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training and should be at the very
top of his game. Sore arms should
not be prevalent, and the man who
cannot throw a baseball in August
will hardly improve in September.
Manager McGraw of the Giants,
who are tangling with the Cubs, has
also seen the light andisweeding out
some of his oldsters to make room
for young men during a period of re
construction. He has added some col
lege youths and also grabbed a couple
from the minors.
McGraw, like Bresnahan, was over
loaded with veterans. But the Giants
improved as the season grew and are
now playing fair baseball. With the
Cubs the opposite has been the case.
The fellows started like pennant win
ners, kept up the pace under Bresna
han's direction for a few months and
then found the pace a little too stiff.
It required too much exertion and
they fell off sadly.
The benefiit game for the East
land survivors' fund between Whales
and Buffalo at the North Side park
netted $955.14 and the Whales won
Rain during the morning held
down the attendance, only about
3,000 people being out for the bene
fit A crowd of at least 10,000 was
expected. Among the spectators were
members of the Cub and Giant teams,
who shelled out their admission
money at the gate.
Claude Hendrix is a pitcher who
saves his strength. He does not put
on full steam until threatened. Un
fortunately, Claude is not always able
to throttle the opposition, but his
plan is a good one when it can be
It means he will be useful for sev
eral seasons and that he can also be
used frequently in one year. Hen
drix and McConnell are doing about
as much pitching together as any
other two pitchers in baseball. Their
combined total of innings pitched is
greater than that of any two pitchers
on any other club in the three major
Several times yesterday Hendrix
was in difficulty, but he threw on all
speed and quelled the uprisings. At
one stage the Buffeds had men on
second and third with one out, but
Hendrix fanned Chase and Dalton,
two of the best hitters of the team.
Though there is no hope of a
wnrlde' corioc nurco in the fall Tink
er's people are playing the best baser .1
bail tney know now. rneir spirit is
the right one and could be used by
several other teams in the country.
On the strength of the dope sheet, '
the White Sox have undergone their '
hardest trial in the east and should
find the remainder of the trip an op
portunity to increase their percentage
of games won. Four games are to '
be played with the Yanks, starting '
today; five with Washington and four
with the Mackmen.
Of these 14 games the Rowlandites -should
cop at least 9, which is as
good as can be expected. The Red
Sox will have their work cut out to -equal
this showing, for the western
teams are in good shape at the pres- 7
ent time and can be counted on for
some assistance by Rowland's fel- j
In Boston the Sox had two well
pitched games and Faber had let the
opposition down without a hit in the ''
three innings played yesterday before t
the rain interfered. Good fielding also .
marked the performance of the Sox, '
and, while the batting was not hefty, 'r
a good pitching staff was being en- '
countered and nothing much could
be expected. 1
The march of the Boston Braves
this season is not much like the nar- -row
opening they cut through the
National league last season to win a Q
pennant In 1914 they were winning '
on the strength of some phenomenal
pitching by Rudolph, . Tyler and :
James, and very few runs were neces-
sary in the achievement -
This season Rudolph is again T
pitching some good ball and Tyler is
doing fairly well. James is unheard -of.
So, the pitching being below the