Mail Tribune 100, July 3, 1920 Continued
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July 3, 1920, continued
BABE RUTH BATS
OUT 24 HOMERS
5 BEHIND RECORD
Chicago, July 3. — Roger Hornsby, the St. Louis star, banged out his hundredth hit of the season in Wednesday’s game against Cincinnati, the first player in the National league to touch the century mark. The St. Louis crack is topping the hitters with an average of .380.
Cy Williams, Philadelphia outfielder slammed out another homer which gave him eight, and Robertson, Chicago, who was sharing honors with Hornsby last week as runner up also batted a circuit drive breaking the tie with the St. Louisian, and placing himself one behind Williams.
“Babe” Ruth, the home run king of the New York club, bagged a brace of homers in the doubleheader with Philadelphia Wednesday, which gave him a total of 24, only five behind the world’s record which he made last year. Ruth is steadily climbing to the top among the batters of the American league who have participated in thirty-five or more games. He is hitting .374, just twenty points behind Tris Speaker of Cleveland and Joe Jackson of Chicago who are sharing the honor of runners up to George Sisler, the St. Louis star who is batting .413. Speaker and Jackson are batting .394.
The prediction of fair weather for Sunday, following the rain of last night and this morning and generally cloudy threatening condition today is welcomed by the many Medford people who plan to enjoy Fourth of July outings Sunday and Monday. The rain of last night and this morning amounted to .05 of an inch.
As predicted there was a big public market with a very heavy patronage early today. The demand for chickens could not be filled. At least 300 frys and stews could have been sold at 35 cents a pound, but there were only 80 chickens to meet the demand. Fully a ton of cherries were sold, along with large quantities of garden produce, and new potatoes at 10 cents a pound. From now on the market will be three morning a week; Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. There is heavy buying by the public and it is now up to the farmers to be there with plenty of supplies.
City Engineer Summers, who has also been employed as assistant county engineer, left this morning for Medford where he has accepted a position. The new job will cover a line of construction work and will be much more lucrative than the position held here. Before leaving he tendered his resignation to Mayor Hamilton. — Roseburg News-Review. Mr. Summers will be connected with the engineering department of the Rogue River Canal company in its big irrigation district construction work.