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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
Eddie Mulligan came back to the
first section of Cubs yesterday,
struck out twice, batted a' couple of
infield grounders, but fielded his posi
tion in brilliant fashion. Eddie is
should be forgiven him for batting
He realizes that this is the big test
for him and that on it may hinge his
future in baseball If he makes good
he has an infielding job for as long
as he wants to keep it, as the Cubs
have not had a decent shortstop
since the old machine disintegrated.
And Mulligan also realizes that if he
makes any slips it means some more
duty on the bench.
For this reason he is likely to be
over-anxious in his efforts to drive
the ball away. His two strike-outs
yesterday came with men on bases,
each time two were out and each
time the third strike was called. Ed
die was plainly worried.
He is a forlorn hope, however, and
this is much to his advantage, as
every man on the team who values'
the welfare of the club as a whole
will be pulling for him and trying to
aid him in making good.
Three more games are scheduled
against Shreveport, and in these Ed
die will have a big opportunity. He
is no worse off now than many of
the other men, so far as batting is
Max Flack, Cub right fielder, is
suffering from a bad cold, the only
training setback the club has re-
ceivea, dui ine auiicuon is noi seri
ous and he will be on the job before
the team quits the Texas leaguers.
In the meantime Tinker is holding
down his job, as the team is not
equipped with surplus material.
Flack can stand a layoff as well as
any man on the team. His batting
is good and he had already acquired
his usual speed. Cubs won yester
day tp 4), a homer bj WjlTtams and.
a couple of singles accounting for the
George Pierce pitched five innings
against the minors and let them down
with nary a hit. That was encour
aging and much better than his last
effort If George can make one of
these effective spurts permanent he
need not bother about money during
the coming summer.
Tinker has four southpaws, Vaughn,
Packard, Pierce and Bailey, and it is
not likely he will carry more than
three of them. Packard and Vaughn
are certainties, and the third job is
a fight between Pierce and Bailey.
The latter has had no chance to
show much this spring.
Manager Rowland gave Shawnee
a pitcher and catcher and the White
Sox had a hard time winning. Eller
was the pitcher and his spitter was
deceptive in all but one inning, when
the Sox got to him for all their four
runs. He allowed but eight hits and
these were collected by four men.
This is about the best line Rowland
has gotten on one of 'his youngsters
this spring and the young spitballer
is certain to land in Class AA ball if
he doesn't stick with the Sox. Lynn
caught for Shawnee and his double
off Wolfgang counted his team's lone
Today the Sox get out of the bush
belt and will be playing on decent
diamonds from now on. That means
less danger of injury, and as the
club has escaped the hospital list so
far, it looks like the crew would be
intact for the opening of the season.
Jim Scott has a bad cold, but not
serious enough to prevent him pitch
ing the opening game unless it takes
an unexpected turn for the worse. It
Is in his head and only needs treat
ment and a little care.
George Stallings says he has the
best two recruits in the country In
Wilhoit, an outfielder, and Black
burne, a catcher. He says both will
be regularsj, x -