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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
OTTO KNABE VALUABLE BALL
PLAYER FURNISHES PEP
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet W.L. Pet.
Br'klyn 44 29 .603Chicago 38 41 .481
Boston 38 30 .559 Pittsb'h 34 39.466
Phila. . 40 32 .556St.Louis 36 44 .450
N.York 36 36.500Cinc'U. 32 47.405
W.L. Pet W.L. Pet.
N.York 46 33.582
Clevl'd. 45 34.570
Boston 43 34.558
Chicago 40 36 ,526j
Detroit 42 38.525
Wash'n. 40 37.5J9
StLouis 35 43 .449
Phila... 18 54.250
National League. Chicago 6, Phil
adelphia 3; Boston 3, Pittsburgh 0;
New York 3, Cincinnati 2; St Louis
6, Brooklyn 2.
American League. Detroit 6, New
York 2; New York 4, Detroit 3; St.
Louis 0, Boston 0; Washington 4,
Certain National league umpires
rise to remark that Johnny Evers is
the boy who put the Rave in Braves.
"Long Walks Should Be Taken by
Ballplayers" headline. We can
think of no longer walk than that
taken from the plate to the bench by
the pinch hitter who fans.
We can't fathom Clark Griffith's
long silence. The Old Fox hasn't
claimed the 1917 pennant for Wash
ington, but you never can tell when
he'll break out and give you a laugh.
Gotham boxfight fans are not en
thusing over mixed boxing. Fred
McKay and Boer Rodel have fre
quently been known to mix boxing
with diving for distance.
Football players kick to gain
ground; ballplayers who kick usual
ly leave the ground.
The discovery of sharks along the
Jersey shore isn't worrying the
wrestling promoters. A little compe
tition now and then is relished by the
best of men.
By Mark Shields
Otto Knabe, Cub second baseman,
is not hitting a .300 clip and there is
small probability that he will' reach
that dizzy height by next fall. But
Otto doesn't have to perform such
powerful feats with the club to be
one of the most valuable men to the
North Side combination.
He is the battery of the team, fur
nishing the electric shocks that take
some of the other players out of their
plodding ways and force them to play
a little above their regular speed.
Off the ball field Knabe is one of
the quietest men imaginable. He is
a fine, companionable chap, serious
minded and temperate. But on the
diamond he has few, if any, friends.
Even the members of his own team
are not too highly regarded by Otto
and he overlooks no opportunity to
call any shortcomings to their at
tention during the progress of a'ball
A bit of poor fielding by some mate
and Otto is right there to diagram
the situation, with proper footnotes
of how the play should have been
been made. Let a pal run bases in
an improper manner and he hears
the snarling voice of the diminutive
German, raised in biting criticism.
But, on the other hand, if a mate
does something worthy of commen-
dation, Otto is right there with the
pat on the back and the word of
praise. He knows every angle of the
game and his comrades are working
-all the time with the threat of his
criticism hanging over them. Heinie
Zim is a star, arid a German, too, but
that does not exempt him from Ot
to's displeasure if Zim does some
thing contrary to Hoyle.
Zim takes great delight, too, in
getting somethnig on Otto and the
two fight so hard to keep clear of the