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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
The two-mile auto speedway of eht
of the Park ass'n will be ready for
pilot and car nearly a week in ad
vance of the original time set This
means that the first practice session
for the 500-mile International Speed
way derby, set for Saturday, June 19,
will be held on June 2, nearly three
weeks in advance of the race.
The track proper will be given its
finishing "touches by the latter part
of this month and by May 30, or pos
sibly earlier, the last spike will have
been driven in the 9,000,000 feet of
lumber necessary in the construction
of this huge task.
David Beecroft, member of the con
test committee of the American Au
tomobile ass'n, viewed the track and
predicted that with favorable weather
conditions a new American speed
way record would be created.
With the entry list closing oh June
10, Director of Contests P. E. Ed
wards has been given assurances
that forty cars will be nominated.
This number will exceed te limit of 27"
permitted by the A. A. A. rules by 13.
Because of the large entry it will be
necessary to hold elimination trials
which have been set three days be
fore the race. Twenty-seven cars in
action will be sufficient to furnish
plenty of excitement, as it Is not the
number but the caliber of car and
driver that makes a great contest
beats were placed on sale yester
day in various parts of Chicago, and
with an advance sale of 3,000 already,
five weeks in advance of the race,
the association is confident that be
tween 120,000 and 150,000 will see
the contest Since Indianapolis drew
111,000 last year, Chicago is expected
to do much better, despite the fact
that the venture Is new to this city.
Word has been received during the
week that Jean Chassagne and J.
Porporato, drivers of English Sun
beam cars, left England and were due
to arrive in New York about the
middle of the week.
American League. No games
National League. Chicago 19,
Brooklyn 4; Philadelphia 5, Pitts
burgh 3; New York 3, Cincinnati 1;
St. Louis 5, Boston 4.
Federal League. Chicago 6, Pitts
burgh 0; Brooklyn 12, Baltimore 4;
Newark 5, Buffalo 0.
With Wilbur Good out of the lineup1
for a month, Manager Bresnahan win
have to exercise his ingenuity to hit
on a run-making combination that,
will be effective against good pitch
ing. The slaughter yesterday in'
Brooklyn was committed without
Good, but it is something that doesn't
happen more than once a season. .
Good shattered the tip of his
shoulder blade and is carrying the in-'
Jury in a cast .
His absence means that a newl
lead-off man must be found to headt
the batting order. And lead-off men.)
are not plentiful. Phelan is holding,
down the job now, but Art does not
possess the speed of Wilbur. He will
not get on as often through strong-J
arm hiting, will accept fewer passes
and beat out fewer infield hits. At'
the time of his injury Good was stick
ing up with the high guns of the cir-,
He and Fisher provided one of the
best one-two combinations in the Na
tional league this season. Good had
the happy faculty of getting on and
Fisher is adept at bunting a runner to
sebond. Failing in that, Bob has been
punching the ball vigorously, being
particularly dangerous to opposing
pitchers in the pinches.
It is probable that Phelan will be
dropped lower down In the batting
order to get the power of his bat
with men on base. In that event it
would not be surprising to see Vic
Saier mount to the top until Good is
back in spangles again. Vic has an