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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 27, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
National League
W.L. PcL W.L. Pet
Br'klyn 34 21 .618
Phila.. 3125.554
Boston 28 25.528
N.York 27 27.500
Cinc'ti. 28 32.467
Chicago 27 31 .466
Pittsb'h 25 29.463
St.Louis 26 36 .419
American League
W. L. PcL W. L. Pet.
Ctevl'd. 35 25 .583Wash'n 32 28.523
N.York 33 26 .559Chicago 29 29 .500
Detroit 33 28 .541 StLouis 26 34 .433
Boston 32 28 .533 Phila... 17 39.304
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
National League. Boston 5, Phil
adelphia 1; Boston 9, Philadelphia 5;
New York 11, Brooklyn 8; Brooklyn
2, New York 1; Cincinnati 5, SL
Louis 4.
American League. Cleveland 2,
Chicago 0; Detroit 3, St Louis 1;
Washington 9, New York 8, Philadel
phia 8, Boston 5.
John -J. McGraw, manager of the
Giants, must often be surprised at
the views of John J. McGraw, jour
nalist, on the great American pas
time. Baseball fans in Philadelphia are
thinking of getting up a ninth place
in the American league for C. Mack's
Athletics.
Former King Manuel sprained his
ankle playing tennis the other day.
It's a good thing he isn't still doing
the Gaby glide.
Tyrus Cobb says it was "Iron" that
made him "comeback." Begging your
pardon, Tyrus, we thought it was
"iron men."
There seems to be the same enthu
siasm for baseball in cities of the In
ternational league as there was for
Sherman at the Republican conven
tion. Manager McGraw of' the Giants
has offered to trade Jeff Tesreau to
the Cardinals for Slim Sallee.
MIKE PRENDERGAST BIG AID
TO JOE TINKER
By Mark Shields
Fortunate is Joe Tinker, with the
double-header crop growing luxuri
antly, to have a pitcher like Mike
Prendergast, the human lifeline.
Mike is a glutton for work and the
averages show that he is also profi
cient, for while his record for wins
and losses does not look unusual, he
has allowed very few runs for every
nine innings he has pitched. It has
not been his fault that the opposi
tion has shoved over the tallies.
Prendergast is the kind of man
who can finish the first game of a
double-header if the starting pitcher
falters, then come right back m the
second battle and rescue another
staggering mate. Prendergast has
reached this plane of dependability
without any especial blare of trum
pets. Like most rescuers, particularly
those who seldom start a game, he,
does not bulk large in the eyes of the
fans. They think of the men who
Pitched victories without aid, and re
member no-hit and one-hit games.
But it is men like Prendergast that
make a ban team powerful. They
are the fellows that possess the real
heart and courage. When they are
given the assignment their club is
usually two or three runs in the ruck
and it is up to the rescuer to pitch in
the face of this handicap, striving to
hold down the aliens -while his pals
forge to the front
It is heart-breaking business, and
Prendergast's success is a tribute not
only to his mechanical ability, but to
his nerve. Mike is a darn sight more
valuable than some of the fellows
who get their names in big headlines.
Each day of vacation is a boon to
the Cubs, as it allows more time for
the cripples to recover. Heinie Zim
merman is already in uniform, but is

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