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past, because of pitching. But should
Mitchell and James consistently per
form as they have recently and Co
veleskie maintain his stride, the
Tigers have a chance. They are not
to he counted out by any means.
The bloated engagement with the
Mackmen is fine business for the
Hose. They should be in first place
when Washington arrives Thursday,
and will need as much margin as can
be gained for the coming battles with
the Nationals and Red Sox. Cleve
land and Detroit will be drawing the
soft Athletics while we engage the
Jack Ness cracked five hits, Feisch
four and Jackson, John Collins,
Terry three each in the double bill.
Cicotte and Wolfgang drew the easy
In other days the trading of Frank
Schulte and Bill Fischer to Pitts
burgh by the Cubs for Art Wilson
would have been a sensation, but
baseball is such an upset affair these
times that it takes a bigger shift
than that to give the fans a thrill.
Cub followers feel a wrench at the
departure of Schulte, the last regu
lar of the old bone-crushing machine,
but they must admit that Tinker and
Weeghman have made a move that
should benefit the club in the long
Four outfielders of merit remain
and the North Siders gain a catcher
who is doing fine work in all depart
ments, as good as during his .first
year with the Feds. It means "that
the club will not take on a darker
hue when Archer is out of the game.
It means that other clubs will not
play the double steal with impunity.
Fischer lacked confidence in him
self. He would not throw to second
base when enemies attempted thefts
of second and the plate on the same
play. His system was to snap a peg
to third in an effort to get the run
ner there napping. Naturally, this
soon became known to the opposition.
Fischer did try to stop the double 1
steal once by heaving to second in
Boston. His peg went to center
Wilson has been hitting and he is
a mountain of egotism and confi
dence in his own power. He is
"chesty" and ballplayers of that type
are valuable when they have some
physical ability to back up their men
Mollwitz is also with the team and
will get a job of first basing when
ever a southpaw opposes the Cubs.
Cy Williams is on his way home. He
will be out of the game for a couple
of weeks with a cracked wrist
Browns made it ten straight, beat
ing Yanks twice. Koob and Plank
outpitched Mogridge and Fisher.
Marsans knocked four hits.
Red Sox knocked out Mitchell,
while Mays held Tigers safe. Lewis,
Gardner, Bush and Cobb made three
Walter Johnson beat Cleveland.
Pop bottles were hurled at Umpire
O'Loughlin for some of his decisions.
Tris Speaker hurt his ankle and was
carried' from the field. Bob Roth
poled a triple and two singles.
Cliff Markle can truthfully agree
with the man who said: "Ascension
from the bushes to the majors is not
a signal to use a shoehorn in putting
on your cap." Cliff has just been
dropped by the Yanks.
George Chaney, Baltimore feather
weight, has accepted terms to meet
Champion Johnny Kilbane in a 15
round battle Labor day at Cedar
Point, 0. Chaney is to get ?5,500.
Kilbane's share is $10,000. The
champion has not yet signed an
Walter T. Hayes and Ralph Bur
dick won the Illinois doubles tennis
championship, defeating Al Green,
Jr., and M. G. Ketchum, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
Plans are afoot for a goif course
southwest of Mayfield on the But
terfield road. Dick Salter, Glen Oak
golfer, who died recently, initiated
the move and his associates will car
ry out his plans. Tom Bendelow