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.BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
INABILITY TO SACRIFICE STILL
W. L. Pet W.L. Pet
Cinc'ti. 15 18.455
StLouis 14 18 .438
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet
Br'klyn 15 9.625
Boston 14 11.560
Wash'n 20 11 .645
Boston 14 15.483
Detroit. 13 17 .433
Phila... 12 17.414
StLouis 11 17 .393
National League. Philadelphia 4,
Chicago 2; New York 11, Cincinnati
1; Boston 2, St Louis 0.
American League. Washington 4,
Judging from the way he's cutting
up at bat tnese aays, zacK wneai
must be feeling his oats.
A pitcher entitled Worm has just
bobbed up in collegiate circles. His
forte is crawling out of tight holes
and he never baits the umpire.
Fans along the eastern end of the
American league call Fielder Jones'
Brownies the "St Losers."
The cricket season has opened.
Polks desirous of witnessing match
should take a week off.
It's a mystery to some folks why
tthe Brooklyn players are called
Dodgers. To date they seem to have
every one else doing the dodging.
; Those nations now at war in Eu
rope are looking for peace. But why
overlook Umpire Rigler?
Losing ball clubs, as a rule, are
built on concrete foundations.
. Playing the mutuels at Pimlico
;race track has developed into a craze.
Recently the public poured $234,000
into the machines in an afternoon at
the course near Baltimore. On an
other day the play amounted to
$200,000, while on a Saturday $240,
GQ was flanked down. t i
By Mark Shields
When a pitcher steps up to the
plate with a bat on his shoulder, the
assembled fans do not expect a safe
hit to result from his club-swinging.
The usual feeling is that the odds
are even the heaver wil take three
swings and a cooling drink of water.
When a pitcher does connect he
either causes intense surprise or ri
Under these conditions, the least
that could -e expected of a pitcher
is ability to- sacrifice a runner, al
ready on -the paths, if such a per
formance is ordered by the manager.
Some pitchers are proficient in this
department and make themselves of
value in attack. Others are negligi
ble quantities and their time at bat is
a liability, no matter what the con
Jim Lavender's achievement in the
eighth inning yesterday is a fair ex
ample. Mulligan shot open this
frame with a two-base swat to the
left field fence. Naturally, with none
out, it was up to Lavender to ad
vance the runner through his own
death. Jim was so ordered.
. He unhinged his telescopic bat,
stuck it in front of one of Bender's
shoots, and popped a fly that . left
Mulligan on the bag and marked one
out Schulte and Flack failed to count
the run, Frank striking out It max
be argued that as Schulte fanned it
would have made no difference had
Mulligan reached third. He would
have been stranded anyway.
Yes, but the entire arrangement
would have been changed with Mul
ligan on the far corner, and Bender
might have pitched differently to
Wildfire. Whether he had or not,
Mulligan should have been in a posi
tion to score on an outfield fly or a
difficult infield founder, afc