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direct an upset of the dope as could
With the attack failing, Faber, Ci
cotte, Danforth, Scott, Willians, and,
at last, Russell, have paused the op
position with few runs, and not a
game would have been lost in the
past week had the offense of the Sox
been worth mention.
Before the season opened the team
was booked to win on its ability to
score a bushel -or so of runs each
afternoon, and the pitchers were ex
pected to get their names in the won
column of the percentages only be
cause of this scoring strength. .No
great feats of effectiveness were ex
pected from the men in the rifle pit.
As it now develops, the pitchers are
doing the greater portion of the
If the moundsmen can only hold
this form the South Siders should
shortly tear up the enemy, for there
is no question of the latent power of
the batters. It is there and will cer
Twelve thousand fans braved
Considering the material with
which he is working, Manager Mit
chell is doing wonders with the Cubs.
So far the swing around the western
end of the National league circuit has
been a success, and today if the
Braves lose and the Cubs down the
Cards again, our people will climb in
to second place.
When Wolfe and Wortman are able
to play the club will present a strong
er front. Zeider will go back to
third, for Deal has been a weak mem
ber with his bat. No matter who gets
well, Zeider is certain of a job, for
IrRollie at the present time is the out
standing star of the club, both on
attack and defense.
He is batting the offerings of right
and left handers consistently, has an
average well above .300, and the
timeliness of his clouts has been no
table. No recruit fighting his way
' into the big show could put more en
ergy and ambition in his work than
Zeider has. And no rookie could
bring to his work the same amount
of brainpower Zeider employs. His
baserunning outshines that of any of
his pals and he is a hard man to
stop once he reaches first base.
Art Wilson will have a hard time
holding his place back of the bat if
his throwing doesn't improve. Elliott
has thus far outthrown his older op
ponent' and appears to inject more
activity into his assistants. Dillhoe
fer is also hanging around eager for
a chance, and Mitchell will surely
give it to him within a few days. On
the training trip the Milwaukee boy
had some trouble with his arm, but
it has improved recently.
Rebuilding his ball team, Connie
Mack has acquired Pitcher Cy Falkr
enberg from Indianapolis, sending
John Nabors to the minors. It is ru
mored Connie is after those sterling
recruits, Lou Richie and -Heinie
Pietz. This is Falkenberg's third trip
to the majors.
The National commission has ruled
that 'Heinle Zimmerman must pay
to Pete Kniseley $75 he borrowed
when both were Cubs. Heinie must
pay up in five days or be suspended.
Dan O'Leary and his hiking party
walked to Aurora in nine hours and
eight minutes. Those making the
hike with Dan were James McBud,
John McCarthy, Charles G. Swanson,
George Evans and Henry Schmehl.
O'Leary will appear tonight at the
Indiana Garden skating rink, For
sythe, Ind. ,
Amateurs 4, Professionals 3.
Bohemians 3, Swed.-Norwegian 1.
Bohemian Seconds 3, Lincoln Pk 0.
Although there have been Chinese
ball clubs on the coast, in Hawaii
and the Philippines for years, a Chi
nese ballplayer has never broken into
the organized game until this sea
son. Vernon Ayau, full-blooded Chinese
from Honolulu, is to appear in the
lineup of the Seattle, Northwestern
league, club when the league opens