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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W.L. Pet W.L. PcL
Br'klyn 21 12 .636 Cinc'ti . 19 22 .463
N.York 20 14 .5S8 Chicago 18 22;450
Phila. . 20 16 .556Pittsb'h' 17 21 .447
Boston 16 18 .47lStLouis 17 23 .425
American League .
W.L. Pet W.L. Pet
Wash'n 24 14 .632 Chicago 17 20.459
Clevl'd. 23 15 .605 Detroit. 17 21.447
N.York 20 15 .571 Phila... 14 22.389
Boston 20 18 .526StLouis 13 23 .31
National League. St Louis 3, Chi
cago 0; Chicago 5, St Louis 1; Pitts
burgh 9, Cincinnati 8 ; Philadelphia 5,
New York 1; New York 10, Philadel
phia 2; Boston 5, Brooklyn 3; Brook
lyn 1, Boston 0.
American League. Chicago 3, De
troit 1; Detroit 9, Chicago 8; St.
Louis 5, Cleveland 4; Cleveland 1,
St Louis 1; Boston 4, Washington 3;
Boston 8, Washington 2; New York
7, Philadelphia 2; Philadelphia 1,
New York 0.
We have it direct from Willie
Ritchie that golf puts a fighter in
swell condition. From our modest
observations we gather the notion
that every fighter wants a slice.
Billy Sunday recently umpired a
ball game in Kansas City and called
out several birds for stealing. Meb
be they didnt hit the trail fast
enough for Bill.
It's just possible you can win a
pennant with a one-man team, but
the magnates at Troy, N. Y., found it
can't be done with a one-man au
dience. Simpson, the Missouri hurdler, was
missed from the Harvard intercolleg
iate games just like a roach would be
missed from our shredded wheat
Big league scouts are keeping close
watch on Connie Mack's infield. It
will soon be old enough to graduate.
CUBS START EAST TONIGHT
HOPE FOR IMPROVEMENT
By Mark Shields.
Tonight the Cubs start out on, their
first invasion of the east, full of hope,
but extremely shy on percentage.
'In fifth place, but only a game
ahead of the last rung in the ladder,
Tinker's people know there cannot
me much worse in store for them
than what has happened recently on
the North Side and in Cincinnati.
And there is a chance, a. good one,
for sudden and notable improvement
in the ratio of games won and lost.
On this journey east it is fair to as
sume that Seaton? Packard, McCon
nell and Hendrix will round to win
ning form on the hill. Jim Vaughn
is already reliable and is the man
picked whenever Tinker has a losing
streak to shatter.
With a team under the .500 mark,
Vaughn has copped seven and lost
.three; showing how much better he
is than the remaining members" of
the hurling corps. Jim is no better
than the rest of his club, which, on
the brand of ball it has been turning
out, should be far above its present
McConnell indicated a comeback
yesterday against the Cardinals,
pitching some shoots that would
have won seven times out of ten,
but his mates had one of their ex
tremely few off days in attack. He
allowed only eight hits and scattered
these fairly well. A freak homer and
a bit of slow work by one of George's
backers were responsible for two
Give this North Side team accept-
able pitching and it will not long
linger down around the shank of the
percentage column. It doesn't be
long there, even admitting the paper
strength of the eastern clubs. These
combinations are not quite- as. stout