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SOUTHERN LEAGUE OPENS SEASON WEDNESDAY!
VOL RAILBIRDS SWEAR BY HUB PERDUE, NEW SKIPPER A T NASHVILLE BVARS NEED FIRST CLASS CATCHER TO START THE SEASON Hy G. ,1. 1-1,01 RNOY Mobil* April 9.— (Special.) — The Mobile 9* «hern association team will Wart ih« » *«son here next Wednesday Vith th* Atlanta club, with few Changes h- the line-up and without a t Irst string catcher, due to the fact that Manager Herman C. Bronkie, the r,ew pilot of the club, has been playing in the worst of luck In trying to con nect »«jth a high-class backstop. Sev»v*l deals for a first string man went * smash after all the wires were pulled \6 get the mail. The New York Giant a. who spent a week here, and the Philadelphia Athletics, who were the guests of the Bears for three days, failed to leave anyone. The Louisville American association team, which trained here again thi-s year, left In fielder Blakey and Catcher Francis with Manager Bronkie, but neither of these two recruits even look like big league timber. Louisville also sent Catcher Netj Dieghan, one of the crack basketball players of the country, to Mobile and whom the dopesters are touting as a fast man, but he cannot report to the club until late in April. COLLENBERGEU WEAK Collenberger, last season with the Memphis club, is a new man at short, but on account of his slow work and failure to lilt, this position is worrying Manager Bronkie very much. Speraw, a recruit turned over to Mobile by the et. Louis team, was tried out at short, hut he failed to show anything. Bennie Allen, with the team last year, was given a tryout, but. he has not showed any stuff that Bronkie is pleased with. Manager Bronkie will play second base for the team until a regular man Is secured, and Billy Mullen, who filled that place last year, has been shifted to third. Mullen has done well In this position during the exhibition games with the big leaguers and has hit the ball hard, (^olvin, with the club for three seasons, is back at first with all kinds of “pep” and has hit the ball harder this year than ever before in his career. His first basing attracted the attention oX- the major league managers. PITCHING STAFF The pitchin-j staff of tlie team will be composed of Bill Ellis, with the club in 1919 and 1918. Charley Fulton, an old timer, "I.efty" Birman, who has been In this league lor several years. Bay ltoberts, who has done pitching duty for New Orleans and At lanta. The youngsters in the pitching department as Dick Citing, a Mobile boy who has some Southern league ex perience. "hefty" Swann from a Nash ville college and part of last year in the Georgia league, and Creel, another lo cal boy, who was a sensation during the war. Of this trio Swann looks to be the best bet of the bunch. inu ut itmu The outfield is composed of Guy Tut weiler. who will play left field and who is well known to the Southern asso ciation, having played with the Hears two seasons. Knimett Mulvey, another hold-over from last year, a sure field er and good hitter, is slated to play center. Steed, a youngster sent here by the St. Bouis Browns, will he held for a while, hut he does not look fast enough for this circuit. There are two candidates for the position of right field, "Kitty” Wickham, who came to the locals from Nashville last season, and ‘Moon" Ducote, the famous foot ball star, the latter at first this year deciding not to play ball, but signing his contract at last. Mobile is planning for a big opening day with Atlanta on April 13 and the movement is headed- by President John D. Bogan, one of the live wires of the game, although he has had just two years' experience, lie has made good with baseball in Mobile. A big parade will be staged, In which civic bodies will take part with the baseball of ficials and the two clubs. Bast year Mobile had the largest attendance of any city with the exception of Atlanta, a total of 8,711 people passing through the turnstiles. President John II. Mar tin of the Southern association has promised President Bogan that he will attend the opening game here and will Gallatin Squash Leaves Humor Behind While Holding Man agerial Reins — Probable Line-Up Against Barons. PERDUE ANNOUNCES * VOLS’ LINE-UP Nashville, Tenn., April 9.