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discouraged. And the recruits are '
not overly fond of being whipped
with machine-like regularity.
Mack, however, is rebuilding, and
he is going on the theory that made
him a winner years- ago, before he
dug up a $100,000 infield that could
hit. He is getting a pitching staff,
something he hasn't had for two sea
sons. In Crowell, who was soft for
the White Sox yesterday, he has an
excellent prospect, fresh from col
lege. This boy was not hit as hard as
the score shows. In the second in
ning, when the Sox rolled over five
runs, luck broke badly for the re
cruit Blackburne's double was an
easy fly which Murphy got up to and
then lost in the sun. And two runs
scored because Larry Lajoie was un
able to pick up a bounder hit to him
by Nemo Liebold.
Knowlson, who replaced Crowell,
is another college prospect. And he
certainly pitched sweet ball for six
innings, holding the Sox to two hits
and passing but one.
Mack needs three infielders badly.
He is using Schang on third base and
the catcher shows signs of becoming
used to the position, but there is a
rumor afloat that Connie would dis
pose of Wally if a chance presented.
Mclnniss is as good as ever, but
Stuffy is also reported to be slated
for a move.
Rowland's people registered a
seven-run lead in two innings, and
then loafed along for the rest of the
battle. They knew the margin was
large enough for Jim Scott
At last the Cubs have been pushed
aside in the race and the Phillies are
heading the flight It is probably in
correct to say the Cubs were pushed
aside. They just naturally kicked
themselves one rung down the lad
der and are liable to suffer a further
descent unless they decide that the
thing to do is to play baseball for at
least nine innings each afternoon
when it doesn't rain.
For seven innings yesterday they
had the Giants whipped, and but for
one slip had played like regular fel
lows. But the strain was too much.
They couldn't afford to crack recent
records and play an entire game at
top speed. So in the eighth and ninth
Zim, Phelan, Humphries and Wil
liams collaborated for some of the
daily woozy stuff, and away went the
old ball game.
Earlier in the pastime Cy Williams
had buste,d a legitimate home run, on
which he was credited with two bases
and then called out It sent in a run,
but Cy failed to touch third base and
was detected. It would seem that a
canvas bag as big as a base shpuld
be easy enough to touch.
There Isn't much use prodding
around for reasons for the Cub de-;
feat That is Manager Bresnahan's
task and the pilot knows what is the
matter. But what he would like tq
know is how to strengthen. He could;
get better men, all right, if any one
would trade. And he might get bet
ter men if it wasn't for the 21-playef.
limit, which prevents the purchase at
this time of any new material fromf
the minor leagues.
Humphries pitched a regular bat)
game, the best any Cub heaver has"
turned in for two weeks. Take that
one pleasant thought to heart and
leave the subject
Tinker's Whales were almighty
lucky to win over St Louis, but the
North Siders are in the midst of a
winnig streak, and when a spurt is
on, luck always plays a big part Nff
pennant winning ball team has ever
floated home in front without having
some complimentary breaks from
In 14 inings the Whales got three
hits off Eddie Plank, only one man;
walked and ten fanned out yet the
former Mackman couldn't win. For
the first 13 innings he had given just?
one hit, a double by Hendrix. But:
in the 14th along came a single and1
pass. Then Hendrix busted a second
double and the game was off. Thj
I two men who scored were the only