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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
JIM SCOTT TO WORK HARD FOR REGULAR BERTH WITH SOX By Mark Shields ' Old Hughie Fullerton says the Athletics this year will win 20, more games than they did last Which is an awful slam at the remainder of Ban Johnson's outfit White Sox athletes rolled into Min eral Wells today and were greeted with snow-covered ground, Jack Fournier, Joe Jacksonr Dave Dan forth and Jim Scott Weather condi tions at the camp are not perfect, but the men will be able to get into ac tion tomorrow for limbering exer cises, f Manager Rowland was planning a slow process of conditioning when he left here, and the condition of the ground may not bother him. The ex hibition schedule is the smallest the South Siders have taken on in sev eral years and the effort will be to bring the men to April 11 in prime shape for the long grind. In the past Sox clubs have started the campaign in the stride most clubs reach about the middle of July. As a result they have gone stale when the middle reaches of the season ar rived, and July and August slumps have given them setbacks that were fatal From thirty to forty games before the opening of the season have been the usual portion of the Rowlandites and this has used up the energy they need for the great drive against com peting big league clubs under a sum mer sun. The first and second teams com bined will not play as nlany pre-sea-son games this spring as have usual ly been staged by the first squad alone. This program is the result of long experience and has been adopt ed only after careful consideration. Jt may not mean as good a start as the past has shown, but it should bring results in the fag end of the year. Jim Scott was a vision of delight. The Wyoming curver has been work ing out for some time with Pacific tffc Coast league clubs and is well ad vanced on his course of sprouts. He is as tanned as a Palm Beach belle and his arm has had considerable work. 1 Scott is about ready to take his job of pitching baseball seriously. Last year was a lesson to him. The sus- ' pension he was handed hurt his pride and also lowered his prestige around the circuit Jim is out to win back all of this. Scott is a comparatively young man, as ballplayers go, and should haye several seasons of able hurling remaining in his system. All that is -necessary is close application and measurably strict training through the entire season. If he is in shape he will be a tremendous assistance to Rowland. Scott has a curve ball second to none in the league. When Roger Bresnahan was manager of the Cubs Roger declared Jim had the best curve ball in baseball. Harry Wolfe, the recruit shortstop working out with the Cubs at Pasa dena, is getting much notice from the war scribes. Not a day goes by that his name is not prominently fea tured in the exhibition game doings. His fielding or hitting bring him many words of praise. Usually it is not well to pay too much attention to fulsome praise of a recruit on a training trip. The reg ulars round to playing form slowly, 'f favoring their arms and legs, and news Is scarce for the scribes. Any youngster who cuts loose and scin tillates a bit can be sure of promi nence, for he is furnishing news in a barren field. , Given one good recruit to work on, a baseball reporter doesn't need to worry during the entire spring trip.