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hope of a pennant -was an earth
quake that would push all the region
east of the Alleghanies under the At
lantic ocean. ,
Tinker seems to have done some
thing that Cub managers have been
attempting for several seasons add
a young catcher who promises to be
big league timber. With Archer fad
0 ing, no other team needed a young
backstop so badly.
Elliott looks like the desired com
modity. There was some doubt
about him when he first come, but he
has since proven that his mistakes
then were due to nervousness. After
he became acquainted with the
league a bit and found his mates
were just ordinary people, he began
to show something.
His throwing to bases is accurate
and quick. Twice yesterday he
killed off Giants attempting to pilfer,
and on a third occasion he picked a
slumbering athlete off third base,
puncturing a rally that might have
cost the game. His batting is good,
his contribution yesterday being a
double and triple.
It was no trouble at all for Reb
Russell to beat the smashing Car
rigans. He staked them to five hits
and no runs, fanned five and passed
but one. Quite an achievement, but
no more than Reb is capable of reg
ularly if he can get some rest be
tween his games.
The Texan is no fragile flower that
must be coddled. He is a big chunk
of a fellow, strong, and a clean liver
who has learned to take care of him
self, a point he thought of small mo
ment when he first came to the big
But even Reb must have some
rest. Give it to him and he will not
'V have a southpaw peer in baseball.
In the first game of the recent
Boston series on the South Side Rus
sell pushed the invaders back with
one run, and that wasn't secured un
til the last stage, when his team was
seven tallies to the good. He had
. been carefully groomed for that oc
casion. But in the fourth game he
tried to come back and was ham
mered unmercifully. Had he tried
to come back too soon? Not under
ordinary conditions, but the day pre
vious to tluV comeback he had
warmed up in the bullpen for a con
siderable period while a Sox pitcher
That's the stuff, that takes the
strength and pep out of a pitcher.
Warming up- is more arduous than
pitching a ball game.
Two doubles by Jackson, single
and triple by Ed Collins and three
singles by Hap Felsch beat Red Sox
in two smashing attacks.
Davenport forced home run that
beat Browns once, then stopped
Macks in second game. Bush won
for the Komical Kids.
Tigers got 31 hfts, beating Wash
ington. Cobb and Bush each got
six. Cobb hooked three bases. In
the two games the two teams com
bined for 51 hits. Fifty were 'singles
and one was a two-bagger, some
thing of a record.
MyllerTs pinch hit enabled Yanks
to lick Cleveland. Magee got three
Brooklyn' hammered Mamaux
from box. Wheat poled a triple and
Pitcher Bill Bailey has been
turned down by the national com
mission on his claim of $1,200
against the Cubs. Bailey alleged
this was due him as the difference
between his contract with the Cubs
and what he now gets with Toledo.
The commission ruled his contract
had a release clause.
McLoughJin and Dawson won the
final match in the doubles tennis
tournament at Onwentsia from
Church and Davis, three sets out of
four. The Pacific coast men will
meet Johnston and Griffin, national
doubles champions, for the title.
J. Barnes, Whitemarsh Valley, and
H. Turpie, Redwing, tied with 141,
led the first round of the western
open tournament at Milwaukee,