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More than that, however, he is
rapping the choicest oferings of the
southpaws with gay abandon. Cove
leskie, Coumbe and other leading
left-handers of the game have been
peppered by Jack in the last couple
As the chief value of Ness lay in his
ability to hit the offside flingers he
will not get back in the game unless'
Jack runs foul of a disastrous slump.
Scott pitched a fine game against
Detroit and seems about ready to do
so regularly. Red Faber is still un
.der the weather, but is certain he will
be fit in a few days. That means
Rowland will have Faber, Russell,
Scott, Wolfgang and Williams, three
right-handers and two left-handers,
to bear the brunt of the pitching, and
the quintet is capable.
The plight of the Cubs is horrible
to contemplate, and there are few
rifts in the gloom. The loss of Wil
liams and Zim, the leading sluggers,
is a hard blow, but the injury to
Archer was the worst of all. It throws
all the catching on Bill Fischer and
the task is too heavy.
Bill fainted on the bench during a
game at St. Louis yesterday and
demons had to go back of the bat
demons, a willing worker, is lack
ing in mechanical and mental quali
fications and the defense of the club
is broken irreparably.
With yesterday's game Fischer had
caught practically five games in
three days and had taken a sleeper
jump from here to St Louis. It is
too much for one man, in view of the
torrid weather encountered at the
other end of the canal. The ther
mometer has been around 95 since
the Cubs arrived there. Two games
are slated for today.
Also there are a raft of double
headers to be played off with the
eastern clubs when the Cubs get
back home from Pittsburgh, and if
Archer is not in condition to work
by that time Tinker must dig up an
emergency backstop or see his team
-fefiB ont,pt the pennant fight, 1 3
Beset as they are by injuries, the
Cubs are doing well to make as good
a showing as they have recently. De
fense and attack have both suffered.
Cy Williams was back as a pinch hit
ter yesterday and knocked a homer
with a man on.
Cy limped around the bases and
did not look ready for much running.
Agnew, Red Sox catcher, smashed
Clark Griffith in the face during a
near riot on the Washington field
and was arrested. Previously, Geo.
McBride threw his bat at Mays, Red
Sox pitcher, when he was hit with
the ball. McBride and Griffith were
put off the field. Mays held Wash
ington to two hits. Boston made ten,
besides the one by Agnew.
Old Man Beebe showed the Sox
he wasn't a flash when he held St
Louis to three hits. Only run against
him counted on error.
The Yanks are starting. Baker
and Magee have begun to hit.
Robertson's homer won for Giants
and drove Alexander from the game.
Cravath got single, triple and homer
off Tesreau, counting all Phil runs.
More'bf Herzog's errors let Pirates
lick Reds. Wagner made three hits.
Snodgrass and Cowdy batted a
Brave win over Dodgers. Brooklyn
Ever Hammer and Johnny Dundee
are working diligently at downtown
gyms for their fight July 4 at East
Chicago and both promise an ap
pearance in the best of condition.
Hammer has an advantage in weight
and reach, but he will need it all to
compete with the elusive New York
er. Dundee has made a fine impres
sion on local fight fans.
Chick Evans, Chicago amateur,
achieved his ambition yesterday at
Minneapolis, winning the open golf
tournament with a score of 286 in
the face of competition from the na
tion's best professionals. Chick's
mark is four strokes better than the
previous record for the event This
is the third time In four years that
an amateur has taken,the open.tpur-i