—i Special.); Manager Hub Pardue today officially announced the opening line-up of the Vols as follows: Frierson, right field. Knaupp, ser jrd base. Bradley, first base. Burke, center field. Dunning, left field. Pepe, shortstop. Matthews, third base. Jonnard, catcher. Payne, Statham or WormoutK. pitchers. !t was announced that Johnny Frier- ; son. former Memphis and Little Rock outfielder, has been signed to replace Bill Stellbauer, the Houston (Tex.) j gardener, who signed a contract with the Vols and then packed his grip and ; beat It hack to Texas without offer ing an explanation. % Nashville, April 9.—(Special.)— With all players in #x)d condition and anxious to get under way, Hub Perdue will carry his 1921 Vols to Birmingham Tuesday night for the opening game of the season against Moley’s Barons Wednesday. For s£v- i enteen years the noted Gallatin Sguash i has answered the call to arms on the i diamond, but Wednesday Perdue will; appear in a championship game for j the first time in his long career as a diamond pilot. Those who know Hub are wont to crack a smile merely at the mention of his name. They know him as a big. genial sort of fellow with a joke for all occasions, but they can hardly pic ture him as a manager. Yet Nashville fans who have seen him for years are confident that in Perdue the Vols have a man who has earned the utmost con fidence of his men and a leader who can direct his club with a hand as firm as his smile is wide. As a manager, the Ga.ik.tin Squash is far from a humorist, and he has shown this in more ways than one since the training season opened. His many years in minor and major ball have fully qualified him for the reins, and Nashville fans are looking forward to the most aggressive ball team representing the Tennessee capital since Bill Bernhard won the pennant from New Orleans in the *Dell by a single game in 1908. uuuu Ir. so far as the actual prospects are concerned, the Vols stive every promise of ranking with the fighting club of the league. They have a pitching staff that will rank second to none in the circuit once it gets into the grind, an infield with but a single weak link, an outfield of three veterans and a catching staff well able to hold its own with the league's best, From a green, unpromis ing team in the early spring, the Vols have developed Into a really formidable machine and should be heard from before the campaign is far under way. Fans who have long listened to the present the attendance trophy that Mobile won last year. BEARS’ LINE-UP Manager Bronkie reports that the line-up for the opening day game for Mobile will be as follows: Mullen, third base. Manager Bronkie, second base. Ducote or Wickham, right field. Tutweiler, left field. Mulvey, center field. Colvin, first base. » Collenberger, shortstop. Pond, catcher. Ellis or Fulton, pitcher. The full staff of the Mobile club at this time is as follows: Pitchers—Fulton, Ellis, Sigman, Ro berts, Swann, Ching, Creel. Catchers—Pond, Francis and Dieg han, the latter to report. First Base—Colvin. Second Base—Manager Bronkie. Shortstop — Collenberger, Blakey, Allen. Third Baseman—Mullen. Outfielders — Tutweiler, Mulvey, Steed, Ducote and Wickham. Purposely Made for All Exterior Painting When a man can buy a paint, knowing it will cover on an average at least 100 Sq. ft., two coats, more than ordinary paint, he is willing to pay more for it. That is why Lacaa Paint has always been a wise purchase. Its covering capacity alone makes the use of Lacaa Paint an economy. In addition, it has the quality of being a long-lived, sturdy paint that com bats and prevents deterioration and decay. Lacaa Paint has always been the same good paint, pur poaely made for all exterior painting. Birmingham Paint & Glass Co. Sa.ii, Door., Roofiag, Wall Board am 147 and 998 2016-18 Third A*a. Birmingham, Ala. lo. Vamiihes—SUiiu—Enaault BIRMINGHAM EXPECTED TO TURN OUT EN MASSE FOR FIRST GAME Chattanooga Fans In Wonder as to Quality of Team Chattacooga, Tenn.. April ft.—(Special.) Lookout opening line-up follows: Blue H*wk, 2b, ♦Shay, rf. Sloan, cf. Osborne. Bratchi, If. Fiedler, 3b. Wingfield, ss. Anderson, lb. Neiderkorn, Graham. McAndrews, catchers. Boone, Vines, Noel, Thweatt, Miller. Norris, Taylor, or Henry, pitchers. Chattanooga’s Southern leaguers ap proach the beginning of the season with the team still a question mark to local ! fans. In exhibition games against the world's champion Cleveland club and againsL the Washington Americans, the team looked like a million bucks, but in other contests with American association outfits they appeared as a bunch of bush league mutts. The consensus of opinion seems to be that the team is much stronger than the one of last year, even though the big gap left by Dudley at short and Gleason at second is still in adequately protected. STEVENS QUITS The situation was made ,further com plex this week by the desertion of Short • stop Stevens, a Florida leaguer who crowded all the other youngsters out of the shortfieUl and then loft Nicklin hold ing the bag Without' a player in camp wh-o is at home at shortstop. Wingfield, who will, start there, has been compel Ing for first base with Anderson. Marty : Fiedler Is playing great ball at third. Anderson in fielding sensationally and hitting a little better than his former .175 stride at first. 