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now on tie. West Side. He is as good
as at least two of our regular hurl
ers and a lot better than three others
who could be named.
Possibly he vyill never be a great
manager. He may be too easy-going
and lenient with his underlings. His
own case should make him so, and
the mere mention of his name is a
reproach to the National League for
the raw deal it allowed Murphy to
Cood ball is bejng played on the
North Side. Therels considerable hit
ting and much emphasis is laid on
the number of homers knocked to
show that the pitching is punk. But
right out on the West Side there have
meen a mess of drives denting the
right field signboard, and we don't
hear any loud wails.
There isn't a question in the minds
of the fair-minded that Tinker could
take his team intact into the National
League and make a good showing.
President Gilmore of the Federal
League claims the Feds are playipgJ
xasier Dan man eitner ine Americans
or Nationals, and offers figures to
prove that his circuit takes about a
minute less to finish each inning.
How the Fed leader arrived at these
figures was not given out. But
casual glances at the time of game
at the end of box scores of three
leagues bears him out.
Certainly the pastiming on the
West Side drags woefully. Yesterday
the Chifeds and Sloufeds played nine
innings in 11 minutes less time that
it required for the Giants and Cubs
to complete their exhibition. The
National game was run off in 1:55,
and that is even faster than usual.
Few of the battles of the present
home stand have been staged in less
than 2 hours, and one took 2 hours
and 50 minutes. It only went nine
Winning games on home runs is
something new for the Sox. But
that's what they did against the
Yanks. Fournier. Bodie and Dem-
mitt each pasted homers for three of i
the four runs scored by, the C?.is in.,
the double-header. Bodie's was.
wasted, aslt was the only Sox run of;
the second battle.
Callahan will protest the after
piece, as Umpire Hijdebrand called it
at the end of eight innings. Cal
claimed there was plenty of light to
get in another frame. The protest
will not go far, as such things are
left to the discretion of the arbiter.
The record in New York was two
wins and three losses. Athletics and
Washington are still to be met, and
there must be an awakening if the
Sox are to return in the first division,
as Boston is only one point behind.
Morgan's homer gave Washington
tie with Detroit. Game was called
at end of eighth. Covaleskie. and
Boehling hoth failed to last Cobb
Four straight for Boston - from
Cleveland, Leonard outpitching
Gregg. Graney got a double and
triple and Gardner a triple and sin
gle. Sallee held Braves to five hits, and
also punched hit which won game for
St Louis. Chief Wilson batted a dou
ble and two singles. Johnny Evers
has been forced out pf the game be
cause of a spike wound in his hand.
Three Philly pitchers-were punk,
and 15 players won a game for Cin
cinnati. Mollwitz, who got two hits,
headed the winning rally in. the
Reulbach held Pittsburgh to 7 hits,
but his" mates were poor fielders, and
Brooklyn lost Mensor of Pittsburgh
knocked a homer. O'Mara got three
Buffalo shut Baltimore out twice,
Moore and Anderson allowing seven
hits. Buffalo played errorless ball.
Delehanty poled three hits.
Pittsburgh crumbled, and Brook
lyn won in the ninth. In eigt innings
the Tip Tops got only one hit off
Knetzer. Seaton pitched well. My
ers and Oakes each pasted a triple
Cullop waa great for sjx innings,