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The infield has been materially
strengthened defensively by Evans,
a rookie, at third. This youngster
fields after the style of Bill Bradley
and is cool. Guisto seems a compe
tent first baseman, and Wambsganss
and Chapman handle the remainder
of the inner defense. The outfield is
the same as last year, with Speaker
covering as much ground as he ever
In the pitching staff, however, lies
Fohl's greatest "hope. Coveleskie
pitched remarkable ball against the
Sox yesterdayand is a tough man for
any team. Bagby and Klepfer are
deceptive, and so is Coumbe. In the
meantime, Morton and Joe Wood are
being brought to top pitch and .will
be "ready to take their turn on the hill
in a shor time.
Last season the majority of the
pitchers were having their first ex
perience as regulars and were apt
to break under fire. They start this
season with the balance that comes
from a year's flinging to big league
Rowdy Elliott has cemented him
self into a job as regular catcher for
the Cubs, displacing Art Wilson. Wil
son caught the first two games in
Cincinnati, Elliott being on the sick
list. Art was in good heatlh yester
day, but so was Elliott, and Rowdy
went back into the fray.
Elliott is a player after Mitchell's
ideas. He is full of enthusiasm and
determination and brings more pep
per into his work than does Wilson.
He spurs on the other players and
abuses them into some lifelike ac
tions. Being chosen as the regular back
stop has been a tonic to Elliott at
bat When he joined the Cubs last
season he did not loom up as a clout
er, but has started the present sea
son at a hot clip. , He drove in the
first Cub run of the year and since
then has been pestling the pill with
timeliness and regularity. Three hits
for him yesterday.
.. ' yjc Aldridge is about due for a reg,-
ular turn on the hill. He picked up
some debris left by Al Demaree and
stood the Reds on their heads, allow
ing three hits in six innings. This
chap made an excellent record in the
American ass'n last season and is the
best of Mitchell's young hurlers.
Al Demaree has been troubled with
lack of control. The number of hits
rung up against him can be traced
to this failing. Time after time Al
has been in such holes to batters that
he has been forced to lay the ball
straight across the plate, in which
case it has been soundly spanked.
s Fred Merkle poled three singles
against the Reds, putting his average
since becoming a Cub above .600.
Mogridge held the Red Sox with
out a hit, a pass and error being re
sponsible for their run.
Judge's triple with bases full gave
Washington win over Macks. Judge
also hit two singles and stole a base.
This fellow is one of the best fielding
first basemen in the game, and if he
can hit at anything like the strength
he has shown for this much of the
season will be one of the game's stars
at the end of the year.
Eight hits in one frame off Cove-'
leskie gave Browns win over Tigers.
Jack Smith of Chicago hit a sin
gle in tenth and Cards beat Pirates.
Huggins has a stranglehold on sec
Schupp beat Braves again, allow
ing six hits. Zimmerman drove in
three runs for the Giants.
John Moore defeated Charley Ellis
of Milwaukee, 50 to 46, at Mussey's
in a game of the Interstate Three
Cushion Billiard league.
De Paul 11, De La Salle 1.
St. Philip 6, St Cyril 5.
St. Rita 7, St. Patrick 4.
Evanston 17, Deerfield 2.
Notre Dame 5, Marshall U. 2.
Aurora, Elgin & Chicago electric
road wants public utilities com'n to
permit them to raise commutation,
rates about 10 per cent
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