'Blue Hawk, the Indian, is fast but has been fielding raggedly at second base. In the outfield the team appears stronger than any Chattanooga team since the Johnson-McCormick-Jacobson combination of 1914. Bill Shay has been playing sensational baseball In right field and at the bat and appears a sure tip for a major try-out this fall. Sloan, who was handicapped, by ill health last year, seems strong as of old in center, fielding and hitting. Bratchi is handicapped by a bum leg, but young Osborne is doing well in the left pasture. Red Johnson, former Pelican, is still on the roster but seems to have been nosed out in the competition. Behind the bat. Doc Neiderkorn is again the team’s first catcher. Pat Gra ham, the old-timer, seems to have the in side track for the second job. though Me Andrews, the St. Joe youngster, is still being retained. Dan Boone thrilled the fans by h re markable exhibition of pitching against Washington Sunday, and capped the cli max of a phenomenal training season for him on Thursday by shutting out the Clevelanders in a truly masterful effort. It seems certain that he will be Nick lin’s selection for the opening game. None of the other pitchers has as yet shown anything worth mentioning, ex cept Morris, who relieved his system #f one great game. Vines, who reported late, is not yet in good condition, and Thweatt, who was claimed from Mem phis. is still suffering from a sore arm. Attendance through the exhibition sea son has been good and fears that the disasters of 1920 would have set the game back‘here seem to have b^en groundless. spring chatter aDOUt a winning iwm, only to be disappointed with the coming of July and August, are really begin ning to sit up and take notice. A glance at the prospects are far from discour aging. On the mound, Perdue has George Payne. Bill Statham and Molly Meis of ] [last year’s staff; Cy Warmouth, the | sensational southpaw obtained through Johnny Evens from the Evansville club; j Red Lucas, local product, who pitched ! last season in the Florida league; Bill i Brown, first baseman of last year, but i now a pitching entry, as well as himself, i if the ease requires it. The boxmen '< have shown up remarkably well this season and little worry is being felt in this line. Delis Wade. the.Indian pitcher j fron^ Fort Smith in the Western associa tion is the only player remaining a hold-out, and provided he Is brought into port, the slab corps will present an even stronger appearance. It will require con siderable effort to pick the sheep from the goats if th'e Indian arrives. •‘BUB” JONNARD BEHIND-BAT Behind the bat the Vols have "Rubber" Jonnard, just returned from the White Sox, where he was crowded out of a Job by a staff composed of Ray Schalk. Cliff Yargan and George Dees. They also have Tonneman, Southern leaguer of other days and more recently In the Colorado Copper league, together with I Bob Morrow, catcher obtained from Dit . tie Rock last season in the Jonnard i Kohlbecker-Dohman deal. The catching department, one of the early season weaknesses, has grown to a powerful organization through the return of Jon nard. ; Although Duke Reilly has returned | to Indianapolis following the refusal of that club to pay him the difference in pay between the 164-game Southern league schedule and the 166-game American association calendar, the outfield still appears to be strong. Mike Burke, the old tellable .300 hit ter and one of the best Judges of fly balls in the league, will again occupy the eenterfiold position. He will be flanked by Guy Dunning in left and by Bill Stellbauer, star outfielder from the Houston club of the Texas league, In the right garden. Stellbauer is tooted as one of the minor league "buys ’ of the season, having clubbed at a .390 pace in the Texas circuit last year and established a fancy record in extra base slugging and fielding. THE INFIELD The infield will stack up in good shipe, despite the weakness