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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet W. L- Pet
Phila. . 86 60 ,589Chicago 70 78 .473
Boston 78 66 .542 Sfcfcouia 70 79 .470,
Br'klyn 78 69 .531 CinchVti 69 80 .463
Pittsb'h 71 79 .473N.York. 67 78 .462
Boston 99 46.683!N.York. 66 81.449
Detroit 97 53 .647St.Louis 62 86 .419
Chicago 88 61 .591 Clevel'd 57 92 ."383
Wash'n 81 65.555PhiIa... 40106.274
Tittsb'h 84 63 .571
Newark 75 71.514
Buffalo. 72 78.480
Chicago 82 64 .562Brook'n 70 80 .467
KCity. 79 70 .530jBalL. . . 46102.311
National League. Chicago 7, Cin-
(innati 3; Chicago 5, Cincinnati 0;
Philadelphia 6, Brooklyn 4.
American League. Washington 3,
Federal League. Pittsburgh 7,
Newark 2; Kan. City 3, Baltimore 2.
Those Feds left for Pittsburgh last
night. They went with a champion
ship in sight and the odds against
them. Six games, to be played in
four days starting today, will decide
the fate of the last of Chicago's
teams left in the pennant race.
The Whales must cop a majority
of the games from Pittsburgh, league
leaders, and then they stand a chance
of defeat An even break will dump
them from the flag ladder.
Joe Tinker has a team, however,
that may pull four wins out of the
fire at the smoky city with all of the
dope against it The run has heen
hard in the Federal league and any of
the three teams which have stood the
gaff of a stiff 'season has a chance of
McConnell, Prendergast, Bailey
Brown and Hendrix look good for the
crucial series. Mike Doolan, back at
shortstop, will help. Anyway, the
Whales are going to try.
Now we want to know just what
hit the Cub machine in the middle of
the season. After carrying our
thoughts back to the opening six
weeks of the National league fight
and then bringing them up to the past
two days we sure have got a wonder
Everything looked rosy for the
West Side aggregation and a pen
nant was predicted for Bresnahan's
men by those who watched the early
season work of his crew. Then about
the middle of the first eastern inva
sion something happened and the
jinx settled down in the Cub camp.
All through the middle of the baseball
season the Cub team just barely kept
their heads above water, so to speak.
They were floundering along with
dern little pep in the showing.
Their lack of ginger and get-up
finally backed them down into the
lowest possible position in the Na
tional league standing.
Maybe that is what woke them up.
It's a cinch that something did. Any
body who has seen the play of the
West Side team the past couple of
days will agree on that Four games
have been played with Cincinnati
since -Monday. And the Cubs have
copped all four. They have piled up
24 runs. Monday's onslaught was
bully enough, but yesterday had it
backed off the boards.
Four home runs, all on the Cub end
of it, made things look like old days
when we West Siders used to call
"our team" world beaters. Frank
Schulte has been playing great ball
since Monday. He has put new life
into the game for the bleacherites.
Any ball hit in his territory is a-goner.
One-handed or two-handed catches
it makes no difference. We might
add the same for Williams and Mur
ray, who both pulled sensational
The infield of the Cub outfit has