To offset the injuries' to our star!
battery men, Boston is still -without
Jack Barry. Gardner is back at third
base. The team murdered a flock of
Brown pitchers yesterday. If it is on
the verge of a batting uprising the
White Sox. will have a tough pull
ahead. Leonard and Ruth have been
rested for this series and both are
southpaws of the first rank.
Cobb and Bush each got three hits
while Tigers were beating Yanks.
Jennings got a well-pitched game
from George Dauss. If this fellow
cduld pitch three more good games
this 'year there would pe no ques
tion as to the American league pen
Brooklyn is two -games ahead in
the National league race, playing
good ball and apparently as safe as
any team can be in such a hectic
year. Pittsburgh has finished with
the Dodgers and the Pirates now
form the toughest combination of
the western clubs.
Braves are playing fine ball under
severe handicaps, the absence of Ma
ranville being a hard blow to Stal
lings at this stage of the race. There
is still a chance for the Phillies, but
everything at the present time points
to success for Brooklyn.
Today the Cubs open a series in
Philadelphia -and their opposition to
the Morans is 'not liable to be very
strong. Wortman has a sore finger,
which may keep him out of the
game, and Art Wilson is ia no shape
to go behind the bat. Archer is on
his" way home and will not play un
til the last few days of the season.
Larry Doyle is through for the
year, even should there be a- city se
ries. Pittsburgh physicians said it
would be impossible for the key
stoner to take part in any more bat
tles, but promise he will be as good
as new next spring.
Considering all handicaps, Tinker
now has about as weak a team as
any Cub pilot has headed for many
years. It is strong defensively, but is
;woef ully lacking in the punch. Un
less the pitching is airtight there can
be hope of few victories for the re
mainder of the eastern jaunt.
Walter Crowdus obtained perma
nent possession of the cup emblem
atic of the golf championship of
Cook county by deefating William
Robertson, 6 and 5, at Garfield park
in the final match. Crowdus has
taken the title in three successive
years. His playing yesterday was of
the highest order, the match being
decided by the Olympia Fields' golf
er's excellent work on the greens.
Robertson held the champion even
until the cup was reached, but could
not match the unusual putting of
James Brewer, Jackson Park, de.
feated W. T. Nelson, 5 and 4, in the
final match of the consolation flight.
Centralized football for local high
schools, with all games played on
three fields, is being urged. Weegh
man park for the North Siders, Co
miskey park or Stagg field for South
Siders and the old Cub park or Ti
gers' baseball field for West Siders
are the fields considered in tentative
Fred Welsh has declined an offer
of $15,000 to meet Johnny Dundee in
a 15-round fight at New Orleans.
Fred also wanted 40 per cent of the
gross gate receipts and Crescent City
promoters are mulling over the prop
osition. Dundee says he will fight
for nothing in order to get a crack at
White Sox made the biggest haul
in the minor league drafting at Cin-,
cinnati yesterday, getting 14 of the
74 men picked for trials next spring.
Athletics were second xwith a dozen.
The Cubs secured seven. Following
are the men secured by the two local
White Sox Mulligan, -Kansas City,
Kopp, Buffalo; Gray, Wichita; Kirk
ham, St Joseph; Breen, Rockford;
Carlson", Rockford; Henry, Peters
burg; Lake, Newport News,; Ray,
Newport News; Roberts, Owensboro;
Teague, Rocky Mount; Haas, Wilkes-
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