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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 30, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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Fournier is being given a rest on
account of his injured foot The big
Frenchman could play right now, but
Rowland doesn't need him and wants
him to get in perfect shape before
returning to first base. Jack is doing
much better around firslr base than
he did last year and will probably go
through the season at the position,
though Ness will be kept for a time,
at least.
TheCalifornian has not been able
to break through to the first team
because of Fournier's terrific batting,
but has done good work with the
seconds. His hitting is better than
his fielding, from all accounts, and he
would not be much of a defensive im
provement over Fournier.
Both squads will get plenty of work
the remainder of the week, each be
ing billed for clashes with the Texas
league clubs. In these games the
big league pitchers will start pitch
ing the full nine-inning route, so the
manager can see just what their con
dition is as regards staying power.
Scott and Benz have each done a
full game's work and could do the
same today against a major team.
The honor of opening the season
lies between the two, with the odds
favoring Jim Scott, who has always
been a puzzle to the St Louis batters.
Cassignol beat Jake Schaefert400
to 351, in the 18-2 billiard tourna
ment at Mussey's. Schaefer played
excellent billiards, his best showing
of the tournament, running 88 for
high count The steady play of the
Frenchman was too much for him.
Twenty innings were required.
Ever Hammer and Ad Wolgast
clash tomorrow night at Racine in a
ten-round bout and Hammer is be
ing backed to give the ex-champion
a terrific battle. Ever is young and
coming, while Ad is starting on the
downgrade. Wolgast is rugged and
tough, so a good mill is assured.
De Soto defeated Madonna, 14 to
7, and will meet St Patrick Sunday
Jn the final game for the champion
ship of the Knights of Columbus In
door Baseball league. De Soto
pounded out 21 hits, an 8-run rally in
the third inning sewing up the game.
Frank Shaw, Chicago, slipped bad
ly in the roll-off for first place in the
individuals at the American Bowling
Congress tournament at Toledo.
Schhman of Toronto won, with 565,
Huesnian, Cincinnati, second, 510,
and Shaw, third, 476. 170 was Shaw's
high game.
Ted Cann, N. Y. A. C, won the 100
yard junior national A. A. U. swim
ming championship in the L A. C.
tank last night, setting a new mark
of :55 2-5. Leo Handy, Brookline
Gym A. C, took the 100-yard back
stroke in easy fashion, time 1:12 3-5.
Clement Browne, Hamilton club, was
second to Cann, and Voiret, Pitts
burgh, was second to Handy. Priiv
cell, Hamilton club, won the plunge
for distance.
It has been rumored in sporting
and automobile circles that a racing
team of great promise will carry the
Chicago Speedway Park ass'n colors,
purple, white and gold, on the auto
mobile speedways of this country,
from coast to coast, during the com
ing season. There are big automo
bile races to be held in all of the
larger cities of the country and the
Chicago racing team will, if rumors
are correct, be on hand at each race
to wjn honors for Chicago. David F.
Reid, president of the Speedway Park
ass'n, will not affirm this rumor, nor
will he deny that he and his asso
ciates are deeply interested in a
brand new type of motor which is
beihg built at the present time. It is
also believed that the new racing
team is to be known as the "Ben Hur
Special" Prominent Chicago at
torneys, who are closely identified
with the Speedway Park ass'n in
terests, have recently incorporated a
new company under that name. The
new company has a capital of $100,
000 and these factsf coupled with
other rumors which are rife, seem to
point favorably to the authenticity of
the story.

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