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strength for Washington and Boston.
Terry is out for a short time, but the
team loses little in defense with Mc
Mullin on third and Weaver at short,
and there is a slight increase in the
The pitchers are not complaining.
Faber is right again and ready for
a lot of duty, if it comes regularly.
Red is not an iron man. Russell had
a nice rest during the Athletic series,
and Williams, Citfotte and Benz have
all shown something recently. Jim
Scott will not be used except as a
last,resort, as the Wyoming man has
been woefully ineffective recently.
Eddie Collins and Hap Felsch are
running Jackson a race for batting
honors. They will finish well below
the Dixie slugger, but their averages
from now on are liable to match
Joe's. Felsch slams the ball with
terrific force and is collecting many
This does not look like one of the
good trips of the Cubs. They have
eight more games on the jaunt, four
each with New York and Brooklyn,
and an even break seems a far
fetched dream, for both clubs are
playing at a fast clip.
With the Cubs it is the same old
story of well-pitched games being
tossed away by one or two errors at
critical times. Prendergast pitched
Alexander to .a standstill in the last
Philly game, but it was a defeat be
cause Wilson and Zimmerman
bunched errors in the 12th inning,
and Zim followed his miscue by
quarreling with the umpire while the
winning run rolled over.
The Cubs are not playing bad ball.
They aren't champions and they
aren't playing like champions, but
the majority of their" defeats are
coming through bad breaks in the
luck of the game.
In the National Brooklyn has a,
comparatively long lead for first
place. Boston and the Phils are not
an impossible distance away, but
these two teams are not playing as
near the pace of the Dodgers as are 1
the Giants, who have a mountainous
handicap to make up.
McGraw's team right now is going
as strongly as Brooklyn. He has a
better attack, but his defense is be
low Robinson's because of the dif
ference in pitching strength. It is
difficult to see how a team which
boasts such fine twirlers as the
Dodgers can fall into any slump that
will be sustained over a long period.
Brooklyn hasn't had a pennant
for a long time, and the city at the
wrong end of the bridge is about due.
Robinson is still the artist at develop
ing pitchers he was when he was
helping Baltimore win flags years
Boland was wild and Boston made .
it four straight from Detroit Foster
allowed two hits in first eight in
nings. Gould was backed by wonderful
fielding in beating Washington; Dou
ble and single by Roth bumped the
Brooklyn made 21 hits, but had to .
go 13'irfnings to beat Reds. In one
frame Dodgers made four successive
singles, but failed to score. John
ston, Cutshaw and McKechnie each ,
made four hits.
Cards climbed Hughes in ninth
and beat Braves. Blackburn rejoined
Braves, caught good ball, stole a
base and poled a single and triple.
Extra base hits by Burns, Merkle ,
and Herzog downed Pirates. Frank
Schulte hit triple and single. Giants ,
got 13 hits off Mamaux.
Artie Hofman, former Cub star,
recently playing semi-pro ball, has
signed with the New York Yanks and
will play the outfield until some of
Bill Donovan's cripples recover. Hof
man has no idea he will stick in the
big leagues when the Yanks are ,
Tris Speaker will be back in a
week. His injured ankle is healing
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THAT GREAT BIG "IF"
White Sox Fan: "If Eddie Colling
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