A baseball season runs over six
months arid it is too much to expect
men to keep keyed to fighting pitch
throughout this period. A slump is
a certainty. The more the men have
to do before the opening of the sea
son, the 'more certain and more dur
able is the slump. The team goes
into the start of the season at the
pitch it should reach through July
Result, when- the hot months are
Teached, the players shrivel up, droop
before the opposition and are tram
Already there are rumblings of.dis
content among tlie Cubs and the
junket has three more weeks to rim.
Rollie Zeider and Herb Hunter are
getting a bit of drill at second base
for the first team. If Doyle is to be
out for any length of time Hunter
should be pushed in their daily. He
is young and his pep and enthusiasm
will be needed.
Commodore Barrys, two-time
champions of the American Bowling
Congress, could only knock 2,727
pins at Grand Rapids last night. G.
W. May of Fort Wayne knocked 693
pins for second place in the singles.
Herman Steinmiller of Chicago
edged into eighth place in the sin
gles with 675. Myer and Waldecker
6f St. Louis started their doubles ef
fort with 511, the highest score ever
made in a doubles game in tourna
ment play, and followed with 413.
Then they slumped dismally and
finished with 1,256 for seventh posi
tion. In their training camp yesterday
the Brooklyn Dodgers voted against
military drill. The National league
champions haven't been doing any
work they could escape this spring.
Zach Wheat, outfielder, is still a hold
out and has left Hot Springs for his
home after a final conference with
A report from St Lou?3 says
Branch Rickey, business manager of
the Browns, will be offered the pres
idency of the reorganized Cardinals
when that club is purchased from
George Chaney knocked out Larry
Hansen in the fourth round at Balti
more. Chaney went down for the
nine count in the second, but came
back strong and battered the Dane.
Jack Dillon stopped Jack Mo ran in
the sixth round at" Memphis. Moran
was badly punished and the referee
stopped the bout.
Kid Lewis knocked Willie Moore
cold in the first round, at New York.
Moore had to be carried from the
Joe Rivers knocked out Johnnie
O'Leary in the llthjround at Colum
bus, 0. O'Leary took the bout on
five days' notice and was not in fight
Johnny Kilbane easily outfought
Eddie Shannon in six rounds at Phil
adelphia. Kilbane had the best of ev
ery frame, scoring a knockdown in
Phillips heavies 23, Parker 18.
Hyde Park heavies 41, Calumet 15.
Senn lights 12, Lane 9.
Waller bantams 17', Harrison 8.
Lewis 47, Lane College 28.
Sinai Seniors 14, American Col. 7.
Lightning A. C. 64, L. of Lour. 32.
Officers for the coming season will
be elected tonight at the meeting of
the Chicago Junior Baseball league
in the Briggs house. Managers of
clubs averaging 16 to 20 years are in
vjted to attend. Registration of teams
can be made with Sec'y Enders at
Pierre Maupome went into first
place in the Interstate Three-Cushion
Billiard league by defeating Chas.
McCourt, 50 to 31, at Cleveland.
ANECDOTES OF PRIZE RING
HEROES BY NOTED REFEREE
By Eddie Graney
(Great Among Great Referees)
The best man in the world and the
surest judge of his opponent can't al
ways tell what's going to happen
when they hook up. This was in-
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