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fifteenth, of the month, when the sec
retary deals out the pay checks.
Even "riding" couldn't get results
from some of the athletes, protected
by iron-clad contracts and secure in
the power of these agreements. He
is said to havewrecked the efficiency
of his pitching staff.
But these critics haven't seen a
pitcher give one base on balls in 18
innings that intentional and his
next time out stake the opposition to
nine passes in nine rounds. They
haven't seen several woozy occur
rences that have been prominent in
the Club play
Bresnahan has only asked that his
fellows go about their .work with
some earnestness and determination.
He has expected them to win games,
because they were capable of it when
stacked against the xest of present
National league. He has worked hard
himself and has desired the same
service from his underlings, And he
has received that assistance from
only a few.
McGraw, now that Merkle and
Doyle are playing bang-up ball, "has a
team that looks hotter on paper than
the Cubs. And he has made a-sorry
showing. But noone is blaming- Mc-
liraw. ie nas naa more to worK'witn
than Bresnahan and hasn't made as
If Detroit could play the White Sox
for the rest of the season Jennings
would have a fine chance of landing
his team ahead of the Red Sox in Oc
tober. No matter how they play, the
South Siders fall justhort enough to
let the Tigers slide through to a vic
tory. The pitchers fail to puzzle the Tiger
batters and the fielders chuck in some
weird stuff now and then to help swell
the alien run 5olumn. Scott and Benz
were maced yesterday, Scott being
knocked out, and Weaver made a
bobble that gave Detroit its final run
after the Sox had rallied and tied the
Ten games have been played in De
troit so far and the Sox have copped ,
a lone contest Today winds up the
season's work in the Michigan city
and no Sox follower will be sorry.
There is little chance that Comis
key will secure Home Run Baker to
play third base for the White Sox.
The New York Yankees want the
Athletic star and have' made Connie
Mack a good offer for his services. It
is up to Mack. The Yanks have the
coin and Baker says he is willing to
play anywhere but in Philadelphia.
This move is in line with some
promises that were thought to have
been made when the new owners
took over the Yanks. Cap' Huston
was to get some help to make his
team a winner. But all he got he had
to scramble for through trades which
the other fellows thought weer to
their own interests.
And when stars like Barry -and Joe
Jackson were put on the market the
Yanks didn't get a crack at the bid
ding. The athletes were given to
teams already high up in the race and
the New Yorkers were allowed to wal
low along in the ruck.
Selling Baker to the White Sox so
soon after Jackson was secured from
Cleveland would have been bad busi
ness for the American league. The
organization already is receiving
some censure on the ground that two
or three magnates are trying to buy
a pennant A few cities with learge
attendance records can corrall all the
stars and pay their salaries. But it
wouldn't make very good baseball
through the circuit
Joe Tinker is staking all on one
throw in -an effort to land a pennant
this season in the Federal league.
Joe is letting the future take care of
itself. He wants to make a showing
That is indicated by the trade u
completed whereby the Whales s
cure Mike Doolan from Baltimore in
exchange for Jimmy Smith, Harry!
Fritz and a wad of coin. Smith is a7
comer. Make no mistake about tnat-'
He is erratic now, liable to throw'
wild or butter a grounder at a critical.