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defensive outfielder, but even John
would never claim that he is an ideal
And some gents should be sta
tioned on the coaching line with
ability and alertness to -direct the
flying feet of the basefunner. No
more should any such events"be per
petrated as that of Monday, when
John Collins was held at third base
by Eddie Murphy's direction on a
single to center field that should eas
ily have scored him.
There are several good teams in
the American league this year. It
is not a one-club organization, and
only good baseball every step of the
way will bring desired results in the
Notice that the Cubs have edged
themselves out of the second divi
sion of the National league.
The difference between the good
showing the North Siders are mak
ing on the eastern trip and the dole
ful results that marked their opera
tions here is the difference between
good and bad pitching.
In four games in the east they
have received three excellently
twirled battles, Vaughn, Packard
and McConnell each turning in a
brand of ball that could only be
downed by shutouts. Vaughn did
make one bad start in Boston and
that was the only game the Cubs
have spilled so far.
Now, if Seaton can come to the
aid of this already considerable hurl
ing trio, Tinker will have four men
for box work, and each is sturdy
enough to stand a bit of work once
in every four afternoons. In fact
each is the kind of a fellow who
needs a, lot of work in order to be at
Behind this fine pitching the team
has been playing bright and alert
baseball. The fieldinghas been tight
and Mulligan seems to have over
come his tendency to chuck in wild
throws at critical moments. The at
tack, with Mann alternating for
ochulte, Is good enough.
The Cubs, like the Giants, never
should have stayed in the second di
vision for such an extended period.
They were playing fine ball every
step of the way, but could not over
come the punkness of the pitching
that was provided. If this good box
work prevails over a few weeks
Tinker will get his people up in the
fight and they will stay there.
Alex Zwilling played right field in
place of Flack, who has been con
founded by southpaws in recent
games. " Alex is liable to keep the
job for a few days, anyway. The
Cubs beat a southpaw who has trou
bled them in the past. Cy Williams,
Zim and McCarthy each poled three
hits off Rixey. The Cubs have seen
so much of the wrong-handed Sing
ers lately they no longer puzzle.
Hugh Jennings is having some
good pitching and the Tigers made it
four straight by licking Boston.
Dauss held Red Sox to three hits.
Cobb, Heilman and Young batted..
Gregg atthe right tiine.
Giants still have trouble at home.
Mamaux held them to five hits and
Pirates won. It was the first defeat
for Rube Benton this season. Hinch
man made three hits. v
Slim Sallee throttled Braves with
four hits. Bescher's triple off Ru
dolph scored both Cardinal runs.
Three Red pitchers were easy for
B'rpoklyri Daubert hit a homer and
.single. Reds hits Pfeffer harm but
failed to bunch wallops.
Jack Britton outpointed Mike
O'Dowd of St Paul in 12 rounds at
Boston. Britton far outweighed his
opponent, and the v crowd laughed
when his weight was announced as
147 pounds. He appeared to be 15
pounds heavier than O'Dowd.
Joe Welling easily outfought Jim
mie Regan in a fast bout at" Provi-1
dence, R. I.
Freddie Welsh, lightweight cham
pion of the world, doesn't take all of,
his fights seriously.
The truth is out at last, gentlemen.
It is given to the world on the word