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niiining games will be gopd enough. T
Griffith Is certain to pitch Walter
Johnson and Harry Harper when
the Nationals arrive.
Harper has beaten the Sox every
time he has started against them this
season, and Johnson is pitching bet
ter ball than at any time during the
campaign. But there issa'tisfaction
in knowing the other contenders will
be finding the path just as rough.
One encouraging fact for Sox root
ers is the way Eddie Collins is hit
ting, now that the club has a shot at
the top. The star second baseman,
after long effort, has lifted himself
above the .300 mark and is going
higher each day. Weaver is also in
creasing his batting average and Joe
Jackson is pacing steadily at a point
close to .400.
The Sox are showing the effect of
Kid Gleason's presence. There is a
general air of alertness and the base
running is much better than it was
the last time the team was at home.
If there is a city series, Larry
Doyle may play second base for the
Cubs. Physicians in Pittsburgh say
his injury is not so serious as was at
first thought and should heal quick
ly. Even should Doyle be out for the
rest of the season, his playing will
not be affected next year.
There is a modicum of cheerful
ness in that news, and Cubs fans
need every grain of comfort they can
dig up. Tinker is about to meet the
four strongest clubs in the league
with a makeshift combination, bat
one that will be trying to bust the
pennant dreams of some contenders.
Today a five-game series starts
with the Braves and nothing would
please the Tinks better than to take
about-three of these battles and tum
ble the chesty Braves, back into the
ruck. Stallings' club is not' popular
with the North Siders, or any other
club in the league, for that matter.
Perry, Carter and the other new
pitchers are to receive a thorough
trial on this trip, and Hunter will be
played at third base as soon as his I
injured finger heals. Smith is to re
main in the outfield for the present,
anyhow, Williams being out with a
pair of injured wrists.
As they start this trip the Cubs
are two and a half games back of tbe
fifth place Pirates and seven games
from the Giants, the ballast of the
first division. There is little hope for
Heilman, subbing at first for De
troit, made three singles, double and
John Evers has been recalled by
the Braves, but will be unable to play
because of trouble with his arm.
Rabbit Maranville is out of commis
sion with a wounded hand.
Marty Lamers, a pitcher from Lit
tle Chute, Wis., has been signed by
the. White Sox. Ed Walsh looked
him over and declared the kid was a
Johnny Dundee was given the de
cision over Ever Hammer after 15
rounds of fast milling at Kansas City.
The fight 'was a hot one from the
first gong and both fighters made a
big hit with the fans. Hammer
started after Dundee early and kept
the 'New Yorker from using his
jumping-jack tactics to advantage.
Dundee slugged with the Chicagoan
after the tenth round. Hammer, let
down from the fifth to the twelfth
and this cost him the verdict Neither
man was marked to any extent.
Kief Williams, bantam champ, de
feated Joe O'Donnell in six rounds at
Philadelphia. The fight was a furi
ous affair and Williams' conducted
himself like a real champion.
WE HOPE IT'S A FAKE! "
A representative of the "Illinois
Barbers' ass'n" has been making the
rounds of the shops asking contribu
tions toward a campaign to raise
prices of haircuts and shaves.
Now the barbers are wondering If
this fellow Isn't just a little wiser,
than they are. Barbers have been
unable to find this "Illinois Barbers
ass'n" or the man or the money.
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