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home again until May 27, when
Cleveland will again be the opposing !
club for a two-game series. New
York, the first eastern team to visit
the South Side for the 1916 season,
is not due until June3.
Brooklyn hooked the lead in the
National league by walloping the
Giants, Coombs relieving Rucker and
outpitching Palmero. The Giants are
& hitting the ball vigorously, making
lots of runs, but can't win because
their pitching is putrid. McGraw is
said to be ready to make trades that
will bring him some new heavers:
Bennie Kauff poled two hits yester
day. Rudolph held Phils to four hits and
Braves won, hitting Mayer hard.
Evers bagged two hits. Pat Moran
was canned for kicking on Umpire
Neale and Chase collaborated with
extra-base hits to beat Pittsburgh.
Mitchell outpitched Babe Adams.
Washington profited by Ruth's
wildness and took the lead 'in the
American league by downing the
world's champions. Henry doubled
with the bases full to give Washing
ton the lead. Harper scattered the
Red Sox hits.
Yankee errors gave the Mackmen
a game. Bush pitched better than
Russell. Strunk bagged a homer.
Cleveland got three hits in a five
t inning game with Detroit, good for
two runs. Stanley Coveleskie was
slightly better than Dauss.
Outfielder Kenneth Williams has
been released by Cincinnati to Spo-
Hats off to the "two-bit" golf ball
which arrived yesterday. With the
price of rubber on an upward trend
W it does not seem possible that a golf
ball ever will be given away with a
pound of tea or some other house
hold; commodity. But even if this
should happen it hardly would create
greater surprise than to find a golf
ball of perfectly respectable appear
ance selling for 25 cents each or $3
a dozen. ,
The raw product is another effort
of the kindly manufacturer to adapt
their wares to fit all pocketbooks, the
gamut of prices now ranging from
$3 to $9.
Introducing Benny Leonard of
New York, considered by experts not
only the greatest living boxer, but
the best exponent of the masterly art
since the halcyon days of the late
Leonard, 20 years old, sprang into
prominence three months ago. Fistic
experts did not take him seriously,
however, until he decisively defeat
ed Lightweight Champion Freddie
Welsh in a 10-round, no-decision
contest. Leonard would be light
weight champion today if the laws
of New York allowed a verdict to be
rendered in glove contests.
Leonard recently was paid one of