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while Archer does, all the catching.
We think this rumor is bunk. No
one except Murphy and President
Ebbets of Brooklyn are in a position
to speak of the deal, and both bosses
deny it. That is natural, but we be
lieve they are telling the truth this
It is true Bresnahan has done little
but work with the pitchers in prac
tice. And, also, his salary and bonus
amount to '$12,500 a year. That's
some money, but Bresnahan has
done good work with the erratic
pitchers, bringing out Reulbach and
Humphries, and helping Pierce con
siderably. If Bresnahan goes, where win the
Cubs get off should Archer Be hurt.
Needham and Heckinger are the
other members of the catching staff.
Needham was a good catcher once.
Rube Waddell was also a good pitch
er a few years ago. Right now
Needham would be a joke as a regu
lar behind the bat He hasn't speed,
can't hit, and if he thinks in a game
as he does on the coaching lines, his
body from the shoulders down will
be the only part of him in the game.
Outside of that there is no fault to
find. These things are all known,
bu because Tom is a "good fellow"
some people are saying he would
make good as a regular catcher.
Heckinger is too young and inex
perienced and can't hit.
Al Bridwell laid down a beautiful
sacrifice yesterday when it was
needed. We thank him.
Keep the hammers of Heinie Zim.
The German third baseman is hitting
no was hard as he ever did, and his
fielding is also improving. If the
fans will let Heinie alone he will
come around and be the same
clouter of old. Close observation
shows that he is getting most of his
hits now on regular man's sized line
drives that shoot at high speed .to
According to reports from the
front, the Sox are again failing to
hit in. the pinches. This fajilt "was
very apparent in their first home'
games this season, but once on the
road Callahan's battlers seemed to
get the bingles when they were
needed. Failure to get much out of
then attack yesterday caused their
defeat at Washington and tumbled
them to fourth place. If the open
ings had been taken advantage of,
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Washington's late rally would have
Ping Bodie again. In the second
inning Ping walked, and Mattick,
who is clouting like a demon, blasted
a hit to center on which he -could
have taken three bases. The lum
bering Bodje, however, was onlv