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others displeasure that their game is
Every man on the club plays bet
ter ball because Knabe is there to
stir them up. He Is a natural lead
off man in the batting order. He can
work a pitcher and has a sharp eye.
He will hit around .250, and that is
enough, when his remaining qualifi
cations are taken into consideration.
President Weeghman has inaugu
rated a bonus system on the North
Side which may fie ' responsible for
the increased punch the Cubs have
developed the last two days. Zim
merman's homer over the wall
Thursday netted him $100 from the
club president, and Charles adds "that
similar checks will be handed to ath
letes who win ball games with their
bats, arms or heads.
Kelly, the new outfielder, banged
home two runs with a single in the
first inning, fanned once and filed to
center once. The latter wallop was
his best one, and Paskert got it only
after a hard run. The addition of
Kelly gives Tinker two good right
handed batting outfielders when a
southpaw faces the club. Williams
appears equally effective against
both brands of flinging, his triple and
single off Rixey demonstrating that
Manager Rowland is not satified
with his ball team, despite the lau
dation it has received from other
managers around the American
league circuit. He does not believe
proper worth has been received from
the bats of the famed clouters gath
ered under his banner.
A change occurs today in the double-header
with the Mackmen. Eddie
Collins is to go to second place in
the batting order. Ed is a fine sac
rifice hitter and works well with the
baserunners on hit-and-run plays.
Pelsch comes third, Jackson fourth
and the first baseman, either Four
nier or Ness, will bat fifth.
If a left-hander faces the club
Buck Weaver will be lead-off man
and John Collins will bat behind the ,
J first baseman. If a right-hander op
poses the Hose, Ed Murphy will go
to the outfield in place of Shano and
lead off, Weaver taking the place left
vacant by Collins.
That sounds like a formidable ar
ray, one that should produce many
counters and make the work of the
pitchers easier. The elimination of
Collins was only a question of time,
for the long boy has not been hitting
all season. His fielding is tighter
than Murphy's, but he is far below
the ex-Mackman on the attack. Ne
mo Liebold can field as well as the
best of 'em and will hit around .250
if employed regularly, but there is
little chance for Nemo.
Detroit is pressing the Sox hard,
but the Rowlands should be able to
draw away in four games against the
Macks. Bush is the only fellow who
I has been at all troublesome to oppo
nents recently, and Pants has
enough left-handed batsmen to offset
Joe's bullet speed.
More hard luck for the Yankees.
Frank Baker crashed into a wall dur
ing the second game with Detroit
yesterday and will be out of harness
for a week. This is a serious blow
to Donovan, who is having all kinds
of bad luck. In first game Tigers
broke Cullop's winning streak, win
ning in 12th. Cobb got three hits.
Second game also went 12 innings,
Magee's hitting beating Cunningham,
who was outpitched by Russell.
Cleveland and Washington slugged,
but scored few runs. Beebe and
Gould were not steady.
Triples by Hornsby and Smith
helped Cards beat Dodgers.
Kauffs bat beat Reds for New
Pat Ragon pitched Pirates to a
halt while his backers got to Har
mon. Browns and Red Sox went 17 in
nings to scoreless tie, within one in
ning of the longest runless game on
record, played by Detroit and Wash
ington in 1909. Koob pitched the dis
tance for Browns, but killed his oij