at third base. Hugh Bradley, last year's first baseman with New Orleans, will be on the door Job, with Chick Knaupp at second. At short, Joe Pope, v^eran Southern leaguer, will fill the klioae discarded by Roy Ellam. Joe is bglll one of the headiest infielders in th« circuit and a dazzling fielder, despite his weakness with the stick. The third base position is a toss-up be tv een Frank Kayne, last season with Rome, Ga.,-and Eddie Krauger, whe jumped the Vols last year to entet business in Quincy, 111. A Cineinnat semi-pro by the name of Matthews It also working out for an Infield bertl and may be started at shortstop witl Pope at third base until a fair line if gained on the infield candidates. Oui of the three, Hub is confident that h< can pluck a real third baseman. The Vols are starting life all'ovei again with a new manager, new bloo< on the team and new money behini the organization. They are plannlnj a comeback that many veteran fan! are confident will materialize. GOULITaGAIN’DEFENDS COURT TENNS TITLE EA$IL\ Boston, April 9.—Jay Gould of Nev York again made a successful defens' of his national amateur court tenni, championship today, defeating C. Suy dam Cutting of New York in the chal lenge round on the courts of the Ten nls and Racquet club. The scores wer «-6. ■»-), «-<V Local Civic Bodies Pulling for Attendance Trophy for Barons OPENING GAMES SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham Baron* vn. \n«hvllle YoIm at Rickwood. Atlanta Cracker* v«. Mobile Beam at Mobile. Chattanooga Lookouts vn. Xew OrleanN Pelican* at New Orleans. Memphis (hick* vn. Little Hoek Traveler* at Little flock. By HENRY VANCE. Back in 1901 somebody started some thing: they couldn’t stop—the Southern league. Financial panics, the bolt weevil greedy major league nioguls, j yellow fever and sundry other pests have sought to bring the Southern league to an end at various time®, but the old circuit has kept grinding away. Wednesday—just 20 years removed from Storkville—the Southern league will crank up on another campaign. Hub Perdue will bring his Nashville Vols here on that date and they will *go into combat with Carlton Molesworth’s Barons. That’s not the thing, though—the mere ball game. The biggest thing to think about on that day is the at tendance. Birmingham is going gun ning for the attendance record of all time, and if more than 13,000 fans do not pack themselves into Rickwood 1 field Wednesday, every member of the Civitan, Community, Rotary, Kiwanis ! and Exchange clubs, every man on the 1 roster of the American Legion, Cham ber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association will ; probably wear black for the remainder of th6 summer season. OUT FOR TROPHY The local record for attendances is 12,222 and Birmingham is *going out to shatter that mark, and incidentally to win the trophy offered by League President J. p. Martin. The town that piles up the largest attendance for opening day will get this cup, and those in charge of the boosting cam paign for Birmingham feel like the Magic City will have to top the 13,000 mark to win the trophy. The above named clubs and civic or ganisations ^iave forced themselves into a campaign committee to boost the opening day attendance. Represen tatives from these bodies met at the Tutwiler Friday and had lunch. Other stanch supporters of the Magic City and its baseball team were present, and Boss Quack Smith was also on deck with a nice line of chatter. Be fore the lunch was over, a number of prominent citizens had made short talks and hung up a lor.*g string of runs on the biesuits. Thornton Estes was made general chairman of all committees, and Mr. Estes has ap pointed his co-workers and gone at the thing on a systematic basis. Atlanta holds the league record wiih over 13,000 paid admissions, and Mr. Estes j is hopeful that, this mark will be passed when all paid admissions are counted at Rickwood next Wednesday | afternoon. L. Sevier is another inter ested worker, who was largely respon sible for the civic clubs taking a hand j 111 t,ie matter and seeking to work up I a large attendance. un nAiNU The Hoys Industrial school will he on hand to help make music for the occasion and the student body, it is understood, will also see the game Practically all the wholesale houses of Birmingham have agreed to shut up shop and declare a half-holiday, while many of the retail establishments are also making plans to allow all of their employes to go to the game. The city hall Will be a deserted place