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Mordecai Brown and Christy Math
ewson will hook up in one game of
the Monday double-header on the
North Side when Reds and Cubs
meet. They have not been pitted
against each other since 1912, when
Matty, as a Giant, hung it on Brown.
Larry Doyle has come to an agree
ment with Pres. Weeghman, signing
a contract for next season at a slight
advance over the present paper.
Larry says he is satisfied and will
give the club the best he has. That
means second' base will be capably
Boston leads Detroit by three
games, the White Sox lag half a
game back of the Tigers, and the
Browns are four games from the top.
But in spite of these differences the
campaign in the American league is
an open question, with the four clubs
having about an even chance. If con
ditions favor any club, Browns and
Tigers appear to have the edge.
On the swing of the western
teams through the east, which came
to a close yesterday, the Tigers and
Browns made gains on the two-toned
sox, -who held the top places at the
start of the invasion. Our Hose fell
one game farther behind the Boston
Browns played the best ball of any
team in the league during the visit,
Detroit coming next. Browns won
every series contested, being the only
entry from this section to get the
majority from the Red Sox. Detroit
broke even with the Carrigans, but
made giant strides in other cities.
Rowland's people split with the lead
ers, got three out of four from the
Macks and lost the majority of their
games to Washington and New York.
Their record was seven victories and
Four games is no great obstacle
to the Browns, based on the compar
ative performances of the clubshav
ing a shot for the top. Every pitcher
on the Jones roster is pitching effec
tive ball and the batting is points
better than was expected. If the team
has to play for one run it has the
defensive ability necessary to make
this single tally a factor.
Browns, Tigers and White Sox will
be playing together in the next two
weeks. Each has a shot at Cleveland,
which should not be troublesome,
and the real test is in the games the
trio have together.- If Jones can
hammer back the Sox and Tigers he
will be in fine position to force to
the front when his club is home to
meet the eastern clubs. Boston to
day starts a trip that takes in every
city of the league. The prospectus
not bright for the two Hose clubs.
Joe Benz pitched his fourth vic
tory over the Macks, allowing four
hits. Jackson got homer, triple and
single and Ed Collins two singles.
Ty Cobb is driving hard for his
tenth straight year as batting king
of the American league. Today
Speaker'has a mark of .379 and Ty
is but ten points behind, showing a
good gain for the past week.
Sixteen men are left in the na
tional tennis tourney at Forest Hills
N. Y., including nine easterners, six
from the Pacific coast and one from
the south. Johnston, Griffin, Mc
Loughlin, Murray, Johnson, Wil
liams, Church, Behr and other stars
remain, insuring a hot fight in every
remaining match up to the finals.
McLoughlin has failed to show his
championship form so far, but has
flashed enough to win.
Bob Gardner, Hinsdale, national
amateur golf champion, is on his
way to Philadelphia to defend his,
title. Gardner said before leaving'
that his infected finger was better
and that he expected to play in the
qualifying round. He plans to look
over the courses, hut will do no play
ing until the day the tourney opens.
George Chaney and Johnny Kil
bane, who fight for the feather
weight title at Cedar Point, 0., La
bor day, are within a pound of
weight Chaney is finishing his train
ing in private.