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out of five this one run will be fatal
to the home team.
Saturday was an example. Mulli
gan made an error on the first ball of
the game. The lucky runner scored
and that was the only tally the
Braves made in nine frames. Sub
sequently Mulligan made ten excel-
lent plays, some of them bordering
on the phenomenal. But all of them
couldn't wipe out that first run.
This one game js the history of
Mulligan's endeavors through the
season. He is jinxed, as is George
McConnell, the rangy right-handed
McConnell was the victim, of Mul
ligan's error Saturday. In nine in
nings he allowed two hits, but the
game went in the tenth. Hendrix's
stupid baserunning was also largely
responsible. Probably more so," for
Claude's miscue was of the brain and
Mulligan's was mechanical.
McConnell's last appearance was
in the 18-inning game which the Pi
rates won, 3 to 2. He pitched stout
ly then, as he does on all occasions,
but fate pursues him.
Game after game McConnell has
dropped by one run, his mates fail
ing to hit and also giving him wabbly
support. Other pitchers on the club
have better winning percentages, but
only one or two are as stingy with
earned runs as the tall boy.
Phillies come tomorrow for four
Unless Jack Ness has a flock of
broken legs and arms he should be
f with the White Sox in Boston, where
seven games are scheduled with the
world's- champions in' the next four
days. The Rowlandites are certain
to look at two southpaws Leonard
and Ruth during the engagement,
and may get more than one view of
the crooker-arm flingers. Gregg
may also take a whirl at our hopes.
Fournier is notoriously weak
against this brand of slinging. He
belted a couple of hits off one of the
Tank portsiders in New York, but
.that is the first time this year he,
has connected against a southpaw in
the east. And he has faced them in
Rowland goes into this series han
dicapped by weakness at short, but
he has great hurling strength in re
serve, which is fortunate. It is pos
sible McMullen or Terry will get back
in the game before the bean village
js left behind.
Even with a weakness at short, the
Sox will have an excellent chance
for the odd battle if they improve
their baserunning. It has been off
color for several weeks, but the
weakness was not glaringly present
ed until the east was reached, where
it resulted in the loss of the second
game at New York.
Toney blanked the Dodgers in one
game, but a couple of recruit pitch
ers lost the second for Reds. Cut
shaw made six hits in six times at
bat in the two battles.
Triples by Miller and Hornsby off
Demaree helped Cards beat Phils.
Each team used a flock of-pitchers.
Hannibal and Rock Island of the
Three-Eye League played a 22-inning
game, Hannibal winning, 8 to 5.
Each team used but one pitcher.
Pitcher Luque of Louisville soaked
Catcher Land of Minneapolis in the
jaw in a game in Louisville, then
tried to bean the backstop with a
bat Luque claimed Land abused
him at the plate.
The revival of the American derby,
which is scheduled for Hawthorne
Saturday as the opening gun of the
thirteen-day race meeting, took on
actuality yesterday with the arrival
Of the first of the twenty-one great
horses entered for the Derby event.
George Smith, with his trainer, Hol
lis Hughes, came in from Aqueduct
in the morning and was given stable
Training for the big race which 13
fourth on the opening day card, will
begin in earnest this week, as all of
the gee-gees entered will be here by
Wednesday. Dodge, winner of the
Latonia derby, is due .today, as well