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ble for Wolfgang's present status.
He knew he had the goods and knew
the managers were wrong.
In three games with the Sox, Von
Kolnitz, the new third baseman, has
cracked the ball for a mark of .333,
batting equally well against pitchers
of either paw. He has had no mis
cues in the field, gloving several hard
chances that have been sent his way.
The newcomer doesn't have to hit at
anything like this clip to remain
with the team, but another infielder
of the smashing type would certain
ly be welcome. Terry and McMullin
may find it hard to win back their
There is something in that atmo
spheric alibi of the Cubs. Tinker's
athletes have claimed for some time
that they were unable to play their
best ball on the North Side because
of the chilling breezes that blow in
from the lake. Some of the fans
were disposed to take this as the
alibi of a team that was outclassed
by the opposition.
But the Tinks can bring forward
facts to back up their statements.
They point to the fact they have
done well every time they left home,
except in Cincinnati. They recall
the excellent eastern trip and their
success in St. Louis and Pittsburgh.
Warmer weather was encountered
and the men assert their muscles be
came oiled and they could play na
turally. Heinie Zimmerman flatly declares
that his arm would have recovered
two or three days ago if he had had
hot sunshine to boil it out He was
frisky in St. Louis yesterday and
slammed a triple that won for the
Cubs when used as a pinch-hitter.
Zim is sure he will be back at work
Sunday and may even take a whirl
at the pastime tomorrow. Tinker
pinched for Packard in the eighth
and hit a sacrifice fly. Joe is getting
Frank Baker hurt his leg in the
first Inning after hitting a double
against the Athletics, but will not be ,
against the Athletics, but will not ba
out of the game for any time. A
blow like that would be fatal to the
Yanks at this time, as they need all
their power to keep in the van. Ma
gee got three hits.
Washington's three hits were bet
ter than Boston's four. Harper
Cleveland is staggering, Fohl not
having any pitchers who are reliable.
He tried Lowdermilk against the
Browns, and Sisler and Pratt busted
a couple of doubles each, while the
remaining athletes took their share.
Speaker made two errors.
Hank O'Day's umpiring was not
liked by the Braves. Pres. Haughton
talked about it to Manager Stallings,
then the executive sat in the grand
stand directly back of the plate.
Hank maintained his West Madison,
street dignity and was not disturbed.
Smith held Braves to four hits.
Chief Bender js showing the re
sults of summer sunshine. The wily
Indian stalled the Giants with seven
hits and made it possible for the
champion! to cop a pair.
Red Gunkel, Univ. of III. pitcher,
has been released by Cleveland to
Davenport under an optional agree
ment. Slim Sallee, according to a state
ment from Pres. Britton of the Cards,
has quit baseball. Britton says he
offered to trade or sell the tall south
paw, but Sallee said he was ready for
Boxers of Chicago tonight will
show what they think of. Harry
Forbes, ring veteran, former bantam
champ and recently .conductor of a
gym for fighters. Forbest recently
gave up his duties as instructor be
cause of failing eyesight, and it is for
this reason the benefit has been ar
ranged at the Coliseum.
Following are the boxers who will
take part: Jimmy Kilroy vs. Terry
Thomas, Chas. Glaser vs. Jimmy
Duffy, Benny Yanger (Tipton Slash
er) vs. Tommy Mowatt, fighting con
ductor; Freddie Gilmore vs. Bill Yon-