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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet
' Br'klyn 29 17 .630 Chicago 25 27 .481
Phila.. 28 20.583 Cinc'ti. 24-28.462
N.York 24 21 .533 Pittsb'h 2127.437
Boston 22 23.489 StLouis 22 32 .407
W.L. Pet W.L. Pet
i Clevl'd. 32 22 .593 Boston. 27 26 .509
Wash'n 29 23 .558 Chicago 25 26 .490
Detroit 30 24 .556 StLouis 22 30 .423
N.York 28 23 .549 Phila... 15 34.306
National League. St. Louis 3,
i Cincinnati 1; Philadelphia 3, Brook
' lyn 2.
American League. New York 7,
Heine Zimmerman cut out golf at
the start of the baseball seasaon and
since then hasn't spoken a profane
word to the umpires.
Brick Owens is doing sterling
work as an umpire in the American
league. One thing about Brick he
is on the square. P. S. That's a joke.
The Boston Red Sox don't miss
Speaker any more than an auto
would miss a spark plug.
History has been unable to furnish
the date when Dario Resta lost an
important automobile race.
Those Giants are anything but
devils in their own home town. They
haven't won enough games on the
Polo grounds this season to save
Being as how he's built like a bal
loon, it's only natural that Wilbert
Robinson should fly high these days.
. Connie Mack has signed a 17-year-oid
.pitcher named Crisp. Betcha
this kid's a snappy player.
Harrison and Bowen will play off
for high school baseball pennant to
morrow at Hamilton. They will only
play two innings of an unfinished
jame of last Thursday.
TEN-FT. SCREEN BEING PLACED
ON CUBS' RIGHT FIELD WALL
North Side fans are going to miss
the thrills of the frequent home run.
Charley Weeghman has decided to
appease the wrath of the seven
other National League magnates and
remedy the short right field wall.
Workmen are now building a ten
foot screen fence on top of the
"home run wall." It is expected that
the addition will be finished by Sat
urday. In spite of the fact that Cy Wil
liams and other four-sack ' swatters
on the Cubs will probably be robbed
of their hero stuff, Joe Tinker says
he is pleased with the new barrier.
Joe figures that the eastern teams
with such long clouters as Cravath,
Robertson, etc., will be affected more
than the Cubs. He also says that the
Cub clouters will be better off be
cause they won't have their minds on
home runs and will be content with
the singles, which ought to occur
more frequently, according to his
With the new barrier the distance
between the home plate and the top
of the fence will be 308 feet The
wire fence will extend from the right
field corner about 150 feet toward
center field. A batter can take as
many bases on a hit to the fence as
the outfielders will allow.
Tinker has a new worry. It con
cerns Eddie Mulligan. The young
ster is one of those players who
make a manager tear his hair. One
day a brilliant star, then next day a
badly-rattled youngster. In New
York, with Muggsy McGraw throws
ing his heaviest sarcasm at him, Mul
ligan played like Wagner in his palmy
days. In the next series in Brooklyn,
where the going was peaceful, the
youngster took a bad slump. On the
whole, however, his playing has been