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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 08, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
National League
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
Br'klyn 9 4 .692Cin'ti. . 1110.524
Boston. 9 5.643St.Louisl010.500
ChicagolO 8 .556Pittsb'h 811.421
Phila... 8 7.533N.York. 2 12.143
American League
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
Clevl'd. 1,4 7.667 Detroit 10 10.500
Wash'n 11 7 .611 Chicago 10 13 .435
N.York 10 8 .556 SLLouis 711.389
Boston 10 10.500 Phila.. . 6 12.333
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
National League. Pittsburgh 1,
Chicago 0; St. Louis 1, Cincinnati 0.
American League. Cleveland 5,
Chicago 2; Detroit 2, St. Louis 1.
Form in golf is absolutely neces
sary, according to the best author
ities. Some of the feminine enthusiasts
exhibited considerable yesterday.
How can a guy keep his eye on the
ball?
F. C. Sawyer, driving a Mercer, cir
cled the two-mile course of the Des
plaines speedway in 1:30, breaking
the former track record for non-professional
drivers. A. W. Bromsted. in
another Mercer, made the circuit one
second slower. Several drivers who
will compete in the inter-club ama
teur race were on the track and fre
quent speed brushes kept the crowd
of 5,000 fans interested.
Jack Dillon has signed to meet any
opponent selected for him in ten
rounds the night before the Interna
tional sweepstakes race at the In
dianapolis motor speedway May 30.
The fight will be staged in the ball
park:
Ed La Plant is leading the singles
of the Illinois state bowling tourna
ment with a mark of 682. Mendels
have 2,955 to head the five-man divi
sion, and Wagner and Wolf top the
doubles with, 1,13,.
CUBS PREPARED FOR EASTERN
TEAMS WHITE SOX WORRIED
By Mark Shields
With our two local big league teams
preparing to try Conclusions with,
the eastern teams, this is a good time
for discussing the dope on their pros
pects. The impending clashes will
probably upset all the dope estab
lished, but that is the regular thing
now, and no one is making much
headway with prophecies.
The way Cleveland and Washing
ton have turned things over in the
American league has put all the pro
phetic stuff on the scrapheap.
First consider the Cubs, who will
be at home to receive the easterners,
beginning with the Boston Braves on
Wednesday. Three games will be
played with the Hubites, then four
with New York, four with Brooklyn
and four with the champion Phillies.
Tinker's team now occupies third
place, Brooklyn being first, Boston
second and the Phillies fourth. To
keep up in the pennant hunt the lo
cals must roll back this eastern inva
sion and receive considerable assist
ance from the other western teams.
Brooklyn has for two seasons been
a good paper team, combining good
batting, fair fielding and excellent
pitching. Heretofore Robinson has
been unable to get all these elements
working together in a manner that
would roll out frequent victories.
Tinker will find himself confronted
with a strong team possessing a pair
of able left-handers, and southpaws
are not greatly to the liking of the
North Siders this year. The offensive
strength of the visitors will test the
pitching strength of the locals to the
limit, but recently the pitching has
been good enough to give the club
better than an even chance.
Boston has a team which is bet
ter now than the one which won a
world's ciampjonship two jears ago.

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