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something, and they will drive a hard
Nick Carter, the new Cub pitcher,
has again demonstrated that he is
big league material, and next season
he should start as one of the regular
boxmen, taking his turn with the
veterans. Carter has nerve and the
mechanical ability to back it up.
Ear Smith, outfielder from 'the
Omaha team of the Western league,
has been bought by the Cubs and will
report before the end Qf the season.
Bill Rourke, Omaha boss, touts
Smith highly, claiming he is the best
bet he has ever sent to the big
leagues. Rourke "has sent so'me
Pres. Weeghman is responsible for
an innovation at the North Side
park. In the past balls hit into the
stands have become the property of
the fans capturing them. That rul
ing still holds, but by turning in the
ball at the office the lucky fan will
receive a pass for the next day's
There seems no depth to which
the Sox cannot fall, now that they
have started on the downward path.
The margin of games won and lost
ties them with the Yanks for second
place, but a difference in games
played gives the New Yorkers a frac
tional advantage. St Louis and De
troit are only half a game away, and
should the Sox lose today and these
two teams win, our hopes would rest
in fifth place.
Boston has taken an advantage
that appears insurmountable. As the
lines drew tighter the Red Sox pitch
ers responded to the club's need and
have been turning in hurling that is
unbeatable. In their last five games,
against Cleveland and Detroit,
heavy-hitting combinations, the op
position has made four runs, and
three of the games were blanks.
With Boston a consistent winner
as the Hose drop, some of the Sox
players appear to be playing in a
panic. They have made more and
Costlier error? Jo. the last three
games than for the same period this
This big advantage the Red Sox
are taking now will come in handy
on the coming swing--through the
west. Teams from this section were .
counting on the fact that the champs "
would be traveling while clubs of this
vicinity were on their home lots.
But after finishing with the west-
ernerSj and before coming this- way,
the Red Sox will have a session with
the three eastern clubs and should '
make some further gains while, pit
ted against Macks and Washington.
Roth hit two homers and single .
and stole, home in game Indians won
from Macks. Mclnnis and Pick got
five hits each. Speaker was spiked
and may"be out for some time.
Sisler came back to first base for .
Browns and made three hits. Ham- -ilton
was easy in second game, giv-"
ing Yanks a break.
Ruth held Tigers to three hits.
Hooper's three hits and two by ;
Walker scored all Red Sox runs.
Toney held Brooklyn to four .hits,
Reds- winning in ninth' by hitting
Pirates batted Giant pitchers hard, '
Fischer getting triple and single.
Alexander won his 24th victory,
holding Cardinals easily. Betzel
made four errors.
Brooklyn is seeking a trade with -the
Giants, Fred Merkle being one of '
the players involved. Robinson wants -to
strengthen at first base.
Mrs. C. F. Letts, Cincinnati, and
Miss Laurie Kaiser, Chicago, are '
playing today in the finals of the
women's western golf tournament at
Grand Rapids. Mrs. Letts yesterday J
eliminated Miss Elaine Rosenthal,-'
champion, and Miss Kaiser defeated
Miss Vera Gardiner.
John Simpson, Terre Haute, won
the western junior golf tourney at '
Hinsdale, defeating Ben Buffham,
Garfield Park, 4 and 3. The outcome
Was a surprise, as Buffham had been '
playing the most consistent golf of
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