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reer anywhere near the high mark
he has set to-date.
LarryDoyle's eyes developed sur-
prising keenness when their owner
I was toiling in the coal mines of Illi-
inois and the larruper of the" Giants
who last season led the league is
trailing Zimmerman with a mere
Nine seasons of big league milling
, haven't dulled the lamps of Tristam
j Speaker, who right now is going bet-
j ter than he did in his banner years
with the Boston Red Sox. Not only
is the big Texan rattling fences at
Dunn Field, Cleveland, where for
I seven years he averaged .381, on
! visits with the Bostonese, but he is
keeping up his terrific pace abroad.
Speaker's eyes, sharp as they are
at this stage in the pennant proceed
ings, are working no better than are
those of Tyrus Cobb or Joe Jackson.
The latest statistics credit Ty and
Joe with a deadlock at .327 for the
same number of games.
Next Tuesday the Cubs will reopen
on the North Side, facing Cincinnati,
and they will have back of them the
prestige of a successful road trip
and the courage and confidence such
an achievement breeds.
Even' should they play today in
Brooklyn and get whipped, the Tinks
will get back home with a record of
six wins and four defeats, a better
percentage than they ever exhibited
on their own lot Climate has noth
ing to do with it. It is simply a ques
tion of pitching, which has been ex
cellent the last two weeks. And
there is no reason any of the heav
ers should lose their effectiveness
before a home crowd.
It will be a. different team that the
home folks see. It will be a team full
of fight and determination, strength
ened by confidence. And it is a team
that has the mechanical ability to
back up these temperamental advan
tages. The way Mulligan and Mc
Carthy are working around second
base will be a revelation to the home
folks, for these two youngsters have
made a long stride forward while in
Hughes of Braves held Pirates to
no hits and allowed two passes, fan
ning seven. Hans Wagner whiffed
twice. Only three Pirates saw first
base, one getting on by an error.
Maranville and Snotigrass hit home
the Brave tallies.
Hits bunched with Mack errors
gave Detroit another win. Dubuc
was fairly effective.
Harry Salee, Cardinal southpaw,
has been suspended by Manager
Huggins. Salee and his boss had an
argument in New York last night,
during which Slim tore up his con
tract He left for parts unknown.
Recently there have been rumors
that Salee was to be sold to the
Giants, but Huggins says he will not
be traded or sold to any club.
Connit Mack is still at it His lat
est acquisition is Harold Crisp, a 17-year-old
pitcher of the Needham,
Mass., high school, who has fanned
73 batters in four games.
Carl Morris knocked out Dan
Dailey in the first round at Tulsa,
Okla. The gate drew $20,000, show
ing how conservative Old Man Bar
Frantic hotel clerks
Barking at bellboys,
From many states,
Slouch hats and
Black string ties,
Thousands of 'em.
Transformed into beds,
Getting sixty dollars a week"
(For one week) .
Bands, cigar smoke, flags,
Boom managers looking very wise.
Favorite sons looking very anxious,
Bosses (just a few of 'em)
Saying little, but saying it firmly,
And getting what they want,
For this is a convention.