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STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W.L. Pet W.L. Pet
Phila... 6 2 .750 Cin'ti. ... 6 6 .500
Chicago 7 4 .636 Brook'n. 3 3 .500
Boston. 5 3 .625 Pittsb'h. 4 7 .304
StLouis 6 6 .500 N.York.. 1 7 .125
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet
Boston. 8 5 .615 Wash'n . 6 6 .500
N.York. 6 4 .fiOO Chicago. 7 8 ,467
Detroit. 7 5 583 StLouis. 5 6 .455
Clevel'd. 6 6 .500 Phila... 3 8 .273
National League. Chicago 9, St.
Louis 5; Boston 3, New York 2.
American League. Chicago 5,
Cleveland 3; Detroit 7, St Louis 2;
Washington 4, Philadelphia 2.
That right field wall at the North
Side park is in a fair way to make
the Cubs batting champions of the
National league. The left-handed
batters have been shooting at it for
some time, and now Heinie Zim and
Steve Yerkes have trailed their guns
in that direction. A blow that soaks
the wall is always good for two bases
and a good carom can give a batter
a chance to take three.
Yesterday the Cubs made 12 hits.
Ten of the bingles were bunched in
two rounds for all the runs. That is
the kind of batting that counts.
Jim Vaughn didn't pitch his best
game, but the big fellow was.notice
ably loafing after the fourth round,
when his mates had staked him to
a seven-run lead. It wasn't a good
day for expert pitching.
Frank Schulte is liable to find
considerable employment in left
field during the coming season if he
continues to hit right-handed pitch
ing as he has so far. The veteran
is playing with his old-time determi
nation and interest and is fighting
for his job.
Against left-handed pitching he
stands little show to work, as Tinker
BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
has Leslie Mann, a fleet runner, ex
cellent fielder and very good hitter
against this class of hurling. Leslie,
however, does not do much to the
pitchers who throw naturally, and
therein lies Tinker's chance.
Dutch Zwilling is also hanging
around eager to get that job of bat
ting against the right-handers, but
Dutch has proven valuable so far as
a pinch hitter and will undoubtedly
be saved for emergencies.
With Yerkes, Saier and Zim bat
ting lustily, Tinker boasts an in
field that is doing more than the
usual first line on attack. It is as
formidable a clouting combination
as the outfielders, and the two sets
together have made life miserable
for opposing pitchers in recent
games. There is no team in the
west that can stop the Cubs, and the
east so far has not demonstrated a
great deal of .strength.
Manager Rowland of the White
Sox has come to the conclusion,
temporarily, at least, that the lineup
he. used in the early games of the
season isn't a competent affair and
he shifted yesterday, benching Zeb
Terry, returning Weaver to short
and placing McMullin on third.
John Collins displaced Murphy in
the outfield because a left-hander
was pitching, but that doesn't ex
plain the Terry-McMullin shift, for
both of these youngsters are right
handed batters. Terry has done
everything necessary in the field, but
at bat he has been unusually weak,
even for a fellow who was touted as
a light hitter.
His value on attack has been neg
ligible. He gets on himself through
bases on balls, but has no particular
value at advancing a runner. Mc
Mullin is touted as a better batter
than Terry and seemed so in the
spring games. He has been placed
second in the batting order, and yes
terday laid down a sacrifice and
poled two hits.
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