the first flight
Fischer has been secured to help
Art Wilson with the catching. The
ex-Dodger is a good mechanical ball
player. It appears, therefore, that in every
department the Whales have been
bolstered up mechanically. There will
also be an increase of team efficiency,
as the men start with the benefit of
a season's association - with each
other.
With two games against Kansas
- City, beginning today, followed by a
dual engagement with St. Joseph of
. the Western league, the White Sox
will wind up their spring schedule.
In the quartet of battles Manager
Rowland will have a final look at the
real team which will represent the
Sox in the American league race.
Buck Weaver is to do duty this af
ternoon beside Eddie Collins, and the
star shortstop is strong enough to
fstana the pace. All he needs is a
tt active work, to, Iqosenpnjrl tion or.befined.,. ot l - sj
ucItW8tt 'U$ 'tRroufh vw Sowerh league,
as it is likely he will be the top mart
in the batting order.
This depends on the disp'osition of
Tommy Quinlan, now playing left
field with the first team.
Jack Fournier was taken from the
seconds today and there was an ex
cellent prospect that the Frenchman
would be given Quinlan's job. In that
event he will be placed in the clean
up position in the batting onslaught
and Weaver will be the first man to
face the pitcher.
Within the next two or three days
it is probable Rowland will make
some reductions in the size of his
staff. American association and
Western league magnates have been
hounding the Sox pilot for some of
the surplus material. A few really
good men are in the list, and Row
land wants to dispose of them to
teams where they will' get the best
experience and improve in case they
should be needed again by the White
Sx)x.
Jim Scott will get his final workout
today or tomorrow. Then the elk
hunter will be saved for the opening
battle at St. Louis. He has been con
ceded the honor because of his ex
cellent condition.
Pitchers Schorr and Buckles and
Catcher Tyree are to be let out by
Manager Bresnahan of the Cubs. This
was indicated when the leader called
a conference of his athletes and gave ,
them a long lecture on what would be
expected of them during the coming
season. The three men named were
not included in the meeting.
Roger laid down some rules and '
his manner showed he meant what
he said. They were simple and fol
low the course of the majority of
managers. But few managers strict
ly enforce all their orders. In this
Bresnahan says he will differ. Pel-'
lows who decline to run out soft '
grounders and "pop flies will And
themselves shy in. the pay envelope,
and all must "keep in physical condi-
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