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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 24, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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By Mark Shields .
Exhibition games are scheduled
for each afternoon, and Manager
Fred Mitchell of the Cubs is enter
taining the Coast league cities with a
patched aggregation that has few
earmarks of major league caliber.
Xhe hospital list is a swollen affair,
among the injured men being Mann,
Wortman, Yerkes, Zeider, Flack and
Dillhoefer. The hippodrome sched
ule allows no time for stopping by
the wayside to bind up these wounds
and slowly bring the men around by
an easy course of training.
And the hitting of the fellows in
the game is of minor importance. Six
hits were registered against San
Francisco yesterday, two of them
coming from pitchers. That is no
ambitious record. There is further
cause for alarm in the probable in
crease to the injured squad, as exhi
bition games and quick jumps are
more wearing than mortal struggles
in the regular season.
Manager Mitchell is doing what he
can under the circumstances, but he
receives a jolt every now and then.
He took one yesterday when Fred
Mollwitz was released to Kansas City
of the American ass'n. The deal was
pulled off from this end, and the pilot
knew, nothing of it until he received
word that Mohwitz had been dis
posed of.
It is probable Mitchell might have
tried to block such a deal He has
no substitute for the first base job
and one will be needed if Saier isn't
far better than he was in 1916. Vic
was helpless before good southpaws
and did not field his position in an
able manner. Now there is a plan
to convert Cy Williams into a sub
first sacker. It is a long chance, but
the only oAe Mitchell has left'
Mrtcnell will be a lucky guy to get
the season started with something
resembling a regular line-up. This
jaunt may bring some money into
Charley Williams' satchel, but it isn't
any great shakes for getting athletes
into condition.
Starting a week's play in Houston,
Tex., today, the White Sox first team
is in excellent trim and should come
forward with giant strides in the next
seven days. The men will have the
double advantage of a good diamond
and steady work in one place, with
out the pesky train trips that cut in
on condition.
This toil in one place means Joe
Jackson will have an opportunity to
favor his slightly injured leg and the
other fellows will have a good chancfe
to perfect their team play.
There is a possibility of one strange
face appearing among the pitchers
when the team reaches Chicago. The
newcomer is Schellenbach, a semi
pro from the coast, and so far he
has been the best of the prospects.
Kid Gleason is experimenting with
the youngster to make his pitching
more effective.
Rowland has such a good corps of
pitchers left from 1916 that no
changes are necessary. Jim Scott is
the biggest improvement Scott was
no asset in 1916, but now is the best
looking of the entire combination.
J. F. Garrett' of Kokomo, Ind., set
a new record of 721 for three games
in the A. B. C. bowling tournament
at Grand Rapids. His score came in
doubles competition. His partner
rolled only 493, nullifying the star
work of the Hoosier unknown. The
leaders in the various classes were
not troubled by yesterday's scores.
Connie Mack's students were beat
en by the. Braves, 2 to 1, but the
Athletic pitchers turned some excel
lent work. J. Johnson and B. John
son were complete puzzles to the Na
tional leaguers and between them is
sued only one pass.
Northwestern Univ. swimmers

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