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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
National League. Chicago 2, Phil
adelphia 0; New York 3, St Louis 2;
Cincinnati 1, Brooklyn 0.
American League. New York 10,
Chicago 9; Boston 4, Detroit 3; Cleve-r
land 3, Philadelphia 0; St Louis 5,
Federal League. Chicago 4, Kan
sas City 1; Baltimore 5, Buffalo 2;
Newark 12, Brooklyn 2.
Earl Cooper, piloting a Stutz spe
cial, drove a practice lap at the new
Desplaines auto speedway at the
phenomenal speed of 109.09 miles an
hour. Cooper covered ten laps, 20
miles, each lap at the rate of faster
than 100 miles an hour. Gil Ander
son and Howdy Wilcox, also driving
Stutz entries, did better than 100
miles an hour.
Each driver stamped the track a
place for terrific speed and predicted
the winning car in the 500-mile race
next Saturday will have to cover the
distance in less than five hours.
Every driver and racing expert
who saw the track this week was
amazed at the speed pisslbilities of
fered by the two-mile oval
"It should be easy to do a lap in af
least 105 miles an hour," said Dario
Hesta, winner of the Vanderbilt cup
and Grand Prix at San Francisco.
"Not a car in America is fast
enough to realize the track's possi
bilities," was the comment of Ralph''
De Palma, champion at the last 500
mfle race at Indianapolis.
With a card of 30 entries when the
lists closed at midnight Thursday and
several more expected under the
A. A. A. rule which admits entries
mailed and postmarked before the
closing time, "the greatest speed event
in American automobile history and
that means world history eeemB as
sured. Tomorrow Barney Oldfield Is an
nounced to appear in attempts to
break all existing records for short
distances. De Lloyd Thompson, the
daredevil aviator who was the sensa
tion of the last Indianapolis races,
will race with Oldfield, fly upside
down, loop the loop and exhibit his
new thriller, the "tumble" flight.
An admission fee of 50 cents is
charged for all these preliminary
events. For the day of the race the
general admission will be $2 and
seats and parking spaces are to be
had at prices ranging from $1 up.
Heinie Zimmerman, cavorting
around second base for the Cubs,
looks nothing like the same athlete
who played the third corner last-season.
Not only is Zimmerman doing
more In the mechanical line, but he
apepars to be more interested in his
work and no stunt is too difficult for
him to attempt Two or three rea
sons can be advanced for this change.
In the first place, Zimmerman likes to
play baseball for Roger Bresnahan.
if e gets the credit due him and there
is no unnecessary riding.
Also, the duties of a second bass
man allow Zim an opportunity for
more flashy work to take the eye of
the spectators, and the big German
thrives on applause.
Since Zim has been shunted to the
keystone there has been stronger de
fensive work by the Cub infield. Dou
ble plays are pulled more often and
balls that formerly traveled through
that territory for hits are now cap
tured. He and Fisher work well around
second, especially when Zim is on the
pivotal end of a double play. He is
much faster than Fisher and can
whirl and throw toflrst with greater
speed than Bob. Three times yes
terday double plays extracted the
Cubs from yawning pits and Zim was
instrumental in two of them.
Zim has also blossomed out as a'
well for high files. On short pops to
the gardens, for which the outfielders
formerly had to dash madly fa,. Ztea.