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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
Phillies 11 .600
Red Sox . . . T 1 1 .500
Chicago Series (Final).
Wite Sox ....v-... 4 1 .800
Cubs : 1 4 .200
St Louis Series (Final).
Browns 4 1 .800
- Cardinals 1 4 .200
Yesterday's victory for White Sox
over Cubs, carrying with it the city
' championship of organized baseball
for-1915, put a period to big league
pastiming here until next April.
And it is to be hoped that the same
game put an eternal period to the
brand of baseball presented to local
.fans during the season recently
There was a big crowd out yes
terday. And there were many peeved
ballplayers because they were not
'getting a cent of the money. The
four ganies, in the receipts of which
'they participate, ended with Satur
day's battle. Two of the games
'which went to the players' pool were
played on days which were so cold
that the attendance was ridiculously
small for city series engagements.
Each winning player will get slight
ly over ?400 and the losers will draw
a trifle above $300 each for their end.
That Is a very small, sum, judged by
the receipts of previous battles for
the city title.
But there would be more sympathy
for the players in their kick if they
had worked all year with earnestness
and determination. The fans would
have been glad to see them get the
money. As it is, the general impresr
sion is that the athletes received
about all the bonus they were entitled
to, taking into consideration the
swollen salaries many of them were
getting for a minimum of endeavor.
This goes especially for the Cubs,
where all season Manager Bresna
fcan worked his heart out in an effort
to streak his men into a winning gait.
Roger didn't have the bqst material
in the world, but there was enough
present on the West Side to have
made a much better showing against
the mediocre opposition presented by
the other teams in the league.
And there were some supicions,
also, that the White Sox, because of
the many admitted stars in the line
up, should have made a better show
ing in. the American league race. It
is more difficult here to locate the
fault, but on the West Side it lay with
some of the players themselves, who
nullified the efforts of those who
were sincerely doing their best
A marked difference developed in
the city series between the pitching
staffs of the two teams. Rowland's
Sox found the offerings of the Na
tional leaguers softer than anything
they had faced all season. Fifty-four
hits were rolled up in the five games
for. a team batting average of .333.
Eddie Collins showed what he could
do if pitted against such hurling all
season by lamming the pill for a mark
of .533, getting eight hits in fifteen
times at bat Eddie was presented
with seven walks. Altogether the
South Siders were franked to first
base 17 times, while the Sox pitchers
were'dealing out but seven passes.
Against Scott, Cicotte, Russell and
Benz the Cubs hammered the pill for
35 safe hits, securing a team average
of .216. Zimmerman was the only
man to do any consistent slugging,
poling eight hits out of 19 times up
for an average of .421.
In only one game did the Cubs per
form at anything like the speed of
the Sox, and that was in the second
game, when Lavender had his spit
ball working perfectly. Behind this
brand of pitching the team showed
what it Is capable of when it feels
like playing a game of baseball.
Throughout the season, if the
pitching began to get punk, the other
athletes became peeved and refused