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because Russell Blackburne was
trapped ,off second. It wasn't a bone
play, because Blackburne isn't a
bone-headed athlete. It was merely
one of the "things that are bound to
occur in baseball. Earlier in the game
it would have gone almost unnoticed.
Blackburne was unfortunate. The
hit that Eddie Collins stuck in here
would have tied the score if Black
burne had not been trapped. Four
nier and Roth knocked three hits
each. Cicotte was hit hard.
National league managers have hit
upon an excellent scheme to evade
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the workings of the 21-player limit
rule passed by the league last winter.
Manager Herzog of the Cincinnati
Reds originated the idea. Herzog is
not releasing any of his surplus ma
terial which looks good. Instead he
is employing the men as scouts,
which does not bring them under the
provisions of the law. In this way
they are in a position to go in and
work for Cincinnati should some reg
ular be injured and out of the game
for any length of time.
Manager Bresnahan of the Cubs
may follow the same idea. He has
only two men to dispose of in order
to come down to the limit Pitcher
Schorr and Catcher Tyree. But, if
the plan works, Bresnahan may fol- '
low it with some of his other people
and make room for a couple of new
Several men who would have been
retained in previous seasons have
been released by National teams be
cause of this rule. One or two of
these pitchers, Bresnahan figures, are
worthy of development, certainly
more so than one or two of the so
called pitchers drawing pay from the
Today the Cubs are in Pittsburgh
for a couple of battles this afternoon
and tomorrow. They will return, j
home Sunday for a game with the
Pirates and a long series with the '
Fisher and Cheney set out from
Cincinnati for a visit to Bonesetter
Reese at Youngstown, 'O. Reese is in
California, so the players were halted
on their journey by a telegram. It
eems that the Bonesetter could do
some business if he were home. No ,
one thought to find out if he was In ,
Youngstown, which was a prize bone. '
Joe Tinker has his Whales in Buf- "
falo today to start a 15-game meeting
with every team in the eastern end .
of the Federal league. The jaunt will
be broken by a battle here Sunday,
the Buffeds and Whales returning to ,
the North Side for a single engage- J
Whales start this trip in good con- "
dition. Zeider and Smith will be back
in the line-up and regulars will be in
every position. The pitchers are do
ing better work than earlier in the
season and there has been a marked
improvement in batting.
Every man but Silk Kavanaugh, ,
made the jaunt. The local lad is not l
drawing pay from the North Side club
and Tinker will try to place him with j
some other team in the league. j
May 16 the Whales will be back on L
the North Side for a long stayPittSi,j
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