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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 05, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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from having Lefty Williams a regu
lar at the very start It took this
youngster some time last campaign
to convince the manager that he was
a worthy hurler.
But what gives the South Side fol
lowing its strongest feeling of hope
is the presence of Kid Gleason, the
peppery lieutenant manager, who
Awas with the team for only a portion
wof last year. The Kid was released
when Rowland came as manager, but
a hurry call was sent for him during
the stress of the last pennant hunt,
and he came back to inject some
fight into the combination. This sea
son the Kid will start off with his
jollying and brow-beating and he
should get results.
The players have had the benefit
of a year's experience playing with
each other, they have become better
acquainted with Rowland, and. that
should he another factor in increas
ing the efficiency of the whole.
The White Sox got away for Min
eral Wells with a hurrah last night
The only false note was in the ab
sence of Ed Walsh, the former great
pitcher. This is the first time in many
years that Ed has not been a promi
nent figure on the trip. He will prob-
ably manage a minor league club
during the coming season.
The players who left here were: E.
. T. Collins, Ray Schalk, Buck Weav
er, Happy Felsch, Reb Russell, John
Collins, Eddie Cicotte, Joe Benz, Red
Faber, Eddie Murphy, W. Mayer, B.
Lynn, Weldon Wolfgang, C. Williams,
Nemo Leibold, R. L. Hasbrook,E. G.
Ainsworth, Bruce Hardford, Wilbur
Gray, Fred Henry, Joe Walker, A. E.
Norman, M. Lamers, Bruno Haas,
Toby Lyons, Manager Rowland and
Bill Gleason. Those who will join
$ the Sox in Texas will be Gandil,
Jackson, Fournier, Scott, Danforth,
Eldred, Terry, McMullen, Jourdan,
Jenkins, Risberg and Martin.
White Sox players will be a nifty
appearing bunch on the field away
from home this season. The new
fpad uniforms will be. of navy blue J
with white stripes, wile a patriotic
touch is lent by the national shield
embossed on the left sleeve. This
will be done in silk, hand embroi
dered, and will be big enough to be
seen from the stands. The home
uniforms will be of white material,
as usual, and the hosiery will adver
tise the fact that they still are White
Sox.
Scott Perry is after a regular pitch
ing berth with the Cubs. He worked
three innings against Frank
Chance's team yesterday and did not
allow a hit The big southerner is a
slow workman and some of the in
structors thought he wasn't really
trying during the first days of the
training camp, but Perry is showing
them.
Phil Douglass is another pitcher
who wants to stick and he is show
ing unusually good work for this
early in the season. Williams, Flack,
Mann and Wolter-are being used as
outfielders with the first team, and
the first trio will positively be se
lected from this quartet. It is possi
ble all four will be considered as reg
ulars, Mitchell using a shot for differ
ent brands of pitching.
Art Wilson has signed his contract
and is on his way to join the club.
He will be a big aid, for the back
stopping department of the club right
now is its weakest link. There is
not a man on the ground who has
had a year's experience with big
league players, and no team can fight
for a pennant with a broadside of
green catchers.
" Jim .Archer, Cub catcher, , will be
the guest of honor at a banquet to
night at the Hotel Planters. It is un
derstood a petition is being circu
lated among the fans asking that
Archer be retained as a Cub catcher
and that salary differences between
Jim and the club be adjusted. The
petition is addressed to J. Ogde'n Ar
mour, one of the stocuholders.
Jack Dillon has declined to fight
Jim Flynn tonight in New York.
FJynn. was substituted for Leg Paroy

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