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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 09, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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Cleveland is still going. Took the
eighth straight by downing Detroit
Bagby outpitched Dubuc Wambs
ganss and Smith poled the hits that
won for Cleveland.
Lefty Mogridge, ex-White Sox, held
Boston Red Sox --to three hits and
won, taking second place. Baker and
Magee co-operated against Gregg for
enough runs to win.
Wheezer Dell outpitched Alexan
der and Dodgers whaled Phils. Ol
son, Wheat and Cutshaw bunched
hits to score two runs.
Poor pitching again lost for Giants.
Palmero was batted from the box.
Pat Ragan pitched his first game for
the Braves and held the Giants to
five hits.
Billy Gibson is promoting a boxing
show for Buenos Aires and wants his
feature card to be a battle between
Freddie Welsh and Benny Leonard
for the lightweight title. Charlie
White was given the refusal of the
bout with the Briton, but did not
seem to take kindly to the idea be
cause of the small financial induce
ments. Now Gibson is offering
Welsh $25,000 for his end. The offer
to Leonard has not been made pub
lic, but the New Yorker is so confi
dent that he is willing to make al
most any concession to get a whack
at the crown.
Ritchie Mitchell, Milwaukee light
weight, has recovered from an attack
of blood poisoning and is again in
training. It is planned to have him
meet Charlie White the latter part of
this month, a postponement of the
fight they had scheduled for tonight.
Miscellaneous Scores
Evanston 8, U. High 3.
Schurz 12, Lake View 4.
Senn 22, Waller 2.
Hyde Park 6, Parker 3.
Bowen 21, Calumet 5.
St. Rita 10, De Paul 7.
Holy Trinity 11, St Cyril 1.
Mystic Golf ass'n is planning four
courses in different sections of the
city for the accommodation of its
members. No sites have yet been I
selected, but the West Side will be
the first place located on and an ef
fort will be made to have a course
ready for play before the end of the
season.
Ten years ago this spring Eddie
Collins left Columbia university to
join the Philadelphia Athletics. Now
history may repeat itself if Bob Watt,
captain of the Columbia varsity nine,
signs a Mackian contract and
makes good as did Collins.
Watt wants to play for Columbia
until his college career ends next
month. Collins and Watt both cap
tained Columbia. The former was
shortstop while Watt is playing sec
ond base. Collins went to the Ath
letics to replace Danny Murphy;
Watt is needed to understudy Lajoie.
In 20 games last season Watt batted
389 and fielded 1.000. He is going at
the same gait this spring.
Broadway will soon be singing the
praises of Waite Hoyt!
This future great of the pitching
slab, 16 years of age, is now working
miracles for Erasmus high school of
Brooklyn.
Last season he performed the re
markable feat of twirling six no-hit
games. This year he went 15 con
secutive innings without yielding a
swat That's why he is wanted by
John McGraw and the lad, already
signed by the Giants, will don big
league spangles as soon as he leaves
the temple of learning.
Waite has the physical proportions
of a pitcher. He is 5 feet 9 inches
tall and weighs 190 pounds. He is
expected to add several inches in
height and take on considerable ex
tra weight before turning pro. Since
Waite signed his agreement several
other major league clubs have been
after him, but he is content to work
for McGraw.
The young phenom has always had
the ambition to step on the slab at
the Polo grounds where, for years, he
saw the peerless Matty perform. His
ambition is practicallycertain to be
realized.

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