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one We'exhibitib'n garitei? should he
remain on the bench this afternoon.
Red Corriden will, be at short, Al
Bridwell not having returned from
Portsmouth, O., where he went to
rescue his flood-bound family.
With this exception the Cubs will
line up just as they will start the sea
son next Thursday against the Car
dinals. In fact, today's line-up may
stand for the opener, as Bridwell may
not be back in time to get in trim for
the first league battle.
All of the players are in first-class
shape. As far as the physical condi
tion of ihe men is concerned, the
training trip was a howling success.
The only bust-up came yesterday
when Semmes copped Evers on his'
jaw, and that is not expected td dis
turb any one but the manager.
Today's team will not look much
like the squad, that opened the sea
son last year. Bresnahan will be be
hind the bat, Saier will be on iirst,
Joe Tinker will be missing from short,
and Heinie Zimmerman will start at
third base, held down by Eddie Len
nox during the first stages of(1912.
In the outfield Frank Schulte will be
the only old Cub present, Mitchell and
Clymer taking the places of Sheckard
Ready for their last exhibition ser
ies before the opening of- the season
in Cleveland next Thursday, the
White Sox reached St Joseph, Mo.,
this morning, to, meet the Western"
League team oTthat city in four bat
tles. , Omaha showed a remarkable re
versal of form yesterday and wal
loped the Sox, 3 to 1. Omaha made
five hits and the Sox7. Errors by
Weaver, Scott and Indian Johnson
gave the Omahogs their runs.
Ed Walsh pitched two innings and
was not scored on. Morris Rath was
given a vacation and -Joe B'erger filled
in at second base. Joe drove in the
only Sox score and poled a double
The second team is in Des Moines
for games today and tomorrow, To-
morrow night they switch to St Jos
eph and there will be a reunion of
the two sections.
New York also opens the baseball
season today, Chance'B Yankees and
the Brooklyn Dodgers tangling on
Ebbetts field. It will be the P. L.'
first game as a manager in the Amer
ican League, and fans all over the
country are pulling for him to start
with a victory.
Boston Braves handed a healthy
trimming to Washington yesterday.
With the score 7 to 0 against them,
Boston hopped Gallia, one of Griff's
pitching recruits, and pounded him
for eight rims in the last round. Wal
ter Johnson pitched six innings and
held the Braves to one hit.
Connie Mack's Athletics made it
four straight from the Phillies yes
terday in the Quaker -city series.
Wyckoff was driven from the bor in
the seventh when the Phils tied the"
score with 'three runs. Mack's gang
came back and' scored three hi the
seventh and ninth off Dooih's young
pitchers.. Eddie' Plahk pitched the last
two innings for the' Athletics. Mcln
niss, Eddie Murphy and Eddie .Collins
were he hitting stars.
Jake Stahl may keep his Boston
Red Sox in Urbana for two more
games with' the'" University of Illinois.
Jake was sore yesterday because it
rained and threatened to leave for
home. Sunshine today boosted his
opinion of his home state.
It's here. The Phillies have their
first candidate for the hospital. 'Dode
Paskert has injured his leg and back
muscles and will beydut of the game
for some time. Ralpih' Capron; for
mer University of -Minnesota, star, is
taking his plac"e.
After the game between Cleveland
and New OrleanB today Manager Bir
mingham will take' his Naps directly
home. BirihysaysTie is satisfied with
the conditioji of his men and doesn't
want to rislc injury to them before
the season opens. ' ' -
Joseph Mayer of Brooklyn won the
national amateur 18.2 billiard cham-