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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
Fielding averages of National
league athletes for the season of
1915 present another reason for the
dismal finish of the-Qub team. The
West Siders as a combination were
last in the defensive line of work,
having a mark of .958, one point be
low the Giants. Boston led with .966.
Individually the Cub men finished
far down in the list of their respec
tive stations. Bresnahan was fifth
among the catchers, Archer being
ninth. Polly McLarry kept Vic Saier
from being at the tag end of the first
basemen. Vic's work for the year
gave him a percentage of .985. Zim
merman fielded .943 at second base
and .909 at third. Phelan topped him
at both stations, with .954 for sec
ond and .939 for third. Fisher's mark
of .933 at short placed him sixth.
Cy Williams' total of .968 left him far
down the list, but it was the best of
the. Cub gardeners. Schulte fielded
.962 and Gotid .936. Jimmy Laven
der, as a defensive "pitcher, made one
error in 41 games.
Cavvy Cravath was busy in the
field, as well as at the bat. He had
28 assists, four more than Schulte,
who was second. Alexander was the
busiest pitcher, totaling 22 putouts
and 120 assists. Snyder of the
Cards was the hardest working
catcher, with 592 putouts and 204 as
sists. Hans Wagner, despite his age,
led the shortstops with a percentage
Wm. Ehlen of Lake View knocked
down 1,809 pins in the all-events of
the Chicago Bowling ass'n tourna
ment. Croft and La Plant rolled into
the two-man lead with a crop of
1,177. Singles and five-man leads
were not threatened by the Sunday
Harry Polfok, manager of Light
weightChampion Freddie Welsh, is
stni holding off from signing with
Charlie White for a battle in Denver,
and Eddie Pitts, representing the
Denver promoters, is about fed up j
on the temperatments of champions,
challengers and their managers.
Pitts has made a flat offer of $12,
500 as Welsh's end of the gate for
20 rounds, which is a whole lot more
than the Briton is worth, judging by
his recent fights. Now Pollok is pre
senting counter propositions to the
Denver people, each one just enough
different from the original offer to
insure more delay. He wants Pitts
and Nate Lewis, manager of White,
to come to New York.
Pitts is peeved at both factions. He
has been in Chicago three days and
says he isn't getting a fair shake
from either Pollok or Lewis. He says
the managers bicker over small
things and refuse a definite answer.
He will remain two days more, and
if the managers do not come across
will hike back to the mountains.
The poor boob public could settle
the whole affair by refusing to, pat
ronize Welsh' ten-round dancing
evenings. That would quickly force
Pollok and his champion to come
across, for they both like the dollar.
Indoor Ball Scores
Leo Xm. 10, La Rabida 1.
Barry 6, Hennepin 3.
De Soto 11, Tonti 2.
Crescents 8, White Rocks 1.
Qnawa A. C. 13, Hamlin Park 7.
Dodgers 5, 20th Centurys 2.
With only the Ail-American selec
tion to wait for before football is put
on the shelf, the question arises of
how far west and south Walter Camp
will go when he makes his pick.
The west and south have broken
into the national lim&light more this
season than ever before, and it re
mains to be seen if these sections
have edged in strong enough to gain
recognition on an All-American team
that heretofore has been confined
mostly to the east, with an occasion
al mention for the middle west.
Oklahoma produced the longest
forward pass of the year 55 yards
by "Spot" Geyer of Oklahoma uni-f
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