Wednes day afternoon, as it is understood that | n,e dty commissioners and all ths employes at the city hall are making . their plans to go out to the game. Birmingham will simply shut up shop for a half day and go out to Rickwood. Jones Valley will reek with yells, some coming from the dyed-in-the-wool fan, some from the staid business man out for a lark, others from the feminine booster, and ail out at Rickwood for the same two purposes^—to help Birmingham win the attendance trophy and that ball game. Musll from the bands, cheers from the populace and shouts from the athletes will reverberate through Jones Valley and bound against the old Ironsides ot Red Mountain. AN ENTHUSIAST "All that Birmingham needs is a fair day and the citizens of the Magic City will take care of the rest and win that trophy,” said Mr. Estes, Saturday night, in discussing the campaign to break all attendance records. Every member of every civic club or organization in Bir pilngham has received the following let ter, urging their attendance at the open ing game, from Mr. Estes: "Dear Sir: Surely you will not only want to see a good game of baseball, but you will want to see Birmingham win the attendance trophy of this season, "It Is necessary that you help us in every way possible if you want to seo the Southern league attendance record broken. To secure tills attendance record, it is necessary for us to beat Atlanta, and this we must do. "Will you kindly immediately get out a letter, or, better still, call every main I her of your club, stating that we ex pect their attendance and coroperatiou on Wednesday, April 13, at 3 o'clock, at Rickwood park. ‘Thanking you for your co-operation, I am yours very truly, “THORNTON ESTES, Chairman ” Ladies* Baseball Season Books Go on Sale Tomorrow A great opportunity will be presented the Birmingham fans of the fairer sex and gentler nature Monday morning at the Birmingham Arms and Cycle com pany, when the annual sale of ladies' season books will be held. The price of these bolts is only ft, for which' the lucky purchaser receives the following benefits: She is entitled to free admission to the grandstand to 25 games this season, every Tuesday and Friday being the ladies' days, on the payment of the 1 cents war tax charged. On other days, exclusive of opening day and holidays, the price of admission to the grandstand for the holder of a book is only 40 ce^its the customary price of which is 75 cents, The great money-saving, time-saving and all-round usefulness of such a book are evident to even the casual observer of ball games. As there Is only a lim ited number of these' books, which will be placed on sale at 9 o’clock Monda.v morning, those expecting to enjoy thest privileges this year should come earli and- be sure of a book. w ’ Box seats and grandstand tickets fot | the opening game will be placed on salt . at the downtown ticket office at Hagan Dunlat>'s drug store at 9 o'clock. Cifcui ...which will bar::. .front ol Baron Boss About Through Trimming Squad for Present With the opening of the Southern league season only three days off, Man ager Molesworth has eabout finished trimming his squad and the Barons are down to regulation size now—that is, only 18 men are on the roster. This is the limit of Southern league club ros ters by April 13. The Barionial squad as it now stands is as follows: Infielders—Bernsen, Stewart, .Croll, Heilman. Taylor. Outfielders—Allen, Clarke, Emery. Silva. I'itchers--Morrison. Whitehill, Drake, : Newton, Gallagher, Bates and Frcnick. | Catchers—Gooch and Brandon. PLAYERS RELEASED Players released during the past week follow: Kane, infielder, and Franke. pitcher, to Greenwood, Mississippi State league. Gardener, infielder, to Winston-Sa lem, Piedmont league. Willigrod, first baseman, and Meeker, pitcher, to Richmond, Virginia league. Welsh and Zimick, outfielders, to Grif fin Georgia State league. Kelly, pitcher, to Jacksonville, Flori da State league. Pennington and Blethen, outfielders, and Kress, catcher are still on the local squad, but itis doubtful if they will remain after the first of the week. Just what disposition Manager Moley will make of them is not yet known, but an announcement regarding this is expected in the next day or so. When questions as to reports to the effect that pitchers Kengquist and Hol lingsworth and Shortstop Traynor are to be turned over to a local club, Molesworth denied any knowledge of deals to this effect. TRAVELERS HAVE SECURED PLAYERS SO BADLY NEEDED — Elberfeld Gets Bescher, Mc Donald and Ball—Has Good Mound Corps Kittle Rock, April 9.