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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet W.
29 19 .604Detroit. 24
24 20 .545lChicago 21
25 21 .543!StLouis 20
24 22.522Phila... 15
W.L. Pet W.
24 16 .600Chicago 22
23 18.561Cincti. 22
23 19 .548Pittsbh 20
20 22 .476(st.Louis 21
American League. Chicago 5,
Washington 0; Detroit 4, New York
1; Cleveland 7, Philadelphia 2.
National League. No games
Joe Tinker is said to be angling for
Johnny Evers. This is one of the
best fish stories of the current sea
son. The day's best laugh Arthur Pel
ky's demand for a battle with Jack
Laughing Larry Doyle is smiting
that pill around the .350 mark. A
study in the psychology of the smile.
"The Mirth of a Nation" Les
Darcy's offer to come here and make
three fights for $45,000.
Speaking of noble institutions,
there's wrestling. A "rassler" is
either on the mat or on the pan.
The gent who undertakes to
lengthen his nights usually succeeds
in shortening his days.
Occasionally head-on collisions fail
to result in casualties for instance
when a couple of bush league out
fielders bump brows.
Golfers are the worst booters in
the world, according to Casey Sten
gel of the Brooklyn ball club. Casey
says he watched an entire tourna
ment and didn't see a ball caught
RUSSELL READY RESCUER OF
SOX PITCHING STAFF
By Mark Shields. ' v
Reb Russell has come into his
own, hard work and determination
are having their reward, and the big
southpaw pitcher right now is one
of the most valuable men Manager
Rowland has in his round-up. Red
Faber has a better winning average,
but Russell is the reliable rescuer,
able to step in and pick up the rem
nants of a battle left by an unfor
tunate mate, and carry the team
along and give it a chance.
Time after time Russell has been
shoved into a tight position when
the breaks were bad for the Hose,
but this has made no difference. ' He
has exhibited excellent courage on
evafy occasion, and seldom has he
Russell is out to show his pay
master and the fans that his 1915
showing was not his real speed. He
was overweight then, and could not
do himself justice. But this spring
he was careful in his training, re
duced his surplus poundage, and is
able to put the requisite stuff on his
Reb is the only ready rescuer now
doing business for the Sox. A finish
er needs ability plus experience, and
the Texan has all of this.
Mel Wolfgang is still knocking on
the door for an opportunity to get
regular employment, and this time
he may be given a chance against
some other team than Washington.
The little fellow has skill in addition
to courage and fielding ability, and
there is a wise head on his shoulders.
He has had everything necessary ex
cept the chance to show his wares.
Using him Saturday against Wash
ington was the opening wedge for a
regular berth, and it is probable he
will rotate with, the other fingers