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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Twenty-three racing autos, only
three of which failed to do better than
90 miles an hour in their elimination
trials, have qualified for the 500-mile
motor derby at the Desplaines speed
way next Saturday.
Resta in a Peugeot made the fast
est time, an average of 110.10 miles
an hour, and will have the pole posi
tion at the start of the race. Mul
ford in a' Mulford Special was the
slowest of the qualifiers, though his
mark was 86.05 an hour. The three
Stutz cars were the most consistent
performers, their averages being
within .15 of a second of each other
for the qualifying lap.
The Mulford Special and an Ogren
were last-minute qualifiers, each be
ing paced by other cars to assist their
speed. Both cars came to the track
unprepared and by Saturday they
will be tuned up to real racing speed.
Following are the cars qualified
and their drivers: Peugeot, Resta;
Stutz, Wilcox; Stutz, Anderson;
Stutz, Cooper; Maxwell, Carlson;
Maxwell, Rickenbacher; Peugeot,
Burman; Sunbeam, Van Raalte; Sun
beam, Porporato; Delage, Chevrolet;
P. R. P., Keene; Duesenberg, O'Don
nell; Sunbeam, Grant; Duesenberg,
Alley; Mercer, Henning; Duesenberg,
Haupt; Peugeot, Babcock; Sebring, J.
Cooper; Ogren, Chandler; P. R. P.,
Hughes; Maxwell, Orr; P. R. P., De
vore; Mulford, Mulford.
Today and tomorrow -the racers
will take their final swings around
the board track. Friday all will be
called off and the day will be spent
preparing , for the monster crowd
which will attend the races. Ad
vance ticket sales indicate that the
crowd will number well over 100.000.
Alma W. Richards, Olympic high
jump champion, indefinitely sus
pended by A. A. U. Claimed his ex
pense bill for recent meet was too
large. Must explain satisfactorily to
compete in try out for Panama-Pacific
National League. Boston 3,
Brooklyn 2; Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati
1; Philadelphia 1, New York 1 (nine
American League. Chicago 9,
Cleveland 6; St. Louis 13, Detroit 9;
Washington 7, Boston 4.
Federal League. Chicago 11, Bal
timore 4; St. Louis 4, Baltimore 3;
Newark 4, Pittsburgh 2.
With his team intact again, so far
as regulars are concerned, Manager
Bresnahan starts the Cubs on a four
game series with the St. Louis. Car
dinals this afternoon. The only pos
sible chance for the Cards to oust the
Cubs from top position in the Nation
al league race is by taking four
straight games, and that is highly
But three wins for the Cards would
make a big dent in the Cub handicap.
On the other hand should the locals
cop a majority of the four-game set
it will put them in easy position for
the time being.
Bresnahan has Vaughn, Hum
phries, Lavender and Zabel primed to
pitch against the Cards, and Laven
der is the only one who hasn't shown
some sterling stuff in his recent ef
forts. Jimmy has been very good or
very bad and the manager never
knows which he will be until after the
game is on.
Zabel has a big asset in the laree
fan following he is acquiring. Mod
est, unassuming, a hard and earnest
worker, he has imoressed the Cub
rooters with his attitude on the ball
field, and this admiration was further
intensified in the 19-inning game he
pitched and won against Brooklyn.
The athletes also like to play be
hind Zabel. They support him well
and do their best to score a few runs
to prive him a margin for victory.
If clean living counts for anything
Zabel will be pitching when several
fellows now at the top of their game