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frame Barbour, Blackburne and
Fournier all combed triples. Wolfgang
did the pitching and had difficulty
subduing his former teammates.
Barbour is coming along as a can
didate for utility duty with the infield.
As the men line up n6V it is probable
that Blackburne, Berger or Barbour
will get the regular job at second
base, with their choice running in the
order named. The two who fail will
be kept on to take the place of any
Alcock seems due for another trip
back to the minors. He is a good sec
ond baseman, and will be kept in
sight in case any of the men retained
fail to deliver.
Tinker's Feds licked the Eddys of
New Orleans, 13 to 0, in a farce game
which was attended by only 400 peo
ple. The majority of the ball fans in
the southern city went out to see
McGraw's Giants trim the Pelicans.
Tinker should not be cast down, as
his team was playing on the out
skirts of the city, while the organized
fellows were performing at the reg
Also, McGraw resorted to an unfair
trick to lure the crowd away from
the outlaw game. It was advertised
that Mathewson would pitch for the
Giants. This attraction insured a
large crowd. The fans of New Or
leans did not stop t& consider that
Matty never pitches on Sunday.
Hendrix held the Eddys to two hits
and fanned a mess. Seaton pitched
the last part of the game for the
semi-pros, and did well, considering
the caliber of his backing.
O' Day's Cub regulars climbed a
quartet of Indianapolis pitchers lust
ily and batted home 11 runs wnile the
Indians were scoring five off Va'hghn.
Hippo was stingy with his hits, but
aided the Hoosiers materially by his
wildness. At several stages of the
battle it seemed that he would have
to be -withdrawn, but h managed to
wabble along with the support of a
six-run lead secured in the first three
The encouraging feature of the
Cubs stickwork was the bunching of
the wallops. Zimmerman, Williams,
Johnston and Saier each poked a pair
of safeties and made them come to
gether in such a way as to yield best
The seconds walked on Terre
Haute, 8 to 0, Koestner allowing four
hits. Young Keating, playing short,
was a sensation, smashing three sin
gles, stealing two bases and behav
ing in the field.
Today the first section is in Spring
field, O., for an exhibition game. The
remainder of the week will be spent
barnstorming through Ohio in search
of coin and, with good luck, enough
may be collected to pay the hotel bill
of two or three recruits. Four or five
regulars may be knocked out of con
dition by the one-night stands, but
that is small matter.
Walter Johnson was wild against
Cincinnati and the Reds beat Wash
ington, 6 to 5. Johnson walked five,
hit one and failed to count a strike
out. At that, Washington outbatted
the Reds. Cincinnati won the game
in the ninth when Hoblitzel singled
off Engel with two on base.
The St. Louis Cards again trounc
ed the Browns, 2 to 1. Sallee and
James had a pitching duel and the
youngster fought the vet on even
terms. Again the former Pirates won
the game for the Cards.
MUGGSV WAS NOT KICKING
John McGraw has a way of 'doing
things that is all his own. One day
last season Umpire Emslie made a
decision not to McGraw's liking and
the little Giant trotted toward him.
Emslie waved him back and warned
him, but McGraw kept coming.
"Go back," said Emslie.
"A minute, Bob," said McGraw,
still advancing. "I'm not going to
kick. The decision may have been all
right. But I can put an orange and a
baseball out at second base and I'll
bet ou 55bOO vou can't tell which is