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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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batting has jumped amazingly
his long smashes have traveled
Srith even greater force than those
Rot Joe Jackson. In the field the Mil
.waukee man is the best of our reg
ular trio, despite the claims for other
athletes.
For the time being: New York has
been removed as a leading contender
for pennant honors, but there is no
ssurance Donovan's team will stay
lown. Alaisel. Baker, High, Magee,
Cullop and one or two more cripples
wfll be ready when the team gets
le again, and intact the men form
1ra ball club. Even with the
eliminated, other people are
ti to bid for honors.
Louis is still in seventh place,
?the team has just won eleven
jjht, is getting the best pitching
of tne league, and generally playing
better ball than any of its competi
tors. The fellows are playing with
their own hands and feet and a Jones
brain, which is answer enough for
anything.
The Sox have several more en
gagements with these people, and
nothing would please Jones more
than to lam the team he formerly
bossed.
The (teal which brought Art Wilson
to the Cubs has not ended the swap
pinand purchasin activities of Man
ager Tinker and Pres. Weeghman. A
player named Sicking was purchased
from Norfolk of the Virginia league
for fall delivery, and Catcher Rowdy
Elliott from the coast joined the club
in Philadelphia today.
A big deal is on the fire, but
Weeghman is having difficulty put-
Ing it over. He is willing to swap a
couple of pitchers for an infielder
and toss in a bundle of coin. Tinker
is well fixed for hurlers and could
give up a couple of men that would
be valuable to several clubs in the
league.
No shifts are liable to benefit the
clubs greatly this season. It is early
for Chicago people to talk of next
year, but that is the solace of North i
Side fans. Tinker is now aiming for
a berth in the first division, not wish
ing to break the ten-year-record of
iormer managers.
And his task is difficult. The four
eastern entries are making the run
ning now and seem to have the class
of the league. New York is ready.
Fletcher has gone back to short and
McGraw now has the same infield
that won pennants for three years.
His outfield is better than it was then
nnd his pitchers have finally started.
Tinker began using Mollwitz
against southpaw pitchers yesterday
in Philadelphia, Rixey opposing the
Cubs. Fritz did nothing, but one
game means little. Wilson at once
went behind the bat and will do the
bulk of the catching henceforth.
Bobby Wallace, veteran infielder,
who umpired for a couple of seasons,
has rejoined the St. Louis Browns
as utility man.
Browns vwon 11th straight, Hamil
ton outpitching Shawkey. Sisler
knocked two singles and Pratt two
doubles, r
Indians got three hits off Harper
and Dumont, Washington slamming
Lowdermilk and Klepfer. Moeller
and McBride knocked three hits
each.
Cobb and Burns got one hit each
off Ruth, only Detroit hits. Gard
ner's two doubles off Coveleskie
scored four Red Sox runs.
Sallee and Tesreau each blanked
Pirates, Big Jeff allowing two hits
in second game. Schulte poled a
triple. Fletcher came back to the
game and made four hits. Herzog
also got four.
Smith and Cheney beat Reds twice.
Daubert poled a homer.
Catchers Gowdy and Tragessor of
Boston were hurt when Braves split
with Cards. Both will be out of the
game for some time, severely handi
capping the Stallings gang. Evers
got three hits in the flrst game, but
was canned from second.
Marquette Park defeated Garfield
Park, 15 to 8, in their match in the
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