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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet.
Phila... 5 1 .833 Chicago. 3 4 .429
Cin'ti... 5 3 .625 Plttsfth. 3 5 .375
Boston. 3 2 .600 Brook'n. 1 3 .250
StLouis 4 3 .571 N.York.. 1 4 .200
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
Boston. 6 2 .750 Chicago. 5 4 .556
N.York. 3 2 .600 Detroit.. 4 4 .500
StLouis 4 3 .571 Clevel'd. 2 3 .333
Wash'n. 4 3 .571 Phila... 0 6 .000
American League. Detroit 2, Chi
cago 1; Washington 12, New York 4;
Boston 7, Philadelphia 1.
National League. Chicago 7, Cin
cinnati 6; St Louis 5, Pittsburgh 0;
Philadelphia 7, New York 6; Boston
8, Brooklyn 0.
" Off to a winning start in spite of
some bad baseball, the result of the
first game on their home lot should
prove beneficial to the Cubs. And
the thunderous reception they re
ceived from fans of all sections of the
city should prove to the men that
they have the backing of the public,
at least at the start, and whether it
continues depends entirely on the
There was a spirit of good feeling,
of sympathy between athletes and
fans, that has not been seen at a
Cub game for several years. Some of
It, of course, was due to the fact that
the battle was an opener, and many
of the customers will not be present
again this season, but in the crowd
were noted faces that were regulars
at the Cub battles last season.
From North, South and West sides
"they trooped, and fans of the west
and north especially vied with each
other in doing honor to their favor
ites. The North Shore crew bellowed
lustily for Flack, Mann, Hendrix,
Fischer and the former Federal stars.
And there was a West Side hurrah
for Cy Williams, Zim, Archer and
That was at the beginning of the
game. But as the innings ran on
and the former Feds and Cubs co-operated
to gain a victory, the fans
amalgamated and got behind every
It was the proper spirit, the kind of
support that pjits heaVt into the play
ers and speeds them in their work.
This was marked in the way the
bugs stayed with Eddie Mulligan as
long as the young fellow was in the
game. Eddie was at a disadvantage.
It was his first real trial before a
home crowd, and the biggest crowd
the Cubs have seen for many a day.
But that wasn't all. Every Cin
cinnati batter seemed to take a fiend
ish delight in pounding the ball to
ward Mulligan, and several hit to him
were wicked affairs that could not
help being scored as hits, even
though Mully got his hands on them.
He booted two clean that were in his
hands, but these were his only er
rors. The fact that he got his hands on
several hard-hit balls was iti his fa
vor, as it showed him to be trying
when he knew fate was against him.
And the fans gave him credit for ev
erything and were with him as strong
when he was replaced by Doolan as
when he first stepped on the field.
In attack the Cubs showed as a
strong team, and they were facing
some of the best pitchers Herzog has
to offer. The Red staff is no cheese
The crowd in the field retarded
rather than assisted the batting of
both teams. Not a hit went there
that could have been caught, and
several that were held to doubles
would have been triples under ordi
Every fellow but Mann got into the
melee and plugged the sphere sound
ly. They got 15 hits for 20 bases.
But baserunning wrecked two
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