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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 04, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 21',
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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
Mike Gibbons and Packoy McFar
land have signed what looks like an
iron-clad agreement for the poses
plastique they are to put on In New
York Sept 11. They are said to have
each put up a forfeit of ?2,500 to bind
the match, and Promoter Marshall
has signed a check for $5,000 to in
sure carrying out his share of the bar
gain. This may be real money, too.
The salaries of Pavlowa, Vernon
Castle, Fatima and other famous
dancers sink into insignificance be
side the purse to be handed the two
scrappers for the duet they will put
on. Thirty-two thousand and five
hundred dollars is to be whacked,
Gibbons getting $15,000 of it
Surely not for fighting.. The past
performances of the shadowy pair do
not point to a real battle. Both are
clevCT, and the ten rounds wul be a
series of artistic poses and tip-toe elu
siveness that will require a fast-running
moving picture to catch. As a
real up-stand fight it won't be a
marker to what a couple of hash
house fellows could put on, and will
not be as interesting.
However, the promoters must wor
ry about gathering the coin from7 the
public Packey and Mike will get
theirs, and that is their main consid
eration, for no championship of any
kind is at stake. These ten-round
fetes with big purses aren't helping
the boxing game a particle and more
promoters are going to be. stung be
fore they learn a lesson.
Jim Donaldson, Glen View pro, led
the first half of the open champion
ship of the Chicago District Golf ass'n
with a score of 146 for the 36 holes.
Bob Gardner, Hinsdale amateur
champion, was a stroke behind. Con
ditions were bad at Westmoreland,
casual water being distributed over
the course. The final half is being
In the unscreened home the fly
gwatter availeth litti.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
National League '
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet
Phila. ..51 41 .554Pittsb'h .47 47 .500
Br'klyn 50 45 .526N.York .44 46.489
Boston .49 46 .516lSt.Louis 46 51 .474
Chicago 47 45 .511 Cincin'ti 40 53 .430
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet
Boston .59 34 .634IN.York .45 47.489
Chicago 58 36 .617(StLouis 38 57 .400
Detroit .58 37 .611Clevel'd 37 57 .394
Wash'n 49 46 .516'Phila. . .32 62 .340
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet
KCity .57 40.588
Chicago 54 43 .557
Pittsb'h 52 42 .553
Newark 52 44 .542
StLouIs 51 46 .526
Brook'n 45 55.450
Buffalo ..45 57 .441
iBalt ....34 63.351
National League. Boston 5, Pitts
burgh 4; Boston 7, Pittsburgh 2.
American League. Boston 2, De
troit 1; Washington 1, St Louis 0.
Federal Leamje. Kansas Citv S.
Baltimore 2; St Louis 10, Buffalo 1;
Brooklyn 3, Pittsburgh 0; Pittsburgh
4, Brooklyn 2.
Ticker baseball, with a glass on the
side, isn't bad sport these autumnal
August days, and the athletes are to
be excused if they put forth their best
exertionB and play a little bad base
ball. Nothing much can be expected
except earnest endeavor.
By remaining idle the Cubs have
dropped to fourth place, but have an
opportunity to climb back past the
Braves in the double bill with the
Phillies this afternoon.
Bresnahan's people stiUahave the
hardest part of their hoar assign
ment facing them. Both Dodgers and
Braves are playing some good base
ball, and both are topping the West
SIders. The BtalHnga aggregation
should furnish the greatest tussle.
Boston has begun a drive similar to
that which sent the team to the top
of the heap In 1915.