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playing just the kind of ball that
should be expected.
It wasn't an early starting club,
and no early spring sensations should
have been expected. Veterans do not
start that way, but they are usually
ready when the first bell rings. Tinker
has his men in condition, and that is
the big thing at this stage of the pro
ceedings. There are men on that team who
just naturally hit the ball. But they
need a little time to come around and
get their eyes properly peeled. Yes
terday they did it, Flack, Williams,
Zim and Saier each polling two
blows, both of Zim's being triples,
and one of Flack's counting the same
number of bases.
Mulligan failed to hit in the lead
off position, but Steve Yerkes got one
hit batting seventh. Mann went hit
less but stole two bases. Mordecai
Brown allowed Shreveport one hit in
four innings, and Vaughn was pad
dled once in five frames.
Now that the athletes feel fairly
certain of playing the same position,
two days in a row, they will go bet
ter. Tinker has been experimenting
in an effort to find a workable com
bination, but now believes he has it,
with the possible exception that Zei
der may get a job of second basing.
Mulligan will probably do the lead
off work in the opening game.
Gradually the fellows are waking
up, they are beginning to play some
bright and intelligent baseball, and
the improvement should be steadily.
They will gradually reach the top of
their play without any sensational
spurts. It isn't a sensational team,
but it is a strong one, and one per
fectly capable of coping with compe
tition in the National League during
the coming season.
Gene Packard pitched good ball
against Milwaukee, and the Cub
seconds copped, 4 to 1.
Reb Russell held Topeka to five
hits, which gave the Sox yans an
easy win, 6 to 2. McMullen and Mo
larity hit heavily.
Charles Ellis retained his title of
three-cushion billiard champion by
defeating Pierre Maupome, St Louis,
at Pittsburgh, 150 to 143. In the final
block Ellis ran 56 points while Mau
pone was getting 43.
August Kieckhefer defeated Bob
Cannefax, St. Louis, 50 to 48, in a
game of the Interstate Three-Cush
ion Billiard League.
Joe Stecher is in town for his
wrestling match against Bill Hokuff
at the Coliseum tomorrow night. Ho
kuff will outweigh the Nebraskan by
50 pounds, but it is not believed this
handicap will materially bother the.
Even money is the betting on tha
fight in Kenosha tonight between Lea
Nelson and Jack Hemple, Jess Wil
lard's sparring partner. Neither man,
is advanced as a championship possi
bility, and nothing startling in the
line of cleverness is looked for. But
those who visit the Wisconsin city
should be repaid by plenty of action,
and the fair possibility of a knock-?
put. Special train on the Northwest-
em will leave at 6:55,
Matt Wells is going to find his
hands full tonight in Kansas City
when he meets Charley White in
a 15-round battle. This is the long
est bout the Chicagoan has had fog
some time, and he is anxious for a
chance to show what he can do over
the distance. Charlie's contention
has been that in ten rounds he did not
get fully started. He also has a de
cision in favor of Wells in- a former;
bout to wipe out
Fielder Jones used 20 men to de
feat the St Louis Cards, 4 to 2. Tha
Browns scored all their runs in the
final inning. Groom and Davenpor
outpitched Steele and Ames.
Illinois 4, Alabama 2. i
Evanston Academy 4, Crane 2.
Training A. C. won West Side in
door baseball championship by de-
feating Dvorak Park, 4 to 1.
Duke Kahanamoku, the Hawaiian
swimmer, undoubtedly the fastesj
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