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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 03, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 6',
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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Willie Ritchie, former lightweight
champion, at a downtown vaudeville
theater with a dancing act, gets a lit
tle -publicity for himself with the as
sertion that he is about ready to
graduate into the welter weight di
vision and make a cleanup of the 145
With great pathos Willie tells how
he has camped on Freddie Welsh's
trail until he has grown fat from in
activity. The- additional weight is
forcing him out of the lightweight
class, whatever that is. The top
liners claiming to do business as
lightweights are all too heavy to le
gitimately belong in that division.
Not one of them could make 133
pounds without sawing off a leg, and
mighty few of them can come down
to 135 pounds.
J. and F. Kartheiser took the lead
in the doubles of the Illinois Bowling
ass'n tournament, dropping 1,251
pins. J. Danek's 666, put him fourth
in the singles.
Magnets 1, Cornell Hamburgs 0.
Murieys 3, Boulevards 1.
White Giants 8, 1. P. C. 0.
Giants U, Gunthers 0.
Gasts 13, Excelsiors 7.
Immanuel 11, St John's 3.
Harlem A. C. 16, Berwyn A. C. 4. '
Geothe 4, Cross of Malta 1.
Defiance 6, Prince Edward 5.
Mafhiesens 1, Logan Square 0.
Benton Harbor 3, Chicago Gts. 0.
Clifford A. C. 6, White Eagles 1.
Oakwoods 6, Vincennes 5.
Medora 8, North Chicago 2.
Douglas Park 18, Columbian 1.
Hub 6, Rothschild's 4.
St Procopius 14, St Stanislaus 2.
Dellwood 4, Crawford 0.
Wentworth 14, Superior 7.
Douglas 5, Lakesides 1.
Alpines 13, Aetnas 6.
Oaklands 8, Regents 6.
In the last three days the Cubs
have not looked like the same team
that was under Manager Bresnanan's
direction earlier in the season. The
opposition has been Pittsburgh, a
weak crew, but it is not on this com
parative basis that the Cubs look
They have received three succes
sive well pitched games. And that is
something that has not happened
previously this year. In fact, there
have not beeen two games in a row
heretofore where the pitching was
good enough to stand up under the
attack of an American oss'n team.
Zabel began this revolution in Pitts
burgh, where he stood the Pirates on
their heads and breezed through
without trouble. He had control, a
minus quantity earlier in the season
for every Cub heaver but Jim
Vaughn. Then came Pete Stand
ridge last Saturday in Smoketown
with a replica of the Zabel perform
ance. pne run he gave the Pirates, but
his curve ball was darting over the
plate in a manner strange to behold.
In previous sessions Pete had been
able to throw that curve anywhere
but in the neighborhood of the rub
ber. The result was another win and
a big boost in confidence for the
young pitcher and his associates.
Jim Vaughn rounded out the trio
of good performances against the Pi
rates yesterday. He was hit safely
four times and three of the blows
were rank infield scratches, Wagner
getting the only clean wallop. Not a
man walked on Vaughn, a remarka
ble performance in the light of ear
lier happenings on the West Side, and.
no run would have scored if Heinie,
Zimmerman had not taken a nap
after making an error.
Let Manager Bresnahan have this,
brand of pitching consistently and
the Cubs will not have to fear any
team in the National league. Batting
strength is prominent among the.