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' Perry have been bought from the At
lanta club of the Southern league.
They will report at the end of the
minor season. Infielder Sicking is
already with the club and undoubt
edly will get a chance before very
Many drafts will be put in by the
Cubs this fall for promising minors.
The luck of the draw jjlays a large
part in deciding who Tinker shall
get, but he is also free to purchase
stars if he thinks they will make
good, as Pres. Weeghman is back
ing the manager with a liberal bank
Brooklyn is said to be the latest
club angling for Zimmerman. Play
ers have been offered but nothing
definite is reported about the nego
tiations. Cincinnati was finally
turned down on a cash offer for the
This is a kindness to Christy
Mathewson, as Fred Toney, Hal
Chase and Zim, congregated under
one tent would give the Old Master
little time for golf.
No alibis for the White Sox this
trip. A straight-out fight, which the
South Siders must make on their
merits. Faber, McMullin, Terry and
Ness are all with the team and every
man of the squad is in perfect phys
ical condition. Rowland is well pro
tected with secondary material.
The last home stand was to break
or make the Sox. It resulted in
neither an advance or setback) so
we turn to the trip that begins in
Boston today and declare the Sox
chances hinge on their eastern work.
This is old stuff, but it is the best
consolation left us.
Before starting the Red Sox double-header
Rowland didn't know just
what he was going to do with his
team. He considered shifting John
Collins to the bench, but John is al
leged to play his best ball in Boston
and the shift may not come until the
team reaches New York.
The sooner is comes the better it
.will be for the club, John is in a
slump and it- would be for his goodt
as well as for the good of the team,
to switch 'some other man to the
outfield. This idea would not be
urged if Rowland did not have on the
bench, in Liebold and Eddie Murphy,
two men who will go better than
Shano's recent record.
Present plans call for pitching Fa-
ber in one game in every city. That -is
the maximum amount of work the
sorrel top can stand, for some of
these engagements are only billed to i
run three days. Russell will get one I
day everywhere, and probably more, t
The club trimmed Syracuse, 16 toi
0. Andy Norman, a local amateur,
pitched three shut-out innings and
Dan Cunningham played short four
frames, making a hit and handling r
four, chances in the field.
Red Sox got three hits off John- "
son in 13th, beating Washington. ,
Ruth allowed eight hits. A fine de-
fense pulled him out.
Pipp and Peck hit homers, beating '
MacKs.' Shawkey allowed former
pals four hits.
Two doubles and triple by Kon-
etchy beat Brooklyn. Rudolph was5
hit hard, but fine field work by the
Braves saved him. Brooklyn closed
its home stand with a record of 15
victories and six defeats.
Phils made it four straight from'
Giants, scoring lone run on double
steal. Tesreau gave two hits and
Demaree three. r-
Harmon and Cooper held Cards to x
nine hits in double bill, Pirates win
ning both. Hinchman got four hits. r
Walter Johnson is cultivating a1
spitball, according to his catpher, Ed-
die Ainsmith. American league bat
ters are united in hoping the speed!
king doesn't employ the moist deliv-
ery as a regular thing, for if he ever J
gains control' there'll not be" an un
hinged spine in the league in three'7
months. - I
George M. Church retained his .
title of western tennis champion by f
defeating Heath Byford, 6-4, 6-0, t
6-1, Byford was in a bad slump and. 3
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