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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING!"
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
SEATON IS PITCHING STAR v
FIELDING AIDS WORK
W. L. Pet.
SLLouis 14 15 .483
Phila. .. 14 10 .583kyn'ti. . 13 17 .433
- American League
AV. L. Pet.
W. L. PcL
Clevl'd 20 9.690
Wash'n 18 10 .643
Boston. 13 14 .481
SLLouis 10 16 .385
National League. Chicago 4,
Brooklyn 3; Philadelphia 3, Pitts
burgh 0; New York 3, St Louis 0;
Cincinnati 3, Boston 2.
American League. Philadelphia
5, Chicago 1; St. Louis 7, Boston 1;
Cleveland 4, Washington 2.
Jack Ness, released by the White
"Sox to Baltimore, after which he fe
fused to go east, but took a job of
sandlotting here, has been re-engaged
by the Hose and will leave im
mediately for Phialdelphia to jojn
the team. The fact Ness was ordered
to report immediately is evidence
that he will be put right to work,
eliminating Fournier and sending
John Collins back to the outfield.
Freddie Cilmore is back from his
Australian trip, and, though he did
not gather great boxing prestige, he
collected considerable coin and some
avoirdupois. Fred now scales in the
neighborhood of 150 pounds and will
fight as a middleweight Gllmore's
experience is the same .as that of
many other American boxers, who
found that they took on weight as
soon as they reached the antipodes.
High living will get any. athlete.
Bullet Joe Bush consumed a hot dog
and was on the sick list ten days.
From where we sit it appears as if
Ted Meredith is sewing up the run
ning game just like Joe Stecher'took
a.-scissors hold on wrestling.
By Mark Shields
. Evidently Napoleon Rucker, Brooks
lyn's veteran left-handed pitcher, i3
not one of the myriad readers of our
daily output of imperishable , litera--ture.
Yesterday we indited a yarn to the
effect that Nap was- one- of those who -were,
but are not We labeled hlnr
through for all general purposes and
did not think Manager Robinson
would start him against BiTch a clout
ing aggregation as the North Siders
have proved themselves.
But Robbie and Nap refused to be
convinced and the veteran sat in for
six innings. Then Leslie Mann,
Heinie Zimmerman and Vic Saier
added the argument of their bats to
that of our prolific type mill and Nap
and his boss were convinced it
wasn't a good day.
But for three innings Rucker slow
balled the Cubs to death. He pos
sessed a slow curve that completely
baffled the locals and Cy Williams
fanned twice. But the Cubs became
wise to the fact that Rucker had
only this slow ball with which to do
business and lacked the speed to give
him a change of pace, without which
a slow ball, no matter how well con
trolled, is valueless.
Then they tinied their blows' and
some collective hitting by Mann, Zim
and Saier brought on Larry Cheney.
Rucker will undoubtedly do some .
more pitching this season, but he will
not be a regular. His style is just
suited for relief work when the op
position has begun to hit fast balls
of some right-handedslabman. And
it is only effectiveagainst a. team 1
-that carries the heaviest part of its
artillery in left-handed batsmen, as
the North Siders" do.
The game was also another argu
ment against George Pierce as a reg-j