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does lack "Buck's unquenchable store
.of vim and vitality, but is a fine and
-As a third baseman Weaver has
110 superiors on defense. There are
others who may be a bit steadier, but
on the run of the season they will not
tke care of any, more chances suc
W oessfully than the South Sider. Buck
,j plays the bag as he would the short
stop's Job, and is all over the field.
Risberg made a good impression
. - on Rowland and Gleason yesterday
by the way he cavorted over the dia
mond. It is early to tell where he
will eventually fit After two or three
weeks in camp, and with a few ex
hibition games run through, there
will be opportunity for a better line
on his ability.
The infield is no longer cause for
worry. "With last year's men and the
crop of recruits there is certainty
that a fine combination can be put
together. The pitchers will occupy'
theoion's share of attention.
In Faber, Williams and Russell,
Rowland has three excellent, regulars
to start with. Those fellows can
take their turns on the rubber and
can also do a bit of rescuing -if called
upon. Now .the task is to dig up one
more man to fill out the quartet.
Four , pitchers worked In regular or
der are enough-. Stallings won. a pen
pant with three. Johnson, Ruth,
1 Alexander, Russell, . etc., were the
best pitchers of 1916 and their rec
ords show that they were the men
men who did the most .actual work.
They pitched more innings than their
. , That should be fairly conclusive
evidence that work doesn't hamper
a good pitcher. He thrives on it It
can be overdone, as was Russell's
case for a time, when ne not only
Had his own games to pitch,. Jmt was
a Tgscuer for all the 'other fellows.
But .four men in rotated order are
Jim Scott is after that fourth berth
He is -already in fair condition, .f or-he
has been working, out on the coast
Jim declares he will hot suffer sus
pension this season, but will be qne
of the shining lights of the league.
And if he has the proper determina
tion he will succeed, for he has all
the necessary stuff.
Barry- Council defeated Madonna,
9 to 3, in the Knights of Columbus
indoor baseball title series.
Bobbie McLean and Oscar Mathie
sen will meet in St Paul Sunday for
the world's skating championship
at short 'distances. Three races at
a mile, mile and a" half and half-mile
have been carded.
Arthur Staff, Chicago, won the
mile and half-mile indoor champion
ship skating races at Kttsburgh..He
was third In the two-mile event,
Charles Fisher of Milwaukee win
ning. John Olirij Finnish wrestler, is,
training at the C. A. A. for his match
with Doc Roller -at the Coliseum
Monday night. - The match will be to.
The house of representatives of
the. 'Illinois- legislature yesterday
postponed consideration of the Ep
stein boxing bill until next week.
Rep. Murphy has introduced another
boxing bill and that complicated mat
ters. The whole .thing -will probr
ably develop into a squabble and
nothing, will ,be done.
Frank Mulkern, an optimistic guy,
is again confident Les Darcy wfil
come to Milwaukee to- gov through
with a fight against Mike Gibbons.
Mulkern had the matter all arranged
for April 10, when he received word
from Darcy that the stuff was off.
Mulkern believes that being barred
from New York rings will have an.
effect on the Australian andfhe will
be glad to fight in this neighborhood
W. S. Browns 25; American CoL Hi
Lane College 18, De Paul 17.
Boys' Club 24, 'Christian Comp. 8.
.Eck. Blues 43, Pulaski Honors 39,
W. S. Tigers 38, Sinai heavies 14.
Sinai lights 19, W S. Senecas 16.
Mezereons 37, Hyde Park Blues 31t