— (Special.)— While it rained here Thursday, Presi dent R. C. Allen and Kid Elberfeld bought the two players badly needed to make the Travelers a formidable ball club and the gloom that had Kit tle Rock by the ears all spring has been chased. Kittle Rock now is hope, ful of having another winner. The new men. Ole Bob Bescher. outfielder, and Henry Ball, a young inftelder. both will be in the opening day line-up. Ball was left here by the Columbus club and Bescher is on the way from Kondon, Ohio, lie has accepted terms offered by the local club. Eddie Mc Donald is also a candidate for the key stone berth. The purchase of Bescher gives Little ! Rock an outfield that looks as strong J as any in the league. Brown, drafted [ from Shreveport, is expected to star i this season, and Harry Harper should I continue his tremendous hitting. KAL.L, rKUimsim* Young; Kail is an unknown but mem bers of the Columbus club say that he is a coming player and predict <i good year for him. Johnson, a star in the Western association last year, will start the year at short and has shown enough in the spring to warrant a bet that he will stick. Moore and Wano complete the infield. Grover L*and, the old-timer, is show ing lots of life and ability here this spring, and expects to regain his old form as soon as the Dixie sun begins to shine on him. He will have Frank Kohlbecker as his assistant. Frank, by the way, is showing a lot of im provement this spring and also is de - veloping into a strong utility man both as. an infielder and an outfielder. BEHIND THE BAT The Traveler club will start with a real pitching staff composed of Rob inson, Jonnard, Fields, Ingram and Poolaw, and there also is an outside chance that the Indian, Yellow Horse, will be back by opening day. The Indian has been doing well with the Pirates this spring but the Pittsburg inoguls have not decided if they will keep him or turn him back. Should Kittle Rock get the Indian again the Traveler pitching staff will be one of the strongest in the league. Robinson is slated to perform hfs usual honor of pitching the first game of the season, but all of the other pitchers are ready. Jonnard looks to be in great form this y^ar. Field? ought to win. while Ingram, a youngster, looks like one of the best young south., paws to break into the league In sev eral years. Poolaw is another Indian whom Kid Elberfeld threatens to de velop into a second Yellow Horse. As near as it can be doped now* the Travelers’ opening day line-up will be something like this: McDonald or Ball, second base. Moore, third base. Harper, right field. Browh, center field. Bescher, left field. Wano, first base. Johnson, shortstop. Hand, catcher. Robinson or Ingram, pitcher. the right and left field concrete bleach ers, will also be placed on sale. The price of these seats, which will be the nearest to the playing field, will be 25 cents. The seat sale at the gate on the open ing day has always created a big jam at the gate, and it will be a great help to the officials, as well as a time saver for the fans, if they will take advantage of the sale at Hagan-Dunlap’s.' New box offices have been erected at the “Wood" to help take care of / the extra big crowds, but it will be a hard task with even these new ticket dispensers on t job, if some of the fans do not take ad vantage of the town ticket sale. We Never Close ARV O KITCHEN I FAIRLY STRONG TEAM TO BE PL A CED ON THI FIELD BY MOLESWORTh Left Side of Infield Looks Wob bly on Defense, With Taylor out of the Game By MARVIN M’C ARTHV With the opening of the Southern league season only three days off, the Baronial line-up to be pitted against that of the Vols Wednesday afternoon at Rickwood park seems fairly well defined. With the exception of the pitchers, it is'possible to tell almost to a man who will start the game for the Barons. Following is the manner in which Boss -Molesworth will probably send his men to the barrier Wednesday afternoon: Stewart. 2b. Emery, if. Silva, cX. Bernsen. lb. Clarke, rt. Croli, 3b. Heilman, ss. Gooch, c. Sharpe, Newton, Whitehill or Morri son, p. The above line-up presents a fairly strong attack, but the defense, parti cularly on the left side of the infield, seems a bit shaky. With Heilman and Kane, two young ball players, holding down shortstop and third base, respec tively, it leaves this side of the infieitl open to a vicious attack by the Vols Wednesday. The absence of Tommy Tay lor, peppy third baseman from the Texas leatgue, will be badly felt by the Barons Wednesday. Taylor is out of the game with a split right hand, and it is hardly probable that he will be able to start the season for the Barons. Heilman and Croli are promising ball players, but both lack experience to suc cessfully defend their portion of the in field. STUFFY AT SECOND Stuffy Stewart at second base will probably act as a steadying medium to Heilman and Kane to some extent. Stuf!