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. oor baserunning has cost the
Hose many runs in recent games,
and this is a practice that can easily
become a bad habit. It does not
hurt when a club is scoring many
runs, but can easily be fatal in a tight
The schedule is made to order for
the Sox. After finishing with the
Yanks, a woefully weak team be
cause of injuries, they have eight
games with the Mackmen, soft for
any club in the league. Successes
in these 12 games should prime the
locals "with confidence for the com
ing battles with the Red Sox and
Washington, two teams that are
playing good ball.
Red Faber will be back in harness
by the time the double-header sea
son arrives. The rube pitcher will
get his first comeback trial against
the Mackmen, a soft spot for him to
get back in his stride.
Ed Collins, with a triple, and two
singles, had a hand in both Sox tal
lies. Cicotte held the patchwork
Yanks to one hit The Sox beat Mog
ridge for the first time this season.
One or two more southpaws will
convince Manager Tinker of the
Cubs that Cy Williams cannot hit
this brand of pitching. Then we can
expect to see either Flack or Schulte
in the outfield, with Mann and Kelly
as the wing men. Cy is a strong club
ber against the right-handers.
Batting futilely against southpaws
is liable to be bad for Williams. It is
bound to sap the confidence of a
heaver when he fans out with fre
quency, especially with men on bdse.
Southpaws will be the diet of the
Cubs through the east as often as
rival managers can dig up such a
flinger. But they will not be the big
stumbling block they once were, for
seven or eight right-handed batters
can be put on the field.
A battery change is impending
among the Cubs. Elliott from the
coast league is to report in the east
and that would mean four catchers,
too many for one club as the lines
are drawn now. One of the present
boys will have to go. Archer is sure
to stay, and Fischer has a better
chance to stick than demons. We
are not speculating.
Vaughn gave Braves two hits, but
Wortman's error lost. Cubs got two
hits off Allen.
Mathewson's first visit to New
York as manager of Reds was a suc
cess. Schneider held the Giants,
while Reds got to Slim Sallee.
Alexander beat Pirates in first
game, his 19th win of the season.
Miller outpitched Rixey in second.
Carey, Stock and Whitted each got
Meadows held Dodgers to three
hits, j)ut Brooklyn split with Cards
when Pfeffer pitched some blanks.
Mays outpitched Beebe, Red Sox
beating Cleveland on hits of Walker,
Gardner and Scott. .
Washington got five in one inning,
but Tigers beat down Walter .John
son in tenth. Crawford, Veach and
Heilman batted the victory. Morgan
returned o second base for Wash
ington after a long layoff.
Macks lost two games, instead of
the usual one, Browns profiting. Sev
ereid got two doubles and three sin
gles. Mack's pitchers dealt out 14
Bill Brennan, who had 27 fights in
the east, 24 resulting in knockouts in
his favor, started training at? O'Con
nell's gym today. Joe Mandot and
Sunburst Dolan are working at the
Benny Leonard will be the oppo
nent of Charlie White in Colorado
Springs Labor day in event the New
York lightweight should knock out
Fred Welsh in their Gotham battle
tomorrow night There is little likeli
hood of such an upset. The Colora
do fight means lots of money to the
champion and he can protect himself
Tom Carey, owner of the Haw
thorne track, who is wise to the ways
of the reformers and the uncertainty
I of the racing game,-) succeeded in