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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 18, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 10',
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added a protest,. not official, against
. the right field wall at the North. Side
f park, said protest being uttered after
Cy Williams and Frank Schulte had
boosted homers over the bricks in the
third inning. They do not believe the
fence is farther from-lhe plate at the
foul line than the barrier on the
A screen may be placed on the wall
v and balls hit above a certain line on
this screen will be good, for homers,
the others, falling back in the park
and allowing the batters whatever
they can make on "the blow.
Packard poked a single and two
N doubles, Cy Williams a homer, dou
ble and two singles, and Schulte a
' homer and double, besides walking
In Philadelphia today, where the
White Sox start a three-game series
with the Attiletics, Manager Row
land will send John Collins to first
base in an effort to bolster up the
defensive strength -of 4he infield.
What will happen to Jack Fournier
is problematical. Jack is due, ac
cording to advance reports on this
shift, for a herth in the outfield, but
he probably will not be sent to the
gardens immediately. Rowland will
give him a few days to practice
catching fly balls, in the meantime
Eddie Murphy or Nemo Liebold
guarding the spot left vacant by
The four-day rest in Boston was
fine business for the Sox and they
believe it will lift them from their
slump. Eddie Collins was panned
heavily there and was glad to get
away. Ed believes his batting eyes
regained their brightness during the
Though the Sox are down in the
race, Detroit and the Red Sox, picked
as contenders along with the locals,
are also bumping the bumps, and
there is not much ground to be made
up against these two clubs.
But Cleveland and Washington are
daily increasing their lead and nei
ther team is playing ball that pres
ages a crack under the strain. Wash
ington and the Indians are both hit
ting the ball lustily and their pitching
strength has heen competent It has.
turned back the Tigers, a smashing
aggregation, and that; is line enough
on the ability of the heavers. '
Braves tied for first place by slam
ming Toney and beating Reds
Hughes stopped Cincinnati with fouij fi)
Giants slammed Doak in three in
nings and beat Cards. Merkle got a!
homer and single, Fletcher a triplq
and two singles and Kauff a tripla
and single, besides 'stealing two
Washington slammed a pair of
Tiger pitchers and made, it four?
straight wins. Detroit chased Hari
per in the closing innings, Ayers sav-t
Ing the game. Cobb got two hits.
Pittsburgh is the home of a rumor;
that Barney Dreyfuss is to sell the
Pirates, Fred Clarke, former man-t
ager, and Ed Gwinner, owner of th0
defunct Pittsburgh Federals, being
the purchasers. Dreyfuss denies thq
story and Gwinner declines to talk
but sporting men in Pittsburgh say
tehy have facts on which to base)
Mike Gibbons .and Kid Lewis meel)
in a ten-round bout at New Yorp ton
night and the St. Paul man is eageij
to sohw Gothamites that he is a real
scrapper and" that his showing
against McFarland is not his natural
speed. Gibbons is favorite with thq
Ad Wolgast knocked out Young
Gilbert; a Salt Lake boy, in the sixth,
round at Gilbert's home city.
Charles McCourt, Pittsburgh, wort
the three-cushion billiard champion- Qj
ship by defeating Charles Ellis, ISO
to 149. .
Iowa 5, Chicago 4.
Ohio State id, Purdue 1. ' '
St Phillips 7, St Patrick 6.
Cornell -13, Michigan 6. "
De Paul 2, Lake Forest 1. - ' .
Lane 11, Lewis 3.