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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 22, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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will be batting somewhere in the
It is significant that Jack is out
fielding with the second squad. A
rookie is being played at first, al
though he is noCin -Fourner's class
as a first station guard.
And there is food for further con
sideration in the fact that Fournier
is playing left field with the second,
a position Quinlan is filling with the
first flight. All of which makes us
conclude that the White Sox outfield
when the American league season
opens will be composed of John Col
lins in right, Felch in center and
Fournier in left That is a powerful
combination offensively, and in de
fense it will improve as Fournier be
comes more used to the gardening
Rebel Bussell continues to show
the value of Rowland's system of
training. From a hog-fat impossibil
ity the Texas southpaw has been
molded into an effective pitcher, re
sembling the sensation that smashed
into the American league two sea
sons ago. His last tw0 games against
Coast league teams have been well
pitched. Not only has he been tight
with hits, but control has been prom
inent in his bag of tricks, and he has
possessed enough reserve steam to
stifle the opposition when danger
Sox licked Oakland, 4 to 1, and
were down by Frisco, 4 to 3. Russell
won and Scott lost. Reb gave seven
hits. Brief, Felch and John Collins
starred with their bats.
Fournier knocked two triples and a
single to help Seconds beat Los An
geles, 11 to 8. Faber pitched well.
Another busy week opens for the
Cubs today and stout practice oppo
sition will be met the last five after
noons. Today's game is with the Cu
ban team and not much of a contest
is in prospect, as Bresnahan's men
outclass the islanders. Tuesday the
Phillies will be engaged, and. begin-
'ng Wednesday, four games will be
ayed with Louisville of the Ameri-1
can association, all in Florida.
Should the Southern league desert
organized baseball and join the Fed
erals, which possibility is rumored,
plans for the Cub junket north will
be upset. Games are slated for Bir
mingham, Chattanooga, Nashville
and Memphis, all with Southern
league teams. Removing these bat
tles from the Cub schedule would
handicap Bresnahan severely. Other
National league teams are similarly
scheduled, and, should the southern
ers desert, the big leaguers might
play together, if parks can be se
cured. From now on Roger will give much
of his attention to Polly McLarry,
who needs instruction as a second
baseman in the big league ranks. The
yoyungster is an apt pupil and has al
ready learned a lot about his job. He
was allowed to go his own way in
Louisville and had acquired some
mannerisms that are not tolerated up
in the big show.
The pitching staff is coming along
nicely and can be left to its own de
vices. Fisher has made good at short
and the outfield, with Williams rap
idly overcoming his failings, looks to
be a good combination.
Unless there is a sudden change in
the atmosphere at Shreveport, Joe
Tinker will bring his Whales north in
poorer condition than any . of the
three Chicago league representatives.
Cold winds have set the pitchers back
several parasangs, and the batters
have been unable to pit their sticks
against anything but the slowest
straight ball pitching.
unilly winds made the scheduled
games with Newark at Marshall, Tex.,
an impossibility yesterday.
Five local baseball organizations
will hold their weekly meetings to
night, and important business is to
be transacted. Following are the
meetings scheduled:
Chicago Amateur Baseball ass'n,
Sportsmen't club.
Amateur Baseball Man'g'rs' league,
175 W. Washington st.

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