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not conducive to scoring in the big
The White Sox are on their way
home. Last night the seconds start
ed, and tonight, following a game
with Redlands, the regulars will trek
east, with many games scheduled en
route. All the cripples are T)eing
gathered in today and some fellows
are being left behind.
Red Kuhn, second string backstop
for two years, will be left with the
Oakland team. That means that Tom
Daly will be Schalk's first assistant,
with Mayer acting as the third line
of defense behind the bat. Kuhn did
good work here, but was frequently
Joe Benz, pitcher extraordinary,
will also stay behind in California.
But Joe isn't released. Not any, for
no-hit pitchers are scarce. He will
remain in Los Angeles for at least
two weeks to recuperate from a win
ter's illness that has retarded his de
With the advantage of remaining
in California until the weather gets
warm here, both Benz and Manager
Rowland believe the pitcher will be
able to go into the game by the first
Buck Weaver will be gathered in
and taken along with the first string.
The star shortstop has entirely re
covered frofm his attack of tonsilitis,
but will be held back for another
week before being sent to the battle
line. Then he and Eddie Collins will
have ten days to perfect their team
play around the keystone.
Reports from Houston, Tex., are
to the effect that Manager Branch
Rickey of the St. Louis Browns is
trying to purchase either Jack Four
nier or Bunny Brief from the Sox to
play first base. There isn't a chance
for the deal to go through. Brief has
made good solidly at first on the
training trip and the power of Four
nier's bat is too valuable to be lost
to the Sox.
Eddie Cicotte is rounding into
shape and his trip home with the sec-
onds will result in continued im
provement. He is usually a late
starter and is just catching his stride.
Warm weather has at last arrived
in Shreveport and the Whales are
getting some much-needed practice.
The first full game was put on yes
terday, Mordecai Brown pitching foi
the regulars and Rankin Johnson foi
the seconds. Regulars won, 5 to 0.
Brown was the feature of the day,
as he has been of several other days
in the training camp history. He
appeared to have everything with
which he used to do such wonderful
work for the Cubs, and zipped it
through merrily. He fanned four.
Manager Tinker plans to use the
three-fingered marvel about once a
week during the Federal campaign,
figuring that he can work that often
and be effective enough to win a good
share of his games.
Dividing honors with Brown in
camp is Jimmy Smith, the young
shortstop. He is a phenomenal field
er, fit running mate to the speedy
Johnny Farrell, but there was much
doubt as to whether he would hit.
That uncertainty js rapidly being dis
pelled. He has started to smash the
ball lustily and soaked an important
double yesterday. He and Farrell
were impregnable around second
base, together handling 15 chances
without a slip and turning one spec
tacular double play.
Rollie Zeider is also a better look
ing ball player than he was last year.
His back is no longer lame. Viewed
from all departments, the Whales
that start this season comprise a
troop about 30 per cent stronger than
the team which represented the
north side at the beginning of the
Dr. Joseph A. Reilly of the Kansas
City A. C. has declined an offer to be
come athletic director of the Illinois
A. C. Coach Wilson has already re
signed, and Ira Dpvenport, former
Maroon track star, is now being men
tioned for the position
George Moore and John Daly of