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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 31, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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week, and all he had to do was to Bit
I around the lobby, shake hands, spill
a little baseball chatter and tell
guests of the hotel how glad he was
to meet them. Silk turned it down.
I simply had to have him around, so
now I invite himdown to dinner
about every other night and he falls
for it"
"Silk" is married but has no chil
dren. He has saved his "Martha
Washingtons," as he calls silver dol
lars, and is well fixed. He has invest
ed his money in a big kodak concern,
also a well-known water company,
and is the owner of one of the big
gest apple orchards in New York
Ever Hammer and Ad Wolgast are
going to entertain for ten rounds in
Racine tonight and every indication
is that there will be plenty of action
for the fans who attend the show.
Hammer has a large Chicago follow
ing, which will invade the Wisconsin
fight burg in force.
The style of the two men points to
a slam-bang battle, each being will
ing and capable of inflicting punish
ment There is quite a possibility
that the battle will not go the full ten
rounds. Hammer is on the upgrade,
aspiring to a place in the front rank
of lightweights, and could not find a
better trial horse than -Wolgast
If he fails to show equal to the Ca
dillac man he will not be able to
claim fights with some of the top
men of his division.
A special train will leave over the
Northwestern at 6:45, returning im
mediately after the fight
Today the Cubs have a chance to
revenge themselves for the defeats
suffered in Tampa at the hands of
the Phillies. A four-game series will
be opened in New Orleans, with the
Cleveland Indians as first opponents.
Lee Fohl has had his squad practic
ing for some time, and has played
frequently against other big league
squads. His gang is in excellent
shape to give the Tlnkerites a hard
run, and plenty of practice of a kind
badly needed by the Cubs should be
the result.
In ail the games Tinker will use his
regular lineup, and McConnell, Sea
ton and Hendrix will be, pushed into
the pitching box to ' some to the ,
Indians. Jim Vaughn will also get
a chance, but the three right-handers
will he the more closely watched,
as they were backward in Tampa.
With a. team of pitching veterans
too much is not to be expected in the
early spring and there should be no
dismay about a few beatings now.
These fellows will all be in condition
by the time the season opens, but
they are too cagey to waste their
arms when the games do not count
in the flag chase.
Sandwiched with games against
the Indians will be contests with
New Orleans, but that means no let
up for the Cubs, as in the spring the
minor league teams are usually in
shape to play faster and harder ball
than the major squads.
Murphy, rf ; Weaver, 3b; E. Collins,
2b; Fournier, lb; Jackson, If; Felsch,
cf; Terry, ss; catcher, pitcher.
That is the way the first team of
White Sox will play and bat in the
exhibition games on the trip home
ward, and, unless there is a remark
able change in the .playing of any
athlete, the same squad that will
face the Detroit Tigers at Comiskey
park a week from next Wednesday
in the opening game of the season.
Rowland has watched 'the per
formances of the athletes closely.
He has taken advice from his board
of strategy and concludes this is the
best possible combination he could
find with which to start after the
It surely is one dandy paper team,
the best that ever started in Sox uni
forms, and if teamwork and team

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