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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 17, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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BASEBALLS-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
National League.
W.L. Pet- W. L. Pet
Er'klyn 13 7 .650IChicago 1313.500
Boston. .12 8 .600jCinc'ti.. 12 16 .429
Phila... 13 10 .565Pittsb'h 11 16 .407
SLIxmis 14 13. 519 1 N.York. 813.381
American League
W. L. Pet W. L. PcL
, Clevl'd. 19 9 .679Detroit 13 15 .464
Wash'n 17 9 .654 Chicago 1216.429
N.York 13 12 .520 Phila... 1015.400
Boston. 13 13 .500 StLouis 8 16 .333.
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS .
National League. SL Louis 5,
Bropklyn 4; Philadelphia 4, Cincin
nati 3.
American League. Washington
15, Detroit 3.
Griffith's Senators are reasonably
certain to get square verdicts as long
'as Judge remains on the job.
All things come to him who waits
when he's hitting against a pitcher
who has lost controL
Has any one busted your straw hat
yet? Oh, very well.
Women have formed a golf club
somewhere in New Jersey. It ought
to be a success, as with no men folks'
around the girls won't have to soft
pedal their conversation. .
Baseball fans never warm up to a
thuggish player. If a player must
hit something they'd rather see him
hit his stride.
Football is going to be a howlingly
successful pastime this year. Fight
ing doesn't start until September,
yet here we have listed a dozen in
juries in spring campaigning.
Langford and Jeannette believe in
injecting a little variety into their
brother act For instance, Joe was
counted out the other night while on
his feet.
Buenos Aires would like to see
Johnny Kilbane fight So would the
rest of the world.
CONDITION OF WHJTE SOX IS
LESSON IN PREPAREDNESS
By Mark Shields
Everybody else being on the sub
ject, this is an opportune time to dis
cuss preparedness, or the lack of it,
as applied to Mr. Comiskey's White
Sox.
' Here, in the midst of a pennant
fight the Sox find themselves in dire
distress because of the lack of an ex
perienced first baseman. And this
aching void could have been filled
last winter ifthe South Side people
had not believed Fournier was a,t last
due to show a flash of big league de
fensive fonn. Jack's performances
in the past should have been a. -lesson,
and preparations should have
been made for just such a contin
gency as has arisen.
Hal Chase and Ed Konetchy were
both hunting jobs doing a bit of first
basing warm afternoons between the
hours of 3 and 6 o'clock, but no ef
fort was made to landeither of them.
Koney was taken by Geo. Stallings,
and Chase, after lingering around as
a member of the leisure class for a
large part of the spring, was picked
up by Cincinnati, where he has been
playing better baseball than at any
time in his career.
Either of these men would be life-
Usavers with the Sox right now.
Chase, of course, was quite out of
the question, as Ban Johnson
frbwned on his re-engagement by
any American league club. But
Kohey was there for any one to grab.
Now, while our White Sox are
slipping down around the ankles of
the American league, Konetchy, who
might have been the -needed garter,
is a Boston, and his velvet grip js ap
plied to throws each -afternoon.
We accept no advertising, and the
foregoing is unintentional.
With the first base problem a
knotty one from the start of the sea-

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