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field problem- One more good man t
is needed and needed badly. Otto
Knabe and Zeider are filling in at the
keystone to the best of their ability
and playing better than one could
hope, but how they -will stand next
season is another matter. Both are
Each of these veterans should be
warmly praised by the fans now.
They are working hard, putting all
their spirit in the game and do bet
ter than some of the young men who
are careless in their work.
Artie Hofman played left field for
the' Cubs, coming back after an ab
sence of over four years. Artie filled'
in for the Yanks a short time ago,
when Donovan was short of garden
ers. Playing semi-pro ball in Chica
go has kept him in good condition.
His single drove in the first Cub run,
he caught two flies and had one
Bunny Elliott, the new catcher, be
comes more impressive with every
game. The Coast leaguer has nerve
and confidence, throws well to bases,
. uses his head and bats in the pinch.
His single won the game yesterday.
We are indebted to Harry Neely
for the information that Coombs al
lowed the Cubs one scattered hit
Sunday. Surely, this is the apex of
Kid Gleason is one of our pet ad
mirations. We think the new lieu
tenant of the White Sox is a wise
baseball head and will help the South
Siders in their shot for the pennant
For that reason we take with a' grain
of salt a reported interview with the
Kid in New York.
He was commenting on the Sox
pitchers. Lauding Russell, Paber,
Cicotte, Scott, Benz, Williams and
Danforth, he added the afterthought
that "Wolfgang would come in han
dy." Little Mel was almost left out of
Bunk! Wolfgang is a regular
pitcher' and should be taking a reg
ular turn on the slab. He is small,
and small pitchers are up against it
to make managers believe they have 1
the goods. But Mel has proved it
time after time. He trims the Tigers
whenever his mates can get a few
runs, and usually he is picked to op
pose Walter Johnson. What more
recommendation could a man want?
Scott isn't pitching ball this sea
son. Neither is Benz. Possibly they
are nbt to blame. But whenever
there is any discussion of the Sox
pitching staff and Wolfgang is left1
to the last, we haveto have our say.
Besides his pitching ability, he can
field his position better than any
heaver with the club and has a head
on his shoulders. And notice that he
stands next to Russell in the season's
averages for effectiveness.
Scott lasted two innings against
the Yanks. They made six hits and
four runs in that time.
The Cubs have recalled from the
minors Pitchers Standridge, Zabel,
Pierce, Douglass and Robbing,
Catcher Wallace and Infielder Pe
chous. The Sox have recalled Catcher
Walter Mayer and Infielder Risberg.
Pirates beat Alexander and De
maree, setting Phils back. Schulte
and Baird did the important hitting.
Rudolph won his ninth straight,
holding Reds to six hits. Schneider
weakened in ninth.
Watson blanked Giants with four
hits, making 28 consecutive innings
the New Yorkers have failed to
Barry made four sacrifice hits in
four times at bat, twice putting
Hooper in position to score. Shore
held Indians to five hits.
Veach scored three runs, made
three hits and stole two bases while
Detroit beat Macks. Myers was
Davenport puzzled Washington.
Browns bunched two hits Off Harper.
Marsans made two hits and stole two
Miss Laurie Kaiser of Flossmoor
had low. qualifying score of 95 in the
women's western golf tourney at
Rapids. It was a course record. Ten
Chicagoans are in the championship