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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 21',
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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BOXING
Automobile engineering experts,
mechanicians and inventors are being
rushed to the new Speedway Park
track to aid in making over the en
gines of the big racing cars to meet
( the extraordinary conditions created
by the perfection of the big wooden
track. Every driver entered in the
race now. realizes that more records
will probably be smashed in the big
500-mile race June 26 than in any
other single contest ever neld in this
country. Because the perfection of
the track as a speed course permits
a driver to make the circuit without
once shutting off power, every effort
is now being centered upon securing
engine adjustment which will give
From now until next Tuesday when
the final elimination trials are to be
held, the great course will be turned
into an experiment station for the
perfection of racing automobiles.
Drivers running over the two-mile--course
at the rate of 100 miles an
hour now excite no comment from
the experts who tune up the big rac
ing cars. On the contrary, little time
is spent in applause, all efforts being
bent toward securing more and more
The Sunbeam team has received
their special fast racing gears from
England. The new parts are the
same used on the Brooklands course
in England, known the world over as
the fastest course used up to the
building of the big Chicago track.
The new gears were left at home
when the team sailed for America
two months ago, as it was thought no
American track was fast enough to
permit their use.
To date fourteen of the drivers
have qualified for the race. The other
entrants, knowing the intense efforts
to be made by every driver to get his
car into the race, are holding back
and working over their cars that ev
erything may be ready for the final
tests on Tuesday.
National League. Chicago' '4,
Brooklyn 3r New York 3, Pittsburgh
1; Cincinnati 2, Philadelphia 1; St.
Louis 2; Boston 0.
American League. Chicago 3,
Philadelphia 0; New York 7, Cleve
land 3; Detroit 4, Washington 2; Bos
ton 11, St Louis 10.
Federal League. Chicago 5, Buf
falo 2; Buffalo 7, Chicago 5; Kansas
City 9, Baltimore 5, Pittsburgh 2,'
Brooklyn 3; St. Louis 3, Newark 2.
Picking an individual hero of yes
terday's record-approaching combat
Is idle, though Zabel bulks largely in
the limelight because of his excellent
pitching after rescuing Humphries
without a chance to warm up.
Team spirit and dogged determin
ation were responsible for the vic
tory. Playing with a team crippled
by the absence of Zimmerman at sec
ond base, the other fellows stuck
grimly in the hunt Sparkling defen
sive play occurred in nearly every in-'
ning. And there was co-operation to
the circus stunts.
Twice on attempted sacrifices Za
bel picked up bunts and fired out an
advancing runner. Once he forced
a man at second and again a runner
was caught trying to leg it from sec
ond to third on a tap to the slab.
These plays were possible because
the other Cub fellows were cool in
the crises and directed the pitcher
where to make the play.
The two outstanding individual
stunts were Salens homer in the
15th, which tied the score, and Wil
liams' remarkable leaping catch of a
line drive for the third out with a
Brooklyn runner on third base. Cy
rolled on the ground but clung to the
In the excitement of the dash for
the top of the ladder, which the Ctib3
now hold without a dispute, several
players have been boosted as 'being
largely responsible for. the riseBrean.