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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Barney Oldfield, driving a front
drive Christie, circled the two-mile
track of the Desplaines speedway yes
terday at an average of 111.5 miles
an hour, cracking all records for a
two-mile track. De Lloyd Thompson,
aviator, shared the attention of the
big crowd at the speedway, making'
53 loops in his monoplane.
An idea of the excitement that will
occur next Saturday was given when
15 of the race drivers circled the
track at the same time, four of the
cars traveling abreast for the length
of the track. It was a real safety
test and the speed men felt better
after it was over.
Officials of the speedway have de
cided to board over the parking space
for autos, which means further rains
will have no effect on the infield.
Iver Lawson won the miss-out bike
race, the feature event or the Kiver
view velodrome yesterday. The last
rider each lap was called from the,
track until five remained for the final
dash. Floyd Krebs, the Newark
Dutchman, won the brassard race
from the local rider, Bobby McLean.
Joe Mandot and Johnny Griffith
are to fight for a third time, the bout
being scheduled for July 5 in Canton,
O. A previous battle in Windsor was
a no-decision affair and in Memphis
Griffith was given the decision.
U. S. Army 6, Gunthers 2.
Roseland 5, Federal Life 1.
I. P. C. 3, White Giants 2.
Magnets 4, Tigers 3.
Logan Squares 11, Murleys 7.
West Ends 6, Normals 1.
Romeos 4, Ideals 3.
Kirby Colts 4, Webers 3 (15 in'gs).
Waukegan 5, Stahls 4.
Garfields 3, Shermans 0.
Kramers 2, Regents 1.
American Giants 8, A. B. C. L
Arlington 3, Hub 2.
Bonita 10, Gaerle 9.
Rothschilds 6, Bee Hives 3.
Johnsen Tigers 10, Chic. Greys-2.
National League. Chicago 6,
Brooklyn 1; St Louis 8, Boston 2;
Cincinnati 2, Philadelphia 1.
American League. Chicago 7,
Cleveland 1; Chicago 3, Cleveland 0;
St. Louis 1, Detroit 0.
Federal League Pittsburgh 2,
Newark 0; Newark 3, Pittsburgh 0.
George Filbert Pierce, who has
managed to live down the fact that
he is a left-hander, has at last taken
his place among the winning pitch
ers of the National league.
For three seasons Pierce has been
trying to make good with the Cubs.
He has been almost a regular fellow
each year, but just fell outside the
breastworks. Pierce always had the
mechanics of which good boxmen are
built His curve ball is good, he has
excellent speed and deceptive change
t But George possessed a tempera
ment A few base hits or a couple
of errors by his backers had a ten
dency to upset him, and he could not
regain his footing. He began to fight
the batters and the result was that he
became easy for them.
This season he appears to be trav
eling along different lines. Bresna
han has worked him along carefully
and an error or two has no effect on
the black-haired boy. A few humps
in his backing only determine him to
go out and'do a better brand of pitch
ing himself to make up for the de
ficiencies. Right now Pierce is as good a
pitcher as Jim Vaughn any day, and
he has intervals when he is even su
perior to the Hippo. That means that
Bresnahan is better fortified than any
manager in the league for southpaw
pitching tools. And southpaws, judi
ciously used or as judiciously as it
is possible to use a southpaw are
That is, against all teams but the
Cubs. At the start of the present sea-