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the vicinity of .325 when the final
Connie Mack's ball club is playing
better ball than earlier in the season,
but the elongated boss still has soihe
way to go before he can put a pen
ant contender in the field. His pitch
ing staff is more improved than any
other department of the club.
Leonard outpitched Ehmke to give
Red Sox a win over Detroit. Both
teams were off in. fielding, the strain
telling on their work. Henriksen
batted for Carrigan in the eighth and
sent home the winning run with a
single. He did the same thing once
in a world's series, breaking the
heart of Christy Mathewson.
Brooklyn .still has the edge in the
National league 'pennant race
through a game and a half lead over
the Phils and a slightly better break
in the schedule, but Moran's crew
has not quit and the Dodgers are by
no means safe.
Brooklyn has four games to play
with the Giants and these are liable
to be battles of supreme importance,
harder for the Robins than will be
the Philly series with the Braves.
McGraw's team is 8 games from
the top, but the club is bent on going
higher, and some optimistic guys be
lieve Muggsy has a chance for the
flag. But his lead is too big to cut
down in 15 games.
McGraw is eager to make a good
finish to wipe out the memory of
happenings earlier in the season. He
should start next year with the best
club in the league and wants to leave
that impression with the fans when
Our own Cubs were victims of the
Giants, falling before Southpaw
Schuppp, who is forging to the front
as one of the best wrong-handers in
baseball. McGraw has tutored the
young fellow for three years and the
, schooling is showing results.
Pres. Weeghman is said1 to be dis
pleased at Joe' Tinker's published in
tention to make Brooklyn fight for
every game inwthe inipendingseries ,
of six, but Joe is human and seems
justified in his standi Ebbetts has
hammered him ever since Joe re
fused to sign a Dodger contract dur
ing the Fed war and is repbrted to
have spread stories that Joe would
get the prod at the end of this sea
son. That breaks up discipline in a
ball club and Joe is entitled to a
Al Demaree of the Phils pitched
and won a double-header against the
Pirates, beating Cooper and Ma
maux. He allowed 16 hits, fanned
four and passed three. ;
Jimmy Archer, Cub catcher, is'
1 home with his wounded finger, but
i says he will be in shape for a city
series if such an event is pulled off.
I- Pres. Timme of Milwaukee says he
is looking for a big league manager
to handle his team next year. Some
managers higher up might follow
Frank Gotch stopped off here long
enough on his way to Humboldt, la.,
to say he was through with the wres
tling game, being over 40. Frank is
a trap shooter now and is rated a 95
man. He does not think much of
Joe Stecher and says Joe has made a
reputation by downing men over 40.'
Frank L. Pasdelop was re-elected'
president of the Chicago Bowling
and Billiard Protective ass'n at the
annual meeting yesterday. Fred
Conklin was re-elected vice pres. and "
Q. F. McKinley secretary. '
Charlie White was fined $10 for1
speeding on Michigan avenue in his
auto. Charlie should have used "some
of this speed stuff against Fred
Welsh. . '
Two score football candidates
turned out at the Midway for the '
first official practice of the Maroon
team. It was the largest squad that
ever faced Coach Stagg on opening
day. Some varsily candidates were
absent, but all will bje presgnt by the
end of v the week. Stagg gave the
men light drill and two practice ses
sions will be the order until school
ojpejis. A large order ..confronts thgt1-