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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDINIG OF THE CLUBS
WOLFGANG A GREAT PITCHER
. American League
W. L. PcL
Boston. 33 30.524
Detroit. 34 31.523
St.Louis 29 35 .453
Phila... 17 42.288
W.L. PcL W.L.
N.York 36 26.581
Clevl'd. 35 28.556
Wash'n 34 29 .540
Chicago 32 29 .525
Br'klyn 36 22 .621
Phila.. 33 27.550
Boston 29 27.518
N.York 29 29.500
Chicago 30 33.476
Pittsb'h 27 31.466
Cinc'ti. 28 34.452
SLLouis 28 37 .431
American League. Chicago 8, De
troit 2; St. Louis 7, Cleveland 0; New
York 5, Philadelphia 0; Washington
3, Boston 0.
National League. Chicago 3, SL
Louis 2; Philadelphia 4, New York 0;
Philadelphia 5, New York 2; Brook
lyn 2, Boston 1.
The crabbing season is generally
supposed to start in July, but there
are scores of umpires who insist it
begins in April.
Leach Cross has retired, but the
faithful old Double Cross is just as
active as ever.
Duster Mails of the Brooklyn slab
corps, who has been laid up for re
pairs with a torn ligament, is about
Teady to resume deliveries.
There are still several released
pitchers in the U. S. who haven't yet
been signed by Cleveland.
In Mexico the natives believe in
fighting 100 against one. In Brook
lyn you're liable to see 5,000 fans
chasing one umpire any old day.
Benny Kauffs recent swatting
streak was started after Benny had
visited his old comrade, Jack Dillon.
Hitting is Jack's middle name.
After landing on the fair green at
the nineteenth hole some golfers go
to the "jigger." Three shots some
times are sufficient for any golfer at
this particular hole.
By Mark Shields
Three years ago Mel Wolfgang,
White Sox midget pitcher, said all he
wanted was a chance. He was con- w
fident he had the ability to make
good in the big league.
But Mel didn't get the opportunity
at that time. He was too small.
That was the verdict, and it stood. -The
little fellow did manage to stay
with the club, it being his second
time up, but he had few occasions to
enter the box.
Conditions were much the same
last year under Rowland. Pants
couldn't realize that so much good
baseball could be contained in such
a small bundle. Then injuries shot
the club up to some extent and the
redhead took a few whirls at the en
emy, giving a good account of him
self. But even this was not conclusive,
and when the present season opened
there was much talk about Benz, Ci
cotte, Scott, Russell, Faber, and even
of the possibility that Ed Walsn
would come back. But there was
deep silence anent Wolfgang and no
predictions thai he would be a regu
lar. Again injunes upset the smooth
working of the pitchers and Wolf
gang was injected. And he made good
with a resounding bang. No team
was too stiff for him and he was
eager to work against the best. His
first expert performance was in
Washington, where he pitched Wal- A
ter Johnson to standstill twice in one
series, keeping the Sox from defeat
Since then he has had a whirl in
regular turn and is as reliably and
consistent winner as the South Sid
ers boast He has arrived.
Courage and determination in the
face of obstacles that would have
unnerved most pitchers are responsi-