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a line, for all these hits stayed in
side the Texas league park.
Rowland is fortunate in having his
line-up settled this early in the game.
He can devote all his time to team
work from now until the opening of
the season. He needs it, for Terry is
a new man and Weaver must be ac
quainted with a new position. Terry,
however, is a natural fielder and fits
well into Collins' style of play. And
Weaver is versatile and can perform
creditably at any portion of the in
field. Swedish-Norwegian-Danish team
of Soccer players yesterday defeat
ed a combination of Hungarian-Bohemians,
3 to 0. In the second en
counter the English-Welsh team de
feated the Scotch-Irish, 2 to 0.
Freddie Welsh and his manager,
Harry Pollok, arrived here today and
were met with challenges from Char
lie White and Ever Hammer. The
defis did not upset the title-holder,
who says he is willing to meet any
man in a 20-round fight if the neces
sary coin is put up. So far no club
has shown any intention of meeting
Hammer is hardly entitled to a
whack at the champion, anyhow. He
must do better than he did against
Ad Wolgast the other night before
receiving much consideration. It
would be a good idea for Hammer to
meet either White or Ben Leonard
and let his championship aspirations
rest on the result of such a bout. It
is the best argument he can present
By defeating De Soto, 4 to 1, St
Patrick copped the title in the
Knights of Columbus indoor baseball
league. Madonna is third in the
finals. The game was hotly contest
ed and De Soto was in the fight un
til the final inning, when St Patrick
counted twice and put the title on
ice. Baginski fanned 20 St Patrick
batters, but was hit in the pinches.
Southpaws will be put on the acid
test when the St Louis Browns
wheel into action, April 12.
On the eve of the start of another
J title dash the first in which Fielder
Jones has engaged in the American
league since 1907 baseball wise
acres are doping the chances of the
Mound City crew, amalgamated with
the declaration of peace.
Will Jones boast a topheavy roster
of lefthanders? Has the erstwhile
master of the hitless wonders a fight
ing chance for the pennant as boss
of a ball club possessed of five south
paws and but four reliable right
handers? Fielder says he will gam
ble on his troops to finish well up
and is banking on the portsiders to
blaze a trail of triumphs through the
Two of the greatest southpaws of
all time head the staff. Eddie Plank
is still a wonderful money pitcher.
Carl Weilman last season won eight
games in nine starts against Detroit
Earl Hamilton is staging a come
back after one off-season, the pen
alty of a joy ride and auto wreck:
Ernie Koob, Michigan-Wesleyan
star, ranked even with Dutch Leon
ard, though he came direct from a
college campus and officiated in 28
Then there is George Sisler, the
handy man, who left University of
Michigan and won four games while
not engaged in holding down first
base or right field.
Jones' right-handers are Bob
Groom, a corking spring hurler; Otis
Crandall, effective pinch pitcher and
knuckle ball heaver; Dave Daven
port, who topped the Federal league
hurlers and fanned 228 batters, in
addition to recruits Bill Fincher, a
side-arm slinger, and Tim McCabe,
late of the "Three-V
Exhibition Came Scores
Detroit 9, Giants 2.
Cincinnati 3, Yanks 1.
Brooklyn 14, Baltimore 2.
Melrose Sox 5, St. Stanislaus 0.
Rothschilds 4, Union Giants 4.-
Leader Jrs. 24, Congress A. C. 3.
Herm. Tigers 12, Alpine A. C. 7.
Vilas A. C. 2, Central Turners 0.