> is a great infielder, and he should have one of his best seasons this year. Stewart is a sure Holder and ordinarily hits the ball for a fair percentage. "Dutch” Bernsen, the veteran, has the call at first base. The reliable stick ot ‘'Dutch" makes him one of the most highly respected batters in the Southern league. His fielding is up to. standard, also, so the Barons may call themselves well taken care of in this section of the infield. » Booby Gooch is expected to lake care of the major portion of catching this year. His understudy, Brandon, is ca pable of Stepping in at any moment and filling Bobby’s shoes almost as well as Gooch himself. Moley is not looking for much trouble in the catching depart ment this season. OUTFIELD A RIDDLE In the outfield, it’s a riddle. Of four good men, one must go. and, while one, or even two, may have cinched their jobs, it’s a safe bet that Manager Moles worth is having trouble picking the un lucky fourth. Emery, Clarke and Silva are in condition and will probably start the game Wednesday, although Bug Al len may be sent in at one of the positions by the’ chubby chieftian. Moleswoigh. Any one of several hurlers' stand a r RIGHT FIELDER IN CHICKS’ LINE-UP IS STILL UNDECIDED , Memphis. April 9.—(Special.)— Mem phis' line-up for the opening game fol lows: Hendricks or Josefson, right held; McMillan, shortstop: Camp, center field; McLarry, first*base; Williams, left field; High, third base; Yockey, second base, Dowie or Hungling, catch; Tuero pr Zali I niser, pitch. With a team stronger in every depart ment than last year, the Chickasaws of Memphis will qpen the season against | the Travelers of Little Rock in Little Rork Wednesday. ^DOUBTFUL Who will play one position—right field — in the opener is yet doubtful. Josefson, , secured from Wichita Falls, where he ; hit .3fc» last season. Tias not reported, i but is expected here1 Sunday. If he does | not Arrive. Hendricks, former Vander ; bill player, may play right field. 6scar | Tuero, with the tribe last season, or ! Paul Zahniser, a right-hander secured from Toledo, but with .Bloomington last | season, will likely draw the pitching j assignment. Bob Howie of the 1920'team I or End Bungling, secured from BhTeve | port, 'will qp the catching. TWO NEW IN FIELDERS There are two new men in the in I field. McLarry at #rim and High at third, who were here last season. Camp ! at short comes from Mobile and Yockey at second was with Joplin last summer, j If Josefson is in the outfield the Chicks I Wi 11 Start with ihree heavy-hitting fly j chasers Camp, secured from Dallas last | season, batted .333; Williams, from Fort ! Worth, hit .280. and Josefson .345. There *are 10 pitchers now in camp. | They are Chambers and Nemitz, left - handers: Zahniser. Tuero. Fowlkes, j Boyd, Marks. Plane, Browne and Webb. , NVebb is a gigantic youngster, who has j been working in‘'the out field, but who : Chief Abbott is trying now as a pit . The team is in good physical condit;. i to Start the season. PAL MOORE BATTLES | LYNCH IN LOUISVIlle | Chicago, April 9.—Pal Moore, Memphis* I Tenth, bantamweight, was matched to* | day to meet Joe Lynch, bantamweight champion, in a 12-round contest at ; Louisville, Ky.. May 6. the night before I the Kentucky derby. | good chance of starting the game i Wednesday. Whitehill, Drake, Newton, j Morrison, Frenick and a couple of others ■ have been showing up well this season, but it is probable that one of the first four will start the garpe for the Barons. The above line-up, a.s picked by the i writer, will in all probability be changed completely before two weeks of the I Southern league season have passed. There's hardly a man on the team that j could not be replaced by a better one, it's a Safe bet. that local moguls are keeping their optics peeled for some good ! Class A timber. Right row. it seems i certain that a couple of experienced i1 pitchers and probably an nMchler will t be secured before many days pass' by. ".I IT’S HERE! 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