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Birdie Tebbetts has done a wonderful job this year with the material he's had available. If he's cried himself to sleep a few-times it's understandable.
The old saying, "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear," certainly applies, and no group of people is more sorry this is true than the people in this general area.
BASEBALL: SHARE THE BLAME
On June 1, the Reds barbecued the Cubs 22-2. They were in first place by 2� games and everything looked rosy. The next day they split a double-header with the Cubs. Then the termites got into the bat rack. They went three weeks without scoring over four runs in a game and their average was well under three. That they managed to win enough games to stay in contention during this stretch was due solely to the fact that they got much better pitching than they had any reason to expect.
When you have the eighth-best pitching staff and the fifth-best run production, tragedy is the only possible result. But the hitters pooped out first.
? Mrs. Knode, a Californian now living 10 blocks from the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y., is the mother of a 3-year-old daughter and played so convincingly in the just-completed Women's Singles championship that she will probably advance from her current rating of sixth-best woman player to third or fourth.—ED.
?Final compilation of the Bounce Average of umpires in both leagues will be presented shortly after the close of the regular season.—ED.